Practical info on groups

Info on groups

Practicalities regarding our tours. Every tour is different, so feel free to contact us for other questions or requests at kontakt@becopenhagen.dk.

  • Food/drinks/picnic

    beCopenhagen bike tour cafe stop 13-09-10 DSC_1263beCopenhagen me-mover tour cafe stopA soft drink or bottled water to bring on our tours is always included. Stopping at a cool café for a cold beer/wine/soda/hot drinks and a snack is always great, and there are lots of cool places that we can reach on any route.

     

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    As cool as it is to sit in on a café halfway on a tour, it’s even more cool to sit down outside in a square or a park and have a picnic before continuing the ride.

    We provide small lunch bags with sandwiches or the famous Danish smørrebrød (open faced rye bread sandwich) and a variety of drinks. We bring a tablecloth and tableware or we ‘set the table’ ahead as a surprise.

    beCopenhagen beer tasting tour A tasting of Danish beer on the harbour front is always a success.

    Lunch or dinner on a restaurant is yet another great option before, during, or after the tour. There are so many options, and we have a few favorites, that is suitable, also from a practical view. Let us help you choose and organize the booking.

  • Transportation of bikes and me-movers

    Versatility is a great quality when organizing events for groups.

    It’s possible to start a tour one place, say at a conference center, and end it at another, say at a restaurant.

    Be aware that such an arrangement involves a level of logistics – that comes at a price. We charge for the transportation of bikes and me-movers, but it also reduces the flexibility we ca otherwise achieve when starting at our base camp. Here we can switch bikes or helmets if needed, guests can leave luggage/stuff here, and use our restroom and WiFi and so forth.

    Our location is very downtown with plenty of high- and low-end eating options just around the corner, so it’s easy to pick a restaurant or café within 5 minutes walk.

  • Equipment

    Our own equipment covers:

    If more bikes are needed simultaneously we’ll use our partners that rent out bikes. We are the only part in Copenhagen with more than a few me-movers, so there’s a definite limit to the capacity for tours on me-movers.

  • Group sizes

    Our group sizes are per guide max 15 participants, but under some circumstances 20.

    For larger groups we join forces with our partners in ActiveCopenhagen, a network of high quality activity operators.

    beCopenhagen tour group size A group size between 5 and 15 is ideal for a dynamic, yet personal experience for the group. Larger groups are less personal and are slower through the streets. They are more cumbersome for both guests and guide, and they result in more waiting time.

    In cases when groups are larger than 15 – 20 persons we suggest to divide it in smaller groups. These go independently with each their guide on similar routes – or maybe on very different routes to make a good subject for the dinner conversation after the tour. Another option is to take one group after the other.

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    For groups that are too large for us to handle on our own, a combination of activities is a great option.

  • Can I ride a me-mover?

    We noticed that people with newly replaced hips or completely worn out knees had some difficulties. But also that these people made it and joined the tours. The best indication is your ability to ride a normal bicycle and your general mobility. If you watch the video below and think you can, that’s also our best bet.

    And if it fails after all, you can always join the tour on one of our bikes instead.

    In case your husband just returned from another skiing resort with a broken leg, we will be happy to help you find a rickshaw or another appropriate transportation we can use to bring him on the tour.

  • Do we need special clothing or equipment?

    Only clothes according to weather. And – alright – sometimes it rains in Denmark. But unless in the event of a natural disaster we will carry out the tours, so we expect you to dress appropriately for the current weather. We do have a few sets of rain wear if you forgot – and for the record: never trust a Danish weather forecast!

    Copenhageners bike in everything from ball dresses to swim suites, so feel free to wear what you feel is comfortable.

    Special for me-movers

    You can wear any comfortable dress, that you would also use for a bike tour. However for a me-mover tour you should consider your footwear, because your feet will fit under an open pedal strap.

    Bring flat, sneakers-like shoes  and leave the high heels behind in our base camp during the tour. No open sandals or ballerina-like shoes, and no big advanced buckles.

  • What on earth is a me-mover?!

    The me-mover is a unique step bike on three wheels. It is invented and under ongoing development in Copenhagen.

    First in the world! we offer you this very special and dynamic driving pleasure on a sightseeing tour or for a team or class activity.

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    What a great and novel way to see Copenhagen. After a few minutes practicing on the me-movers we were on our way round Copenhagen, stopping at several points of interest.
    The me-movers were great fun, much preferred for us than a hop on/off bus tour.
    Thanks again for showing us round such a beautiful city.

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    But… can we ride it?

    The short answer is ‘Yes, you can do it!‘ Unless you have special disabilities or a mental barrier, it’s our claim that anyone can ride the me-mover.

    It’s a new sensation for most people, so it will most likely present you with a little challenge the very first time you step up. Initially it feels weird, and that’s part of the fun!

    Riding a me-mover is not really comparable to anything else, something in between cycling, skiing and walking. Kids and young people tend to pick it up right away, as do anyone with some experience on ski and skateboards or with some similar balance skills.

    After a brief instruction you’ll try it out.

    “I’ll never learn it!”

    … is (to be honest) the immediate reaction from some.

    BUT: despite this first reaction, the big majority of those is doing great within 5 minutes.  A few need another 5 minutes, but we’ll make sure everyone is comfortable before starting.

    beCopenhagen-me-mover-demoAs we go you’ll quickly feel more confident and suddenly you’ll find it completely natural and notice that you stopped thinking about what you are doing.

    The me-mover is great fun, it’s a cool and dynamic way to move, and it’s very socializing, as you and your friends/family/colleagues share a special experience and laughs.

     

    For those who try and give up for one reason or the other, we’ll find a bike, so no one is left behind.

    Footwear on a me-mover

    You can wear any comfortable dress, that you would also use for a bike tour. However for a me-mover tour you should consider your footwear, because your feet will fit under an open pedal strap.

    Bring flat, sneakers-like shoes  and leave the high heels behind in our base camp during the tour. No open sandals or ballerina-like shoes, and no big advanced buckles.