Sunny paradise Bornholm
Enjoy Bornholm, the small Danish paradise for cyclists. Bornholm offers Scandinavian landscapes in miniature like a picture book. The complete island is subdued by bike paths. You cycle on bike trails along the coast line round the island. Only 40 km wide and 30 km long is Bornholm, but more varied than any other part of Denmark. Discover wonderful white beaches and dunes in the south and the wild granite cliffs in the north. The country is crossed by forests and heathens. On your bike you marvel at such important cultural treasures as the medieval castle ruins Hammershus or spectacular landscapes such as the Helligdomsklippen. Like pearls on a chain, Bornholm's picturesque towns and villages line up, almost all of them by the sea. They often shine in bright colors, showing a lot of half-timber and wonderful floral decoration.
1. day Arrival Rügen/Mukran + Ferry Rønne
Travellers are responsible for their own transportation to the ferry harbour in Mukran and for loading their luggage and bikes onto the ferry. From there, it is a 3½ hour ferry ride to Bornholm’s tranquil capital, Rønne. In Rønne our representative will greet you. Your rental bikes will be provided at the first hotel.
2. day Rønne - Allinge/Sandkas 28 – 30 km
Look forward to the western part of Bornholm with its spectacular cliffs and the village of Hasle. The city has become famous for its smoked fish, which you should not miss! Rugged cliffs, pristine forests, crystal clear lakes and fine sandy beaches - everything will cross your way. Past the magnificent castle ruins Hammershus, which sit enthroned on a cliff above the Baltic Sea, you cycle to Allinge or Sandkas.
3. day Trip to North Bornholm 15 – 27 km
Discover today the northern tip of Bornholm with the Hammeren, a beautiful nature reserve. Enjoy Sandvig's beach and marvel at the petroglyphs in and around Sandvig. They emanate from the first inhabitants of the island and are said to be 2,500 years old. The granite surfaces and a visit to the venerable harbor hotel will impress you as well. This white building is situated at the small harbor and rewards its guests with a magnificent view over the Baltic Sea.
4. day Allinge/Sandkas - Svaneke/Balka 28 – 41 km
Cycle along the coast to Gudhjem and visit the art museum there. A slight detour to the cliffs of Heeligdomskliperne is a must. The smokehouses and the small harbour define the town of Gudhjem. Continue along the coast through several small fishing villages until you reach Svaneke. Spend the night in Svaneke or Balka.
5. day Round trip Paradiesberge 35 – 40 km
Discover today the impressive church of Øesterlar, one of the oldest sacral buildings on the island (built in 1150). With 3 floors and massive outer walls, the church used to be a fortified place of refuge for the Bornholmers. Before your return, you should enjoy the fantastic view from the lookout tower Rytterknegten.
6. day Svaneke/Balka - Rønne 43 – 51 km
Along the east coast you cycle to Nexø, which is characterized by its harbor. A harmonious mixture of old and young, harbor environment and some hustle and bustle on the marketplace awaits you. Stroll through the small shops and stop in one of the nice cafes and restaurants, before you follow the bike path through wide fields and meadows to the flower city Aakirkeby. Visit the imposing and oldest stone church on the island, before cycling on to Rønne.
7. day Ferry Rønne – Rügen/Mukran
After breakfast you will take the ferry back to Mukran and depart from there.
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.
13.06. – 10.07.2020
09.08. – 22.08.2020
11.07. – 08.08.2020
bookable additional nights
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- luggage transport (only from/to Rønne harbour)
- ferry Mukran – Rønne and Rønne - Mukran
- personal welcome at the ferry in Rønne
- individuell adjustment for rental bikes
- travel documents incl. maps and describtions
- GPS-tracks on request
- 7-days hotline service
Worth knowing about the bike tour Bornholm
Please find more information about the bike tour Bornholm below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
You can arrive by train to Sassnitz main station and travel further by bus (line 20) or taxi to the harbour of Mukran.
You will find a long stay parking space at Passagierterminal (Terminal 1), approx. 6,00 € per day/car.
Condition of cycle paths
In the islands' south you will find flat and in north hilly stages. The bike paths are asphaltic most of the time but you will cycle on some idyllic paths through forests as well. The coast line bike trail is signposted very well.
Available rental bikes
We provide ladies’s and men's bicycles either with 8-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 24-speed gear shift and freeweehl by Kettler or Kalkhoff. Electric bikes are available on request.
Please note: If you bring your own bike, you have to bring the bike and your luggage to the ferry on your own (Distance: 1 km).
For booking your ferry tickets your date of birth is necessary. Please inform us with your booking.
If you want to bring your own bike, you have to bring your bike and your luggage to the ferry on your own (distance 1 km).
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.
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.
The port town of Rønne is located in western Bornholm and is the capital of the island. Besides its beautiful old town Rønne has many attractions to offer. The Store Torv (the marketplace) is the lively center of the town and on both sides of the city beautiful beaches invite you to linger.
Castle ruin Hammershus
The imposing castle ruins Hammershus is located on the northwestern tip of Bornholm on a cliff approx. 70 m above the sea. It is considered to be one of the largest castle ruins in northern Europe. Here you can experience the history of the island vividly.
Nature reserve Hammerknuden
The nature reserve at the northern tip of Bornholm invites with many hiking trails for a walk. Worth a visit the lighthouse Hammerfyr (also called Store Fyr), which offers a great view over the Baltic Sea. In the south of Hammerknuden (or Hammeren) you will find the medieval fortification Hammerhus. Worth seeing is the crystal lake on the plateau and the Opalsee with a 290 m long cable car as well.
The Sanctuary Cliffs are one impressive rock formation. Weather and surf have built an impressive, rugged landscape of columns and grottos out of the massive Bornholm granite. Some caves are within walking distance, but there are also boat trips available. The entire coast is under nature conservation.
The smallest town in Denmark is characterized by colorful gardens, steep streets and the typical red tiled roofs. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and lively coast towns on Bornholm. Due to its variety of old half-timbered houses and the harbor its is one of the most popular resorts on the island.
Stroll through the picturesque Old Town with half-timbered houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and be enchanted by the medieval cityscape. Take a look at the Svaneke Bolcher (candy factory) and its production, where delicious candies are still made by hand. In addition to the candy factory you will find other special traditional houses such as the brewery, the ice cream store or the chocolate store at the Torv (market place).