Denmark: Radial bike tour around Copenhagen
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Look forward to Danish kings, Vikings, Hamlet and the enchanting Danish capital. The starting point of this varied star tour is the Danish city of Køge, which exudes so much flair. The tour takes you to historic Roskilde and through the former hunting grounds of the Danish kings, where idyllic landscapes and forests will enchant you. You cycle along the coast with beautiful beaches to Helsingør with Kronborg Castle and of course to the charming Danish capital of Copenhagen with its many sights. You will also be delighted by the city's unique cycle path network. Copenhagen has been one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world for years.
1. day Arrival in Koge
Individual arrival in Køge. The city is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Denmark. It was built by royal order with the largest market place in the region, where trade of all kinds and large jousting tournaments took place.In Kirkestraede you will find the oldest half-timbered house in Denmark, from 1527.
2. day Excursion to Copenhagen, approx. 45-55 km
Today you cycle north on beautiful paths, mostly along the bay, to Copenhagen. With a history that goes back to the year 1043, the metropolis will captivate you with its many historic landmarks and important buildings. Visit the more than 100-year-old amusement park Tivoli and the 1.25 m tall statue of the famous mermaid, the city's most recognizable symbol. Plan a walk through the Strøget shopping street, which is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe at over 1 km long, and stroll along the "Nyhavn", where ships from all over the world used to dock. Today the beautiful old houses there have all been renovated and fine restaurants dominate the old harbour. You can easily return to Køge by train (on your own).
3. day Excursion to Helsingør, approx. 49 km
Today's cycling day begins with a train ride to Copenhagen before cycling north through the former hunting grounds of the Danish kings at Dyrehaven in Klampenborg. Let yourself be enchanted by idyllic landscapes and deep forests before you reach the coast again. Enjoy rolling to Helsingbørg, always accompanied by beautiful beaches that invite you to take a dip in the cool water. Visit Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe. More fortress than castle, Kronborg is famous the world over for being the setting of Shakespeare's drama Hamlet. But the old port city has much more to offer. Allow plenty of time before a leisurely (own-arranged) train ride back to Køge.
4. day Excursion to Roskilde, approx. 46 or 89 km
Auf völlig autofreien Wegen radeln Sie heute teils entlang der Bucht, teils im Inland in das geschichtsträchtige Roskilde, dessen Kathedrale schon von weitem sichtbar ist. Roskilde war einst Königsstadt und spielte in der Geschichte Dänemarks eine wichtige Rolle. Besichtigen Sie die seit 1995 als UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe anerkannte prächtige rote Backsteinkathedrale mit ihren schlanken Turmspitzen. Die Sarkophagen und Gräber, in der 38 dänische Könige und Königinnen ihre letzte Ruhe fanden, machen die Kirche zu etwas Besonderem. Nach lohnenswerter Pause fahren Sie anschließend entweder per Bahn zurück nach Køge (in Eigenregie) oder Sie nutzen das umfangreiche Radwegenetz und radeln zurück zum Hotel (89 km).
5. day Rest day in Koge
Today is at your free disposal. Use the time for a relaxing day at the beach or take a leisurely stroll through one of Denmark's most beautiful half-timbered towns. Enjoy your stay - the city exudes a lot of flair and is often used as a film set.
6. day The cliffs of Stevns Klint, approx. 44 km
Today a spectacular natural phenomenon lures, the cliffs of Stevns Klint. The massive rock formations belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the unique "fish tone", which provides the key to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. The breathtaking chalk coast can be hiked along the entire length. On a clear day you can watch the ships sailing towards Øresund from here. You can take the train from Rødvig back to Köge (on your own).
7. day Koge Departure
After breakfast, your wonderful cycle tour through the Copenhagen area comes to an end. If you want to extend the trip, we will be happy to help you.
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.
28.05. – 27.08.2023
bookable additional services
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the "Radial bike tour around Copenhagen"
Please find more information about the radial bike tour around Copenhage below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: +49 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train / long-distance bus:
You can travel to Copenhagen by train or with long-distance bus companies via Hamburg (via ICE, no bicycles can be transported, advance reservation required) or via Flensburg (via Danish IC, bicycles can be transported). From Copenhagen Central Station you can take the train to Køge in about 40 minutes
Arrival by plane:
There are numerous direct flights from Germany to Copenhagen, e.g. from Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.
Arrival by car:
You can easily reach Køge by car.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Free parking at the hotel in Køge possible, alternatively there is a free parking area near the train station. Depending on availability, pre-reservation is not possible.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle in flat to slightly hilly terrain with differences in altitude of up to approx. 150 m.
In Copenhagen you will find paved cycle paths throughout, a very well developed network.
On all day tours, over 90% of the bike paths are paved, only short sections are unpaved bike paths. All bike paths are paved.
Available rental bikes
There are 8-speed touring bikes with back pedal (women's or men's bike), 24-speed touring bikes with freewheel (women's or men's bike) and 7/8-speed electric bikes (unisex with low entry) with back pedal or with freewheel available.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
Any visitor's tax that may be incurred is not part of the travel price and must therefore be paid on site at the hotel.
In addition, the various train journeys take place independently:
- Train ride Copenhagen - Køge, approx. 10-15 € / person
- Train ride Helsingør - Køge, approx. 10-15 € / person
- Train journey Roskilde - Køge, approx. 10-15 € / person
- Train ride Rødvig – Køge, approx. 10-15 € / person
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.
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.
Køge is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Denmark. You can get an impression of the life of the people in Køge in the Middle Ages in the Køge Museum, which is housed in a listed building. The picturesque cityscape enchants with a large number of half-timbered houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Copenhagen has been named "Most Liveable City in the World" several times. Reasons for this include the exciting architecture that characterizes the Danish capital in many places, its many green spaces and the clean harbor, where you can even swim. The largest city in Scandinavia has retains a charming small-town atmosphere with its gabled houses, narrow streets and dainty turrets. Much of the city center is pedestrianized, there are strict anti-pollution policies and there are often more bicycles than cars on the streets. Green spaces - including the world-famous one Tivoli - is plentiful and in the summer pavement cafés and restaurants are very popular.
The little mermaid
"Den Lille Havfrue", the small bronze figure on Copenhagen's promenade "Langelinie" is not only the symbol of Copenhagen. It has now become the Danish national symbol.
Copenhagen abounds with royal palaces, monuments and regalia and is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.
Helsingør is located at the narrowest part of Øresund. One of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe can be found here: Kronborg Castle. It is particularly famous as the setting for William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The city of Roskilde is only around 30 kilometers west of Copenhagen and, with almost 47,000 inhabitants, is the second largest city on the Baltic Sea island of Zealand. The town center is situated on a slope above the Roskildefjord. The city is known for the Roskilde Music Festival, which has been held since 1971 and attracts around 120,000 spectators every year.
The cliffs of Stevns Klint
The cliffs of Stevns Klint are located in the south-east of Zealand, are about 15 kilometers long and rise up to 41 meters above sea level. The breathtaking chalk coast is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the unique "Fischton" and can be hiked along its entire length. The Fischton location is located between the layers of rock and provided evidence that an asteroid impact 66 million years ago was responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs on Earth. At Højerup you can see the Fish Clay just below the large limestone overhangs when you stand on the beach. Access to the beach area under the cliff is next to Højerup's old church, where you can also experience how the sea constantly gnaws at the coast.