city tour – winter season

During the winter months Copenhagen bares her teeth and becomes much less hospitable to the cycling adventurer. Not to worry, she’s still overflowing with stories to be told and adventures to be had. Days are colder, shorter and darker — be sure to rug up warm for this ride. This tour includes a toasty indoor refreshment stop. And is the worlds most northern all year round urban bike tour.

Cycle through this stunning clean, green urban city with running social commentary from a hot-blooded local. The storytelling will take centre stage as you embark on a spirited adventure with Copenhagen as its illustrious backdrop. Feel the wind in your hair as you come face to face with 1000 years of history, culture and politics. Meet a society founded on the rare and beautiful sight of absolute trust, pioneering in equality, work/life balance and sustainability. A true cultural crash course that will leave you both enlightened and inspired, this tour is more than meets the eye. Come for the story, stay for the ride. Become part of the Copenhagen story.

Each tour is unique and ready to react to the spirit of the day in a heartbeat. All tours will make these stops, weather and season permitting: Medieval Town / Rainbow Square / Grundtvig Academy / Slotsholmen (Castle Island) / Christianborg & Amalienborg Castles / The harbor & its bridges / Christianhavn and the canals / Nyhavn / The Little Mermaid / the Citadel / Naval Village. Plus several surprise stops (decided on day to day basis).

Unpredictability lies at the core of the Bike Mike experience, you’re in for the ride of a lifetime — expect the unexpected. Unconventional and quirky style of storytelling. The bike tour is a made in Denmark experience. Served up by a Dane. Welcome aboard.

Max. 12 guests per tour.

the low-down:

winter-icon city tour winter season: nov 1st until march 31st

winter-icon difficulty: require good cycling skills

winter-icon city tour duration: approx. 2 1/2 – 3 hours

winter-icon distance: approx. 16 km (10 miles), all flat terrain

winter-icon tour pace: 15 km per hour

winter-icon tour stops: about 10 stops

winter-icon language: english

winter-icon when: 10:00 daily but no tours tuesdays & wednesdays.  always check the tour schedule before you book.

winter-icon departs: bikemike base in Sankt Peders Stræde 47 / latin quarter

winter-icon price: DKK 300 / euro 45 / usd 50 – including guidance, bike rental and helmet. cash only.

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Email: bikemikeone@gmail.com – best way to get in contact with Bike Mike

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Phone: (45) 2639 5688 Text messaging to Bike Mike phone: (45) 2639 5688 is an efficient way to communicate short questions/messages on day of touring.

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Address for Bike Mike Tours Shop – meeting point for all Bike Copenhagen with Mike tours: Sankt Peders Stræde 47, 1453 Copenhagen, Denmark

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"Grundlæggende rejser du jo ud for at møde dig selv. For du kan ikke forstå det, du kommer fra, det, du tager for givet, før du møder noget, der er radikalt anderledes." - Bjarke Ingels.

The words above are in Danish language, It's an interview with Danish architecht Bjarke Ingels. who has designed the new waste-to-energyplant with skislopes on the roof here in Copenhagen. He himself is a serious world traveler. Bjarke Ingels says:

Basically one travel to meet oneself. Because you can't understand what you come from, what you take for granted, before you see and meet something radical differently.

I agree. Thats also why I travel. Well said.

Have you ever wondered why you travel?"Grundlæggende rejser du jo ud for at møde dig selv. For du kan ikke forstå det, du kommer fra, det, du tager for givet, før du møder noget, der er radikalt anderledes."

For den danske stjernearkitekt Bjarke Ingels er rejserne ud og hjem en central del af hans voksenliv og dannelse. Som menneske. Og som arkitekt.

Det startede i 1990'erne. Dengang boede Bjarke Ingels på Egmontkollegiet i København, på nabogangen til Børsens udsendte. Vi mødtes første gang, da den tegneserieinteresserede nordsjællænder trådte ind på kollegiekøkkenet, satte sig ved spisebordet af brune spånplader og sitrende af inspiration fortalte om, hvordan et år på arkitektskolen i Barcelona havde ændret hans verdensopfattelse.

"Det var den første transformation. Jeg talte ikke spansk i forvejen, så det måtte jeg lære. For jeg skulle jo studere og reflektere på spansk. Gennem "at bygge sproget" mens jeg lærte det, og gennem det, at jeg boede sammen med en chilener, to franskmænd og en schweizer, opdagede jeg, at verdens værdier og problemer kunne forstås på en helt anden måde, end jeg hidtil havde gjort," husker han.

Næste gang, han kom hjem til Egmontkollegiets køkken, havde han et næsten afklaret blik. Oprindeligt havde han mest var søgt ind på arkitektskolen i København, fordi han ikke vidste, hvad han ellers skulle, og tænkte, at han på skolen kunne blive bedre til at tegne baggrunde til sine tegneserier. Men dér, efter seks måneder på hollandske Rem Kolhaas' tegnestue i Rotterdam, vidste han, hvorfor han skulle være arkitekt. For i arkitekturen lå en nøgle til at formulere idéer, der kunne forandre verden. Og en altopslugende tilgang til arbejdet.

Bjarke Ingels sender et af sine hyppige grin ud over bordet.

"Jeg dukkede op på arbejde hos Rem Koolhaas den første dag og endte med først at komme hjem igen kl. 10 næste morgen. I chok. Selvom jeg var en committed type, var det langt ud over min socialdemokratiske lønmodtagerholdning til, hvordan en almindelig arbejdsdag kunne se ud. Men lige som med sport, træner man sig jo op til at kunne klare det."

Der er skrevet meget om Bjarke Ingels succeser, som der også har været mange af. Men der har også været projekter, der aldrig blev til noget. Og heldigvis for det, for de er med til at holde arkitekten til ilden. Efter syv år i New York, hvor Ingels har været med til at tegne Manhattans skyline, vender han nu hjem med en ambition om at forme København.

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