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

Private Room Fee
Jun 27-Jul 3, 2023
Jul 25-31, 2023

* 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.

** For information about what your tour status means please see our FAQ page.

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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 TBA
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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, meals as noted in itinerary, 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
    1.5 difficulty level 1.5
  • Daily Ride Summary




    Day Level


    Test ride
    50km / 234m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    55km / 344m
    Rolling hills
    difficulty level 2.0
    45km / 216m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.0
    66km / 390m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    53km / 312m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    Last day

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Gentle Gentle

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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.


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)

Day 7: Departure Information


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
  • 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

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Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Classic tour at the Classic page.





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