Courrier du globe-trotter: le Danemark à vélo
Published February 25, 2016 at 10:24 | Updated at 10:24
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The 350 km of bicycle paths fitted Copenhagen will give you access to the most interesting places.
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Nathaëlle MorissetteNATHAËLLE Morissette
Destination: Denmark. Rating: Two women who like cycling. Journey time: Three weeks.
We are two women who want to travel to Denmark from 21 August to 10 September 2016. Our trips are mostly would bicycle. We would like to help in this project, because we do not want to be part of an organized group.
For fans of cycling, Denmark is certainly on the list of countries to visit. So you will unquestionably little trouble walking on two wheels. The end of summer is also a great time to explore the country. Tourists are there fewer and then you will not suffer from stifling heat.
First contact with the Denmark's capital. Upon arrival, enjoy the pace of cyclists who are, as you might have guessed, very many.
On site it is possible to rent bicycles - equipped with tablet and GPS - to survey the city.
The 350 km of bicycle paths fitted Copenhagen will give you access to the most interesting places. First visit: the discovery of the Latin Quarter and its small bistros. Why not start your day on the terrace sipping coffee and swallowing a breakfast that will give you energy to ride for a few hours?
A stroll through the port must also be your schedule. You can also take a shuttle bus and walk to the legendary Little Mermaid. From here you can visit the ramparts of Kastellet, redeveloped promenade. You will go through many parks, including the Botanical Garden, where you will probably come across joggers, dog walkers and tai chi enthusiasts.
museum side, you will also be served: the National Museum of Denmark, which has a restaurant showcasing Nordic cuisine, and the Design Museum are just a few examples. There are also castles, like Amalienborg, which is actually the residence of the royal family, the church of Marmorkirken and the Copenhagen Opera House, the controversial architecture.
During your stay, you'll have no trouble finding good restaurants to sustain you. The good restaurants are legion in the city. A must: the Schønnemann, an institution that opened in 1877. According to several websites and guidebooks, this is where you can taste the best smorebrods (open sandwich with beef or fish) in Copenhagen.
Around the capital
Other bike tours near the town can also allow you to make beautiful discoveries. At about 5 km southeast of Copenhagen, it is possible to go cool off at the beach Amager. If you want to venture further afield (13 km south), you can roll up Dragør, a port town with old houses and cobbled streets dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. And more than thirty kilometers, you will have access to the Viking Ship Museum.
Take the road
After a few days in town, it is now time to ride his bike for longer rides, just to explore Denmark. Several shops specialize in bicycle rental. Good news, Denmark is a relatively flat country. Your body will certainly know by the end of your days. For this kind of trip, Vélo Québec recommends opting for routes with the most beautiful view, just the ride as enjoyable as the destination. It is also suggested to indulge in small towns, sometimes unknown, but much more accessible for cyclists visitors. Guldborg, located by the sea, Maribo, known for his Lutheran Cathedral, and Vordingborg, which houses the ruins of a castle dating from 1175, included all three to the circuit organized by Vélo Québec Voyages.