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Bike tours in the land of “hygge”

What a cyclist's paradise! If you explore Denmark on two wheels, you can enjoy fantastic cycle paths with sea views, old castles in wide landscapes and hip cities such as Scandinavia's No. 1 metropolis, Copenhagen. Discover the North and Baltic Sea coasts with their pretty islands and small fjords, marvel at chalk-white coasts and rest on one of the seemingly endless sandy beaches. It won't be long before you've arrived: in the land of "hygge" - in the land of happiness.

  • Cycling holiday in one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in Europe
  • Seas, lakes, fjords - every journey touches water
  • Experience Scandinavia's liveliest city, Copenhagen
  • Cycling experiences over 2000 kilometers

Popular cycling tours in Denmark

Hey and welcome to Denmark

Denmark - the country of the happiest people in the world. A quarter of all around 6 million inhabitants live in the capital Copenhagen, which nestles directly on the Øresund. Everyone else lives on the sprawling Jutland peninsula or on one of the country's more than 1.400 islands, which make up almost half of the country's area. Many of the islands are real eldorados for cyclists and offer next to little car traffic and a good infrastructure untouched natural landscapes, pretty small towns and gorgeous beaches.  

Coastal road on Bornholm in sunshine

Our bike tours in Denmark let you discover almost all regions of the country - and take them to your heart. Whether at Island hopping in the Danish South Seas, on a cycling holiday on the Viking and Castle Island Zealand, during forays along the southern Baltic Sea coast on Jutland or at one Cycle tour through the green metropolitan area of ​​Copenhagen you will quickly feel the magic of Denmark and take on the lifestyle and warmth of the Northern Lights.

Speaking of lifestyle: If you really want to immerse yourself in the culture of the Danes, you should definitely visit one or the other during your cycling holiday in Denmark indulge in culinary seduction. The Danish is made for cyclists sandwiches,an artfully topped sandwich that you can get in many places straight to the hand. To the Lunch (light lunchtime snack) fits into Denmark savory hot dog, before heading into one of the restaurants on the waterline in the evening hearty fish dish follows the tradition of the Danes. In addition a Danish beer - you'll get it! More information about cycling holidays in Denmark can be found in the "Highlights" tab.

Larger cities on Denmark bike tours with the Mecklenburger Radtour are: Copenhagen, Nykøbing (Falster), Roskilde, Køge, Padborg, Sønderborg, Haderslev, Aabenraa, Helsingør.

There are 7 national long-distance cycle routes that lead through Denmark: The Danish Baltic Sea Cycle Route (820 kilometers), the Danish North Sea Cycle Route (560 kilometers), the Limfjord Route (610 kilometers), the Heerweg (450 kilometers), the Fjordweg (275 kilometers). ), the border route (130 kilometers) and the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle route (630 kilometers)

The quality of the approximately 12.000 kilometers of cycle paths in Denmark is excellent. In addition to well-developed paths, which are mostly asphalted or covered with gravel or sand, there are excellent signage. In larger cities like Copenhagen, but also in many smaller cities and towns, pedalists have their own lanes.

Cyclists can currently choose from a Offer of 15 bike tours Select. These include star tours, island hopping tours and cycle tours on long-distance cycle paths.

Danish Leutturm Hanstholm in nice weather

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Jutland - or: where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea

It is a stone's throw from northern Germany to Danish Jutland - only a few kilometers separate the two border towns of Flensburg and Padborg. The largest part of Denmark in terms of area perfect for cycle tour beginners. It stretches mercilessly flat from the German-Danish border in the south to the Skagerrak, around 400 kilometers further north - a strait where the Baltic Sea and the North Sea meet.

Discover real eye-catchers on the island of Jutland.
Discover real eye-catchers on the island of Jutland.

Many hundred kilometers of coastline, those of high and wide dune landscapes (on the North Sea) and skerry shores (on the Baltic Sea) offer the perfect backdrop for cycling adventures. In between, enchanted forests await and at regular intervals pretty little towns such as Sønderborg, Aabenraa or Aalborg, some of which still have German traces. Did you know that Southern Jutland was called Nordschleswig up until about a hundred years ago and belonged to Germany?

Funen: Welcome to the Garden Island

Magical Funen presents you with Denmark in miniature. More than 1.200 kilometers of cycle paths criss-cross the circular island, which is Denmark's third largest island. Ride along on small gravel roads steady water view by vast field landscapes and enjoy the wonderful flora of the popular holiday region. It is known for its extremely large plant and fruit tree splendor - and for fairytale castle gardens, of which you are guaranteed to see a few during your cycling holiday. Europe's most beautiful Egeskov moated castle with its magnificent gardens, the romantic Sanderumgaard Garden, which was one of the first of its kind in the entire country, or the Corinth Rhododendron Park are just a few Top Sights on the island of Funen.

