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  • 4.3

    (10)

  • 6 nights | 32 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Self-guided from: €748
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
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  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

This tour with medium and long stages combines the best of Northeast Zealand, including a taste of Sweden.

Copenhagen is the Bike Capital of the World. Come and see for yourself! Experiencing Copenhagen on your bike is something you will never forget. You will bike along wonderful coastlines with lovely beaches, pass charming Marinas, visit important Royal cities like Hillerød and Roskilde, and the tour includes a roundtrip to Sweden.

Denmark is a safe place to bike, and you will have plenty of options to extend the daily stages if you wish. Sand, sea, culture, and history combined with a lively, charming modern capital –this tour has it all.

Note: If you have minimum 8 people in your party, you may request a start-day other than Sundays. If your overnight in Copenhagen is on a weekday, the tour price will be higher. If you book extra nights in Copenhagen on a weekday, the price will also be higher. Please contact us for prices.

Daily program

Day 1: Copenhagen
Arrival in Copenhagen. Arrive at your hotel and use the free time to explore The Bike Capital of the World. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle, Christiania or the amusement park Tivoli.
Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2: Copenhagen – Helsingør (32 miles/50 km)
Biking through Copenhagen is a fantastic tour start. You will follow the cycle path along the coastline enjoying the magnificent view to Sweden, passing the Little Mermaid and the Queen's residence, Amalienborg. Enjoy the sight of the fashionable houses and pass by the famous beach "Bellevue" before continuing to Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, with century-old trees and herds of deer. Located here is also "Bakken," the oldest amusement park in the world.

In Rungsted you can visit Karen Blixen’s Museum, "Rungstedlund" (closed on Mondays, except Jul/Aug*). In Humlebæk you can take a look at the Museum of Modern Art "Louisiana" (closed on Mondays*), or make lunch and coffee stops at the marinas along the route overlooking the water.
*You may ride back to these attractions only a short distance tomorrow.
Overnight in Helsingør area.

Day 3: Tour to Sweden and/or the highlights of Helsingør (19, 34 or 48 miles/31, 55 or 78 km + ferry)
Highly recommendable is the 2 km ride from Snekkersten to Helsingør and the impressive Kronborg Castle (renowned from Shakespeare's Hamlet) and the Historical Centre. Also the Danish Maritime Museum listed on the New York Times' list "52 places to go in 2014" is a must because of its fantastic architecture and exciting exhibition.

If those attractions take your time don't worry. You can choose between three stages in Sweden. On the longest stage you cycle to the rocky peninsula "Kullen," but you can also choose shorter stages. The ferry to Sweden runs every 15 minutes, price 8 Euro (not included) for a roundtrip.
Overnight in Helsingør area.

Day 4: Helsingør – Hillerød (37 or 47 miles/60 or 76 km)
Hornbæk with nice restaurants and the best beach on the North coast is your first stop today. You will continue with gentle ups and downs –sometimes close to the beach sometimes through the dunes overlooking the sea to the charming village of Gilleleje.

Short tour: Head into the woodlands following the bike trail through the large forest, Gribskov, where the King of Denmark had his hunting grounds in the past. Today's destination is Hillerød, with an old and picturesque city center and the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle -through the time residence for many Danish kings.

Long tour: Continue along the coast to Tisvildeleje, the gate to the National Park of Tisvilde Hegn, and a popular summer seaside resort. From here you follow the regional cycle route to Hillerød.
Overnight in Hillerød.

Day 5: Hillerød – Roskilde (29 miles/47 km)
From the rural countryside you head for the Roskilde Bay, where you will find charming stops for a break. Roskilde is yet another highlight on the tour. The Cathedral in Roskilde is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds 38 burial plots of Danish kings and queens. Do not forget to visit the harbor where you can see the Viking museum, ships, and boatyard.
Overnight in Roskilde.

Day 6: Roskilde – Copenhagen (28 miles/46 km)
Today you will return to the coast side while approaching Copenhagen from Southwest. You will ride through picturesque villages to the beaches south of the capital. A path takes you along the coast, away from the traffic, all the way to the Center of Copenhagen. Along the way you will pass "Arken" –a museum of modern art, the island "Amager" with Christiania and Christianshavn and several interesting architectural sights when you cycle along the canal between Zealand and the island Amager.
Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 7: Copenhagen
Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen.

