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Be entranced by the best of Eastern Zealand
Denmark is a dream destination for cycling holidays! This small but spectacular kingdom welcomes you with a wild, varied, and spellbindingly beautiful landscape, home to atmospheric forests, flourishing meadows, breathtaking coastlines, and charming villages. By bike, the best of Eastern Zealand's treasures are easily reached along 12,000 km of sign-posted cycle routes criss-crossing this wonderful land. Leave your daily routine at the door and be entranced by Eastern Zealand - it's an adventure you won't forget!
- Copenhagen, 'City of Spires'
- Køge Bay, with its white sand beaches and views of the Baltic Sea
- Amager Fælled National Park
- Arken Museum of Modern Art
- Strøby Ladeplads with its gorgeous holiday houses
- Gjorslev Castle
- UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stevns Klint
- Newly renovated Hedebostien Cycle Path
- UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roskilde Cathedral
- Roskilde Fjorde
Day 1: Individual arrival in Copenhagen
Denmark's captivating capital, the 'City of Spires', has a lot to offer eager tourists, so an early arrival is highly recommended. You can even take one our cycling day tours around Copenhagen for a fascinating overview of the city! The medieval city center is unmissable, as are the famous Tivoli Gardens.
Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen – Køge (34 miles/55 km)
The first cycling stage of the tour will lead you along the so-called Køge Bay, with its outstanding views of the Baltic Sea. The Amager Fælled National Park is absolutely free of traffic and home to sensational landscapes guaranteed to impress. For those interested in art, we recommend visiting the Arken Museum of Modern Art (closed on Mondays). Køge belongs to one of the oldest cities in Denmark and is located directly on the coast, giving you the option of a swim in the sea that graces the beautiful white sandy beaches here.
Overnight in Køge.
Day 3: Exploring the Stevns peninsula (day trip from Køge) (34 miles or 50 miles/55 or 80 km)
Today's trip will lead you to the peninsula of Stevns. You'll follow the coastal road that leads you swiftly to Strøby Ladeplads, with its numerous holiday houses. Later on, the path curves inland, where'll you pass the city of Magleby and Gjorslev Castle to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stevns Klint. The spectacular coast and the old church of Højerup invite you to linger here and enjoy the breathtaking views.
After a short ride, you'll reach Rødvig and the idyllic village of Fakse Ladeplads, directly next to the sea. From here, you can take a direct train back to Køge (train ticket not included in tour package) or cycle back via Karise and Herfølge.
Overnight in Køge.
Day 4: Køge – Roskilde (22 miles/35 km)
After Køge, the first part of the route will take you along the coast to Karlstrup. From here, the road will lead you gently inland to explore spectacular countryside. You'll cycle along the Hedebostien Cycle Path, which has been recently renovated to allow a direct connection between Køge Bay and Roskilde Fjord. You will experience breathtakingly scenic views that are in contrast to the coastal vistas you've previously enjoyed.
Riding into Roskilde, explore this city's rich, historical past. There's time to take a stroll through the historic city center and to visit the famous Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight in Roskilde.
Day 5: Exploring the Roskilde Fjord (day trip from Roskilde) (16 or 22 or 31 miles/25 or 30 or 50 km)
Today you'll have 3 route options: The shortest will take you to Lejre, nicknamed the 'Land of Legends', which boasts a 43-hectare 'outdoor laboratory' used for experimental archeology. The second route passes by the beautiful castle and park of Ledreborg. Finally, for the cyclists who like a challenge, there's a wonderful day trip west to Holbæk or north to Frederikssund, passing the fjord.
Whichever route you choose, comfortable train connections are available for your return trip to Roskilde (train ticket not included in tour cost) and each path will charm you in its own way.
Overnight in Roskilde.
Day 6: Roskilde – Copenhagen (22 or 28 miles/35 or 45 km)
Today's stage leads you back to the starting point of your bike tour: the Danish capital of Copenhagen. From Albertslund, a newly built bike path will take you to the center of Copenhagen, nearly free of traffic. In the afternoon there is enough time for you to explore the city on your own.
Day 7: Individual departure or extension
After breakfast, your journey ends. We are happy to book extra nights for you to explore the Danish capital. A cycling day tour of Copenhagen comes highly recommended.
Surface and terrain
On the whole, this is an easy cycle tour which leads you through flat landscapes with some small hills. You'll mostly cycle on bike paths and minor streets without much traffic. You can expect some heavier traffic only when entering and leaving Copenhagen.
Absalon Hotel Copenhagen
Comwell Hotel Køge Strand
Comwell Hotel Roskilde
How to get there
Tour start and end
Nearest airport: Copenhagen (CPH) airport
Nearest train station: Copenhagen Central Station
Tips on getting to and from your tour.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: Jun 2-Aug 27, 2023 (additional dates available upon request for 4 or more participants)
Low season: Jun 02, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023, Jun 30, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
High season: Jun 19, 2023 - Jun 29, 2023
Per person, double occupancy Season 1 Season 2 Standard rooms €1049 €1099 Superior upgraded rooms €1179 €1229 Single use room (1 person/1 room) Standard rooms €1448 €1498 Superior upgraded rooms €1708 €1758
Hybrid touring bike, unisex frame €129 Hybrid touring bike, men's frame €129 Hybrid touring bike, upgrade €189 Electrically assisted bike €269
Dinner package €299
Extra Nights, Copenhagen
Per person, double occupancy Standard rooms €129 Superior upgraded rooms €164 Single use room (1 person/1 room) Standard rooms €229 Superior upgraded rooms €299
Child, ages 0-2, sharing a room with 2 full paying adults 100% Child, ages 3-11, sharing a room with 2 full paying adults* 30% Child, ages 12-17, sharing a room with 2 full paying adults* 20%
*Only available in Superior upgraded rooms
- 6 nights in carefully selected accommodations
- Daily breakfast from buffet
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (max 20 kg/bag, no bag limit)
- Route material, including route decription and maps (1 per room)
- Service hotline
- Rental bike insurance
- GPS tracks available upon request
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
- Hybrid touring bike, 21/24-speed, unisex, step-through
- Hybrid touring bike, 21/24-speed, men's frames, crossbar
- Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade, crossbar
- Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex*
*More about electrically-assisted bikes >
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
- Saddlebag (water-repellent), rear
- Handlebar bag (water-repellent), with clear cover on top for easy map viewing
- Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
- Combination lock
The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. Toe cages are not available to rent.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please make sure it will be compatible with a 27.2 to 31.4 mm seat post. If necessary, you may also need to bring your own adapter. The tour company will assist in switching the seat post for you.
Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. You can buy a helmet (not rent) from the tour company for €49. It will be a high quality, brand new helmet. You must let us know your helmet preference upon booking. If you do not buy a helmet through the tour company, we recommend you bring your own.
Specifications on hybrid touring bikes
- Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
- Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
- Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
- Selle Royal Saddles
*Posture for 21-speed hybrid bikes will be upright for comfort
Upgraded components on 27-speed hybrid bikes
- Hydraulic Magura HS 11 brakes
- Shimano Deore XT derailleur on 27-speed
- High-quality Suntour suspension fork
*Posture for 27-speed upgraded hybrid bikes will be upright and forward
Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.
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