5/5 (3)
7 nights | 30 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1149
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours Client favorites
5/5 (3)

7 nights | 30 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1149

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

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  • Royal Zealand and Copenhagen

    7 night self guided bike tour in Denmark

    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 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 4 people in your party, you may request a start-day other than Saturdays or Sundays. Please contact us for options and prices.

    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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    Learn more about self-guided tours.

  • Traveler photos

    • Photo 1 (photo by CJ4EY)
    • Photo 2 (photo by CJ4EY)
  • 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. In the evening you will have a personal welcome briefing and receive your rental bikes.
    Overnight in Copenhagen.

    Day 2: Copenhagen – Helsingør (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 Helsingør.

    Day 3: Helsingør – Helsinge/Hillerød (28 or 37 miles/45 or 60km)
    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: Helsinge/Hillerød – Hundested/Højby (37 or 28 miles/60 or 45 km)
    Today you can make a choice between 2 options.

    One route takes you back to the coast. The small idyllic villages of Tisvildeleje and Liseleje exude their charm, and you'll enjoy numerous beaches.

    Another route takes you inland via the city of Frederiksværk to your today's destination, Hundested or Højby. (Højby is located on the opposite side of the Isefjord, and in case you are booked overnight here, the ferry ticket to Rørvig is included for you.)
    Overnight in Hundested/Højby.

    Day 5: Hundested/Højby – Holbæk (37 or 25 miles/60 or 40km)
    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(22 miles/35km)
    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

    Marienlyst Strandhotel, Helsingør
    www.marienlyst.dk

    Hotel & Restaurant, Hillerød
    www.hotelhillerod.dk

    Hotel HøjbySø, Højby
    www.hotelhoejbysoe.dk

    Hotel Strandparken, Holbæk
    www.hotelstrandparken.dk

    Comwell Hotel, Roskilde
    www.comwellroskilde.dk

    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

  • Dates

    Saturdays and Sundays: Jun 4-Aug 28, 2022 (additional dates upon request for parties of 4 or more-pricing may vary)

    Low season: Jun 04, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022, Jul 02, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

    High season: Jun 18, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022

    Prices

    3- and 4-star hotels

    Per person, double occupancy € 1199
    High season surcharge € 50
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 499
    Optional dinner package € 369

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame € 119
    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame € 119
    Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade € 169
    Electrically assisted bike € 229

    Extra Nights, Copenhagen, post-tour

    Single room (1 person/1 room) € 219
    Per person, double occupancy € 129

    Extra Nights, Copenhagen, pre-tour

    Single room (1 person/1 room) € 219
    Per person, double occupancy € 129

    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 from hotel to hotel
    • Card material with route description
    • Service hotline in case of emergencies
    • Rental bike insurance
    • Ferry ticket from Hundested to Rørvig (including bike)
    • If dinner package is booked: 7 dinners with at least 3 courses included
    • GPS tracks available upon request

    Bike rentals

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

    • Hybrid 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 €40. 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.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

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

    • Mary Rankovich 1 month ago

      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