If ever there was a bike-friendly country, it’s Denmark. With an extensive range of clearly marked routes that exist on a national, regional and local level, Denark has over 10,000 kilometers of cycling routes. “Although Denmark is the ideal country for cyclers, if this is your first time in the country you may want to consider an escorted bike tour,” advises Jon Sondrup of Valhalla Travel in Keswick. “Having someone along who has been there before and speaks the language can make the ride a little easier.”
Packing for the trip
Layers are the way to go when it comes to an active vacation like this one. Along with the regular items you would bring on any vacation, for a bike tour you may also want to include the following items in your luggage:
- Cycling pants and jersey or t-shirt
- Thin, long-sleeved jacket in fleece or wool
- Cycling-specific equipment like gloves, helmet and shoes
- Windbreaker and/or light raincoat
Bringing the kids?
If your children are old enough to cycle on their own, or even if they’re not, a bike holiday in Denmark can make the ideal family vacation. If your child will be riding independently, choose a tour that includes plenty of stops along the way and confirm with your tour operator that they have the proper equipment for your young cyclist. For children who are too young to have their own bike, there are many options to consider including bike trailers for infants and half bikes for young children as well as family tandems.
If you are considering a bike tour of Denmark and want to learn more about it, contact the travel experts at Valhalla Travel. You can visit them online at www.valhallatravel.com.