The best daytrips in Denmark

Denmark offers countless cycling opportunities. But in an unfamiliar area, a signposted cycle route can be helpful. A high-quality route that is safe and easy to follow.

We have gathered the daytrips that we believe are the best in Denmark. As can be seen, they are all signposted.

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The best daytrips in Jutland

Gjerrildbanestien (32,03 km)

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Alhedestien - Regionalrute 21 (45,56 km)

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Den Skæve Bane - Regionalrute 23 (63,13 km)

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Hvalpsundruten - Regionalrute 29 (56,17 km)

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Bryrupbanestien - Regionalrute 31 (65,40 km)

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Mariager Fjordruten - Regionalrute 32 (63,18 km)

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Samsø - Regional route 34 (27,39 km)

Samsø is a wonderful, family-friendly and relatively flat island for cycling. The scenery here is nothing less than fantastic. The inhabitants of Samsø look after their island well: they have renewable energy and are entirely self-sufficient.

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Samsø - Regionalrute 35 (27,63 km)

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Himmerlandsstien - Regionalrute 35 (80,77 km)

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Vendsysselruten - Regionalrute 59 (42,02 km)

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Den kongelige marskrute - Panoramarute 401 (41,36 km)

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Kommandøren og kaskelotten - Panoramarute 402 (29,06 km)

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Vikinger og Vadehavet - Panoramarute 403 (27,26 km)

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Luft under vingerne - Panoramarute 404 (30,21 km)

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En cykeltur på søen - Panoramarute 406 (20,87 km)

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Mellem hav og fjord - Panoramarute 407 (43,32 km)

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Fuglenes Fjord - Panoramarute 408 (23,87 km)

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Himmel, hav og kunst - Panoramarute 409 (44,67 km)

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Oplev naturens kræfter - Panoramarute 410 (43,29 km)

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Naturens skatkammer - Panoramarute 412 (48,61 km)

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Bølgeskum og brede strande - Panoramarute 413 (29,12 km)

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Højt over havet - Panoramarute 414 (46,61 km)

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I fiskens tegn - Panoramarute 415 (33,80 km)

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Rovfuglenes rige - Panoramarute 416 (41,43 km)

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The best daytrips on Zealand and the islands

Sundruten (46,72 km)

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Gillelejestien - Regionalrute 33 (27,97 km)

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Nordkyststien - Regionalrute 47 (65,28 km)

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Værslevstien - Regionalrute 61 (22,26 km)

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Hedebostien (23,56 km)

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Havneringen - Rute 101 (13,49 km)

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Sjov i pedalerne - Panoramarute 417 (18,77 km)

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Fra kyst til kyst - Panoramarute 418 (40,19 km)

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I skovens grønne stilhed - Panoramarute 420 (30,38 km)

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På toppen af verden - Panoramarute 421 (17,18 km)

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På opdagelse med familien - Panoramarute 422 (26,06 km)

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Den søde tur - Panoramarute 423 (20,71 km)

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Eventyrlig idyl - Panoramarute 424 (34,00 km)

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Fed, fjord og fossiler - Panoramarute 425 (30,15 km)

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Drama på klinten - Panoramarute 426 (38,89 km)

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The Søndersø route (20,64 km)

Although this section is relatively short, a very diverse experience awaits around Denmark’s eighth largest lake which is located in the Maribo Lakes Nature Park.

Start the route with a cultural experience at Maribo Cathedral. If the cathedral bells ring unexpectedly, do not be surprised. They sound at sunrise and sunset as well as at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 5 pm.

 

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Fodsporet (30,95 km)

Fodsporet (The Footprint) is a relatively new and child-friendly nature trail which was constructed along a disused railway. There is no need to keep an eye out for road users any more dangerous than joggers.

The rail trail is divided into three stages: Slagelse-Dalmose (15 km), Dalmose-Hyllinge (12 km) and Hyllinge-Næstved (11 km).

Multi-toilets, nature playgrounds, barbecue areas and water points have been provided along the way. For anyone wanting to spend a night under the stars, shelters and huts are available.

Find out more at www.fodsporet.dk

 

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The best daytrips on Funen and the islands

Odense-Bogense - Regional route 35 (36,17 km)

This relatively short route has it all: Rune stones, Vikings, the Occupation of Denmark, castles, rare birds, nature playgrounds and, finally, a dip in the sea.

 

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Regional route 41+42 - Kerteminde (47,57 km)

The peninsula of Hindsholm north of Kerteminde is one of Denmark’s most picturesque areas. The only downside is a road with some traffic, so remember to bring a helmet.

The route is about 57 kilometres long and only a couple of kilometres are on unpaved roads.

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Regional route 45 - Odense–Kerteminde (24,16 km)

This route is relatively short with only 24 paved kilometres, but there is much to see along the way. No need to bring bicycles as these can be rented in Kerteminde.

Set aside a few hours to see the highlights of Kerteminde before venturing out onto the route. The harbour is atmospheric. Visit the Johannes Larsen Museum which is housed in the Funen painter’s home on Møllebakken.

 

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Regional route 55 - Odense-Svendborg (60,13 km)

Sailing, workhouse, fairy-tale castle, Ice Age, open-air museum, giraffes... This family-friendly route offers many and very different experiences.

The hill down towards Svendborg Sound has been the site of a beautiful maritime town since the 13th century. Take time to have a look around before starting the route. Maybe a trip on the water if the youngest members of the family have sufficiently strong sea legs?

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North Langeland – Regional route 80+81 (71,76 km)

Rudkøbing-Lohals-Spodsbjerg is a 72-kilometre-long scenic circular route of which 67 kilometres are paved roads. The remaining five are good gravel roads. The route starts in the largest town on Langeland. Rudkøbing Pharmacy is particularly famous: This is HC Ørsted’s birthplace. Today it is a very well-preserved museum offering a wealth of jars with odd medicines for visitors to shiver at.

 

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Regionalrute 90+91+92 - Ærø (59,34 km)

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