Historically, Zealand was the playground of Danish royalty and even the Vikings. It's easy to see why. Denmark's largest island offers an abundance of beautiful beaches, thick forests and magnificent coastal panoramas which today makes it equally attractive for local Danes to escape here to unwind. This self guided cycling exploration of the island will take you from the nation's capital on a clockwise exploration of Zealand's stunning natural landscapes as well as the many Stone Age and Viking relics that are scattered across the peninsula. Experience a medieval market square and Denmark's oldest court house in Køge, relax on the white sandy beaches or discover the ubiquitous art galleries in Karesbaekstorp. Try freshly smoked fish from a smokehouse, delight in the island of flowers at Gavnø Castle, experience Viking relics like the World Heritage Trelleborg fortress or visit the World Heritage listed Roskilde cathedral where the tombs of Danish royalty are preserved. The options are many and you can experience them as you wish on this Danish self guided cycle adventure.
DAY 1 Arrive Copenhagen DAY 2 Cycle to Køge (49km / 30.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle to one of Zealand's oldest towns, Naestved (58km / 36mi) DAY 4 Cycle through the Great Belt to Korsør (62km / 38.5mi) DAY 5 Cycle via the Viking inspired town of Trelleborg to Kalundborg (60km / 37mi) DAY 6 Cycle to the coast and fjords of Roskilde (69km / 43mi) DAY 7 Optional visit to Tivoli Gardens, return by bike to Copenhagen (42km / 26mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes in Copenhagen
Sundays from 11 Jun to 27 Aug
high season supplement applies to departures from 18 Jun to 20 Aug.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights comfortable hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *rental bike with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *luggage transfer to each hotel *information pack including route notes and maps (one set per room), GPS data on request *emergency hotline