Copenhagen City Tour
"The Easy One to Bike - guided by the biking ugly duckling"
Do you dare letting Bike Mike - Copenhagen's biking ugly duckling rock-n-roll you through the street theater of Denmark's capital city?
If yes, then you are in for an unforgettable encounter of Copenhagen impressions of yesterday and today - including the City´s amazing bike-revolution! The bike tour takes you to the famous sights including The Little Mermaid. The tour covers 12 km´s, includes 10 talk-stops and not the least: a close up experience of the cool Copenhagen way of life through her history, design and urban, green lifestyle. It's an easy, short bike experience suiting all children from 6 to 100. Comfortable all the way - except the guidance by the biking ugly duckling.
Approx. 3 hours
Approx. 12 km (8 miles), all flat terrain, very easy ride
Max. 15 km per hour when biking between talk-stops, 10 talk-stops for storytelling
10:30 daily until December 31st -
plus 2:30 PM** on Wednesdays & Saturdays in April, May, June, July, August, September & October
* not Tuesdays in September, October, November, December.
**the 2:30 PM City tour includes shorter talk-stops, is excl. the Little Mermaid and Royal Palace, more cycling as the tour cross the harbour and includes Christianshavn, Holmen and Christiania
Bike Mike base in Sankt Peders Stræde 47 / Latin Quarter
Dkk 290 / Euro 40 - including bike rental. Cash only
Route design: Bike Mike.
Departing Bike Mike base in Sankt Peders Stræde - one of Copenhagens most beautiful, historic streets - passing University and Cathedral to first stop the Foodmarket. Onwards across the City Lakes to a few naughty bites of Nørrebro. Then through the Naval Village to the Citadel: a unique historic military fort unchanged for nearly 400 years. The Little Mermaid is next up before passing the splendid Gefion Fountain and the Resistance Museum and then hopping off the bikes at Amalienborg Palace: the residence of the Danish Royal Family. The morning tour includes the change of the Royal guards at the palace. En-route to Nyhavn the tour passes the Marble Church, the impressive Opera House and the Royal Danish Playhouse Theater – all great contributions to the friendly architecture of Copenhagen. Nyhavn´s old maritime charm also seduced H. C. Andersen, the tour stops at Nyhavn 67: residence for Andersen in his prime years. Great view from Nyhavn to Christianshavn and the world famous Noma restaurant. Castle Island is next with the amazing Stock Exchange building and Christiansborg Castle nest for Denmark´s parliament and PM office. The courtyard of the Royal Danish Library – with the magnificient Black Diamond creation - provides stunning serenity in the very heart of the city. The courtyard is also home to the Kierkegaard statue and the Jewish Museum. Passing the National Museum we enter the heart of the medieval part of Copenhagen totally embraced by her old charm, we happily cycle on the old cobblestones feeling just one with Denmark´s beautiful capital city. Through amazing courtyards, crossing cozy Squares, through the lively Latin Quarter, we arrive safe back to base.
Some days the route will exclude Nørrebro/City Lakes and include Rosenborg Castle/Kings Garden instead.