Egeskow Castle on the island of Funen, Denmark
Egeskow Castle on the island of Funen, Denmark

Simply fantastic: on the way in the Danish South Seas

In southern Denmark, between the Jutland peninsula and the island of Funen, cyclists can enjoy a real South Seas feeling. Small islands line up close together and trump each other in their beauty and scenic diversity. Anyone who wants to experience a cycling holiday in Denmark and a lot of variety is in the Danish South Seas precisely. The islands of Ærø, Thurø, Tåsinge and Avernakø can hardly be better explored than by bike, as some of them are even car-free.

Panorama of the Danish town of Svaneke on the island of Bornholm on a summer day.

In one week, the entire island world can be easily explored by bike and ferry. Stroll around and visit rustic cafés, old half-timbered houses from the 17th or 18th century, cute towns with cobblestone streets and rolling hills. A visit to the archipelago's secret capital, Ærøskøbing, is a must when island hopping in Denmark. In the fairytale town, as it is often called, there are even supermarkets, post offices and clothes shops behind the green, overgrown facades of pretty brick houses and convey a very special flair to cyclists.

A world of its own: capital Copenhagen

Welcome to the capital of good humor! Year after year, Copenhagen takes first place in global rankings when it comes to quality of life. No wonder, lots of green parks and places canals and watercourses run through the city, alternative quarters like the so-called FreistadtChristiania - a state tolerated autonomous community - fascinate visitors and countless sights invite you to stop for photos.

Idyllic canal in the capital Copenhagen, Denmark

It is particularly striking that almost all of Copenhagen is on the road by bike. The conditions are right, thanks to separate bicycle lanes on the streets and an excellent network of cycle paths within the city. Even city tours are offered here on the saddle.

5 must-see sights for cyclists in Copenhagen:

  1. Nyhaven: Colorful old trading houses, in which cafés, restaurants and bars invite you to visit today, are lined up next to an old branch canal and historic sailing ships. The canal was built at the end of the 17th century by order of King Christian V and was the be-all and end-all of Copenhagen's trade for many centuries.
  2. Tivoli: Almost 5 million visitors annually visit the magical wonderland, which is located in the middle of the city. The amusement park is the second oldest in the world and will remain in your memory as one of the highlights of your cycling holiday with its colorful lights, green oases and uniquely staged rides.
  3. Rosenborg Castle: The former summer residence was the seat of the Danish royal family until 1720. Today, the country's greatest cultural treasures await in the wonderfully situated Rosenborg Castle. The Knights' Hall with its coronation throne and the famous Rosenborg tapestries is particularly worth seeing. They are supposed to represent the former victory of King Christian V over the Skånes in 1679.
  4. Strøget: Every visit to the city includes a stroll through the pedestrian zone. Chain your bike to one of Copenhagen's many bike parks and hit the city's biggest shopping district. While there are many fashion shops and shops with Danish furnishing accessories on the main mile, good restaurants, trendy pubs and small bakeries and cafés await you in the side streets - in which you can also find things that are known beyond the borders of Denmark sandwiches obtained.
  5. The little mermaid: or original "Den Lille Havfrue". Just over a meter tall, the bronze statue in Copenhagen harbor is one of the most photographed sights in Denmark. It goes back to the fairytale character of the same name by the well-known Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen. You can reach the landmark from the center of Copenhagen in a few minutes by bike. Just follow the shore promenade (Langelinie) north.

The gateway to the (real) north: the Öresund region

Beauty meets innovation, water meets land and Denmark meets Sweden in Öresund. All around the around8 km wide straitby the longest cable-stayed bridge in the worldis spanned, discover a best of Scandinavian culture and nature. Not only typical Swedish dishes are waiting here Archipelago landscapes, wide forest ranges and rocky coastal idylls for cycling holidaymakers, but also cities worth experiencing such as Copenhagen and Malmö as well as the sister cities Helsingør and Helsingborg.

View of Helsingborg City Hall from Stortorget Squarein Helsingborg, Sweden

In lively Helsingør, a cyclist's rest at the imposing Kronborg Slot should definitely be planned. the former fortress once formed the backdrop for Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlets', that prince of Denmark. The ferry takes you to Helsingborg in Sweden, which can be reached within 20 minutes. The ninth largest city in the largest Scandinavian country can score with several superlatives: due to a very committed city tour Helsingborg as one of the most innovative cities in Europe, plus a beautifully preserved town center and a shopping street that was the first in Sweden to be pedestrianized.

