6 days
  • self guided cycle
  • 3-4 star hotels





Trip Code: SOG7885

Trip highlights

  • Stress free cycling on mostly dedicated cycle ways through northern Zealand, ideal for families
  • Relaxing at Bellevue beach on the outskirts of Copenhagen
  • Exploring castles and cathedrals and appreciating the regions rich maritime history
  • Feasting on fresh seafood including smoked fish

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. This self guided cycling exploration of the island will take you from the nation's capital on an anticlockwise exploration of northern 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 Kronborg Castle, known as Hamlets Elsinore, relax on famous Bellevue Beach with its Arne Jacobsen designed lifeguard towers on Copenhagen's northern outskirts. Try freshly smoked fish from a smokehouse, delight in the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia, Frederiksborg Castle, visit the World Heritage listed Roskilde with its Viking museum and marvel at the 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, ideal for families.

Trip Grading

introductory to moderate

More info about grading system

Whether you begin your tour strolling through town to the old harbour with its Little Mermaid, taking a canal boat trip, visiting design and antique shops or enjoying a drink and dinner at Nyhavn, the charm of Denmark’s capital will put you in the mood for the coming days. Most places of interest are easily accessible on foot, by bus or by bike in Copenhagen and it is definitely worth staying longer in this beautiful city, either before or after your cycle trip. In the evening (7pm) there will be a welcome meeting and bike handover with our representative. This is your opportunity to test your bike and ask any questions you may have about your upcoming cycle journey.

Meals:  Nil

Take some time to visit the old port city of Helsingør before continuing your bike ride. The coastal resorts of Hornbæk and Gilleleje will charm you and offer a great location for a mid-morning coffee. Later the route takes you away from the coast and past extensive nature reserves and small lakes en route to Helsinge or Hillerød. In Hillerød you can visit Frederiksborg Castle, based around a lake and baroque gardens, which is considered the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia.

Meals:  Nil

Today you cycle along a coastal route that takes you past the small idyllic villages of Tisvildeleje and Liseleje as well as numerous beaches to reach your destination, Højby. The town is located on the opposite side of the Isefjord. The ferry ticket to cross to Rørvig is included in the trip cost. Today you can choose between 2 options. One variant takes you back to the coast, where the small idyllic villages Tisvildeleje and Liseleje as well as numerous beaches exude their charm. Another route can take you inland via city of Frederiksværk to today's destination - Hundested or Højby. The latter is located on the opposite side of the Isefjord. The ferry ticket to Rørvig is included.

Meals:  Nil

Cycling along the Odsherred peninsula you will always be close to the sea, dunes and salty air as you cycle past numerous beaches. Enjoy the breathtaking views all along the coast of Isefjord, Lammefjord and Holbækfjord. Today's destination is the port city of Holbæk, first mentioned in 1199. Here we recommend visiting the Protestant-Lutheran Church of St Nikolai.

Meals:  Nil

Today you will start south along the Isefjord, discovering green meadows and small charming villages. The last part leads along the bay of Roskilde, before the Cathedral of Roskilde welcomes you from afar. Since the early 15th century many Danish royal family members have been buried here and it is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. A visit to the Viking Ship Museum is also recommended. Overnight in or near Roskilde.

Meals:  Nil

Today you will head back to the starting point of your tour, the Danish capital Copenhagen. From Albertslund you have access to the high-speed cycle route number C99, which leads you almost without traffic into the city center. In the afternoon there is enough time for you to explore the city on your own.

Meals:  Nil


  • 7 breakfasts - buffet style with breads, spreads, cheese, often meats and cereals, coffee, tea, juice
  • 7 nights comfortable 3 to 4 star hotels on a twinshare basis with ensuite facilities
  • 21 speed rental bike with handlebar bag, panniers (water repellent), lock and repair kit (premium and electric bikes available on request - supplement applies). Bike rental insurance included
  • Luggage transfer to each hotel - max 20kgs per item
  • Information pack including route notes and GPS Tracks - one per room booked.
  • Emergency hotline - 7 days, 8am to 8pm
  • Ferry ticket from Hundested to Rørvig (including bike)

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Copenhagen
  • Lunch and dinner daily
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Helmets (not available for rent)
  • Accommodation tax - payable locally

Bike information


introductory to moderate  

INTRODUCTORY TO MODERATE - Grade 2 This trip involves 6 days cycling along cycle paths and backroads with minimal car traffic (except in larger towns). Leaving Copenhagen the way is on dedicated cycle roads. The cycling distance is from 45km to approximately 65km / 28 to 40mi per day - distances are given as a guide and will vary according to the town and accommodation you are booked into. While the terrain is quite flat, there can be quite strong winds at times. This trip requires a reasonable to good level of fitness. Suitable for capable children - kids bikes are available and also trailers / trail-a-bikes. E-bikes and premium road bikes are available for a supplement.

Departure dates

Saturday and Sunday from 3 Jun to 27 Aug

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Options & Supplements*
  • Premium bike - SupplementUSD$80
  • Surcharge to start on a weekday (Mon - Fri) - ppUSD$180
  • E-Bike SupplementUSD$180
  • Single SupplementUSD$600
  • Child aged 3-11 sharing with 2 adultsUSD$1460
  • Child aged 12-17 sharing with 2 adultsUSD$1630
*Prices listed are per person

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