Contemporary Architecture tour
by bike /3h

Join the architecture tour by bike for a great introduction to true Copenhagen. Take a look through the eyes of an architect at the transition from withering industries to hip neighbourhoods, cultural areas and commercial districts. Expect deep insights in building designs, public spaces and the general unfolding of urban life.


Contemporary architecture tour by bike

beCopenhagen architecture tours & dinner Tietgen Student Housing by Lundgaard & TranbergbeCopenhagen architecture tour Nørreport by Cobe ArchitectsThe Contemporary Architecture tour by bike is a great introduction to the nuts and bolts of the world’s most liveable city!

Copenhagen is internationally accepted for its architecture and design throughout the 20th century and no less today.

Copenhagen architecture bike tour Royal Playhouse by Lundgaard & Tranberg

Take a look through the eyes of an architect at the transformation from withering industries to hip neighbourhoods, cultural areas and fancy commercial districts.

During this tour, you can expect stories behind building designs, public spaces and the general unfolding of urban life.


beCopenhagen architecture bike tour Art school campus + more at Holmen

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Areas visited:

Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as:

  • Copenhagen architecture bike tour The Wave at Kalvebod BryggeCopenhagen architecture bike tour Havneholmen Parliament area
  • Old town Vestervold
  • Kalvebod harbour area
  • Public spaces at Islands Brygge
  • Havneholmen commercial and residential
  • Amager Fælled urban nature
  • Copenhagen architecture bike tour Amager Fælled urban natureCopenhagen architecture bike tour Superkilen / the Black Square by BIGNew city district Ørestad
  • Danish Radio broadcasting complex
  • Public community projects at …
  • … early suburban Holmbladsgade
  • Maritime and cosy Christianshavn
  • Art school campus + more at Holmen
  • … and more …

You will learn about buildings and projects by accredited Danish and international architects/designers such as:

For anyone:

Copenhagen architecture bike tour ØrestadCopenhagen architecture bike tour Metropolis by Future Systems / Kasper DanielsenFocusing on recent building design and urban development makes this tour very suitable of course for architects or architecturally interested guests or locals alike.

But architecture in a broader sense reflects all sides of a society. Architecture relates to topics as diverse as for example:

  • history
  • politics
  • climate
  • religion
  • geography
  • economy
  • … well – in fact – everything!

Copenhagen architecture bike tour Circle Bike Bridge by Olafur EliassonThat makes architecture a great lens for a more general understanding of the city and the culture. And as such very relevant not only for building professionals but for everyone looking for a deeper insight in the city and it’s people.

Your guides on the architecture bike tour are:

Alice Lempel Søndergaard

Alice Lempel Søndergaard Architecture guide beCopenhagen

Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with urban planning at a strategic level. She has a profound interest in how architecture and city planning is influencing everyday life in the city.


Asser Munch, Architect MAA, leading the architecture tour by bikeAsser Munch is an architect by trade and an architecture guide in Copenhagen. He has a background as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, later as a building architect on smaller, very diverse projects.

You can read more on his blog:

Small group size

We ride in small groups and treasure the personal connection and the opportunity to exchange views and experiences along the way.

Bike tour!

It is a bike tour, so we expect all participants to be fairly experienced on a bike and fairly comfortable in traffic. That said, it’s not a fitness session, the pace is comfortable, there are plenty of stops, and the distance is approximately 10-15 km.

The tour is suitable from 12 years up, the route mainly follows bike routes, and avoids heavy car traffic. Helmets are optional and included in the price.

For a group with someone new on a bike or uncomfortable on the bike lanes, we’ll be happy to offer a custom tour at a slower pace and choosing more quiet routes. Please let us know at

The bikes

beCopenhagen bike tour STRiDAYou’ll get the opportunity to ride a piece of nice design yourself, the STRiDA folding bike. A real urban eye-candy – and a great ride!

If you feel more comfortable on a traditional, Danish bike, we have different sizes and models.

Optional helmets are included as well as bottled water that we bring on the tour.

If you would like a private tour for you and your colleagues/friends/family, please make contact at


Neighbourhoods of Copenhagen bike tour downtown lounge Start and stop is at the beCopenhagen basecamp, Fortunstræde 1, 1065 Copenhagen. Here you can store luggage during your tour and rest with a cold soft drink after while using our free WiFi and charging your phone/device.

How to find us.

The tour is suitable from 12 years up, the route mainly follows bike routes, and avoids heavy car traffic.


Helmets are optional but included in the price as well as a bottle of water to bring on the tour. However, we may be able to help you with a few other practicalities – for rent or for keeps:


You can find additional and practical information at our FAQ-page.

Additional information

Ticket type

Adult, Child u/18