Additional services included - for a relaxed bike tour in Denmark

With our exclusive bike tours we offer you convenient additional services at no extra cost to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We take care of your physical, physical and mental well-being and ensure that you experience an unforgettable holiday.

Comfortable accommodation in Denmark

Allhotels are clean and well-groomed and have one shower or bath. In all accommodation you will receive a rich breakfast. So you start the day well nourished and can look forward to your daily excursions.

All hotels offer a rich breakfast.
All hotels offer a rich breakfast.

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

So that you can travel freely throughout the day, we transport your luggage from hotel to hotel. So you don't have to worry and you can enjoy the fantastically beautiful nature of the Baltic Sea coast.

We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.
We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.

Individual bike tour in Denmark

All bike tours are individual trips without a guide. So you have no stress and cycle the stages at your own pace. Take breaks according to your taste. This gives you the opportunity to stay longer in certain places and to stroll through the numerous towns. Enjoy your bike tour to the fullest!

Travel documents with tips for daily planning

In our extensive travel documents you will find detailed suggestions and tips for planning the day. Of course, you can also completely deviate from it and plan something of your own. The only important thing is that you arrive at your destination or your accommodation in the evening.

You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.
You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.

Rent bikes and on the spot in case of breakdown

Of course you have the possibility Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented from us for a fee. In the event of a flat tire or other complications, we are always happy to help and advise you. You can reach us via our service hotline + 49 (0) 3831 30676-0.

Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!
Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!

Did you know that 90 percent of all Danes own a bicycle, but only 40 percent own a car? In other words: Almost all of Denmark moves on two wheels. There could be a few reasons for this:

(Almost) always perfect for bike trips: the weather in Denmark

Denmark's climate is similar to northern Germany - but with less rainfall. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea ensure year-round mild temperatures, which during the cycling season between April and October during the day mostly between 15 and 25 degrees centigrade. Due to the flat country, the highest mountain of which only reaches 172 meters, there are only rarely days that are completely rainy.

Sunset at the Baltic Sea in the most beautiful weather

Denmark is committed to climate neutrality

Denmark's capital Copenhagen is showing the way – the rest of the country should follow suit: since 2009, Copenhageners, who make up a quarter of the total population, have been working on making their city CO2-neutral. Accordingly, sustainable projects and ideas are strongly promoted and residents are called upon to choose sustainable forms of mobility. The goal is very popular with the population: Copenhagen is to be the first city in the country to be climate-neutral by 2023, and even CO2025-negative by 2. Do as the Danes do and explore Denmark by bike! 

View of Copenhagen with the river in the foreground

Safe on the bike

Denmark thinks ahead - that can be said for urban and regional development in particular. Cyclists also benefit from this. That more than 10.000 kilometers long cycle path network is almost entirely in perfect condition and well signposted. There are also many cycle routes in Denmark clearly separated from car traffic are and last but not least one impressive landscape experience to guarantee. The reason for the happiness of cyclists is simple: Since almost every Dane owns a bicycle and likes to use it frequently in everyday life, bicycle streets, cycle paths and urban bicycle lanes are taken into account from the outset when planning the city and landscape. That creates security and family friendliness.

Tip: Make sure your bike has solid tires and a good profile. More than half of all Danish cycle paths are well paved. However, there are many more that come up with rocky gravel or sandy surfaces.

Happy group of cyclists in a typical Danish landscape.

Accommodation for cyclists

Large hotel chains are hard to find in Denmark outside of larger cities. But the Mecklenburger Radtour on a cycling holiday in Denmark small hotels and guesthouses in loving private hands and management, next to it Accommodation in old castles, mansions or former country estates. At the end of a varied day on the bike, experience the Cordiality and hospitality of the Danes and the charm of their red and white flagged houses.

Comwell Sorö on Bornholm

The perfect stage in Denmark

Cycling holidays in Denmark are not least because of one flat elevation profile and well-developed cycle paths a real treat. You are making good progress accordingly. Despite one or the other rest on the beach, little strolls through town and intense enjoyment of nature average trained cyclists master daily stages of 50 to 80 kilometers without any problems. All cycle tours in Denmark Mecklenburger Radtour based on this size.

