4.6/5 (10)
7 nights | 30 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1399
Bike tour in Denmark
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours Client favorites
4.6/5 (10)

Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours Client favorites

7 nights | 30 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1399
Bike tour in Denmark

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  • Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

    Denmark is perfectly suited for cycling holidays. The small kingdom welcomes you with a varied and beautiful landscape.

    This tour showcases the best of Northeast Zealand. You will discover wild forests, flourishing meadows, beautiful coastlines, and charming villages. You will bike along lovely beaches, pass charming marinas, visit important Royal cities like Hillerød and Roskilde. Everything is close by and always easy to reach. Sand, sea, culture, and history combined with a lively, charming modern capital-–this tour has it all.

    And your bicycle is the preferred way to explore all of this: Denmark boasts over 12,000km of sign-posted cycle routes! You'll see for yourself what a perfect place Denmark is to discover by bike. Copenhagen is even called the Bike Capital of the World. Come and see for yourself!

    On this 7-night tour, you will also enjoy high-level accommodation, including a centrally located 4-star hotel in Copenhagen and the best available hotels in every other stage (only 3- and 4-star hotels).

    Note: If you have a minimum of 6 people in your party, you may request a start-day other than Saturdays or Sundays. Please contact us for options and prices.

    • Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark. Xhona Dule, Unsplash
    • Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark. Jens Herrndorff, Unsplash
    • Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark. Dennis Jarvis, Flickr
    • Smørrebrød, popular open-face sandwiches, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maria Eklind, Flickr
    • Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark. Febiyan, Unsplash
    • Roskilde, Denmark. Robert Katzki, Unsplash
    • Roskilde, Denmark. Palle Knudsen, Unsplash
    • Copenhagen, Denmark. Sonia Remizua, Unsplash

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    Highlights

    • Copenhagen with the little Mermaid, Nyhavn, and Tivoli
    • Helsingør and Kronborg (the castle from Shakespeare's "Hamlet")
    • The maritime museum in Helsingør
    • Frederiksberg castle
    • Blue sea, excellent beaches, and open air
    • Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum
    • Danish Riviera and fishing villages of Northern Zealand

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  • Traveler photos

    • Photo 1 (photo by CJ4EY)
    • Photo 2 (photo by CJ4EY)

    Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: Copenhagen
    Arrival in Copenhagen. The Danish capital has a lot to offer. An early arrival is highly recommended (we can help you book extra nights before your tour starts). Arrive at your hotel and use the free time to explore The Bike Capital of the World. Take a stroll through the medieval city center or visit the famous Tivoli amusement park. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle, or Christiania.
    Overnight in Copenhagen.

    Day 2: Copenhagen – Helsingør or surrounding (32 miles/50 km)
    Biking through Copenhagen is a fantastic tour start. You leave Copenhagen heading north. Today's stage will take you along the Öresund, the strait between Zealand in Denmark and Schonen in Sweden. Always with a view of Baltic Sea, you will quickly reach the famous beach Bellevue. Enjoy a swim here, if you wish!

    In your destination, Helsingør, Kronborg Castle is worth a visit, or take the ferry for a quick trip to Helsingborg on the Swedish side.
    Overnight in Helsingør or surrounding.

    Day 3: Helsingør or surrounding – Hillerød/surrounding (34 miles/55km)
    Take some time to visit the old port city of Helsingør before continuing your bike ride. The coastal resorts of Hornbæk and Gilleleje will charm you and invite you to linger.

    After this, your route leads away from the coast. You will pass extensive nature reserves and small lakes. The contrasts in environment and landscape on this part of the ride will impress you.

    Once you reach your destination for the night, Helsinge/Hillerød area, visit Frederiksborg Castle--or just treat yourself with a good glass of wine in the hotel. Either is a great way to spend the rest of the day!
    Overnight in Helsinge/Hillerød area.

    Day 4: Hillerød – Højby (40 miles/ 65 km)
    Today you will cycle back to the coast. The small idyllic villages of Tisvildeleje and Liseleje as well as numerous beaches exude their charm. You have reached your today's goal with Højby. the picturesque small town is located on the opposite side of the Isefjord. The ferry ticket to Rørvig is included for you.
    Overnight in Højby.

    Day 5: Højby – Holbæk (28 miles/ 45km)
    On the Odsherred peninsula, you will always be near the sea, the dunes, and the beautiful salty sea air. You will find the most beautiful sandy beaches there. Nevertheless, today's bike tour has more to offer: breathtaking views all along the coast of Isefjord, Lammefjord, and Holbækfjord.

    The destination for today is the port city of Holbæk, which was first mentioned in historical documents in 1199. Here we recommend you visit the Protestant-Lutheran Church of St. Nikolai.
    Overnight in Holbæk.

    Day 6: Holbæk – Roskilde (31 miles/50 km)
    Today you start south along the Isefjord. You will discover green meadows and small charming villages. The final part of the route leads along the bay of Roskilde. The Cathedral of Roskilde welcomes you from afar. Since the beginning of the 15th century, the cathedral was the favorite grave church of the Danish royal family, and since 1995, it is also part of UNESCO World Heritage. We also recommend a visit to the Viking Ship Museum.
    Overnight in Roskilde.

