For this week’s cycle we’re bringing you a tour touched by fairy tales, plays, and castles. On this lovely tour of Copenhagen, Royal Zealand & Sweden you’ll get the chance to cycle in cosmopolitan Copenhagen and visit castles well-known for their presence in literature, all on easy to follow dedicated cycle paths.
Where is it? Starting in the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen you’ll follow quiet coastal paths and make a quick trip to Sweden to cycle the peninsula of Kullen. On your return route you’ll cycle through the Royal Zealand region stopping in small towns, such as Hillerød and Roskilde before finishing your route in Copenhagen.
Distance: 230-295 km
Grading: This trip is graded easy-moderate and is suitable for those in decent physical condition. The route follows paved and unpaved cycle paths and is mostly flat with the odd hill.
View Copenhagen’s world-famous Little Mermaid statue built in 1913, based off of H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale legend penned in 1830. With a tumultuous history the statue draws over a million visitors a year. She has even been decapitated three times, and knocked off her pedestal with explosives!
Visit a number of castles, such as Kronborg Castle, a 16th century World Heritage Site, immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet; and Fredericksborg Castle, built as a royal residence in the early 17th century and the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia and now the Danish Museum of National History.
Visit Roskilde a town with a long history dating back to the pre-Christian Viking Age. The city houses the tombs of 39 Danish monarchs in its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, completed in 1275. The city is one of the oldest in the country, and was the capital of Denmark from the 11th century until 1443.
This trip is available to book to start every Sunday between the middle of May and the middle of September.
This tour is self guided so you cycle at your own pace and decided when and where to stop. If you’d like to take a look at this trip online or begin booking click here. Alternatively if you have any queries you can contact us at [email protected]
You might also like to look at our Elbe Cycle Path holiday, another region known for impressive architecture, or maybe our Amsterdam to Bruges trip filled with windmills and Medieval towns whose houses fit that fairy tale theme.