Cycle Meet Denmark

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.

The cycling workshop includes r/t airfare, local transportation incl. bicycle, meals and hotel accommodation.

Preliminary Program
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

Accommodation

Hotel Faaborg Fjord is located on the front row of the archipelago, with our own beach and a view of Bjørnø. We offer beautiful, modern rooms in quiet surroundings – all with balcony or terrace.
Calm descends when you enjoy the panoramic views of Faaborg Fjord and if you want to have a drink before or after dinner, please try our loungebar with a cozy atmosphere and fireplace.
In Faaborg and surroundings there is a myriad of signposted cycle routes, varied hiking trails and marked riding trails. Furthermore, just outside the hotel there are various boating activities in the archipelago, which is protected by small islands.

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

Bike Island Funen

Funen is a gem among cycling destinations. With its gentle rolling hills, the archipelago, local produced food of many diff erent 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 off ers the cycling tourist nothing less than perfect conditions for a fantastic holiday.

Bicycle Island Bornholm

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.

On two wheels in SydkystDanmark

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.

South West Denmark

Few regions in Denmark are as varied in nature as the South West corner. To the south you will experience the UNESCO recognized Wadden Sea, characterized by flat and open landscape. Nature will change as you reach the North Sea coastline where wide beaches and open horizons awaits you.
Some of the highlights are: Wadden Sea National Park, the oldest town in Denmark, world recognized museums and three varied islands which are perfect for bicycling.
The coast is one of Denmark’s biggest assets and in South West Denmark, you will find 364 km of signposted cycling routes close to the seaside – 7 routes for daytrips and 150 km of the North Sea Cycle Route. Our routes are designed to bring cyclists to our main attractions by using secure bike paths and smaller roads.

We look forward to meeting you and showcasing our destination.

Cycling holiday in South Jutland

Destination South Jutland is located in southern Denmark just by the Danish-German border. The landscape is characterized by flat and open marshland at the west coast and hilly and wooded fjord landscape on the east coast. The four historic market towns Haderslev, Sønderborg, Tønder and Aabenraa is the perfect base for an active holiday and the area in general offers a rich cultural history that can be easily experienced from a bicycle. The natural surroundings are in a class by itself and counts among others the UNESCO recognized Wadden Sea. The gastronomy reflects the exceptional and unique fusion of Nordic and central European cuisine that can only be experienced in a border area.

The Danish Riviera, castle and coast just 30 min. from Copenhagen

The Danish Riviera in Royal North Sealand is a very popular cycling destination. New York has the Hamptons – Rome has Amalfi and Copenhagen has The Danish Riviera. From UNESCO castles and abbeys, to the authentic small coastal towns, to Copenhagens pantry and lovely beaches and beach hotels, where you are given a warm welcome.
A cycling holiday at the Danish Riviera is perfect to combine with a day or two in Copenhagen. The beautiful cultural and natural historical landscapes has just been appointed as a National Park with two UNESO sites. Cycling along the Danish Riviera is easy. It is an easy way to explore the small coastal towns of the Riviera. Everything is within easy reach: from the sights and attrac­tions to the wonderful cultural, culinary and outdoor experiences.
Visit our many royal, magical and private gardens – taste local produced white wine at our three wine yards. If you are interested in art, design and architecture then visit Louisiana, an international museum with a stunning Collection of modern art by many of the world’s greatest artists. Explore our exciting history by visiting our castles, museum and monastery . One of our most famous renaissance castle Kronborg, the home of Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, each year celebrates Shakespeare and performs Hamlet with an amazing cast. Learn about the Danish monks at Esrum monastery or about lives of the Kings and Queens at Frederiksborg castle.
We provide you with content, maps, videos and photos and help you with plan your itinerary.

The Little Belt – Experience the freedom of travelling by bicycle along Lillebælt Nature Park

When cycling along the Little Belt (in Danish: Lillebælt), you are in fact also travelling through Lillebælt Nature Park. The scenic nature park provides natural relief from everyday life and encourages you to live in the moment. It is an area where you can recharge and take in the surroundings with your friends and family up close to nature and the Little Belt. Stop by Middelfart’s Gamle Havn (Old Harbour) district and see if you can spot the world’s smallest whale, the porpoise, which resides in the Little Belt.

Travel through the military history of the Battle of Fredericia, fought between the Danes and Germans on 6 July 1849 along what is now Northern Europe’s best preserved fortifications. Each year, the town holds a festival on that day to commemorate the battle. Round off your trip with the sweet smell of honey cakes at Christiansfeld, a UNESCO World Heritage site packed with history and stories about the Moravians, who founded the town in 1773.

Little Belt – an intimate cycling experience for everyone