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.

Enjoy your ride into the blue!

The best daytrips in Jutland

The Gjerrild Rail Trail (32,03 km)

Gjerrild-Ryomgaard - Rail Trail

The Ryomgaard-Gjerrild-Grenaa Railway operated from 1911 to 1956. The rail trail was overgrown for 50 years, but is now a lovely and very tranquil cycle and hiking route.

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The Gjerrild Rail Trail
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The Alhede Trail - Regional Route 21 (46,82 km)

Herning-Viborg

Trains ran on the Alhede Railway between Viborg and Herning from 1906-1977. Today the section is a lovely and tranquil hiking-, riding- and not least cycle route.

 

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The Alhede Trail - Regional Route 21
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The Lopsided Railway - Regional Route 23 (63,05 km)

Brande-Grindsted – Rail Trail

A long, flat section with beautiful natural scenery for all the senses to enjoy. This route has no cars or steep hills – just a great gravel path, birdsong and a wealth of fragrances.

 

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The Lopsided Railway - Regional Route 23
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The Hvalpsund Route - Regional Route 29 (56,04 km)

Nibe, Aars, Haubro

56 comfortable, paved kilometres on a nature trail along a disused railway await in this very beautiful part of western Himmerland.

 

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The Hvalpsund Route - Regional Route 29
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Mariager Fjord Route - Regional Route 32 (63,73 km)

Hobro, Hadsund, Mariager - Circular Route

Many people believe that Mariager Fjord is the most beautiful in Denmark. As soon as you have cycled from Hobro to Hadsund and back along the south side of the fjord, you will probably agree. Remember to bring a pair of binoculars because birdlife here is fantastic.

 

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Mariager Fjord Route - Regional Route 32
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Samsø - Regional Route 34 (27,34 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 - Regional Route 34
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Samsø - Regional Route 35 (27,59 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 - Regional Route 35
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The Himmerland Trail - Regional Route 35 (80,71 km)

Løgstør - Viborg

Welcome to Denmark's longest rail trail: 80 glorious kilometres on a comfortable cycle trail with a pleasant surface and no tiring hills.

 

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The Himmerland Trail - Regional Route 35
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The Vendsyssel Route - Regional Route 59 (42,48 km)

Saltum Strand-Jyske Ås

Three quarters of this section are paved. One quarter is gravel road and the whole 42-kilometre route is a family-friendly joy.

 

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The Vendsyssel Route - Regional Route 59
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The Commander and the Whale - Panorama Route 402 (29,05 km)

Rømø - Circular Route

In the 18th century, the inhabitants of Rømø made a good living from whaling. This route takes its name from the captain of the whaling ship ("kommandør" in Dutch) and these great mammals.

 

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The Commander and the Whale - Panorama Route 402
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Vikings and the Wadden Sea - Panorama Route 403 (27,23 km)

Ribe, Wadden Sea - Circular Route

Ribe is Denmarks oldest city. This route takes cyclists right to the heart of Danish history. The scenery is so beautiful that UNESCO has named it a World Heritage Site.

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Vikings and the Wadden Sea - Panorama Route 403
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Wind beneath your Wings - Panorama Route 404 (26,35 km)

Fano - Circular Route

A long section along the North Sea, through the plantation and back along the Wadden Sea: this route guarantees fresh air with a whiff of salt water, wild rabbits, lots of wading birds and earthenware dogs in the windows.

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Wind beneath your Wings - Panorama Route 404
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The North Sea Nature Park - Panorama Route 405 (25,90 km)

The North Sea Nature Park route runs through the beautiful old dune landscape. Try to describe the colour of the heather or add words to the song of the lark as you ride along. Find edible mushrooms and Nordic herbs. You may see a red deer appear suddenly in front of you before it hurries on into the plantation.

 

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The North Sea Nature Park - Panorama Route 405
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Between Sea and Fjord - Panorama Route 407 (43,19 km)

Bork Harbour, Danish North Sea Nature Park, Nymindegab – Circular Route

A nice, long daytrip can be found between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord which offers many different kinds of adventure – both cultural and scenic.

