Bike + train: from Copenaghen to the Hamlet’s Castle

Bike + train: from Copenaghen to the Hamlet’s Castle

In Denmark, “slow” mobility is strongly encouraged: transporting bicycles on trains is free and allows everyone to visit the area by moving from the city to the countryside or the sea with ease.
The proposed itinerary can also be traveled entirely by bicycle, but if you are traveling with children it is ideal to take advantage of the bike and train combination.
Since Denmark is a rather windy country with sudden overturns, the train is also a great retreat in the event of adverse weather conditions.

From Copenhagen Central Station, take the train to Hillerød. The journey takes about 40 minutes and you will not have trouble staying your bike in the special spaces in the wagons.
Once you arrive, turn on the bicycle and follow the directions for the Frederiksborg Castle. It is a beautiful Renaissance structure that occupies three islets of the same lake.

Today, the castle houses the National History Museum, which traces the history of the country through a remarkable collection of works of art. Outside, you can admire the lovely garden, well-kept in every detail, faithfully reproducing the original park dating back to 1725.

After a visit to the castle, continue on a bicycle trail about 20 km from Hillerød to Helsingør until Kronborg Castle. The cycleway has some ups and downs, but nothing too demanding.
The town of Helsingør develops around the castle, the same one where Shakespeare decided to set one of his most famous works: Hamlet.

The Castle of Kronborg is really very impressive, one of the most important examples of Renaissance fortress in Europe. It strikes in particular for its fortifications, its strategic position and the current cannons aimed at the Strait of Oresund and Sweden.
It is the most visited castle in Denmark.

Cycling along the coast for another 12 km you will find another place worth visiting: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It hosts 3.500 artworks exhibited in glass corridors that end outside in a large park with views breathtaking on the sea. It is the most important museum of its kind in the country.

Copenhagen is about 35 km away that you can ride by bike on the waterfront bicycle trail. Alternatively you can take the train to the local Humlebaek station that will take you to the city within minutes.