Cycling Copenhagen to Gothenburg

Cycling Copenhagen to Gothenburg

A Northern European tour that takes you across borders cycling from one vibrant city to another, in regions renowned for their urban cycling culture. Our journey kicks off in Copenhagen, dubbed the "most livable city and bike capital of the world” and takes us from Denmark to Sweden. Enchanting forests and stunning coastlines will be your daily backdrop as you follow the Kattegattleden, Sweden’s first national bicycle route. From the vibrant city of Gothenburg Finish your tour in the vibrant city of Gothenburg, also known as "Stockholm's little sister".

If this sounds great but you prefer a longer tour, check out our Cycling Copenhagen to Stockholm tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Date
Price
Private Room Fee
Note
Jun 9-15, 2020
USD$3895
USD$550
2 More to Guarantee the Departure
Jun 30-Jul 6, 2020
USD$3895
USD$550
Guaranteed to Go!

* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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Trip At-A-Glance

Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 7 Days
  • Total Distance / 267 km (166 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 53 km (33 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level & Tour Style / 1.5 Classic
  • Countries / Denmark, Sweden
  • Begin/End / Copenhagen/ Gothenburg
  • Price / From USD$3895
Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    Copenhagen, Beautiful coastal riding, bike paths, breathtaking castles, Tylösand Beach, Gothenburg

    Keep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

    Some hotels may not have air conditioning.
  • Includes
    6 nights accommodation, all breakfasts, 4 dinners, Guided tour of Gothenburg

    Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Classic tour at the Classic Tour Style page.
  • Arrive / Depart
    Copenhagen (CPH)/ Gothenburg (GOT)
  • Overall Tour Level
  • Daily Ride Summary

    Day

    Distance/Gain
    mi/ftkm/m

    Terrain

    Day Level

    Notes

    1
    Test ride
    2
    50km / 234m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    3
    55km / 344m
    Rolling hills
    difficulty level 2.0
    4
    45km / 216m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.0
    5
    66km / 390m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    6
    53km / 312m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    7
    Last day

    Tour Level Note:

Terrain Legend

Mostly flat Mostly flat

Rolling hills Rolling

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

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DAY 1: Welcome to Copenhagen

Highlights: Copenhagen considered the "most livable city and bike capital of the world"

The Danes are known for their love of bicycling and Copenhagen is renowned for its cycling infrastructure that cities across the world are trying to emulate. With over 390 kilometers (241 miles) of designated bike lanes, it is truly a bicyclist's heaven. The world also looks to Copenhagen for the latest innovations in design, architecture, fashion and visitor's savor the extraordinary culinary revolution that has taken place here over the last decade. We'll meet for a bike fitting and then enjoy a unique Danish dinner to celebrate our Scandinavian adventure.

DAY 2: Copenhagen to Helsingor

Highlights: Lousiana Art Museum, Kronborg Castle

Today you will join some of the most practiced bike commuters in the world as we cycle out of Copenhagen on some of Europe's oldest city bike paths. We will bike up the coast past the Louisiana Art Museum on our way to Kronborg Castle which is most famously known for being the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Fall in love with the landscape today while cycling through enchanted forests and along prototypical Danish bike paths.

  • Distance: 50km (31mi)
  • Gain: 234m (768ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 1.5
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 3: Helsingor to Halmstad

Highlights: Biking along the Kattegattleden Europe's Cycle Route of the Year in 2018

The day starts with a short ferry ride from Denmark to Sweden. From the ferry we will take a train a few kilometers up the coast where our bikes will be waiting for us. From here we will jump on our bikes and introduce our cycling legs to Sweden with a few rolling hills. Before too many miles we'll join the award-winning Kattegattleden bike route and follow it all the way into Halmstad.

DAY 4: Halmstad – Loop Ride

Highlights: Tylösand Beach

Today's loop ride takes us through quiet farmland on our way to Työlsand Beach, one of Sweden's top resort towns. Don't be deceived by the moniker "resort", this tiny village is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the irresistible natural setting that surrounds it. Walk a few meters north of Työlsand's famous sandy beach to enjoy the Nyrebäcken River estuary, or find a perch at the nearby sand dunes to sit and soak in your surroundings.

DAY 5: Halmstad to Gottskär

Highlights: Kattegattleden Cycle Route, Gottskär´s charming harbor

We start the day with a short train ride to Varberg. From there we'll rejoin the famous Kattegattleden bike route which covers 395 km (245 miles) from Helsingborg all the way to Göteborg. Today's journey on the path features beaches, tiny fishing villages, and gorgeous coastal views. We will finish in the charming harbor town of Gottskär.

  • Distance: 66km (41mi)
  • Gain: 390m (1279ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 2.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Gottskär to Gothenburg

Highlights: Biking along the Kattegattleden into Gothenburg

Today's ride continues along the Kattegattleden bike path with views off the beautiful North Sea coastline as we pedal into the vibrant city of Gothenburg. You will follow bike paths right into the center of the city.

  • Distance: 53km (33mi)
  • Gain: 312m (1023ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 1.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 7: Gothenburg

Highlights: Guided city tour

We'll say good-bye after our guided tour of Gothenburg this morning. Hopefully you are off to explore more of Scandinavia! Whatever you decide, have a wonderful journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Welcome to Copenhagen

Meeting time 1:15 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

From the Copenhagen Airport to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Metro to Norreport station (15 min/DKK 36; we recommend using the ticket machines, credit card only)
  2. Walk from Norreport station Day 1 Hotel (7 mins)
  3. Or Taxi from the airport to the hotel (20 min/DKK 250-300)
  4.  

