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Old 05-02-16, 08:10 AM   #1
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[Denmark] Circular day-trip around CPH: Helsingør, Hillerød, Roskilde

Hello,

We'd like to visit the following sites in one (or possiblyl, two days): Helsingør, Hillerød, Roskilde.

Since the total trip is over 140km, we'll have to combine it with public transportation (we'll have folding bikes).

If someone here knows the area, is any of the legs worth riding, or should we just take a train/bus?

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Old 06-27-16, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hi Winfried,
You might have done this trip already, but if you haven't then I'll recommend to do the Copenhagen - Helsingør - Hillerød as planned. From Hillerød to Roskilde, I would try to stay on smaller roads, probably something like through Lynge, Ganløse, Søsum, Veksø, Gundsølille and Store Valby. For the last bit, from Roskilde to Copenhagen, I would take the train.

If you do the trip, then you can decide in Hillerød if you want to continue to Roskilde, or just take the train back to Copenhagen. Train goes every 20 minutes. You can check train schedules here: journeyplanner.dk

Btw. you can bring regular bikes in most danish trains. Not the metro, though. And it's free in all s-trains in the Copenhagen area.
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Late reply, I am newer here..

Highly recomend the Helsingør to Copenhagen trip. We rode the train from Copenhagen to Helsingør. Kronborg castle was our main target here. Be prepaired to leave the bikes quite far from the castle. If you can leave the luggage somewhere else I`ll recomend that. We decided that one person watch bikes and luggage, two peopel see the castle and then change. <takes twice the time but safer..

From there south and a bit inland. <in an industrial area you`ll find the technical museum. Lots of cool old bikes and stuff.

From there back to ride closer to the coast. You`ll get to a museum that used to be the home of author Karen Blixten. The film "Out of Africa" with Maryl Streep is based on her book and her life.

From here be aware that buying food close to the coast can be a problem. I am sure there are shops further inland but where?? Buy when you can, do not count on finding lots of shops. My guess is that the price of land close to the ocean force them to go inland.

There is a museum Louisianna and a zoo that comes to mind before entering Copenhagen. A really beautiful campingsite just before (north of) Copenagen. You need to book in advance to be able to stay there.

Did not ride to the other places you mentioned.

If you can go to the island Bornholm.

Have a great holyday!
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I would also recommend the wonderful road between Helsingor and Copenhagen. Strandvejen is very popular among bikers down here. Badmother, you say that you don't find any places to get something to eat. I am not so sure about that. I mean you are passing Humlebak, Skodsborg and Charlottenlund. I beleive you've got a couple of smaller shops along the way. Also bigger ones like Aldi, Kokkedal, Fakta in the same place and many others. However, you do not find them close to the water. You'll need to get a couple of hundred meters to the west. You've got a practical app for android and ios called konzoomer you could use finding a good place getting food. Searc for konzoomer in itune or google play.
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I would also recommend the wonderful road between Helsingor and Copenhagen. Strandvejen is very popular among bikers down here. Badmother, you say that you don't find any places to get something to eat. I am not so sure about that. I mean you are passing Humlebak, Skodsborg and Charlottenlund. I beleive you've got a couple of smaller shops along the way. Also bigger ones like Aldi, Kokkedal, Fakta in the same place and many others. However, you do not find them close to the water. You'll need to get a couple of hundred meters to the west. You've got a practical app for android and ios called konzoomer you could use finding a good place getting food. Searc for konzoomer in itune or google play.
Good to hear from a local

I do not doubt that it is possible to find a place to eat or buy food if you know where to go. Problem is when you are not familiar with the area it can be a total wast of time and energy trying to find it. In the area where I live I know where to go to find several places to get food but a stranger could waste half a day and find nothing.

At christmas 2016 we drove down this road talking about our ride and spotted the same shop we did buy food from at our ride. We did not see any new signs or places to buy.

I think we need some new thinking when it comes to information to cyklists. If I knowit is "safe" to do credit card touring in an area without doing months of research I`ll be there a the end of this week. I do not want to ride with my nose in my smartphone looking at apps and maps. I want to find the info on the plce- like where is the next B&B and where can I get food next time?
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A simple solution is to prepare the ride:
1. Draw it on RideWithGPS, Cycle.travel, Google Maps, etc.
2. Pin places to get food; If need be, query OpenStreetMap using OverpassTurbo (eg. shop=supermarket)
3. Download the output into your GPS.

That's how I've been travelling the past few years.
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You should take this trip (see link). A little longer than your suggestion. It follows a route with most bicycle paths or hardly no traffic. There are trains from Østerport to Helsingør, if you do not want to ride the entire trip. And again from Helsingør to Hillerød. But not from Hillerød to Roskilde. You either have to go back through Copenhagen or ride on the bike. Else start in Roskilde to Copenhagen to Helsingør to Hillerød and back to Copenhagen.

Fahrradtour København K | København - Helsingør - Hillerød -... | GPSies

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