Eastern Zealand & Copenhagen bike tour
Beaches as far as the eye can see, Danish hygge and Copenhagen
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- ca. 205-265 km
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Denmark is perfectly suitable for cycling holidays. The small kingdom welcomes you with a varied and beautiful landscape. You will discover wild forests and flourish meadows, beautiful coastlines as well as charming villages. Everything is close-by and always easy to reach. And your cycle is the preferred choice for this: There are over 12,000 km sign-posted cycle routes throughout the country. Leave the daily routine behind and discover new places and moments.
Day 1: Arrival to Copenhagen
Make sure to arrive early in Copenhagen to have time to explore the city, most attractions are awaiting you in walking distance from your hotel. From Nyhavn you can discover most sights by one of the numerous hop-on hop-off sightseeing boats from the water. For lunch you should go for one of those many great options - choose a typical Smørrebrød - Danish for butter (smørre) and bread (brød), which is available in many variations for a light lunch. In the afternoon there is time to visit one of the numerous museums and attractions. More information can be found on visitcopenhagen.com.
Scandinavia is also very well-known for it's New Nordic Cuisine, so if you are a foodie we recommend to book a table in advance. Bike Sweden's favourite guide is the "White Guide", where you can find the best restaurants in the Nordics. Ask us for recommendations!
Day 2: Copenhagen - Køge ca. 45 km
The first cycle stage will lead along the so-called Køge bay, with outstanding views to the Baltic Sea. The national park Amager Fælled is absolutely free of traffic and its scenic landscape will impress you. For those who are interested in art we recommend to visit Arken Museum of Modern Art. Køge belongs to one of the oldest cities of Denmark and is located directly on the coast. The white sand beaches invite for a jump into the cool water for a refresh.
Day 3: Stevns peninsula ca. 55-80 km
Today´s trip will lead you to peninsula of Stevns. The road goes along the coast that will quickly take you to Strøby Ladeplads with its numerous holiday houses. Later on, the path goes inland where you pass city of Magleby and Gjorslev castle and finally reach the UNESCO World Heritage Stevns Klint. Steep coast and old church of Højerup invite you to linger to enjoy the breathtaking views. After, in a short while you will reach Rødvig and the idyllic village of Fakse Ladeplads that is located directly by the sea, from there you can take a direct train back to Køge (not included). Athletic tourists can continue cycling for a return journey via Karise and Herfølge.
Day 4: Køge - Roskilde ca. 35 km
After Køge, the first part of the route will go along the coast to Karlstrup. The road after, will gently take you away from the coast to explore the inland of this beautiful country. You will cycle along the so-called Hedebostien Cycle Path, which has recently newly renovated and now allows a direct connection between Køge Bay and Roskilde Fjord. You will experience new breathtaking scenic impressions, a beautiful change from the coastal paths. Roskilde has a rich historical past. Take your time for a stroll through historic city center and visit the famous Roskilde Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 5: Roskilde fjord ca. 20-50 km
Today you have 3 options of how to spend this day by choosing between 3 routes. The shortest one will take you to Lejre, the Land of Legends, a 43-hectare "outdoor laboratory" for experimental archeology. Another contains a visit to the beautiful castle Ledreborg with its park. And for the ones who want to challenge themselves we provide a choice of a worthy day trip west to Holbæk or north of the fjord along to Frederikssund. Whatever you choose, comfortable train connections are available for return trip and each variant will charm you in its own way.
Day 6: Roskilde - Copenhagen ca. 35 km
The last stage leads you back to the starting point of your bike tour, the Danish capital Copenhagen. From Albertslund, a recently built bike path will take you to the center, almost free of traffic. In the afternoon there is enough time for you to explore the city on your own. During a stroll, you can fulfil all the wonderful impressions that you have already gained on your bike tour through Eastern Zealand.
Day 7: Individual departure or extra nights
After breakfast, your journey ends. We are happy to book an extension stay for you to explore the Danish capital.