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See the Unknown Copenhagen by Bike

København, Denmark
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If you’ve already seen Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, Nyhavn and other tourist highlights, discover the hidden side of the city on this bike tour. Hop on a rental bike (own expense) or bring your own, and follow cycle paths around picturesque waterfronts, allotment areas, and other under-the-radar places. See the hand-built huts and gardens of Nokken’s allotments, admire innovative Sluseholmen, and discover other tucked-away haunts.
  • Bike tour of hidden Copenhagen with a guide
  • Leave the tourist trail to explore Copenhagen’s tucked-away treasures
  • Follow waterside paths to the pretty Nokken allotment area
  • See the innovative canalfront houses of Sluseholmen
  • Follow mostly marked cycle paths away from traffic
  • Ride your own bike or rent one (additional cost)
  • Small group of 10 people or fewer
Meet your guide in central Copenhagen on your own bike or, if you need to hire a bike (additional cost), arrive in advance to organize the rental.

Don an optional cycle helmet, and set off behind your guide. Your tour largely follows cycle paths, so you’ll be mostly away from traffic, and covers around 12 to 15 miles (20-25 kilometers).

Pass the waterfront Copenhagen Mall (Fisketorvet) before crossing a bridge to the Islands Brygge area. Then, trace picturesque waterside paths into the quaint Nokken allotment district. Situated along the water, this charming enclave is composed of allotment gardens and quirky, hand-built huts, and houses. Savor the relaxed atmosphere and learn about Nokken’s roots as a fishing community.

Break for coffee (own expense) at the Sønderbro Haveforening allotment area, and enjoy a fun ride on Denmark’s only Cuban bicycle—a 3-wheeler with a passenger seat.

Resuming your tour, ride by Sluseholmen, one of Copenhagen’s upscale residential neighborhoods. Admire the innovative canalside townhouses and continue around the flower-filled Frem and Musikbyen allotment quarters into more tucked-away areas—some unknown to many Copenhageners.

After a few hours of exploring, arrive back at the start point, where your tour ends.

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Hidden surprise
, Jun 2019
Start of ride is from a bike rental shop on the opposite side to the houses and shop It is not visible from the road as you have to go down a drive next to the train line. Cost of bike hire is not included in cost of tour It cost us another 50Dkk each Having seen all the main attractions this was a perfect tour for us. We saw parts of Copenhagen that alot of locals probably haven't seen Although we probably did 20 km it was at a leisurely pace. I have no problems recommending this tour Apparently this tour has only been going for about 3 yrs and was developed by John who takes the tour 99% of the ride is on bike tracks, so very safe
Wonderful off beaten path
Polina F
, May 2019
The trip was wonderful - Christian showed us another side of Copenhagen far from tourist crowds. We saw the residential areas, both glamours and working districts, water channels. We were super lucky to be invited in his private country home just 10 minutes from the city by bike and tasted delicious local baked sweets and coffee. A lot of happiness and enjoyed so much our bike trip. Thank you so much, highly recommended!
I am so thankful to have find Jorgen...
Thomas J
, Aug 2018
I am so thankful to have find Jorgen and his Bike tour for the Unknown Copenhagen! it has been an absolute highlight of our trip in Copenhagen. Jorgen is at very first a so sympathic and lovely guide, who knows his city better than anyone and brings you really to places, you definitively NEVER see by yourself! This is guarantee as those places are 100 for locals and not for tourists. Jorgen shows you the different ways people leave in CPH and this is mindblowing, as totally unexpected. If you really wish to visit CPH from a totally new angle and understand this city better, I 10000000 recommend you this tour with Jorgen! A big TAK again to Jorgen and an enjoyable ride to everyone who may book this tour. Enjoy!!! :
A fantastic tour around parts of...
Neil V
, Sep 2017
A fantastic tour around parts of Copenhagen we would never have discovered. This ride was the highlight of our trip and I thoroughly recommend it!
My husband and I did this tour in...
Andree P
, Sep 2017
My husband and I did this tour in August 2017. We had been to Copenhagen before and didn't need to tour the downtown area again. Our guide was great and took many pictures along the way which he later sent to us. The tour was excellent and we got to see a part of Copenhagen we never would have seen if not on a tour. This tour really focuses on how the people of Copenhagen live rather than taking you to see a lot of historical sights. We cycled through various allotments and other areas where the locals live, all outside the main downtown area. We stopped at our guides's summer home for a coffee and danish and then near the end of the tour went for an optional Danish lunch. Highly recommend if you're looking for something laid back and a bit different.
We had a fantastic day with Jørgen...
, Sep 2017
We had a fantastic day with Jørgen who showed us a completely different side of CPH. We really enjoyed seeing the allotments,canal ways and some of the lesser known suburbs of CPH. We had a really authentic experience, I can't recommend it enough! It was such a treat and an experience we will treasure!
This was a fantastic tour. I had...
Thomas D
, Aug 2017
This was a fantastic tour. I had visited Copenhagen prior and did not want to see all the touristed spots. Jorgen presents a fascinating picture of parts of Copenhagen you would never see without a local. You will be surprised at every turn. Copenhagen has far more to offer than you could ever imagine. I couldn't recommend it enough. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Copenhagen.
Excellent bike trip with excellent...
Andreja Ž
, Jul 2017
Excellent bike trip with excellent guide Jorgen. Jorgen answered to all our questions and suggested us places to go in Copenhagen.
This tour truly lived up to its...
Janis H
, Jun 2017
This tour truly lived up to its name. We traveled through neighborhoods and saw sights that we never would have known existed. Jorge was excellent about making us feel at home in his special places in the city. He told stories of the area as only a native can. This is an excellent tour if you really do want to get off the beaten track!
This tour was fantastic! We spent...
Ryan S
, May 2017
This tour was fantastic! We spent our first day in Copenhagen hitting all the major attractions. This was completely different. An education about Copenhagen and the working class, how the city is growing and changing, and how the culture is changing. Jorgan was a fantastic host. Enjoy unkown CPH

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