PLAN YOUR TRIP

BE SPONTANEOUS!

You decide where on the route you wish to start, how many stages you want to do in one go or if you want to leave any out.

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Arrival

From AARHUS

By public transport 

The nearest starting point from Aarhus is Fredericia. It is located approx. 100 km from Aarhus and is easily accessible with public transport.

Use www.rejseplanen.dk or its app to find a perfect departure for you. You can also see which departing trains allow you to take your bike. You have to remember to book a space for your bike on the Intercity trains between 1st May and 31st August. All regional buses, X-buses and intercity buses/Flixbus allow bikes. However, there may be limitations due to lack of space or rush hour travel.

By car

The nearest bigger cities are Fredericia and Kolding.

Long term parking:

Fredericia

  • Norgesgade 12
  • Winthers Vej

Kolding

  • Marielundsvej 20
  • Ejlersvej
  • Kolding Free Parking, Fynsvej 13

By airplane

The Aarhus Airport is located some 45 km from the city center of Aarhus.

You can take the bus from Aarhus Airport to the city of Aarhus. Please notice that the bus does not carry bikes.

Car rental is also available at the airport.

www.aar.dk/content/bus-service 

From COPENHAGEN

By public transport 

The nearest starting point from Copenhagen is Korsør. It takes approx. 1 hour to reach Korsør by public transport.

Use www.rejseplanen.dk or its app to find a perfect departure for you. You can also see which departing trains allow you to take your bike. You have to remember to book a space for your bike on the Intercity trains between 1st May and 31st August. All regional buses, X-buses and intercity buses/Flixbus allow bikes. However, there may be limitations due to lack of space or rush hour travel.

By car

The nearest bigger cities are Næstved and Korsør.

They are both accessible within 90 minutes from Copenhagen.

Long term parking:

Næstved

  • Grønvej
  • Rampen
  • Rådmandshaven

Korsør

  • Korsør Station, Storebæltsvej 2
  • Revvej 12, Halsskov

By airplane

Copenhagen Airport is located just outside the city of Copenhagen. There are direct train connections from the airport to the city of Korsør and the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

Find your train tickets on www.rejseplanen.dk

From HAMBURG

By public transport 

The nearest Danish city is Kruså by the German / Danish border.

Take the train from Hamburg to Flensburg in Germany. Here you can continue by train or cycle 10 km to Kruså.

If you want to reach the eastern part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route then you should aim for Rødby. It is reachable by taking the train to Puttgarden and then take the ferry to Rødby.

Book your ticket on www.bahn.de and www.scandlines.dk

By car

The nearest city is Kruså on the Danish / German border.

It takes approx. 2 hours to reach Kruså from Hamburg.

By airplane

Hamburg Airport is located straight out of Hamburg and is very easy to get to and from. The easiest way to reach the Baltic Sea Cycle Route is by taking public transport from the airport or by car rental.

You can find more information here.

ABOUT THE ROUTE

LENGHT AND STAGES OF THE ROUTE

The Baltic Sea Cycle Route is one long route that stretches 820km, shaped like the figure 8.

In this book, we have broken the route down into 14 stages, each with its own novel characteristics and between 35 -75km in length. Each stage begins in towns with bike services, public transport and attractions. You can cycle along the whole route or choose specific stretches of it. It is completely your choice which way around the route you decide to go, from each starting point.

ROAD TYPES AND TRAFFIC

The Baltic Sea Cycle Route is almost exclusively ridden on asphalted B-roads (minor roads) and cycle paths. Through forests and near the coast some roads are  gravelled, but still perfect for cycling on. When the route reaches roads with heavy traffic, there are separate cycle paths. In the towns, you will cycle primarily on
cycle paths. 

BIKES ON THE TRAIN ACROSS STOREBÆLT BRIDGE

When travelling across Storebælt (Stage 9), you must buy your ticket AND a ticket for your bike, if going between 1st May and 31st August (inclusive). You can book your tickets by contacting DSB Customer Service on +45 70 13 1415. Your bike ticket can then be picked up from one of the ticket machines at the station. You can also buy the tickets in DSB Salg and Service, as well as in the 7-Elevens at the station. It is not possible to buy a bike ticket from the ticket machine unless you have pre-ordered it. From 1stSeptember to 30th April you do not have to have a separate ticket for your bike.

SIGNAGE

The signs along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route are blue with a white line drawing of a bicycle and ‘Østersøruten’ written in text. The number 8 in a red box relates to the number in the National Cycling Route Network of Denmark. A sign without arrows means you carry on straight ahead.

DIFFICULTY

Denmark is a flat country, so the route  can, largely, be cycled by everyone. There are however some hilly stretches that will take your breath away – always a good excuse for a pit stop.

GET THE INFORMATION BOOK

Our free information book is perfect if you need inspiration or practical help along your tour. You can see the route stage by stage and find all the information you need about the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

It can be found in tourist information offices along the route. To make sure there is a book for you please contact the tourist office and ask if it is available. You can find the relevant contact information under the Contact page.

The information book can also be sent to you by mail. Please send your address and an Online Porto Code  to [email protected] – The Online Porto Code must have a minimum amount of 90,00 DKK – You will then receive the information book by mail.

The Online Porto Code can be purchased here: portal.postnord.com/onlineporto/

The information book is also available for download.

VIEW THE GUIDE BOOK

Click the picture to view and read the Guide Book online.