Copenhagen and North Zealand

A small island with so much to discover

This wonderful journey begins and ends in the cycling capital of Europe. Whether it's the Royal Palace, the Little Mermaid, or perhaps the world's longest pedestrian zone, Copenhagen has much to offer for exploration. Equally captivating is the coastal area to the north of the capital, where castles and palaces are interspersed with natural sandy beaches, creating a picturesque route for cyclists. Embark on this cycling tour to uncover the beauty of this Danish region.

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Details of the Copenhagen and North Zealand Cycle Tour

Cycling around North Zealand is an exhilarating adventure through a region that effortlessly marries natural beauty, rich history, and a cyclist's paradise. Located in Denmark, North Zealand, or Nordsjælland in Danish, offers an enchanting blend of coastal splendour, charming villages, and cultural treasures. 

Helsingor, Roskilde, and Hillerod are three charming Danish towns, each offering unique experiences. Helsingor, with its iconic Kronborg Castle, is steeped in history and is the legendary setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Roskilde boasts the renowned Viking Ship Museum and a stunning cathedral, making it a cultural and historical gem. Meanwhile, Hillerod is characterized by the majestic Frederiksborg Castle, surrounded by a picturesque lake, offering a tranquil escape in a scenic setting. These towns showcase Denmark's rich heritage, blending history, culture, and natural beauty.

Highlights of the Copenhagen and North Zealand cycling holiday

  • Copenhagen: Often considered the "cycling capital of Europe," boasts an extensive network of bike lanes and a bike-friendly culture, making it a perfect starting point for cycling enthusiasts.

  • The Royal Palace and the iconic Little Mermaid statue: These are among the city's most famous attractions. Copenhagen is known for having one of the world's longest pedestrian zones, offering a unique urban experience for pedestrians and cyclists alike.

  • Coastal towns: The coastal area to the north of Copenhagen offers a diverse landscape, with charming castles and palaces nestled along the route, providing a glimpse into Denmark's royal history.

  • Excellent cycling: Cyclists can enjoy the natural beauty of sandy beaches along the coast while exploring this scenic part of Denmark.

  • Roskilde: A historic city located just 30 kilometres west of Copenhagen, is a captivating gem in Denmark's cultural tapestry. With its origins dating back to the Viking Age, Roskilde is a place where the past seamlessly blends with the present.

Things to know about the Copenhagen and North Zealand cycle route

On the whole, an easy bike tour through flat and slightly hilly landscapes. Mostly dedicated cycle paths and small side roads without much traffic. Only in the respective cities, you'll have to expect a little more traffic.

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Tour information
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 310 km
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The Danish capital has a lot to offer. You can stroll through the historic city center or visit the famous Tivoli amusement park.


You leave Copenhagen heading north. Today's stage follows the Öresund, the strait between Zealand in Denmark and Skåne in Sweden. Always with a view of the Baltic Sea, you will quickly reach the famous Bellevue lido. A dip in the cool water will refresh you. In Helsingør, a visit to Kronborg Castle is worthwhile. Alternatively, take the ferry for a short trip to Helsingborg on the Swedish side.


Take some time to visit the old harbour town of Helsingør before continuing your cycle tour. The coastal resorts of Hornbæk and Gilleleje will charm you and invite you to relax. The rest of the route takes you away from the coast and inland.

You will pass extensive nature reserves and small lakes. Impressed by the numerous contrasts, you will reach your destination for the day in Hillerød. Visit Frederiksborg Castle or simply treat yourself to a good glass of wine at the hotel - both are a crowning conclusion to the day.


You cycle back to the coast. The small idyllic villages of Tisvildeleje and Liseleje, along with numerous beaches, exude their charm. Today's stage destination is Højby. This picturesque little town lies on the opposite side of the Isefjord, and the ferry ticket to Rørvig is included.

On the Odsherred peninsula, you are practically never far from the sea, the dunes, and the beautiful salty sea air. You will find the most beautiful sandy beaches there. But today's cycling stage also has a lot to offer: Always along the coast of the Isefjord, Lammefjord, and Holbækfjord, breathtaking impressions await you. The harbour town of Holbæk was first mentioned in 1199. The Evangelical Lutheran St. Nikolai Church is worth a visit.

Today, you begin your journey south along the Isefjord. Green meadows and charming villages await you. The final stretch of your route leads along the bay of Roskilde. Roskilde Cathedral welcomes you from afar.

Since the early 15th century, the cathedral has served as the preferred burial church of the Danish royal family and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The Viking Ship Museum is also well worth a visit.

The final stage takes you directly back to the starting point of your cycling tour, the Danish capital Copenhagen. From Albertslund, you can utilize the super-fast cycle route C99, which guides you to the city centre with minimal traffic. In the afternoon, there is still ample time to explore the city at your own pace. During a leisurely stroll, you can reflect on all the wonderful impressions from your cycling tour through North Zealand.

Your tour will finish in Copenhagen after breakfast. You can extend your stay or return home.

Route information

Overall, this is an easy bike tour through flat and gently rolling landscapes, which is characteristic of cycling in Denmark. You will predominantly encounter dedicated cycle paths and small side roads with minimal traffic. However, it's important to note that in the respective cities, such as Copenhagen, you may encounter slightly heavier traffic conditions. Denmark is known for its excellent cycling infrastructure, making it a fantastic destination for cyclists of all levels.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights. All bookings are ABTA-protected.

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Place of arrival: Copenhagen
  Season 1
01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Copenhagen and North Zealand, DK-DKRKK-08X
Base price
Half board upgrade 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 389.00
Single room surcharge 529.00

Hotel information: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Season 1
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Copenhagen and North Zealand, DK-DKRKK-08X
Base price
Half board upgrade 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Single room surcharge

Hotel information: 3*** and 4**** hotels

21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
Unisex E-Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
7-Speed Unisex Bike
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information



  • Overnight stays as listed
    Luggage transfer
    Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
    1 ferry ticket from Hundested to Rørvig incl. bike
    Service hotline


  • In the case of half board, dinner (usually several courses, some outside the accommodation with value voucher).
Travel information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Copenhagen Airport
  • Copenhagen train station
  • Partial parking garages at the hotels, costs approx. € 37,- / day, no reservation possible

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax, if due, is not included in the travel price!