Kings Trail - 7 days

Visit North Zealand by bike

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King's Trail and North Zealand -                    7 days / 6 nights

From 1620 Euro

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Bike trip Kings Trail North Zealand Denmark

This tour is for you, who are looking for an active holiday with overnight stay in superior rooms in lovely hotels close to the beach.

You’ll have time to see the most important museums in Denmark and feel the breath of history when you explore old castles such as Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle - it’s like following in the footsteps of the old Danish kings. Welcome to the Kings’ Trail.

North of Copenhagen you will also find picturesque nature and one of the most exclusive residential areas in Denmark. You will bike along wonderful coastlines with sandy beaches and charming marinas.

You’ll also get to spend some time in Copenhagen - the bike capital of the World.

Visit the Royal Palace housing the Danish queen, spend some time in the amusement park Tivoli in the midle of the city and feel the freedom as you experience the city on your bike.





Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen.

After arriving at your hotel you have time to explore the Danish Capital. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle or the amusement park Tivoli.

Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.

Day 2: Copenhagen - Hørsholm - approx. 30 km.

Cycling through Copenhagen on your bike is a fantastic tour start. You will pass some of the famous sights such as the Little Mermaid and the famous beach “Bellevue”.

In Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, you will be cycling on peaceful paths surrounded by century old trees and curious deer. You can make a refreshment stop at “Bakken”, the oldest amusement park in the world, before reaching your hotel in Horsholm on the coast of the Sound (Oresund) between Denmark and Sweden.

Overnight stay in Hørsholm.


Day 3: Hørsholm to Helsingør (Elsinore) - Approx. 20 km

Today you will be cycling along the coastline all day passing two of the finest museums in Denmark. In Rungsted you can visit Rungstedlund, the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen (world famous for “Out of Africa”), and in Humlebæk you can visit the Museum of Modern Art “Louisiana”, famous not only for its exhibitions, but for its beautiful architecture and location. You will end up in Helsingør, and after an easy day on the bike you might wish to spend the afternoon visiting the old borough with the impressive Kronborg Castle (the castle from Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”).

Overnight stay in Helsingør.


Day 4: Helsingør to Gilleleje - 30 km

The route North out of Helsingør is unique with its views to the Swedish coast only 4 kms away. The large ships sail close to the coast, as you cycle towards Hornbaek. In Hornbæk you can find one of the best beaches in Denmark as well as a couple of excellent restaurants. After a good lunch you continue along the coast on narrow lanes passing a couple of lighthouses.

You arrive at Gilleleje – a lively fishing and yacht village and the northernmost town on Zealand as well as the most important harbour and holiday resort on the coast of northern Zealand. Here you will find a lovely beach and a nice harbour with great restaurants and you stay at the lovely Gilleleje Badehotel on the outskirts of the village. It is a very beautiful and classical Danish beach hotel overlooking the sea and the food is of high standard.

Overnight stay in Gilleleje


Day 5: Gilleleje to Hillerød - 30-48 km

Leaving your lovely, classic seaside hotel overlooking the sea may prove a challenge, but the next target on the stage is Tisvildeleje, which also is worth a stop. Tisvildeleje is a more laidback seaside village close to the national park ”Tisvildehegn”. This is a nice place for your lunch before the stage continues away from the coast.

Cycle along a car-free cycle route to Helsinge and continue along one of the largest forests in Denmark, Grib Skov, to Hillerød. Ride directly through the park and the Frederik’s Castle and reach the market square where you will find a tiny ferry which will sail you “The most beautiful nautical mile in the world” around in the castle lake.

Enjoy the summer evening on the square overlooking the lake and the castle.

Overnight stay in Hillerød.


Day 6: Hillerød to Copenhagen - 38 km

Heading South towards Copenhagen you pass idyllic sceneries, lovely forests and wetlands with a rich birdlife. You will be impressed by the rich nature in a densely populated area close to the capital.

You will also be amazed how easy it is by bike to cycle from the green northern Zealand to the capital of Denmark.

When you come to Nørrebro, which is one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, you have to slow down and be aware of all the different cyclists heading towards the city.

Overnight stay in the centrel Copenhagen


Day 7: Check out

Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen.

You can choose extra nights at your hotel or you can join one of our other bike tours.

Season 2024

Sundays (arrival) - Saturdays (departure):

From Sun 05 May 2024 - Sun 22 Sept. 2024

(last departure)



Accommodation in comfortable Superior rooms in 3-4* hotels, incl. breakfast buffet

All rooms with private facilities.

Denmark by bike


Sundays (day of arrival) - Saturdays (check-out and departure):

From Sun 05 May 2024 - Sun 22 Sept. 2024 (last tour departure)


Season 2024



  • Superior double room, per person: from € 1620
  • Superior single room, per person: from € 2335
  • Triple room, per person: price on request
  • Children (0-2) in parents' bed: €. 0

Services included:

  • 6 nights accommodation in comfortable 3-4* hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • A route map
  • Link to GPX files for download to own device/phone
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • 24 hours’ hotline service in case of problems or questions


Bike and prices:

  • Male/female Touring Bike, hand brakes only:  € 225
  • E-bike:  € 400
  • Gravel bike: € 310
  • Children's bike (130-155 cm/max 12 years):  € 155
  • Children's trailer, Burley for 1 or 2 children: Price on request
  • Tag-along (follow-me):  Price of request
  • Helmets:  € 0

All rentals include a lock, a waterproof rear saddle bag, a phone holder for handle bar, a repair kit and a helmet.

Included is also delivery/pick-up of bike at your hotel in Copenhagen

For children under 130 cm we recommend a tag-along or a burley.

Pick-up and return of bikes:

At your hotel in Copenhagen.

Extra nights, Copenhagen:

  • Superior Double room, per person:  Price on request
  • Superior Single room:  Price on request
King's Trail and North Zealand - 7 days / 6 nights
Touring bike w/26-29 gears
Gravel bike
Children's bike
Children's trailer