The Most Spectacular Places to Cycle in Copenhagen

Biking along the lakes
Biking along the lakes | © Kristoffer Trolle / Flickr
Aliki Seferou

Denmark has a great biking culture, and most Copenhageners use their bicycles every day as mean of transportation, which means that the city has a great system of cycle-streets. So, if you want to explore Copenhagen on two wheels, scroll down and discover these places worth visiting on a bike.

1. Amager Beach Park

Bridge, Park

Amager Beach Park
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One of the best spots in town for a bike ride on a hot sunny day is Amager beach park. There you’ll see people swimming, sunbathing, training, taking a walk and of course cycling. The approximately 1.8 mile (3 kilometres) promenade along the beach front is the perfect route for a relaxed ride. Enjoy the great view to the Øresund bridge and the windmills. The artificial island is just 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, so it’s easy to bike there if you don’t want to take the metro. On your way along the beach you’ll come across the King’s Garden and the picturesque Nyhavn, so the route is anything but boring.

2. Kastellet

Archaeological site, Museum

© Matt Kieffer

Kastellet (The Citadel in English) is a pentagon-shaped fortress, and it is considered to be one of the most well-preserved in northern Europe. A ride among the the fortifications, the windmills and the Baroque-style buildings offers a relaxing excursion away from the city’s noise. Plus, it is just a few minutes away from the Langelinie promenade, where The Little Mermaid is located. So, after exploring the historic fortress, visit the famous bronze statue and take a ride at the waterfront. Located at Østerbro, on your way getting there from Nørreport Station, you’ll have the chance to see the Rosenborg castle and the National Gallery of Denmark.


For those who really enjoy cycling and a 9 miles (15 kilometres) ride on their bikes sounds fun, Dragør is the perfect destination. Located on the southeastern coast of Amager island, the scenic village with the colourful houses and the picturesque harbour is an ideal one-day trip. Enjoy a slow ride in the narrow alleys and breathe in the fresh air of the countryside. If the distance seems too long, take the metro to Copenhagen’s airport and get off at the terminal station. From there is only 5 miles (8 kilometres) to reach the old fishing village.


3. Jægersborg Dyrehave


Take a bike ride among ancient oak trees and deers at Jægersborg Deer Park. It will probably take you a while to explore the whole area, but we promise that you’ll enjoy every minute of the route. Somewhere in the huge trees is situated the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken, as well as many stalls and restaurants full of delicacies that will tempt you. This unique forest is close to Klampenborg train station, just 25 minutes from the city centre. Finally, after your ride at one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bike towards Bellevue Beach (approximately 10 minutes) to catch a glimpse of the sea.

4. Assisten's Cemetery


The cherry blossom trees at Assistens Cemetery
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The famous cemetery, where among others, Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried, is one of locals’ favourite spots for a walk or a bike ride. During summer, when the cherry trees and other colourful flowers blossom, a ride through the paved paths will definitely make your day. It is located in the heart of Nørrebro, the hippy neighbourhood with the second-hand shops and the vivid nightlife.

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