Arrival times and options from Germany

From Hamburg you can reach the south of Denmark (Jutland) by car in around 2 hours. You can also reach the islands of Funen and Falster in 2 to 3 hours - but by ferry. The so-called Vogelfluglinie (Puttgarden-Rødby) runs from the island of Fehmarn every 30 minutes. The capital Copenhagen and the Öresund region can be reached by car and ferry from Hamburg in around 5 hours. All ferry connections are operated by the shipping company Scandlines

From Berlin, it is best to use the Rostock-Gedser ferry connection operated by the Scandlines shipping company. The shipping company's modern ships, powered by hybrid technology, cross the strait between Germany and Denmark several times a day in two hours. Including the ferry passage, you can reach Danish land from the German capital in 4 to 5 hours. From Berlin to Copenhagen you need about 7 hours.

You can also travel easily and conveniently with Deutsche Bahn. For example, there are several times a day from Hamburg to Copenhagen without changing trains. Depending on the connection, the travel time is 5 to 8 hours.

All cycle tours in Denmark
 

Famous Nyhavn harbor in the center of Copenhagen, in the Danish summer sun with Danish flag in the foreground
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Great Zealand round trip from Køge

Whether shopping, strolling, a visit to Tivoli or a short walk to the old harbor with the little mermaid, you will be captivated by the special charm of the Danish capital and will look forward to the coming days of your Zealand tour...

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 255 - 275 km
travel code
DAN 04 KO

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The old town of Malmo with its cute little streets
From €1.245

Oresund Bike Tour (8 days)

Your journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen and further along the "Golden Coast" in Denmark. You pass fantastic landscapes with beautiful sandy beaches and wild nature. Also charming seaside towns and bustling towns…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 255 - 261 km
travel code
SWE 04

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Happy group of cyclists in a typical Danish landscape.
From €899

Danish Baltic Coast Discovery Tour

On this cycle tour you cycle along the Baltic Sea coast from Rostock to Copenhagen, Denmark. Beach, sea air and sea scent are your constant companions. Discover the coasts of the Danish islands of Falster, Møn and Zealand as well as the capital…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 324 - 356 km
travel code
DAN 01

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Frontal view from Hammershus on Bornholm in the Baltic Sea
From €819

Bornholm Variations

These trips are suitable for all guests whose journey to the ferry port in Mukran is not too long. The daily departure from the island of Rügen is around noon. From Bornholm the ferry starts back in the morning. So it is possible to tell the time on…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 173 - 239 km
travel code
BOR 05

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Panorama of the Danish town of Svaneke on the island of Bornholm on a summer day with a view of the granite rocks and houses with red roofs
From €899

Island paradise Bornholm (from/to Stralsund)

Bornholm is a small paradise for cyclists and offers Scandinavian landscapes in miniature like from a picture book. Forests, meadows, lakes, farms, fishing villages, smokehouses, rocky coasts, sandy beaches and dune landscapes. The whole island…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 141 - 156 km
travel code
BOR 02

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two cyclists in the cornfield
From €1.499

Cycle route Berlin – Copenhagen

Just the right thing for globetrotters - a bike tour from Berlin to Copenhagen. The international Berlin-Copenhagen long-distance cycle route guides cyclists through northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. Experience two fascinating…

Duration
11 days
Length
approx. 418 - 640 km
travel code
BER 01

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From €639

Sterntour Seeland's eventful north

Four fantastic stages await you on this star tour. Discover royal palaces and modern art in one tour. Visit the Danish Versailles, the Fredensborg and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. In the Kronburg Fortress in…

Duration
6 days
Length
approx. 140 - 193 km
travel code
ST DAN 05

From €998

Bornholm and Ruegen

Have you always wanted to combine a bike tour with a small Baltic Sea cruise and two islands? Then you can do that with Bornholm and Rügen. First discover the Danish island of Bornholm with its Scandinavian charm and then the island…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 201 - 277 km
travel code
BOR 50

From €799

Star tours Bornholm island

Bornholm is a small paradise for cyclists and offers Scandinavian landscapes in miniature like from a picture book. The whole island is developed with bike paths. Cycle around the island on the Coastal Cycle Path and take…

Duration
6 days
Length
approx. 159 - 199 km
travel code
BOR 30

From €789

North Zealand

Are you interested in Vikings, Hamlet, as well as Danish palaces and castles? Then don't miss this tour! Discover the Danish Versailles, the Fredensborg and the Museum of Modern Art. Rounding off the…

Duration
7 days
Length
approx. 235 - 245 km
travel code
DAN 09

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