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Cycling in Denmark
Denmark In A Nutshell
The ordinariness of Denmark's countryside is more than made up for by Copenhagen, possibly Europe's most cycle friendly city. It's also nice to be in a Scandinavian country without having to tap up Wonga just to buy a bun.
When I Went To Denmark
23rd - 26th July 2013
Where I Went
As Denmark is mostly flat, the scenery is hidden unless you are spectacularly tall. The coast road from Helsingor to Copenhagen was pretty though.
Denmark's Road Quality
The roads are fine but you'll hardly ever be on them given the amount of very good cycle paths. The network is second only to that in the Netherlands.
Denmark's Accommodation & Costs
My two campsites, one of which was in the centre of Copenhagen, were €10 and €11.
After the financial horror of Sweden, it was nice to finally be able to afford a beer.
Absolutely every person I talked to spoke excellent English.
Reasons To Go To Denmark
Easy, safe riding, attractive coastline, Copenhagen.
What Others Say About Denmark
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I am a Brit cyclist living in Denmark for the past 13 years. Contrary to popular belief, Denmark is not flat, it is undulating, in parts. Most Danes cycle or have family members who cycle and are respectful of cyclists. All road traffic must give way to cyclists. So none of this stop at every road junction nonsense for us. The cycle path system is superb and most roads outside of the cities are quiet. All churchyards have taps and many have toilets. The North Sea cycle route on the West coast is windy and boring - the wind comes from the South. The Haervejen cycle route runs through the middle of the country and is interesting and well-marked. Denmark has great beaches wherever you go. There are plenty of free camping shelters. Ask at the tourist offices. They are well-arranged for cyclists.
Anonymous (March 2015)
I have done some cycling in Denmark, as I am born and live in Denmark. If anyone would like to go for a very beautiful tour I can really recommend the island of Funen, especially the southern part. From the town of Assens and then follow the coast. There are marked cycling paths all the way. Very easy going. If you like wild camping I suggest getting the book "Overnat i det fri", avaliable at every tourist office around Denmark. This book shows shelters and campsites that are mostly free and many of them are located in the most beautiful places. A must-visit is the most northern part of Funen, called Fyns Hoved (The head of Funen). Recently there has been built a shelter with the most amazing view over the sea. I stayed there one night this summer and really want to go back again.
Marianne (Oct 2014)
Your Opinions & Questions
Have you cycled in Denmark? Tell me what you think and I'll include your comments here. Also, if you have a blog, web site or Facebook page that includes an account of your trip, send me the URL and I'll include a link below. Include your name if you want your comment to be attributed to you. Or do you have a question about Denmark? Ask me and if I can answer it I'll add the information to the page.
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