The Baltic Sea Cycle Route: Denmark

Denmark 🇩🇰

Route classification: Developed (EV3) / Developed with EuroVelo 🇪🇺 signs (EV10)

Rather than continue along the EuroVelo 10 – a route that I cycled in Denmark in 2015 as I made my way from Tarifa in Spain to Nordkapp in Norway – I have two options:

  • Head north from Flensburg (initially EuroVelo 3) to Kolding where I could follow the Danish Cycle Route 6 to Copenhagen.
  • Follow the route of Danish Cycle Route 8, which is known locally as The Baltic Sea Cycle Route. This is a circular route and if I chose to cycle the northern portion of the route until I arrived on the island of Zealand (where I would follow the route 6), I would not retrace my steps from 2015:

The comments below from the ECF EuroVelo website are from the perspective of someone continuing to follow the EuroVelo 10.

Be prepared for some island-hopping in Denmark. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route follows the Danish national route 8 from Jutland over the isles Als, Ærø, Funen, Taasinge, Langeland, Lolland, Falster, Bogoe and Moen before reaching (the island) Zealand. Some of the isles are connected by bridges; others by bicycle-friendly ferries. On Zealand, EuroVelo 10 joins the Danish national route 9 and continues to cycling Mecca of Copenhagen. The Danish section of the Baltic Sea Cycle route is 360 km in total. From Copenhagen, you can continue by train over the famous bridge to Malmo in Sweden.

ECF EuroVelo

The following comments are from the perspective of someone cycling the EuroVelo 3 through Denmark (north through Jutland):

“The Ancient Road, also called “Hærvejen”, offers many different attractions. Whether you are interested in history or a nature lover, you will find plenty to experience there. The Ancient Road meanders through some of Denmark’s most scenic landscapes and passes some of the nation’s most inspiring prehistoric monuments. Among those, the two mighty burial mounds and the two rune stones erected by kings Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth in the 900s, as well as Jelling’s Church, mark the transition from paganism to Christianity in Denmark. You can hike or bike along the Ancient Road throughout the year but the best time for a holiday there is from 1 May to 1 October. Hiking outside this period is, of course, possible, but the weather is unstable and accommodation offerings are fewer.”

ECF EuroVelo

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