North Zealand – guided tour by bike
Guided tour de North Zealand
Are you a Tour de France fan too? On the occasion of The Tour’s start in Denmark in 2022, we’ve planed a guided tour by bike in the beautiful North Zealand. And we invite you to come along! We’ll leave busy Copenhagen and head for the idyllic hills of Dyrehaven and further on towards Frederiksdal and the cradle of Danish industry. Along the way we’ll stop at the many historical sights, to which there is always a good story to tell.
The Coastal Road
Along the Coastal Road we’ll admire the varying architecture and mansions, with exterior visits to Charlottenlund Fort and Charlottenlund Castle. The area was once called Gyldenlund and used as a leisure area for the residents of Copenhagen. This was until King Christian the 6th gave it all to his sister Princess Charlotte Amalie in 1730, who started to build Charlottenlund Castle from scratch. She did this with materials from Copenhagen Castle, which was demolished at the same time to make room for Christiansborg Slot in the center of Copenhagen.
Today, Charlottenlund Castle houses a wide range of companies and organizes various cultural events.
Continuing on North we’ll enter the forest at Dyrehaven at the end of the Coastal Road. Here you’ll find Bakken, the oldest operating amusement park in the world. And perhaps you’ll get a glimpse of one of the many dears that lives in the park as we make our way through the green hills.
The cradle of Danish industry
We’ll make a stop for lunch at the beautifully situated Raadvad Inn in the middle of Dyrehaven. The small village Raadvad came to be as a result of the industrial production at Raadvad Water Mill.
The return ride back to Copenhagen leads us through the suburbs and if time permits an inside visit to the impressive Grundtvigs Church.
Good to know
The route on this guided tour is approximately 40 kilometers and the pace will be leisurely. To do this tour, you should be fit and comfortable riding a bike. There are numerous train stations along the route, if you wan’t to shorten the route and take a train back to Copenhagen.