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Between Sea and Fjord - Panorama Route 407
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The Birds Fjord - Panorama Route 408 (25,59 km)

Vedersø Klit, Stadil, Vest Stadil Fjord – Circular Route

Every spring and autumn, thousands of migrating birds use this location as their resting area, but many non-migratory birds can also be found here which guarantees a great experience no matter what the time of year.

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The Birds Fjord - Panorama Route 408
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Sky, Sea and Art - Panorama Route 409 (44,66 km)

Lemvig, Trans, Strande, Nissum Bredning - Circular Route

A long circular route with some slightly rigorous sections between the North Sea and Limfjorden where beautiful images await both indoors and out.

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Sky, Sea and Art - Panorama Route 409
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Experience the Forces of Nature - Panorama Route 410 (43,32 km)

Agger, Bedsted, Hurup creek

Looking for a challenge? Here you are: This route offers 41 magnificently challenging kilometres on the edge of Thy National Park – with plenty of fresh air, fantastic views, green plantations, atmospheric towns and cultural highlights along the way.

 

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Experience the Forces of Nature - Panorama Route 410
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Nature's Treasure Chest- Panorama Route 412 (48,60 km)

Blokhus, Hune - Circular Route

A wonderfully long daytrip on paved and gravel roads through a distinctive landscape in which peat has been cut for many generations. Look forward to sea air, plantations, marshes and varied flora and fauna.

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Nature's Treasure Chest- Panorama Route 412
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Billowing Waves and Broad Beaches - Panoramarute 413 (29,23 km)

Blokhus, Saltum, Hune - Circular Route

A great family route with many excellent places to park up along the way.

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Billowing Waves and Broad Beaches - Panoramarute 413
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High above the Sea - Panorama Route 414 (46,54 km)

Hirtshals - Circular Route

There are cycle rides and then there are challenges that really require will power and air in both tyres and lungs. This route takes you to the top where the magnificent view more than makes up for the challenge.

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High above the Sea - Panorama Route 414
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Close to the Underwater World - Panorama Route 415 (33,69 km)

Hirtshals - Circular Route

Bring along your fishing licence and rods on this tranquil route along sea- and riverside – but it is not without its cycling challenges.

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Close to the Underwater World - Panorama Route 415
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Where Birds of Prey Rule the Skies - Panorama Route 416 (41,39 km)

Hulsig - Circular Route

Every spring, thousands of birds migrate above Skagen, but magnificent landscapes await no matter the location on this route in North Jutland.

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Where Birds of Prey Rule the Skies - Panorama Route 416
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The best daytrips on Zealand and the islands

Sundruten (46,71 km)

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Gilleleje Trail - Regional Route 33 (27,98 km)

In 2018, Denmark will be getting another national park called the North Zealand of the Kings. This area offers fantastic cycling. More than half the route runs through Gribskov Forest with only 4 kilometres on public roads.

 

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Gilleleje Trail - Regional Route 33
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North Coast Trail - Regional Route 47 (65,28 km)

Hundested-Elsinore

Dramatic cliffs and houses in danger of plunging into the sea. Views that will take your breath away if the cycling has not already managed to do that. The loveliest beach towns – very lively during the summer. Kronborg Castle is the cultural jewel in the crown.

 

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North Coast Trail - Regional Route 47
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Værslevstien - Regional Route 61 (22,19 km)

Kalundborg-Gørlev

The railway dam runs through the landscape of western Zealand. Some sections offer wide views of meadows and fields. In others, the deciduous forest provides a fragrant, green tunnel.

 

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Værslevstien - Regional Route 61
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The Harbour Ring - Route 101 (13,53 km)

Copenhagen – Circular Route

A new cycle route opened in Copenhagen in 2016: The Harbour Ring, an urban cycle route, that runs from Nyhavn in the north to Slusen in the south. The route is 13 kilometres long, but can easily be divided into smaller circles by cutting across one of the bridges.

