city tour -summer season

Legendary sights, sounds & stories coming at you from a straight-shooting local. 50/50 mix of cycling/stops for uninterrupted storytelling from the get-go.

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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 my 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: all made in Denmark. 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:

orange_traingle city tour summer season: march 15th until october 31st

orange_traingle city tour duration: approx. 3 hours

orange_traingle distance: approx. 15 km (9 miles), all flat terrain

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

orange_traingle 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.

orange_traingle language: english

orange_traingle when: 10:00 am daily – but tuesdays no tours. 14:30 on wednesdays, thursdays, fridays & saturdays in may, june, july & august. 14:30 on saturdays in april & october. 14:30 on wednesdays, fridays & saturdays in september. always check the calendar before you book 🙂

orange_traingle departs: bikemike base in Sankt Peders Stræde 47 / Latin Quarter

orange_traingle price: DKK 299 / euro 45 / usd 45 – 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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2017 season bikemike tours start February 19th at 10:00. Its the 10th season. Welcome aboard to discover Copenhagen together with bikemike on two wheels.

I spent my winter break on a re-discover USA road trip tour. Drove 5.302 kms from Miami Beach to Manhattan. Plus more than 600 kms on my bicycle. Along highways and by-ways. Through sunshine in Florida, to the heart of Dixie in Montgomery, Alabama, along back roads of the Appalachians in Tennesee, on top of Blue Ridge Mountains Skyline Drive, to Cape May on the Atlantic - out of season, visited Amish land in Pennsylvania, met my friend and old bike tour guest Kelly in City of brotherly love, and final stop at my beautiful wife's home on Manhatttan. I learned how I still love the United States of America.

Picture shows me awaiting green light on Park Ave the other day. With beautiful Empire State Building as back drop. New York City has many and good bike lanes but so few cyclists. Come on New Yorkers, get on ya bike. Good for heart and mind.

Welcome to bikemike 2017 Copenhagen discovery.

Ride on...
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At the end of summer 1963, I sat on the floor in our poor home in Denmark and were watching our new small television box, a gift from my grandparents. I was eight years old and missing my father so much. He was killed two years earlier. I lived with my mother and my two brothers. A man spoke on television that day. He spoke in a language I didn't understand. But he captured my heart. "What does he speak about" I asked my mother. She also didn't understand the language the man spoke in but she could read the subtitles. "He speaks about about he has a dream" she said. Many times later during my growing up years when life was hard, I found hope in the spirit of that man's speech about having a dream. Some years on that same man was shot and died. Only then I realized the man giving me hope during my growing up years was Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. He then became one of my heroes. Another of my heroes are the Danish pastor and philosopher Grundtvig. Among many coarses he founded the Danish folk schools: education not only for the elite but for the many. Enlightenment for all so one can make decisions for own life. In early 1930's an American, Myles Horton came to Denmark to learn about the folk schools. Back home again he build the Highlander Folk School high up in the Appalachian Mountains on the outskirts of Monteagle in southeastern Tennesee. The school became the training ground in the 1950's for Americas modern Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. and Rosa Parks were students at the school. I only recently learned about Grundtvigs indirect connection with such notable Americans, who changed their country in the 1960's. Then I decided to one day visit the school. So I did on a late Friday afternoon on last Friday in January 2017. I found it was a beautiful experience - historically & personally - to walk on the premises but also felt sad, that the school, a place of great historic importance, is left to what looks like being forgotten. The sign close to the final turnoff for the road of the school is all left today indicating the historic place, the Highlander. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bike tours still closed for winter break until Feb 18th incl.

2017 season begin on Feb 19th at 10:00 with a very revitalized City tour.

Your tour bookings will be answered during my winter break but you need patience as I am traveling in the USA. Its time for relax and time out, so confirmation of booking requests might take a little while before getting back to you. But don't worry, every little thing is gonna be all right. No need for panic attacks. Thank you for understanding.

Presently I am in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love. My favorite USA city. Unpretentious and with a big heart. In Philly I met up with Kelly who came on my Copenhagen bike tour five years ago. Kelly is also a reason to why Philly is my no. one American town.

cheers from a highly spirited Bikemike.
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Bike tours closed for winter break.

2017 season start on February 19th at 10:00.

See entire 2017 tour schedule here:
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Looking forward to see you on my bike tours in 2017,
cheers from sunny Miami Beach
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My absolute favorite restaurant anywhere in 130 countries I have travelled, NOMA, is moving to new site this summer. Today the place is an absolute dumb, hangout for outlaws. But knowing NOMAs track r...

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