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Cycling the Baltic Sea Cycle Route: 820km of hygge on two wheels

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This isn't your average cycle path. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route runs through some of Denmark's most enchanting countryside, along country lanes, beside sandy beaches and across peaceful islands. Discover Denmark from the seat of a bike as you navigate our inspiring landscape.

When was the last time you saw a pod of dolphin from the seat of your bike? Spent an afternoon in a medieval castle? Or tasted delicious cheese fresh from the seller as you walked around a weekly market?

The 14-stage journey of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route is uplifting and full of memory-making potential. It's both the perfect way to switch off from everyday life and a unique way to experience Denmark's nature, lifestyle, history and culture, with a route that winds around historic manors and medieval castles, pretty market towns and unparallelled wildlife experiences.

Follow us on a route through the very best of Denmark.

Highlights of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route

Whichever stage you tackle, you'll find castles and manors, natural wonders and unique small towns that will enchant and inspire you.

Castles & Culture

Photo: © Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz

Unique local towns

Photo: Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz

Nature

Photo: Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz

Region by region

Photo: Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz

Where to start

The route is broken down into 14 stages and is laid out in a figure of eight shape, allowing you to choose either an eastern or a western loop. Both routes are highly accessible; if you are driving from Germany, you will reach the Western Loop first; if you fly into Copenhagen, the Eastern Loop is the closest. The downloadable guide below takes you through the route stage by stage. 

Information and route planning

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The full guide (pdf)

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Practical information about the N8

Where can you hire a bike in Denmark? Can you take a bike on a train? The answers to these questions and more are all below.

Bike rental

Where can you hire a bike in Denmark? Can you take a bike on a train? The answers to these questions and more are all below.

Bed + Bike

A list of bike-friendly places to stay along the route

Frequently asked questions

Practical information about public transport, bridges and more.