 

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The Harbour Ring - Route 101
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Fun on the Pedals - Panorama Route 417 (18,77 km)

Marielyst, Væggerløse, Marrebæk - Circular Route

A cycle ride is in itself a guarantee of fun, but why not choose a route that gives children a chance to burn up some energy during breaks?

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Fun on the Pedals - Panorama Route 417
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Coast to Coast - Panorama Route 418 (41,60 km)

Marielyst-Hasselø-Nykøbing Falster-Idestrup - Circular Route

Lots of beautiful scenery, birds, medieval castles, art and culture - the route from coast to coast on the island of Falster is relatively short, but wide-ranging.

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Coast to Coast - Panorama Route 418
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In the quit of the green woods - Panorama Route 420 (30,17 km)

Nykøbing Falster-Nordbyen - Circular Route

Take a ride into the forest and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Falster. If the group includes very young children, the route can be shortened to 11.5 kilometres while still being a great adventure.

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In the quit of the green woods - Panorama Route 420
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On top of the World - Panorama Route 421 (17,09 km)

Panorama-bike route 421 - Denmark's mountain route

This route ascends through the hilly landscape around Møns Klint and you will definitely work up a sweat! But the hard work will all be worth it when you get to enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Møns Klint.

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On top of the World - Panorama Route 421
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Take the family exploring - Panoramarute 422 (27,22 km)

Panorama Route 422 – Island Hopping Møn and Nyord

This route combines a vibrant medieval town, peaceful country roads, flat coastal meadows, superb bird life and the charming car-free island of Nyord. The route is perfect for families as well as those seeking a tranquil trip to enjoy the silence.

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Take the family exploring - Panoramarute 422
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Life is sweet - Panorama Route 423 (21,33 km)

The route takes you around Stege Nor, where you can discover small villages that are home to plenty of artisans and farm shops. In Stege, you will pass by Møn Bolcher where you can visit the sweet factory, or enjoy a break in one of Stege’s inviting cafés.

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Life is sweet - Panorama Route 423
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Adventurous Idyll - Panorama Route 424 (34,00 km)

A fairy tale idyll is what you’ll find when you reach Præstø, where Hans Christian Andersen’s world comes to life during the school holidays. You will also pass through idyllic Jungshoved, where the Danish military commander Svend Poulsen, also known as “Gøngehøvdingen”, once operated.

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Adventurous Idyll - Panorama Route 424
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Fed, fjord og fossiler - Panoramarute 425 (30,15 km)

 

Feddet, Faxe Ladeplads, Faxe - Rundtur

Fra halvøen Feddet, Præstø Fjord og til Faxe Kalkbrud inde i landet. Her er en rute fyldt med oplevelser. I Faxe Kalkbrud er det f.eks. muligt at gå på opdagelse efter fossiler og nyde udsigten fra Prismet over det azurblå vand.
 

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Fed, fjord og fossiler - Panoramarute 425
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Clifftop Drama - Panorama Route 426 (39,68 km)

It is no exaggeration to call this route world-class, because Stevns Klint has a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will encounter fascinating sights all along the route, including the fishing village of Rødvig, the Stevnsfort Cold War Museum, Højerup Old Church and Stevns Lighthouse to name just a few. There is clifftop drama here for everyone.

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The Soendersoe 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 (48,17 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.

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The best daytrips on Funen and the islands

Kerteminde - Regional Route 41+42 (30,03 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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Kerteminde - Regional Route 41+42
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Odense - Kerteminde - Regional Route 45 (23,89 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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Odense - Kerteminde - Regional Route 45
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Odense-Svendborg - Regional Route 55 (59,61 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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Odense-Svendborg - Regional Route 55
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North Langeland - Regional Route 80+81 (71,59 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 Andersen'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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Ærø - Regional Route 90+91+92 (60,03 km)

People on the island of Ærø love cycling – and it is easy to understand why. Attractive villages, atmospheric harbours, fantastic scenery and wonderful beaches make the route around the island ideal for families.

Start the trip by walking around the market town with its cobbled streets, small squares and many listed buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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