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.

Copenhagen street-soul by the bucket-load. Experience 1000 years of culture and history in an action-packed 3 hours with uninterrupted story-telling from the get-go. See a cross-section of the city with a 50/50 mix of cycling and stops. Unpredictability lies at the core of the Bike Mike experience, you’re in for the ride of a lifetime. Expect the unexpected. Major stops: 1/ FOOD. Denmark’s belly: open sandwiches, New Nordic cuisine & a passion for pork. 2/ HISTORY. The tapestry of our Citadel: God, King & country. 3/ LIVELIHOOD. Lifestyle and growth: Little Mermaid sculpture. Clean, green living & Vestas, Lego, Novo, ARLA, Maersk plus many other world business leaders 4/ POLITICS. A favourite pastime: we crave universal welfare like there is no tomorrow. Christiansborg Castle, the home of political life in the old kingdom over a course of six hundred years. 5/ SPIRITUALITY. Our foundations: Grundtvig, Denmark’s spiritual father — many Danes think of singing, folk high-schools, enlightenment, our school system, the co-operative movement and its link to farming, butter, bacon. 6/ “HYGGE”. Feed the soul: stop at Copenhagen’s most cozy city square for hygge. Minor Stops: Say hello to our royal family at Amalienborg Castle, old Nyhavn – the colourful canal zone and home to H.C. Andersen and his fairytales. Experience the cultural soul of Copenhagen and her endless public spaces. Cruise along our harbour and take in the checkered mix of historic and contemporary architecture.

This tour is the shortest distance wise and is not overly physically demanding. That said, it is by far the most technically challenging ride. Expect urban chaos: cobblestones, curbs, narrow streets, gates and whatever else Bike Mike throws your way. Not suited to the faint-hearted. Group size: max. 18 persons over the age of 15. Good cycling skills are an absolute must — sorry, no time for stragglers.

 

 

the low-down:

winter-icon city tour winter season: nov 1st until march 14th

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

winter-icon distance: approx. 15 km (9 miles), all flat terrain

winter-icon tour pace: 15 km per hour when biking between talk-stops, about 10 short talk-stops for storytelling

winter-icon tour stops: University, Cathedral – Kierkegaard, Foodmarket (Torvehallerne), Naval Village, Design Museum, Citadel, Little Mermaid, Royal Palace – Amalienborg, Nyhavn, Harbour bridges, Christianshavn, Noma, Castle Island (Slotsholmen), Christiansborg – Danish Parliament, Royal Reception Rooms, Vartov – Grundtvig, Medieval Town, Graabrødre Torv PLUS unpredictable surprises of the day.

winter-icon language: english

winter-icon when: 10:00 daily but no tours tuesdays & wednesdays. saturdays also at 13:30.  always check the tour calendar before you book.

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

winter-icon price: DKK 299 / euro 45 / usd 50 – including guidance, bike rental and helmet. cash only.

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