VisitDenmark and Danish Cycling Tourism have the pleasure of inviting you to join us on an educational cycling workshop to the Island of Funen, Denmark on May 16th – May 18th, 2017
Denmark is a nation of bicycling
Did you know that Denmark was one of the first countries in
the world with a national cycling route network or that Denmark is still leading the way when it comes to state of the art cycling infrastructure?
With over 12.000 km (over 7.000 miles) of signposted routes you will find paths
and routes that fit any demand, long distance routes for cross country tours, loop routes for day tours and a lot of child-friendly routes, which are also ideal for bicycle beginners.
Besides the classic cycling routes, Denmark is also offering a growing number of high quality MTB-tracks. And even though Denmark is famous for being a country consisting of mainly flat landscape, you can find quiet and hilly backroads to test the legs on a road bike.
The workshop is for tour operators with a keen interest in exploring possibilities for
new cycling programs to Denmark or with an interest to add to current programs. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore, as well as meet with leading Danish cycle tourism partners and destinations.
Location and date
The Cycle Meeting takes place from May 16th to May 18th, 2017. All activities will take place on the island of Funen. Funen offers high quality cycling in the undulating rural landscape with short distances to the many beaches around the island. South of Funen is the unique archipelago and centrally situated is the city of Odense, birthplace of the world famous writer Hans Christian Andersen
May 16th: Arrival in Denmark
May 17th: cycling study trip, Funen
May 18th: Workshop
May 19th: Optional post tour to Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s Hometown
The cycling workshop includes r/t airfare, local transportation incl. bicycle, meals and hotel accommodation.
You will meet
Several top cycling destinations: Funen, Bornholm, North Zealand, South Zealand and Møn, South West Jutland, South Jutland and Lillebælt.
As well as Danish operators and incoming agencies focused on cycling tourism.
Presentation of the destinations
Funen is a gem among cycling destinations. With its gentle rolling hills, the archipelago, local produced food of many different kinds, maritime history, lovely villages and seaside towns and a laidback atmosphere in the countryside along with the vibrant ambiance of Odense, Denmark’s third largest city, it offers the cycling tourist nothing less than perfect conditions for a fantastic holiday.
With easy access from both Sweden and Germany, you quickly reach Bornholm. The national Route 10 encircles Bornholm with 105 km along the coastline.
Around the island you will find a string of little old fishing villages, each with their own charm, and not least the mighty castle Hammerhus. But don’t forget to take a break at one of the many smokehouses, ice-cream makers or little cafés.
A choice of different regional bicycle routes brings the total of bicycle roads to 235 km, crisscrossing Bornholm. The routes will bring you around to the many inns, hotels and other accommodations, and the many adventures awaiting you.
Cycling in Bornholm is safe, and for the most on separate roads without any other traffic. We look forward to greeting you and sharing our long tradition as a popular tourist destination.
Wide bike paths for the whole family or steep slopes for the daring. SydkystDanmark offers a variety of opportunities for bicycling tourism. A network of well-marked bicycle routes makes it generally easy to get around, whether the vacation is enjoyed in small scenic stages, has a cultural touch or is over hedge and ditch. The hilly landscape of the east offers unique panoramic views along the Baltic winding coast, while the gentle waves along the south coast of Zealand invites to a dip between the pedalling. The area’s many attractions invites to natural breaks, and it’s easy to find both local gourmet food and accommodation.