Tour de France route by bike in Copenhagen
Grand Départ Copenhagen
Denmark will be the tenth country to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2021. And it will all begin in Copenhagen, the most bicycle-friendly city in the world. It’s a match made in cycling heaven!
The Danes are in general keen bicycling enthusiasts – with nine out of ten owning their own bike for daily use. And Copenhagen in particular is a bike enthusiastic city. Half of the city’s residents go by bike to work or school, and one quarter of all travel in the city takes place by bike. The riders of the Tour de France will find a huge amount of supporters throughout the country, as Denmark sets the scene for the most famous cycling race on Earth.
Of course, the great Grand Départ passes all of Copenhagen’s well-known tourist attractions such as The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace and the Royal Library. But it also goes through some of the lesser known Copenhagen areas like the raw neighborhood Nørrebro and mundane Østerbro. A wonderfully diverse look at a historic city filled with contradictions and lots of great stories!
On your saddles! We invite you to come along as we follow the same route to explore Copenhagen by bike.
The Tour de France route
On the Tour route, we’ll visit:
- Torvehallerne, danish high end foodmarket
- Queen Louise’ Bridge, named after the popular Queen Louise
- Nørrebro, a hip and multicultural neighborhood with a working class history
- Østerbro, a neighborhood known for its wide boulevards and well of resident
- The Little Mermaid, statue illustrating H.C. Andersen’s world famous fairy tale
- Amalienborg Palace, the main residence of the Danish monarch
- Nyhavn, once a busy commercial port packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure and pubs
- The Royal Library, also known as The Black Diamond
- City Hall, now with bees on the roof in the name of the environment
See the official website: Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark 2021