Guided Bike Tours

Guided Bike Tours with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark

The members of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark have developed a number of standard guided bike tours in some of the major Danish cycle cities. Below you will find guided bike tours in:

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Photo:City of Aalborg

Copenhagen – our capital with app. 650.000 inhabitants notable for its strong, mainstream cycle culture, 426 km of cycle tracks, cycle lanes and green cycle routes, and a 36 % modal share which they are working hard to increase to 50 %!

Odense – the third-largest (app. 170.000 inhabitants) city in Denmark and an important cycle city notable for its work with integrating the bicycle in to curricular activities in the schools.

Randers – a medium-sized (app. 60.000 inhabitants) quite hilly city notable for its success with getting its citizens on e-bikes as well as developing cycle projects and campaigns with high communicative value in cooperation with local companies such as its “Bike Ambassadors.”

We can also arrange Bike tours in Aarhus (app. 260.000 inhabitants), Aalborg (app. 130.000 inhabitants), and Herning (app. 50.000 inhabitants).

Price: Standard guided bike tour, 2-2.5 hours: DKK 4.000 ex VAT and bike rental
Please contact the host directly. For specific requests contact the secretariat at info@cycling-embassy.org

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Photo: Ursula Bach, City of Copenhagen

GUIDED BIKE TOURS IN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen 1:1
Host: Danish Cyclists’ Federation
What makes Copenhagen’s bicycle culture so special? What makes the Copenhageners bike so much? We will show you. Join us on a ride through our capital and become part of Copenhagen’s famous bicycle culture yourself. We will take you through our favorite cycle streets and show you what makes Copenhagen’s bicycle infrastructure work.
Duration: 2,5 hours
Max 15 participants.

The best the city can offer
Host: HOE360 Consulting
Ride the city with one that lived his whole life in Copenhagen and also knows the city from more than 10 years professional experience with urban planning focusing on cycling and mobility and being involved in many of the cycling initiatives around the city. We will stop and discuss several concrete examples of cycling planning and infrastructure during the ride. The tour is flavoured with personal anecdotes from the many bike projects HOE360 Consulting has been involved in. The tour can be tailored to your preferences.
Duration 2-3 hours with time for Q & A during the ride.
Max 15 participants

ITS, flow and infrastructure
Host: Rambøll
Learn how Copenhagen has developed its bicycle infrastructure in order to cope with the increasing amount of bicyclists. From complete street refurbishment to lane markings and ITS, the tour will guide you through one of the most cyclist busy streets in the world. The tour will also show you different measures on how to improve the traffic flow on bike lanes and how to adapt the speed of cyclists in green waves. As an added bonus, the tour will show you some of the many service features that improves the life for the daily commuters.
Duration: app. 3 hours – distance app. 12 km

Bicycle parking – A lot of bikes need a lot of places to park
Host: HOE360 Consulting
A special focus on how Copenhagen deals with its many bicycles when they don’t ride. Each Copenhagener has at least one bicycle and they don’t ride on them all the time – So it leads to parked bicycles. We will look at examples such as: space allocation, capacity, design, functionality, accessibility, flexible- and temporary use of space, amenity, storage & theft prevention. Get more people riding – get more parked bicycles. It’s not a problem, but it sure is a challenge.
Duration 2-3 hours with time for Q & A during the ride.
Max 15 participants

The Green connection
Host: Rambøll
Experience the green connections through the city and some of the different oases where bicyclists and pedestrians can co-exist. On the tour you will see how Copenhagen have spent a lot of effort to integrate cycling as the preferred means of transport by building bicycle bridges over the harbor and using old railway corridors as bicycle highways. The tour will also show you some of the sites where landscape architecture has integrated the use of bicycles.
Duration: app. 3 hours – distance app. 12 km

Good City life by bicycle – creating liveable cities
Host: HOE360 Consulting
Have a live tour of the 2014 keynote speak from the Velo-City Global conference. We will ride to the locations mentioned in the keynote, and you can see for yourself the influence the initiatives have on good city life, and how it contributes to creating economic wellbeing for the local business. We will stop, observe and discuss at several locations with concrete examples of cycling planning and infrastructure. The tour is flavoured with personal anecdotes from 10+ years of working with bicycling.
Duration 1½ – 2 hours with time for Q & A during the ride.
Max 15 participants

Master planning and citizen participation – on wheels
Host: Rambøll
Are you ready for a change? OK, put your feet to the pedals and travel through the changing city of Copenhagen. Join us on a tour that will focus on the urban master planning of Copenhagen and how citizen participation is an integrated part of urban renewal and development. We will guide you through large, medium and small projects where you will learn how citizens were engaged and how their ideas were brought to life. The tour will take you from the most urban inner setting through the city to the buzzing and ever changing areas of Nørrebro and Vesterbro – with an added bonus of a constant show & tell about the layout of the Copenhagen bike lane and path grid.
Duration: app. 3 hours – distance app. 12km

 

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Photo: Kofoed &Co

GUIDED BIKE TOURS IN ODENSE

Did HC Andersen ride a bike?
Host: City of Odense
The answer to the question above is no. But today the bicycle has become a new fairytale for Odense. Every fourth trip is done by bike and 80 % of all school children either walk or cycle to school. Today cycling is integrated in the city’s overall policies and it is an essential part of city planning. Odense has won prices for both infrastructure and campaigns. The cycle barometer, green waves and super cycle highways were all invented here.
Duration: 1½-2 hours
Max 25 participants.

GUIDED BIKE TOURS IN RANDERS

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Photo: City of Randers

Tour around Randers City center and Hornbæk

Host: City of Randers
In Hornbæk we will have a look at the physical means to promote cycling, such as two-way bicycle paths, bicycle parking and traffic calming measures at the school. We will use the alternative route between the Hornbæk and Randers city center and ride on the new bicycle ramp. We will ride the cycling ring in the center of Randers, and see what changes that have happened to make it easier, more accessible and safe to be a cyclist in the city. Finally, we will have a look at the locked and covered bicycle parking in the pedestrian areas and at the bus terminal.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Max 15 participants

Tour of Dronningborg and Randers City center
Host: City of Randers
We will ride the cycling ring in the center of Randers, and see what changes that have happened to make it easier, more accessible and safe to be a cyclist in the city. We will have a look at the locked and covered bicycle parking in the pedestrian areas and at the bus terminal. In Dronningborg we will have a look at the physical means done to promote cycling in the district. There has been established a mountainbike and BMX track, bicycle service stations, and a schoolroad, which is safer and more bicycle friendly than before.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Max 15 participants

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