    Day 7: Roskilde – Copenhagen(25 miles/40km)
    The last stage leads you back to the starting point of your bike tour: the Danish capital Copenhagen. From Albertslund, you'll follow a newly built bike path to the center of the city almost free of traffic!

    In the afternoon you'll have enough time to explore the city on your own. You can fulfill all the wonderful impressions that you have already gained on your bike tour through North Zealand.
    Overnight in Copenhagen

    Day 8: Departure from Copenhagen
    After breakfast, your journey ends. We are happy to book an extended stay for you to explore the Danish capital further.

    Surface and terrain

    On the whole, this is an easy cycle tour which leads through flat and soft hilly landscapes. You'll cycle mostly on dedicated bike paths and small, minor roads without much traffic. You can expect some traffic upon entering and leaving cities.

    Of course, there is traffic in Copenhagen, but there are plenty of bike lanes, and the drivers are used to paying a lot of attention to bikers.

    We will provide detailed maps and route descriptions with notes about your route. GPS tracks are also available upon request (please request in advance).


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    On this 7-night tour, you will enjoy high-level accommodation, including a centrally located 4-star hotel in Copenhagen and the best available hotels in every other stage (only 3- and 4-star hotels).

    Absalon Hotel, Copenhagen
    www.absalon-hotel.dk

    Comwell Hotel Borupgaard, Helsingør
    Comwell.com

    Hotel & Restaurant, Hillerød
    www.hotelhillerod.dk

    Hotel HøjbySø, Højby
    www.hotelhoejbysoe.dk

    Hotel Sidesporet, Holbæk
    www.sidesporet.dk

    Comwell Hotel, Roskilde
    Comwell.com

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    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


    Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

     Tour Photos Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    Saturdays and Sundays: Jun 01-Sep 01, 2024 (additional dates upon request for parties of 6 or more)

    Prices

    Tour package

    Per person, double occupancy €1399
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1928

    Bike Rentals

    Standard touring bike, 21/24-speed unisex frame €129
    Standard touring bike, 21/24-speed men's frame €129
    Standard touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade €199
    Electrically assisted bike €289

    Additional Options

    Dinner package €389

    Extra Nights, Copenhagen,

    Per person, double occupancy €129
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €229

    Discounts

    Child, ages 0-2 in parents bed (on base package price) 100%
    Child, ages 3-11 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price) 30%
    Child, ages 12-17 sharing room with 2 paying adults (on base package price) 20%

    Included services

    • 7 nights in carefully selected accommodations
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Luggage transfer (No limit in pieces of luggage; each piece with a maximum of 20 kg)
    • Card material with route description and GPS-Tracks (1 package each room)
    • Service hotline in case of emergencies
    • Rental bike insurance
    • Ferry ticket from Hundested to Rørvig (including bike)
    • If dinner package is booked: 7 dinners

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Standard touring bike, 21- or 24-speed
    • 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
    • Tools
    • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    Pedals:
    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.

    Seats:
    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:
    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.


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    Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

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  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.


    Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

     Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

    • Liliane 1 month ago

      great family experience

      We had a great family time. Following the tour was easy - one followed the map, the other the instructions - it was worth following the proposed route and not google maps.
      On the 65km day, we arrived late at our destination and one of the highlights was already closed. Including a bit of info of the main cultural attractions would be helpful. Have Pellerines ready in your bile box - the weather changes quickly. Tanja was of great help and very responsive! Thank you!

    • Phyllis Bressler 3 months ago

      Bike tour in Denmark

      First, the positives - and there are many. The route took us through some beautiful historic towns and gorgeous countryside. We even took the ferry over to Sweden on the first night so that we could add another country to our list. The bikes were very good. Comfortable and sturdy on the somewhat bumpy gravel roads. The hotels we were booked at were all fantastic and in great locations to enable us to explore each town at night.
      We do have some comments about things that might be improved:
      - we arrived in Copenhagen on Thursday, 3 days ahead of the start of our bike trip, and were told our bikes would be delivered ~ 7pm on Sunday. They arrived on Thursday afternoon - with no advanced notice. It was fine, it just would have been nice to know to expect them.
      - We received absolutely no orientation on the bikes, the route maps, etc. On prior trips we've had people quickly walk through the route, pointing out some recommendations, etc. Only when I asked were we given the opportunity to check the fit of the bikes before the delivery person left them. Fortunately, we've been on 6 or 7 other bike trips with biketours.com, so we were familiar w/ the operation of the bikes, and how to read the directions. We were lucky that we reviewed the daily routes before the start of our trip - otherwise we would not have known that on 3 of the 6 nights we were booked at hotels other than the ones listed in the daily directions.
      - There were no 'addenda' to the bike routes to provide directions to the alternate hotels so we had to find them on our own.
      - On a similar trip in Portugal we had the opportunity to use a GPS mapping system. Using that, we could immediately tell if we were, or were not on the proscribed route. On multiple occasions this trip the bike routes were overlapping. We went many kilometers without seeing the route number that was listed in the directions - never knowing for certain if we were on the correct path. On the last day, between Roskilde and Copenhagen, we somehow lost the trail just before the start of the C99 superhighway and spent ~ 2 hours trying to find that route again. Fortunately after asking several people we found an individual who knew exactly what we were looking for and put us back on the right track. Using the GPS system that one time enabled us to know in real time whether we were, or were not on track.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      7 self guided and 1 guided
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Liliane 4 months ago

