Our Essential Copenhagen Bike Tour provides you with a great overview and will take you to exceptional places, hidden gems and ‘real-life’ neighbourhoods.
Learn first hand about the cycling culture and city planning of the most liveable city in the world.
Your guide will share professional insights as well as personal perspectives on the Copenhagen way of life.
What to expect:
- World’s best urban cycling experience
- A short-cut to a local’s true Copenhagen
- World-class contemporary architecture
- Deep insight and broad expertise
- A ride through ‘democratic urbanism’
“Such a great way to see the city! Danish architecture is amazing but hearing the stories and thought behind the process was fantastic. […]Spencer, Chicago, US
Amazing experience, would recommend to anyone curious about architecture or Danish culture or just wanting to ride around in the most bike friendly place on earth!”
Where we’ll go:
Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as:
- The Parliament Area
- Bymilen urban park
- Revitalised harbourfront
- City Hall Square
- Mærsk Tower
- Dronning Louise‘s Bridge
- Ny Nørreport Station
- … and more
Your guides on the tour are:
Alice Lempel Søndergaard
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 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: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.
Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.
Small group size
We treasure the personal connection and the opportunity to exchange views and experiences along the way. We aim for a maximum group size of 10 people.
It’s not a fitness session, but all participants should be fairly experienced on a bike and fairly comfortable in traffic. The pace is comfortable and we make plenty of stops. The distance is 10-15 km, so anyone can enjoy it.
The tour is suitable from 12 years up, the route mainly follows bike routes, and avoids heavy car traffic.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikes and equipment
On this tour, you can choose between a cool STRiDA design folding bike or a traditional bike.
The STRIDA is a real urban eye-candy – and a great ride!
Our Danish Winther high-quality bikes offer a classy, traditional biking experience. We have different sizes, and the seats are adjustable.
Optional helmets are included as well as a bottle of tap water that we bring on the tour.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Cycling is a great family activity and much more kid-friendly than bus and boat tours.
BUT (important!): since we don’t know your kids and their skills on a bike, they will ALWAYS join on the responsibility and supervision of their parents. Helmets are included and recommended for all kids.
If you book tickets for kids younger than 12 (or small for their age), we’ll need to know. Please leave a note in the booking procedure, or write us an email.
Before and after
Please meet us 10 minutes prior to the tour to get you equipped and ready, so we can start on time. In consideration of other tour guests, we cannot wait for latecomers.
We start and finish the tour at the beCopenhagen basecamp, Fortunstræde 1, 1065 Copenhagen.
You can store your luggage here during the tour, and after returning you can rest with a cold soft drink. Feel free to use our WiFi and charge your phone/device.
You can find additional and practical information at our FAQ-page.