Explore Copenhagen on a half-day bike trip. Get from fashionable Vesterbro to stately Amalienborg Palace and see Copenhagen’s landmarks new and previous alongside the waterfront between. Just begin from the cluster of lodges within the Dybbølsbro quarter, together with Copenhagen Marriott, Copenhagen Island, Tivoli Hotel and WakeUp Copenhagen – most of which can supply a bicycle rent service at reception.
Copenhagen has virtually 250 miles of motorbike lanes, together with paths and custom-made bridges alongside the harborfront — Photo courtesy of Nicolai Perjesi / Copenhagen Media Center
With virtually 250 miles of motorbike lanes in Copenhagen (and the town council is planning on introducing nonetheless extra), there actually isn’t any finish of nice bike routes to select from. The metropolis has excessive ambitions to be the world’s first carbon impartial metropolis by 2025, and protecting individuals on two wheels and out of automobiles is an effective way to realize this standing.
Each day round, one-third of Copenhageners cycle to and from work; the busiest stretch is Nørrebrogade, which is now car-free, and Dronning Louises Bridge, the place a clicker tells you what quantity bicycle owner you might be that day.
In April of this 12 months, the City of Copenhagen re-introduced its legendary Copenhagen City Bike mortgage system with a serious improve – clever el-cycles with a touchscreen pill and built-in GPS programs that may be employed for DKK 20 ($3.50 USD) per hour, 24/7, 365 days of the 12 months.
On your bike, you actually are free to see all corners of the town, together with the extra hidden ones. Copenhagen’s waterfront makes an awesome start line, and what makes the harbor route particularly noteworthy is the richness of architectural kinds and the layers of metropolis developments able to be unpeeled, from Renaissance instances to current day.
Start your trip from Fisketorvet Shopping Center in Vesterbro. Bike over Bryggebroen, a 620-foot mixed cycle and footbridge that connects Kalvebod Brygge within the west with Islands Brygge within the east. The bridge has change into a well-liked place for attaching love padlocks, a pattern that has been transferring throughout Europe over the previous decade.
On the opposite facet, the primary sight you will see is the Gemini constructing. Unmistakable, these transformed grain silos have been reworked into ultra-modern flats.
Cycle previous the Harbor Baths (Havnebadet) and the adjoining Harbor Park. Take the time to benefit from the distinction of structure on this rejuvenated quarter: previous warehouses, industrial buildings and postmodern constructions.
The spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke, peeking out over the houseboats on Christianshavn’s canals — Photo courtesy of Kasper Thye / Copenhagen Media Center
On the identical facet of the water, cross underneath the far fringe of Langebro Bridge into Christianshavn, with the golden spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke dominating the skyline. You’ll go the town’s 17th-century embankments – now a well-liked leisure house – after which comply with the canals.
Turn left on Torvegade at Christianshavns Torv to cross again into downtown over busy Knippelsbro Bridge. If yow will discover it, drop in at Kayak Bar for refreshments. It’s hidden underneath the bridge and is among the metropolis’s hippest – and most secret – hangouts.
Pass Børsen, the magnificent previous inventory alternate. Cycle alongside Havnegade in the direction of Nyhavn, stopping in case you want to dangle your legs from the quayside, then head as much as Amalienborg and the Danish royal palace. Finally, end the tour with a standard Danish lunch in Lumskebugten on the far finish of Esplanaden.
Remember which you could return a metropolis bike to a special place than the place you took it. Alternatively, you could possibly make this a full-day itinerary by heading northwards to see the Little Mermaid and Amerika Plads, the place passenger ships as soon as transported Danish immigrants to New York.
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