Cycle Denmark In Comfort

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Ride the easy going cycle paths and coastal roads of Denmark
  • Explore the chic Scandinavian city of Copenhagen
  • Relax in the comfort of stylish, beachfront spa hotels
  • Visit Kronborg Castle, immortalised in Elsinore, Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Sample warm Danish pastries, coffee and the essence of ‘Hygge’
Embrace a week of living Danishly and cycle the easy-going coastal lanes and bike paths from Copenhagen to the rugged, northern coastal beauty of Royal Zealand. Begin with an exploration of Europe’s most cycle friendly city, Copenhagen. Ride to the Royal Quarter and explore the colourful waterside bars and gastronomic Nordic restaurants of Nyhaven. Follow the coastal road north to the popular beaches of Bellvue and Niva and onto the harbour town of Helsingør, where you can choose between a day of cycling through villages of cottages and manor homes to the Royal Palace of Fredensborg or take a short ferry hop across to Sweden to ride along the forested Kullen peninsula. Pedal the Danish Riviera to Gilleleje and sample fresh shrimps before heading to your beachfront spa hotel where you can unwind in the traditional Scandinavian sauna and steam room.

What To Expect

Graded easy to moderate pedal the supreme cycle paths and coastal roads of Denmark. As one of Europe’s most cycle friendly nations, combine the contrast of riding a series of straightforward cycleways through super-cool Copenhagen, with the quiet coastal roads of northern Zealand. Cycle between rugged beaches, seaside villages and historic castles. Rounding off each day in typical Scandinavian spa hotels, makes for the perfect cycling break.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Biking | A classic point to point biking tour, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wellness & Spa
  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Coastal & Island

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Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded easy to moderate. Cycling in Denmark is very enjoyable due to the fact that cyclists are generally given priority over traffic. The majority of the cycling will be on dedicated cycle lanes or bike paths. You will also cycle on country lanes and roads which will be shared with other road users. Please always be mindful of other cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles at all times.

You will be provided with detailed maps and route descriptions with notes on places of interest together with the our easy to use Macs Adventure navigation app which means you easily follow your route

Accommodations

During this trip you will spend 5 nights in boutique and spa hotels. We carefully select bike friendly hotels selected for their hospitality and spa facilities. Examples of the typical accommodation we use on this tour are listed below.

Single Rooms & Solo Cyclists

If you're travelling with friends or family but prefer your own room, single rooms are subject to availability and a supplementary payment. This trip is also available to solo cyclists, also subject to a supplementary payment.

Meals

5 breakfasts are included. Breakfasts usually consists of breads, fruits, yogurts, cheeses, meats and granola. Danish breakfasts also include local, traditional pastries! If you have special dietary requirements do let us know at the time of booking. Lunches and dinners are not included but you will find suggestions in your route notes of local places to dine.

A real highlights of this journey is Denmark's food scene. Leading the charge is Noma, voted the world’s best restaurant between 2010-12 and again in 2014. Chefs here recreate lost traditional Danish techniques such as curing, pickling and smoking. Beyond the elaborate gastronomic experiences available in Copenhagen, Danish cafes serve up fresh local seafood, such as Smørrebrød (open shrimp sandwiches) rounded off with lip-smackingly good pastries and cakes.

Included
  • 5 Nights in boutique 4* spa hotels
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers
  • Information pack
  • Access to route notes, detailed maps, and GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to Copenhagen / from Gilleleje
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Bike hire
  • Ferry to Sweden (approx €10)
  • Hotel upgrade in Copenhagen
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Bike hire

When To Go

This tour is available to start on any day of the week from mid-May to mid-September.

Getting to the Start

For general travel planning, we recommend the helpful site www.rome2rio.com 

By Air 

Copenhagen International Airport has extensive connections to major cities across the UK, USA and mainland Europe. From the airport, it is an easy 20-minute train journey from the arrival terminal to the central station at Copenhagen. From central station, the range of hotels we use in Copenhagen are usually within a 10-20 minutes taxi journey of the station. Alternatively, you may like to take a taxi direct from the airport.  The 20-minute journey from the airport to central Copenhagen usually costs around US$45 or £35 but again, depends on traffic.

Driving

If you are driving and/or are bringing your own bikes, please let us know at the time of booking. Long term secure parking in Copenhagen can incur significant charges. One of the more cost-effective long-term parking solutions would be Copenhagen Airport.

Getting from the End

Gilleleje train station has regular services that connect through to Copenhagen. Journey time is around 70 minutes, with a change of services in Hillerod. Tickets can be bought on the day oftravel or in advance at https://www.dsb.dk/en/

Services to Copenhagen are usually every 30 minutes but do check the dsb website before travelling.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfers are included and your bags will be moved onto your next hotel as per the itinerary. Please limit your bags to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants) and sun protection. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard cycling gear, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer.

Equipment

Standard hybrid bikes are available to rent. Each bike comes with a rear pannier bag, basic repair kit and a lock. Helmets are included, although your own is likely to be a better fit. Ebikes are also available to hire. Ebikes cannot accommodate a rear bag, so we suggest using a small backpack when riding an ebike.

If you would prefer to bring your own bicycle please ensure it is thoroughly serviced and is an appropriate bike for this tour.

If you do intend to bring your own bike, please do let us know at the time of booking as extra transfer arrangements may be required for any large bike cases/boxes.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable Travel Insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Copenhagen Day 2 Loop Ride of Copenhagen 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 3 Cycle to Helsingør 28.5 miles / 46 km Day 4 Helsingør, Ferry and Loop Cycle to Sweden 48.5 miles / 78 km Day 5 Cycle to Gilleleje 15.5 miles / 25 km Day 6 Onward Travel

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