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Old 04-28-13, 10:47 AM
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Hi everyone.I'm new on here.I'm from Turkey.

Anyway,my question is that,

I'm new on road cycling and didn't do a long route cycle.But I'm thinking to do it next year.And I have question about this.I want to do my ride on Denmark as a first step.Can I spend the night in the parks,near beaches,forests,roadsides etc. with my sleeping bag? I'll lock my bike during the night as a measure.This information is important for me,so if you help me it would be great.Thanks...

Note:I'm submitting this subject second time because of the previous one was on the wrong place.Thanks Machka.
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I replied in the other thread about sleeping on Denmark's beaches, and you asked what I meant about not getting sand in your drive train... This is the major hassle of sleeping on beaches that sand will stick to your chain if it's windy or the bike falls over. I carry my bike over loose sand and check/clean meticulously in the morning.
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Thanks for tell this.It's a one of the important information.Thanks again So I can easily spend the night with my sleeping bad in the beaches yea?
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Parks in european towns/cities are not good places to sleep for any number of reasons.
Outside of towns, the dunes behind beaches, behind gas stations are much better especially if you just have a sleeping bag.

Find a good spot, wait somewhere nearby and eat or whatever until twilight, then go back to your sleeping spot...
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So I can easily spend the night with my sleeping bad in the beaches yea?
In Denmark yes. Probably not legal but if you haven't pitched a tent, you'll be ok. A tarp or piece of plastic 2m x 2,5m is good to wrap yourself in if there are showers in the night.

Around the mediterranean; France, Spain, Italy you might have to spend more time looking for a good hidden spot on beaches.

In Sweden it is legal to camp more or less anywhere outside of towns, including beaches, for one night, even with a tent...
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Nothing simpler than turning off the road to a secluded beach, rolling out your sleeping bag and gazing at the stars to the sound of waves until you fall asleep.

Honestly, if it wasn't for hot showers I would never go to an organized campsite...
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Really thanks imi.Thank you so much for informations.It must be great that sleep on the dunes,with sound of waves...
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As a Dane, I can give you some more info. In Denmark you are legally allowed to sleep on a public beach for one night, as long as you do not pitch a tent. It is not legal (or comfortable) to sleep in parks around cities. If you are in the countryside, I would recommend knocking a few doors, and asking af they have a lawn or something you can sleep on. You might get a no here and there, but in the countryside, with the right attitude it is definetly a viable option.

Denmark is a very safe enviroment, but stay out of the most crowded streets in the major cities friday and saturday night if you want to sleep outside.

The best option by far, is to use the free campgrounds offered by the state.

If you look at this map https://udinaturen.naturstyrelsen.dk/udinaturen/ and select the option - "Overnatning" (meaning overnight stay), in the left side of the page, you will get an overview of where you can sleep in comfort. They vary in what facilities they offer. "Lejrplads" means campground and often have tent pitching areas, running water, fireplace (maybe even with firewood), maybe some wooden shelters, and easy acces to roads and such. "Overnatningspladser" means areas free for overnight stay, usually have only a fireplace and a lawn where you can pitch a tent. "Frie teltningsområder" - is simply areas where you can pitch a tent. Often public lawns, public woods and such. They have no facilities, but you can pitch a tent wherever you like. If you click on the specefic logos in the map you will get an adress you can go by.

Unfortunately the site is not in English, but when you are in Denmark, ask any dane at a Hostel, or computercafe to translate for you.

There are a lot of people from Denmark offering free overnight stay through couchsurfing.com

If you are in trouble, or need advise or anything, write me an email, at maar1989@hotmail.com and I will help you out

Best regards from a Dane who felt as welcome as a family member when he cycletoured in Turkey !

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This reply is absoulately great Kristian
Firstly,thanks for website,it's great and so helpful.I want to ask you a thing.Which one of them("Lejrplads","Overnatningspladser","Frie teltningsområder") is free? Or how much are their price for a day average? If you tell something about these it would be fantastic

Thanks for email I'll bear in mind this.

I'm very happy to hear that And I'm sure I'll feel the same in Denmark

I'm searching so much about Denmark.But as a Dane what do you recommend me to see,to do?
And final question Is it possible to overnighting-sleeping for a night around Klitmoller,Hvide Sande,Romo towards to sea? It would be great...
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I was advised to pick up a copy of the booklet Overnatning in der Frie from larger tourist information offices. It has maps and info (in Danish) on most of the free and low cost (3 euro) campsites. It doesn't include the forestry dept sites which are very similar to many of the other free sites, with wooden shelters, water tap and fireplace. The 3euro sites generally have access to warm showers and sometimes even a kitchen area.
I found that there were more than enough sites to stay every night for practically no money.
Close to Klitmoller is a hippe comune with a campsite. It is an experience.
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I'm very happy to tell you that both Lejrplads","Overnatningspladser", and "Frie teltningsområder" is free

The areas you mention are all "touris attractions" which draws a lot af espescially german tourists during the summer months. Germans love to camp, and therefore it will be difficult to find very cheap accomodation.

I would recommend, Gudenåen, Himmelbjerget, Hærvejen and Skjern Å, if you are interested in nature in Jylland (Jutland) . For Fyn (Funen), I would recommend the historic town of Odense, and the southern part of the Island (lovely nature and hiking), Sjælland (Sealand) Good places are the North Coast, including Rørvig, or the South Island of Møn is a very lovely place.


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Thanks u both for helpful answers

But my other main question is : Is it possible to overnighting-sleeping for a night around Klitmoller,Hvide Sande,Romo,Keldsnor towards to sea? It would be great...

So it's means outside the camps,on the dunes,towards to sea with sleeping bag.Is it possible? imi said,it is.Do you agree with him?
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Sleeping bag, on the dunes, yeah it is definetly possible!

Regardless of where you bunk down in Denmark, the worst case scenario is probarbly two well manered police officers who will give you directions to the nearest campsite if you are sleeping illegally.
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Thank you both so much!
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