Dates

Sundays: May 27*; Jun 3*, 10*, 17, 24; Jul 8, 15, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 2018 (additional dates upon request for parties of 8 or more-pricing may vary; *indicates fully booked date)

Prices

Superior rooms

With balcony or sea view

Per person, double occupancy
€898
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€430
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party) *before Jul 3 & after Aug 21
€98
Bike Rentals
Touring hybrid bicycle, 27-speed
€98
Electrical bike
€278
Children's bike
€78
Children's bike seat
€38
Children's bike trailer/tagalong
€78
Helmet
€8
Bike insurance - hybrid bike
€38
Bike insurance - e-bike
€98
Extra Nights, Copenhagen, post-tour
Per person, double occupancy
€118
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€188
Extra Nights, Copenhagen, pre-tour
Per person, double occupancy
€118
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€188
Discounts
Child, ages 0-2 in parents bed (on base package price)
100%
Two children, ages 0-16 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
50%
One child, ages 0-16 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
25%
Standard rooms

Good and comfortable rooms

Per person, double occupancy
€748
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€300
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party) *before Jul 3 & after Aug 21
€98
Bike Rentals
Touring hybrid bicycle, 27-speed
€98
Electrical bike
€278
Children's bike
€78
Children's bike seat
€38
Children's bike trailer/tagalong
€78
Helmet
€8
Bike insurance - hybrid bike
€38
Bike insurance - e-bike
€98
Extra Nights, Copenhagen, post-tour
Per person, double occupancy
€98
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€138
Extra Nights, Copenhagen, pre-tour
Per person, double occupancy
€98
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€138
Discounts
Child, ages 0-2 in parents bed (on base package price)
100%
Two children, ages 0-16 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
50%
One child, ages 0-16 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
25%
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Ruby Rejser Terms and Conditions

CANCELLATION BY US
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday, we will, of course, provide you with a full refund of the amount paid by you.

CANCELLATION BY YOU
Cancellations need to be made in writing to the tour operator. Once your cancellation received the following criteria will apply:

  • Received more than 29 days before tour start date - €100/person.
  • Between 28 - 8 days before your holiday’s start date - loss of 50% of the total tour price.
  • Between 7 - 3 days before tour start date – loss of 90% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 2 days before tour start date - loss of 100% of the total tour price.

No refunds will be made once the tour has started. 

The tour operator cannot be held responsible for bad weather and other factors out of our control. If we happen to have bad weather and you decide no cycling is possible we will suggest alternative activities.

The refund conditions apply to all persons on the booking.

A single refund for the entire amount will be made to the person who made the booking.

In the event of a partial cancellation to a room (e.g. only 1 of the 2 persons cancels), the remaining person can be charged a price difference (e.g. single person surcharge). This fee will be due as soon as possible and before the tour start date.

ALTERATIONS TO THE BOOKING
In case the guest asks for any kind of alteration of the already booked tour, he is obliged to pay a fee of 30€/person. A decrease in number of participants or a change in the dates will be considered as a cancellation and will therefore be subject to the cancellation fees.

SERVICES AND PRICES
The services included in the tour price are described under the tour in question. We reserve the right to change the route and length of the stages of the tour.

We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. Possible costs that may arise with individual providers have to be settled there and then on the spot.

Services included in the tour and which have not been claimed cannot be reimbursed. The tour operator reserves the right to charge a single room price should you book half a double room in accompanying group tours when no further guest occupies the other half.

EQUIPMENT

- For the duration of your holiday we will provide you with a quality bike and equipment all in good working order. All reasonable care must be taken to avoid damage or loss to the said equipment. Any loss, damage or theft of equipment must be paid for at the end of the holiday based on quotes received from our suppliers.

- Our bikes are fully maintained and checked before your arrival. We ask you to confirm that your bike is in full working order before its first use and to check it before each day's use. Any faults must be reported to us immediately and before any further use.

- If you bring your own bike we cannot be responsible for mechanical problems - you should therefore ensure that your bike is in full working order.

- The materials you receive from us is for your own use only.  Copying, scanning or disclosing to a third party is prohibited.

LUGGAGE

Each participant may bring 20 kilos of luggage, with a maximum of 2 items per person. No single item must weigh more than 15 kilos. The total number of luggage must be the same during the tour.

HOTELS

Bike Denmark reserves the right to offer alternative hotels to the hotels shown at our web. In this case the hotel will be of a similar standard.

VISAS

All travellers must have a valid passport fulfilling the travel regulations.

All clients are responsible for obtaining their own visas and observing the relevant entry, health and currency regulations that may apply in the countries to be visited.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended. We also ask you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover you for your cycling tour.

Guests are responsible for any loss, damage or theft of the rented bicycles and equipment.

CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS

The tour operator will always do our maximum do ensure you enjoy your holiday. However, if there is a problem with your stay we ask that you inform us as soon as possible during your stay so that we have a chance to put it right.

The sale of a tour may provide for limitation of compensation in accordance with the rules laid down in international conventions. All matters and differences between the customer or agent and tour operator shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the court, Sø- og Handelsretten, in Denmark.

All photos used by permission. ©Ruby Rejser

Ratings

Ratings Snapshot

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  • 3 Star 1
  • 2 Star 0
  • 1 Star 0

Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4.3

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2.8
  • Value 4.1
  • Included meals 4.4
  • Bikes & equipment 3.6
  • Hotels or boat 4.3
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Ease of navigation 3.4
  • Tour documents 3.6
  • Local tour company services 3.8
  • Route selection 4.5

Reviews

Darren September 28, 2017

Great trip with family

Great way to see Denmark and Sweden easy cycling and great places.