Day 7: Departure Information

Gothenburg

Your trip ends on the final day after the city tour around 12:30 p.m. back at the hotel.

If you'd like to participate in the walking tour, schedule your homebound flight after 3 PM.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

 

The closest airport is Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT). Copenhagen (CPH) is about 3.5 hours by train.

 

From the Ending Hotel to the Gothenburg Airport

  • *Taxi (20 min/SEK 450)

Or public transportation

  1. Walk from Ending Hotel to the Nils Ericson Terminalen bus station, located at Gothenburg central station.
  2. Flygbuss Airport bus to the airport (30 min/SEK 99)

*Note: Taxi companies set their prices freely so you can check for the comparative price displayed on the cars. You don't have to take the first taxi in line. Ask if the company applies fixed prices. If they do, then it will be entered in the taxi meter before your journey starts.

Keep in Mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

Some hotels may not have air conditioning.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To Do Today!

3–6 Months Prior to Departure

  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed. As you make your plans refer to the Getting To and Away sent to you in your booking confirmation email it provides meeting times and the starting and ending hotels and shuttle information when applicable.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights. Please refer to the Getting To and Away sheet you received in your Reservation Confirmation Email.
  • 12 weeks before your tour begin your training program www.experienceplus.com/training.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 Weeks–2 Weeks Prior to Departure

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your Getting To and Away information and one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour

Bicycles

Your bike comes with a pack for the rear rack, lock, cyclometer (bicycle computer), a spare tube and patch kit and pump. If you would like to bring your own pedals and shoes we recommend doing so—your tour leaders will install them during the bike fitting. We have flat pedals with or without cages and straps available. For safety and hygiene reasons you are responsible for bringing a helmet. Daily Routine (Procedures and Logistics)

Daysheets

Each day you'll receive a daysheet with information on the day's activities, meals and ride. These also include Tour Leader phone numbers, hotel information and interesting historical and cultural information about sites that you may want to stop and see along the route. Your Tour Leaders will also post daily announcements in the hotel lobby with information about sightseeing in town or restaurant recommendations for dinners on your own as well as important information about breakfast, luggage down and "arrows down" time.

Navigating on Tour

At breakfast each day we will make the "Master Route Map" available so you can highlight your map for the day's ride. Of course, we also mark the route every day with our signature chalk dust arrows. Our arrows make navigating very easy—you may never need to look at the map! The arrows also allow you to ride at your own pace. There is no need to "keep up" with the group—this is your ride!

But what if it rains? What happens to the arrows? In a light rain, the arrows actually "set up" and become more permanent. In a heavy rain, they do wash away. If that happens, we'll re-group to cycle together for those who want to continue cycling while those who prefer to stay dry can shuttle.

Van Support

The van carries luggage and supports cyclists. It also has water, fruit and snacks. Though the van has snacks, we encourage you to stop and enjoy markets and find your own favorite local specialty.

Hotels

We have carefully chosen all of our accommodations for their charm and location. They are typically small, family run hotels that offer you a glimpse into the local culture.

We prefer hotels near interesting sites in the center of town located along the best cycling route in the area. Because many of the hotels are small not all of the rooms will be exactly the same. We keep this in mind and do our best to distribute rooms fairly by the end of the tour. Our itinerary lists our primary hotels. On rare occasions, listed hotels are subject to change.

Meals and Restaurants

Breakfasts: we work hard to arrange complete breakfasts but some hotels still serve continental style breakfasts; cycling is energy intensive so we do recommend you plan for a morning or mid-morning snack on the road at a local café or market.

Water is OK in almost all hotels and in country fountains; if there is a problem, we will advise you.

We'll recommend lunch locations en route and most itineraries include a few group picnics. We limit the number of picnics so you don't feel pressured to be at a certain place in the middle of your ride.

Dinners together are often pre-planned and pre-ordered. We'll ask you if you have special dietary requirements. Preplanned meals allow us to provide a variety of regional specialties and facilitate efficient service. Water, wine and beer are included.

Tipping Your Tour Leader Team

If you feel your tour leader team has demonstrated great expertise and service, common practice within the travel industry is to tip. Tipping is voluntary and greatly appreciated, and gratuity amounts vary widely. Should you decide to leave a tip, as a guideline, we suggest 5% of the tour cost per traveler – this for the entire tour leader team, not each Tour Leader. If you’d like to show your gratitude for your Tour Leaders’ excellent service you can give the tip to any member of the tour leader team, as they share it evenly. In order to avoid social tensions, we encourage you to tip as individuals and not as a group. If you feel your Tour Leaders did not quite meet your expectations, then we would like to know about it. You will also have the opportunity to leave your comments in our evaluation survey which we email to you after your trip.

Photos

We'll be taking photos throughout the tour and we encourage you to do the same. Please note that we may use these for promotional purposes. Please inform us if you prefer images of you not be used. We realize that many of our travelers are great photographers and often people want to share photos after the trip. We'd love to see and share your photos from the tour with the world so if you don't mind the possibility of being famous (at least in the ExperiencePlus! world) send us a link to your tour photo gallery, or upload your favorite 20 - 30 pictures to your tour departure gallery - we'll send you the link to that online photo gallery in your final email!

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