Denmark: Zealand round trip
Denmark’s Island: Zealand, Circuit Tour
Discover Denmark's largest Baltic Sea island and one of the most popular destinations for all holidaymakers in Denmark by bike. You start this round tour in the Danish capital Copenhagen, which is easily accessible by train, plane and car. Be fascinated by the tranquility of the Danes, beautiful dune landscapes, white sandy beaches and colorful fishing villages. Marvel at Gavnø Castle, Trelleborg Viking Castle and Roskilde Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
1. day Køge arrival
Arrive on your own. One of the most beautiful medieval market squares and Denmark's oldest town hall awaits you in Køge. In front of the city, beautiful white sandy beaches invite you to swim or dream.
2. day Køge - Næstved, 61 km
You cycle straight through the green south of Zealand through forest, meadows and fields in which truly stately mansions are nestled. Look forward to Naestved on the west coast, it is one of the oldest towns in Denmark. The pretty town's distinctive red brick tells you that Næstved was at its peak during the Hanseatic League. Take a trip to the island of Gavnø, where there is a rococo castle worth seeing. Marvel at the well-known tulip cultivation in the castle park, the butterfly house and the magnificent picture gallery in the castle.
3. day Næstved - Sorø/Ringsted, 50-60 km
Today you cycle along the coast to the Great Belt, the strait between the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat. Look forward to a stopover in Karrebæksminde, a small bustling resort with a beautiful sandy beach. Marvel at the historic iron bascule bridge, which is well worth seeing, and be sure to try the freshly smoked fish in the harbour, a real delicacy. In the afternoon stroll through Korsør. Visit the remains of the old city fortifications, the royal court and marvel at the 18-kilometer-long bridge over the Great Belt. The journey then continues inland to your next stage inland.
4. day Sorø/ Ringsted – Roskilde, 45-63 km
Today you cycle to the coasts and fjords at Roskilde. First to the Iselfjord and then on to the Roskildefjord. Look forward to Roskilde. Be sure to visit the cathedral, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. It is the final resting place of 20 Danish kings and 17 queens. The gilded Antwerp reredos and the ornately carved choir stalls from 1420 are among the most precious pieces of the rich interior of the cathedral.
5. day Roskilde – Kopenhagen, 44 km
Today's stage takes you to the Danish capital. Copenhagen is a pocket-sized cosmopolitan city. Here you can reach all sights in a short distance. Visit the Round Tower, Europe's oldest observatory, stroll through the waterfront with its gabled houses and the Little Mermaid, visit Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg, where the Danish royal family resided, and have fun at Tivoli, the most famous amusement park in Europe.
6. day Excursion Kopenhagen
Today belongs to Copenhagen and its sights. Discover the Danish capital by bike, which is certainly the No. 1 means of transport here and has an excellently developed network of cycle paths. If you don't want to cycle, take a stroll to Nyhavn to see the little mermaid and stroll along the Stroget shopping street or visit the Tivoli amusement park today.
7. day Copenhagen - Køge, 43-56 km
Today you cycle south on a beautiful bike route along the beaches of Copenhagen and through the coastal hinterland. You then follow the cycle path "Berlin - Copenhagen" back to the small town of Køge. Drop off the rental bikes at the hotel in the afternoon.
8. day Køge departure
After breakfast, you will travel home on your own. If you wish, we can book additional nights in Køge.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
10.06. – 19.08.2023
- 7 nights including breakfast
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Travel documents with maps and route descriptions
- 7-day hotline service
- GPS data on request
Worth knowing about the Denmark's Island: Zealand circuit tour
Please find more information about the tour "Denmark's Island: Zealand circuit tour" below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Flight: There are numerous direct flights to Copenhagen. Continue by train to Copenhagen Central Station and from there to Køge Central Station. (approx. 1:15 h). Alternatively, we recommend taking a taxi, which will take you to Køge in about 35 minutes.
Train: First by train to Hamburg and from Hamburg by IC to Copenhagen (limited number of bikes possible, reservation required) Next, take the train to Køge Central Station. (approx. 0:45 h). Alternatively, we recommend taking a taxi, which will take you to Køge in about 30 minutes.
Bus: Various long-distance bus providers are available
Parking facilities at the hotel
Depending on the hotel booked and availability, free parking is available. You will receive further information on parking options with your travel documents approx. 2 weeks before arrival.
Condition of cycle paths
The routes are quite different. Mostly on cycle paths, if there is no cycle path, then economical paths. The paths run mostly on flat to slightly hilly terrain with gradients of up to 150m.
Available rental bikes
Lehmkuhl or Kalkhoff rental bikes are available in the following versions:
8-speed touring bikes with coaster brake and 24-speed touring bikes with freewheel as women's or men's bikes.
7-/8-speed electric bikes as women's bikes with freewheel or back pedal
Please let us know what bike you want when you make your booking.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Smell the beautiful roses at a farm in Køge, take a bath at one of the beautiful sandy beaches, enjoy the glowing autumn colors of the trees in autumn or the impressive snow-covered Køges mountain range.
Naestved offers many exciting experiences for the whole family. Look forward to enjoying the atmosphere of the capital of South Sealand.
One of the highlights is the Storebælt Bridge. You find the Storebælt Information Center, which provides information on the construction of the Great Belt crossing as well as the other major bridges in Denmark.
The yellow Roskilde Palais with its four wings was built from 1733-1736. The Absalon Arch was built as a connection between the episcopal apartment in the Palais and the cathedral.
The little mermaid
The Lille Havfrue (the little mermaid) has become a world-famous symbol of Copenhagen. The statue, built in 1913, commemorates Hans Christian Andersen's heroine, who is an everlasting visitor favorite, although strangely enough she was beheaded a few times. The pretty Langelinie path leads to the place in the north-east of the city, where the mermaid longingly looks out over the sea.
The fairytale castle Rosenborg was once built as a royal hunting castle in front of the walls of the city and is located in the middle of the pleasure garden Kongens Have. The backyard castle invites you to dream and the royal garden is a green oasis for stressed city dwellers. After a few minutes walk you reach the Frederiksstad, one of the most beautiful rococo counts of Europe, built by the architect Nicolai Eigtved (1701-1754). It consists of two main axes connected by Amalienborg Castle, the seat of the royal family.