Hermona September 27, 2017

Great adventure to see Denmark

This bike tour was a great little adventure and fun way to see this region of Denmark. I did the self-guided tour with one other friend and the directions provided were great - very detailed and accurate. We got lucky and the weather was absolutely perfect for riding. I would definitely recommend tour.

Responses from Biketours.com

Jim Johnson, Founder and president April 21, 2018
Thanks for your review and ratings! I'm glad you had a great time--and great weather!
RideOn412 February 1, 2017

Beautiful Tour of Denmark's Coast

Beautiful tour of the Danish coast with a mix of both natural and cultural highlights. The tour gives you an opportunity to explore places like Dyrehaven, Kronborg Castle, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern art to name a few. The level of riding was mostly easy, except for one day where we chose the longer route, which was intermediate in difficulty. The maps and directions provided were good, but you definitely need to pay attention and consult both frequently. The bikes were good and we experienced no mechanical issues; we had one flat tire, but that can be expected on a multi-day tour! I would highly recommend this bike tour for anyone who can ride 20-30 miles a day of mostly flat terrain!

Jackie14 September 19, 2016

Good itinerary but the bikes were not satisfactory

A good way to see this part of Denmark. Gentle terrain, with route options for distances to fit your needs. While Biketours were good to deal with in booking the tour, the local tour company providing the bikes/tour in Denmark did a poor job. Brakes did not work properly on my bike and the trip meters did not work at all. That part was disappointing and unsafe.

JudyW September 11, 2016

Delightful Denmark (and Sweden)

Overall this was a great trip.
Positives: nice hotels with good breakfasts, luggage transfer was easy and efficient, bikes were terrains appropriate (although heavy), flat terrain (but with a few surprisingly hilly places), good maps,directions and distance calculator for bike.
Negatives: hotels were not in the center of towns so dinner options were limited (eat in hotel or pedal into town). Denmark was windy, but that is not the fault of the tour!

bipro1 August 9, 2016

Overall excellent adventure

Seeing Denmark via bicycle is the only way to truly experience the country. From lush forests to scenic harbors to spectacular castles, Denmark is truly a delight for the senses. Most Danes speak English, a lack of hills makes bicycling relatively easy,and bicycles are a very accepted mode of transportation throughout the region. Although the maps and guidebooks provided weren't always the most accurate, everyone ended up where they belonged at the end of each day - some with unique stories to tell!

AshP August 1, 2016

Lovely way to explore a lovely country

Great experience. Great route, from the wonderful city of Copenhagen, along lovely coastline and countryside (including a day in Sweden). Very cycle-friendly country. Hotels were very good (perhaps more lavish than expected/necessary).

JaneEB July 25, 2016

Interesting trip in a welcoming country

The organisation was very accomplished with provision of detailed trip notes and maps. The bikes were of good quality and suited to the terrain (mostly tarmac but occasional tracks). On a few occasions the instructions didn't quite match up to the terrain causing a bit of confusion. The paniers were waterproof (useful in Denmark) but although they had a clip for a shoulder strap this wasn't provided and might have been useful for times when leaving the bike and taking the panier with me.
The hotels were comfortable and generally well situated. The scenery was fabulous and the route passed a number of sights - it was crucial to be careful about timings to get to see these as opening times, even in the Summer months were quite short. Inevitably the cycling around Copenhagen was less spectacilar as quite a lot of ground needed to be covered in an urban environment.

PCLou June 15, 2016

We loved Denmark

We had a wonderful time on our tour of Denmark. As with Austria, we still managed to get lost a couple times and were grateful that my husband had an international data plan to get back on track. One problem that I had was that the odometer on my bike did not work. Although street names are provided in the tour instructions, they are often not marked at your turning points, so you are more reliant on the distance at which you are to make turns and the bike route signs, which are readily available in Denmark. The greatest pro to this trip, there are bike lanes for the entire trip (other than very small towns/neighborhoods, which were no problem and not at all scary), which is very important to me! I do not like riding in the streets. If you like sushi, I highly recommend Sushi Taro in Helsingor. The only downside to this trip was that (as usual) none of the hotels have AC, and we had a lot of trouble sleeping. We often have this problem in Europe. Sleeping with the windows open is often too noisy, and was extremely so in Helsingor as the outdoor tables/smoking area was right below our window.

Carole December 11, 2015

Denmark is the most bike friendly country!

Copenhagen is awesome! Loved biking along the wonderful Danish coast, past thatched roof cottages, and touring fairy tale castles. Getting lost in the Forest Preserves, but finding a great beer garden! Meeting crazy Norwegians on the tour and having the absolute best seafood stew in a Swedish village!