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    Live in the moment... The best holiday moments in life are made with friends and loved ones and there's no better place to create life-long memories than a Danish holiday home. Scattered across the country and often found next to beautiful coastline, quiet forests or picturesque lakes, Denmark's holiday homes are a national passion. Read on to find inspiration for and help booking a summer home holiday in Denmark.

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    Old-world farming, wide-open seascapes and battling Vikings

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    If the thought of experiencing a capital city on two wheels scares you, Copenhagen will soon change your mind. The city is built for cyclists and you’ll see more bikes than cars in the city centre. A third of Copenhageners commute to work by bicycle and it’s not unusual to see people in suits, heels and skirts effortlessly pedalling past.

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    Follow this easily accessible route around the country and piece together the Viking history of Denmark.

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    The Kattegat Coast is dotted with many, mild-watered swimming beaches waiting for you to take a dip.

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    A short trip from Aarhus you'll find white-sand beaches along the Kattegat coast and numerous fjords.

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    A cycling holiday in your pocket

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    Explore the hilly landscape covering West Zealand and the ancient burial mounds and other remnants of the past hidden there.

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    If you love outdoor pursuits and you prefer something a bit different, there are plenty of unusual outdoor activities in Denmark, from porpoise watching to fossil hunting. Here are some suggestion for exhilarating outdoor activities in Denmark.

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    Denmark has a reputation for being an expensive place to holiday, but it's easy to travel cheaply and enjoy free things to do, if you know where to look! For visitors looking for a unique way to experience Denmark and for ways to do it cheaply, we've put together a few ideas for fun, cheap and unusual things to do, to really experience Denmark.

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    Sheltered from the elements and tucked away on the Great Belt, West Zealand's coast is a calm and relaxed part of the country, perfect for family beach time.

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    Animal fun and medieval heritage by a country lane

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    With gentle terrain, safe tracks and well sign-posted routes, Denmark is a fantastic family cycling destination. You can make it easy for your children by planning routes that are less hilly and combining natural experiences with the excitement of attractions along the way, such as zoos and amusement parks.

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    An area surrounded by water and dotted with lakes and forests, North Zealand is a great area for a day out or a few days exploring the region's natural offerings.

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    Who needs paper? Prepare your cycle route online before you leave and follow it on your mobile devices!

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    There are many reasons why you can’t beat seeing Denmark from a bicycle and here are ten to get you going.

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    The cathedral city of Roskilde sits at the heart of this region, with a glorious royal and Viking past. The rest of the region is dotted with lovely country towns, each with their own special reasons to visit.

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    Denmark is a country made for cyclists. The country is criss-crossed by over 12,000km of sign-posted cycle routes, taking you through gentle terrain and inspirational nature. There are short distances between sites and amenities and lots of opportunities to stop off and recharge your batteries.

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    South Zealand is packed full of outdoor activity opportunities. Everything from cycling, horse-riding and kayaking is on offer for you to enjoy.

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    A super way to experience Denmark’s nature is to hire a ranger, or guide, to tell you about interesting things along the way. Find out more about this service at your local tourist office or at the visitors centres located in Denmark’s national parks.  Further reading Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark. Read more about Cycling in Denmark.

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    Denmark is the ultimate destination for cycle holidays. With more than 12,000km of signposted cycle routes, gentle terrain, inspirational nature and short distances between amenities, Denmark is a country made for cyclists and cycling trips. It’s safe, easy and great fun. If you like active holidays, plan a cycle holiday in Denmark. Here you'll find information on bike holidays in Denmark, from tips and inspiration to route planning and bike hire. So saddle up and cycle Denmark!

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    North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, has plenty of appeal for an active holiday throughout the year. With 1,450km of broad, sandy beaches and a picturesque, unspoiled hinterland, a holiday in North Jutland brings together outdoor adventures and Viking history with blue seas, big skies and lots of good, clean fun. Here's VisitDenmark's pick of the best:

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    An easily accessible area with rivers and lakes for watery adventures and great cycle routes for cyclists.

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    Diverse, modern and fun, Aarhus is one of the happiest cities on Earth. A visit to its art galleries, cosy Latin Quarter or the Old Town will show you just why Aarhus' residents, and visitors, are so happy…

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    Walk, hike or ride through seemingly endless, open landscape in this atmospheric part of Denmark.

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    Apple orchards, a meandering coastline and whimsical medieval contraptions

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    The Marguerite Route is a country-wide scenic route that takes you past more than 200 of Denmark's top attractions and through some of the country's most picturesque scenery. So head out by car or by bike and experience the very best Denmark has to offer.

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    Combine cycling with sailing or golfing by a tranquil island cove

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    Weather-beaten wildernesses and fantastic destinations for walking, water sports and birdwatching.

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    You can spend days exploring the wide, sandy beaches and expansive dunes of the West Jutland coast.

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    The islands of the Smålandshavet Archipelago offer you everything from quiet cosiness and great fresh produce to relaxed beaches and outdoor activities.

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    A sandy ‘pirate’s beach’ and one of the world’s most family-friendly amusement parks.

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    Adventures great and small!

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    Marshlands, a Viking heritage centre and Denmark’s oldest cathedral city

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    Chalky white cliffs and cold war secrets

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    In an age of all you can eat, all year round, Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and locally-sourced produce over food shipped from every corner of the planet. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable, healthy and delicious trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm.

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    West Jutland is all about life at the coast, be it relaxing, walking, cycling or putting on the wetsuit and heading out to unique water sports areas.

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    A new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama spotlights 26 short, looped cycling routes is perfect for freewheeling family fun too!

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    There are no sprawling metropolitan areas in North Zealand. The area is characterised by small fishing, harbour and ferry towns and a lovely, laid-back atmosphere.

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    Aarhus, Denmark's second city, buzzes at the heart of this region. Within easy reach of the city are picturesque fjord towns, set in beautiful nature and close to fantastic sights.

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    Visit two very unique holiday islands, Samsø (Samsoe) and Anholt in the Kattegat - the stretch of water between Jutland and Zealand and north of Funen (Fyn). See Denmark's so-called desert on Anholt, or the dramatic effects of glaciation on Samsø.

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    Bikes are not just bikes in Denmark – they are a way of life. Take Christiania Bikes for example, designed in the 1970s and as popular as ever today. The central importance of bikes for Danes has meant that bike design has evolved rapidly. As a result, Denmark is often one step ahead of the rest of the world in terms of bike design and innovation.

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    The new initiative, Powered by Cycling: Panorama offers a unique chance to explore inspiring locations of historic interest in Denmark.

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    Are you ready for a typically Danish holiday experience? There are around 40,000 holiday homes for rent in Denmark. They tend to be located in picturesque areas, often near inland water or the coast and are decorated with individual, Danish style. They are an extremely popular holiday form amongst Danes.

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    As well as the dramatic coastal landscape of dunes, beaches and heathlands waiting for you in West Jutland, there are great natural experiences to be had inland.

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    It's all about the seafood in Denmark's most dramatic coastal region!

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    Step back in time on islands without cars... or dogs!

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    This handy guide, developed in collaboration with the Danish Nature Agency, takes you to 20 of the best natural places in Denmark. And all of them are free to see. So what are you waiting for? Get out into Denmark’s great outdoors!

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    Why not take a tasting tour of traditional Danish dishes? It’s not only a great way to fill your belly, but you’ll learn a lot about Danish culture and history and meet a lot of Danes along the way. So dig in to a plate of Plaice á la Skagen in North Jutland or pick your favourite pickled herring at Møn in South Zealand. Every region has its speciality and here are some of the highlights.

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.