Early 2020, we were planning a summer cycling holiday from Groningen (The Netherlands) towards Denmark as a continuation of the North Sea cycle route (NSCR) which we had started in Belgium a few years ago. Unfortunately, by the time we were supposed to get going, Denmark had closed their borders due to Corona and we changed our plans to cycle around Belgium instead.
With Corona still making it difficult to plan a route via different countries in 2021, we decided to drive by car to Denmark and park our car in the neighbourhood of Christiansfeld and start our tour from there. The red line on the map from Esbjerg up to Frederikshaven is also part of the North Sea cycle route.
We continued our tour along the coast direction Aarhus and Copenhagen via the many national cycleways in Denmark.
As we wanted to be back in Belgium for the birthday of Linda's mother, we decided to do the last 135 km on the island Funen later in the year when we were planning to be back in Denmark. We did this trip with our 2.9 Travelmasters, except for the last part a few months later when we were in Denmark with our E-bikes.
For this trip, we got the GPS tracks from the site : www.cycling.waymarkedtrails.org
Denmark has many campings and also free shelters so this time, we have not included this info in the GPS track which you can download from Wikiloc.
Campings in Denmark are rather expensive. For 2 persons and a tent, you easily pay between 30 and 40 euro's per night. On the other side, they also provide more facilities than the campsites in other countries. You usually have large bathrooms, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. as such, you can also easily camp with bad weather instead of having to go to a hotel.
There are also a lot of free shelters where you can spend the night. Once you are in Denmark, it's easy to download the app "Shelter" on which you can locate all free shelters on a map.
Worth staying a little bit longer: Skagen, Aarhus and Copenhagen
(Photographic impressions and tips via Menu)