Combining Sweden & Denmark, two Nordic gems into one trip is a natural. Start from the city of Torekov, Sweden located on the Bjare Peninsula, a land of picturesque fishing villages, coastal meadows, cliff beaches and deep deciduous forests. Both Sweden and Denmark boast a myriad of designated cycling routes which we take advantage of on this unique trip. Castles (or slots as they are known in Denmark) are in abundance including Kokkedal Castle which is now a luxurious 5-star hotel that we spend two nights at. 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!



Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrival & Day 5 + 6


Torekov, Sweden

Day 1 + 2


Hørsholm, Denmark

Day 3 + 4

What’s Included in the Cost of Your 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
Brewery tastings and other surprises!

Not Included

Bike rental




Available dates upon request.
Please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247 for details.

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


4-16 participants


6 days / 5 nights


Copenhagen, Denmark






Land Cost:
US $4,250 pp
Includes 5B/2L/4D

Single Supplement:
US $1,050

Bike Rental:
US $230

E-Bike Rental:
US $400

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.  

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 or by telephone at 604 730 1247 | +1 800 242 1825.

Getting there
You fly in and out of Copenhagen. Our trip starts from Torekov, Sweden (easily reached by train; tickets can be purchased on and ends in Copenhagen.


Day 1

Torekov, Sweden

Start the trip with a speedy and comfortable morning train from Copenhagen’s central station at 9:30am; it will take just 2 hours to Forslov and we’ll have a shuttle waiting to whisk you to the Torekov Hotel, a distinctive 4-star hotel property with spa, tennis courts and outdoor plunge pools. After a fabulous lunch, we will fit bikes and head off on a quiet rural route to the village of Kattvik on the sea. Back in Torekov, take a spa or stroll through town before our welcome wine reception and dinner.

Ride Distance: 35 km; 385 m.*


Day 2

Torekov, 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, stop to taste at a local cheesemaker on your way back to the hotel, where heated pool awaits. If you wish an afternoon stroll, walk a stretch of the Skaneleden Trail through the Bjarekusten Nature Reserve to the dramatic cliffs at Hovs Hallar.

Ride Distance: 41 km; 360 m or 60 km; 200 m.*
Hiking option: 10 km; 70 m.*


Day 3

Horsholm, Denmark

We’ll make our way south out of Torekov 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. Arriving to Helsingborg, we take a 20 minute ferry takes to Helsingor, Denmark. Stop and view Kronborg Castle, a World Heritage site and the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We stay at the 5-star Kokkedal Castle hotel near Horsholm.

Ride Distance: 45 km; 185 m or 67 km; 280 m or 85 km; 350 m.*


Day 4

Horsholm, Denmark

Choose between several cycling options: an easy-going ride to Fredensborg to visit one of Denmark’s magnificent castle gardens, a cultural gem that provides unique insight into Danish history, architecture, gardening and sculpture. An optional add-on loop takes you to Frederiksborg Castle, a palatial complex built as a royal residence for King IV of Denmark. Or, after a short transfer to Helsingor, ride north along the coast to Esrun to visit a Cistercian abbey from 1140, restored in 1996 and now a national historic monument with museum and cafe. A longer option reaches the charming sea-side village of Gilleleje, looping back through the interior and past the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the most visited art museum in Denmark, with works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and others. We’ll dine out at a waterfront restaurant in nearby Rungsted.

Ride Distance: 40 km; 190 m or 60 km; 300 m or 80 km; 400 m.*


Day 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

Head out today south along the coast, passing idyllic Rungsted Harbour and the museum of Karen Blixen. 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 5-star Hotel D’Angleterre, located in the center with amenities that include a spa and indoor pool. Our final night dinner will be at an acclaimed restaurant in the centre. Nyd dit maltid (Bon Appetit)!

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


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.

Torekov Hotel, Torekov

This 4-star unpretentious boutique hotel with spa and fabulous restaurant boasts a tranquil location next to the sea. Ideally situated with fantastic hiking and cycling from the property. *on some itineraries we stay in Bastad instead of Torekov.

Hotel Riviera Strand, Bastad

Set on beachfront grounds surrounded by forest, this contemporary 4-star hotel features comfortable rooms, casual restaurant and amenities that include an indoor swimming pool. Located on the longest sand beach in Sweden, the location is idyllic.

Kokkedal Castle, Horsholm

The original castle was built in 1746 as a country residence in a Dutch Renaissance-style, now one of the top 5-star hotels in the country; recently renovated with contemporary designed rooms and suites, and amenities that include swimming pool, spa, refined bistro & a fine-dining restaurant. *on some itineraries we stay one night in Helsingborg at 4-star Hotel Elite Mollberg & one night at charming Rungstedgaard Hotel in Rungsted Kyst.

Hotel Kong Arthur, Copenhagen

Featuring a stately 19th-century facade, this elegant, upscale hotel overlooking a cobblestone courtyard, this hotel boasts chic, contemporary rooms with modern artwork. There are also Italian, Spanish and Japanese eateries, as well as a hip bar. An adults-only spa features hot tubs, aroma steam baths and saunas.


Trip Reviews

October 28, 2022

“It was a very relaxing trip. The bike rides were easier than expected with beautiful rural scenery. The cooler temperatures were nice. We love the small market and store outside of Torkov; along with the quirky sheep shack. The summer castle tour was excellent and kept us out of the rain. The hotels were excellent.”

October 28, 2022

“Four trips with Great Explorations and they have all been great. Dinners were all very good, I felt we got a really good feel for what the locals like to eat. Always top notch equipment.”

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