SPECIAL DEPARTURE
Join us on a special departure June 27-July 2, 2022 to Sweden & Denmark  that coincides with the Tour de France. Cycle beautiful coastal roads in Sweden & Denmark, with overnights on the Bjäre peninsula, Helsingborg, Rungsted Kyst and at Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen to watch exciting opening Time Trial stage of the Tour de France.

Combine Sweden & Denmark into one grand trip staying in comfortable, charming and welcoming hotels. We meet up in Copenhagen and take a quick train to the Bjare Peninsula where picturesque sea-side villages coastal meadows, cliff beaches and deep deciduous forests await. Ride to Helsingborg and down the coast of Denmark. Riding to Copenhagen along the coast will be a dramatic way to enter the city, well known for its design aesthetic and foodie culture.

Only Great Explorations:

  • Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences
  • Dinner at restaurants that are superb
  • Thoughtfully designed itinerary to minimize shuttles
  • An option to visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the most visited art museum in Denmark
  • Distinctive, charming hotels
  • We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises!

Location

Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrival & Day 5 + 6

Ängelholm

Ängelholm, Sweden

Day 1 + 2

Helsingborg

Helsingborg, Sweden

Day 3

Rungsted Kyst

Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

Day 4

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

Services of two or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
5 nights lodging
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
Detailed maps & GPS instructions
All baggage transportation
All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off
Morning yoga classes on at least 2 days
Brewery tastings and other surprises!

Not Included

Bike rental

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2022

Jun 27-Jul 2 (Special Departure - Tour de France)

OR your group chooses the dates: please call or email for details.

2023

Your group chooses the dates: please call or email for details.

Trip can start at any date. Call or email for details.

TRIP SIZE

4-16 participants

TOTAL DAYS

6 days / 5 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Copenhagen, Denmark

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate

TERRAIN

Mixed

COST

Land Cost:
US $2,850 pp
Includes 5B/2L/4D

Single Supplement:
US $720

Bike Rental:
US $280

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All our trips outside Canada are quoted in U.S. Dollars (USD) but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars (CAD) also. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604 730 1247 | +1 800 242 1825.

Getting there
You fly in and out of Copenhagen. Our trip starts from Ängelholm, Sweden (easily reached by train) and ends in Copenhagen.


1

Day 1

Ängelholm, Sweden

Start the trip with a speedy morning train from Copenhagen’s central station; it will take just 1h50 to Ängelholm and we’ll have a shuttle waiting to whisk you to the Valhall Park Hotel, a stately hotel property with surrounded by forest. After a picnic lunch in the park, we will fit bikes and head off on a quiet rural route through the surrounding area. Stop to visit a flying museum or do an add-on loop to the village of Angelholms, popular for its stretch of white sand beaches. We will have a welcome wine reception and dinner following.

Ride Distance: 30km; 200m. Add-on options possible.

2

Day 2

Ängelholm, Sweden

Today we will ride a loop of the Bjare Peninsula, along quiet roads through bucolic scenery. Visit the town of Bastad with its marine history back to 1450, famous for hosting the Sweden Open tennis tournament and popular beach destination; kick back, take a swim and enjoy lunch at one of the beachside restaurants. Visit the Norrviken Gardens, created by Rudolf Abelin in 1905 as a living garden museum. On the afternoon ride, we’ll stop at a farm to taste cheese en-route to our hotel.

Ride Distance: 55km; 570m or 75km; 600m.

3

Day 3

Helsingborg, Sweden

Ride south along the Baltic Sea taking advantage of designated cycling routes along stretches with expansive sandy beaches. Near Hasslarp, we stop to taste wine and picnic at a farm vineyard. Stop to visit Sofiero Slott, the former summer residence of the Swedish royal family, with flower-filled gardens. Arrive to Helsingborg, a thriving city on the sea and overnight at a 4-star hotel in the center.

Ride Distance: 42km; 165m.

4

Day 4

Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

Start the day with a ferry across to Denmark! Stop and view Kronborg Castle, a World Heritage site and the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and then ride north along the coast before looping back south. Also on the day’s optional stops will be the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the most visited art museum in Denmark, with works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and others. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Sletten, one of the top restaurants in Denmark! Surrounded by fishermen’s cottages and directly overlooking the harbor and the sea, the place oozes of charm and nostalgia. Just before arriving to our hotel, you can also visit the Karen Blixen museum in Rungedland or stroll the yacht harbor there.

Ride Distance: 40km; 200m or 45km; 220m.

5

Day 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is one of the world’s most appealing (and bike-friendly) cities and cycling along the coast will provide an amazing entrée to the city as you arrive on dedicated bike lanes. Colourful buildings and tall ships line the sparkling waters of Nyhavn. After lunch (it’s a foodie paradise with several great options close to our hotel), if you’d like to continue riding, we’ll entice you with a route south of the city popular with locals. Late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s historic and design sites. We’re staying at the 4-star Kong Arthur Hotel, located in the center. Our final night dinner will be at an acclaimed restaurant in the centre. Nyd dit maltid (Bon Appetit)!

Ride Distance: 30km; 125m. Afternoon option: 45km; 100m.

6

Day 6

Departure Day

Our City Guide will provide recommendations on what else to see and do in Copenhagen if you are lingering. Enjoy!

*Distances and elevation gains may vary depending on accommodations booked for specific dates.

Valhall Park Hotel, Ängelholm

In a refined red brick building surrounded by forest, this stately hotel has comfortable guest rooms, swimming pool, lobby bar and restaurant.


Hotel Elite Mollberg, Helsingborg

Set in a 14th century building, this hotel is located in the center, just 5 minutes walk from the Dunkers Kulturhus cultural center. There is a hip Italian café, a French restaurant, and a cozy pub.


Rungstedgaard Hotel, Rungsted

This hotel is surrounded by its own private park and overlooks the strait, just next to the Karen Blixen museum and steps from the yacht harbor. Each room at Rungstedgaard features modern Danish design. The breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant, featuring designer furniture and panoramic sea views.


Hotel Kong Arthur, Copenhagen

This 4-star hotel boasts a grand building set on a secluded cobblestoned alley, near the peaceful Copenhagen lakes. The hotel has a cosy sitting room with fireplace and airy conservatory dining area. Bedrooms are uniquely decorated and featuring chic Danish design. A great spot with three fine restaurants.