      great family experience

      We had a great family time. Following the tour was easy - one followed the map, the other the instructions - it was worth following the proposed route and not google maps.
      On the 65km day, we arrived late at our destination and one of the highlights was already closed. Including a bit of info of the main cultural attractions would be helpful. Have Pellerines ready in your bile box - the weather changes quickly. Tanja was of great help and very responsive! Thank you!

    • Edward Baker 4 months ago

      Could Have Been Amazing

      The routes took us through some very interesting landscapes and towns. It would have been so much better if our daily information included more specifics about the areas where we traveled. Knowing more about the trails would also have been helpful. At one point, the directions were extremely confusing and led us onto an impassable trail. We understood that in some towns where we stayed the accommodations would be limited and might not have all of the amenities to which we are accustomed. With that we were fine. However, it was disappointing to see better accommodations that were available. Even worse was when the directions sent us to the better hotels only to be told that our reservation was not there and when we arrived at the hotel that was reserved, it was of a much lesser quality. This happened to us twice. At the very least, the route directions should list the correct destination hotel. We should not have to consult two different documents to find our hotel for the night. In our case, we had specifically explained that we would pay more, but wanted to have the best accommodations in each location. This did not happen, although we did pay a higher rate. Fortunately the staff at all of the hotels were exceptionally helpful, friendly, and professional. We were given very limited orientation before beginning the ride and felt that this company was unresponsive and left a lot for the rider to figure out alone. No helmets were provided which wasn't significant for us because we brought our own, but there was no communication indicating that helmets would not be provided. Having notes in the daily plan that noted restaurants along the way and at the destination each day would have been most helpful. In addition, it would have been nice to have known that in serveral locations, the only dining option would be at the hotel. We had a very enjoyable experience, but feel that it could have been far better with more information provided by the organization.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • 3/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 2/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 1/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
    • Joseph Braun 4 months ago

      Scenic journey but you better know how to read a map

      The bikes were excellent and the company representative was helpful, knowledgeable and more than willing make sure we had a good trip. The hotel in Copenhagen was an average room but noisy and poor ventilation. Other hotel rooms were mostly average. Breakfast was excellent at all the hotels. Directions were average but confusing. It would be helpful to include city maps with the information so tourists can find street names instead of following the directions. Also, be warned that several routes are on gravel paths, not paved.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 3/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Patti Hinsdale 5 months ago

      Perfect

      A few mistakes with our booking. The last night Comwell Portside did not have our booking. They straightened it out fortunately.
      The downloaded electronic trail quide was incorrect for two of the hotel locations we were to stay at.

      Still the trip was more than I expected Absolutely, lovely!

    • e 5 months ago

      Danish delight

      Copenhagen and Zealand is a delight. We did the independent tour. Biketours did what it is supposed to do: it booked good hotels, it moved the suitcases every day. and it delivered good sturdy bikes. that is why I came back to this company for a third tour.

    • Mary Rankovich August 4, 2022

      Great trip in spite of challenges

      We thoroughly enjoyed,this,trip in spite of illness, injury and weather challenges. While we were not able to complete the entire bicycle tour, the days we did ride were very good. The local tour company was outstanding, going above and beyond in time of need. While some hotels were better than others, all were very comfortable, and we had some outstanding meals along the way. Route guidance material was good, however the maps were a bit difficult to read because they were a bit small. We would definitely recommend this tour to others.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • CJ4EY August 28, 2019

      Great Cycling and Very Scenic!!!

      We would definitely recommend this cycling tour. The scenery and sights were beautiful, and diverse, and we were never too far from the picturesque coastline. The cycling was mainly along bike paths and relatively easy with some minor hills. The breakfasts were abundant with multiple food options, and we could easily find good restaurants for lunch along the way and dinners. As with any cycling trip, some hotels were better than other but all comfortable. The company representative was extremely helpful. She spent a good amount of time with us prior to the tour explaining the route and maps which was really helpful. The cycling signage in Denmark is very good, and we didn’t rely much on the navigation materials. Our teenage son also really enjoyed the trip.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      9
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by CJ4EY)
      • Photo 2 (photo by CJ4EY)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Lili July 4, 2019

      I went with my two daughters (age 26 and 27j and we all loved it!

      Such a wonderful way to see a beautiful country. We loved every minute

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 15-22
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 2/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection

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