A bike path, pure nature and adventure air around your nose. This part of the North Sea Coast Cycle Path leads you on the mainland of Denmark through a wonderful dune landscape, enchanted forests and wide marches, along lakes, fjords and of course the uniquely beautiful North Sea coast, which fascinates with its endlessly long sandy beaches, huge shifting dunes and spectacular cliffs.
On the ten-day bike tour from Grenå on the east coast via the northern tip to the German-Danish border on the west coast, exciting stretches of dirt roads, sandy paths and miles of beaches await you. The different lengths of the ten stages, which range from 50 to 90 kilometres, provide additional variety. If the individual tours are too long for you, you can simply halve them. This gives you even more time to visit the many fascinating lighthouses that are so typical of the North Sea coast in Denmark. You can also explore and enjoy the beautiful coastal towns and fishing villages along the way.
The stage destinations of the approximately 780-kilometre long tour are often cosy holiday resorts on the coast with many overnight accommodations. Here you can choose whether you want to relax on the beach after cycling or whether you need more action and prefer surfing or kiting. And if you fall in love with a place on the way or simply want to take a break until the next day, that's no problem, because there are so many campsites and other holiday accommodations on the route that you can even spontaneously shorten a stage.
Are you looking for a unique tour through Denmark? Then, for example, you can book a train or air ticket to Aarhus, from where you can take the bus to Grenå starting point - it usually allows bicycles. If you are coming from the North Sea Coast Cycle Path in Sweden, you can take the ferry from Varberg to Grenå and start cycling. At the end of the tour we have included a short stretch from the border to the German town of Klanxbüll, so that you can take the train from there. Of course, you can also continue directly on the German part of the North Sea Coast Cycle Path, where you will pass through Niebüll after about 20 kilometres, which also has a railway station.
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Last updated: December 3, 2021
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In Grenå, the Danish part of the North Sea Cycle Route starts, which will enchant you with its fascinating coastline and miles of beaches. To get to the starting point of the bike path, you can either take the ferry from Varberg in Sweden, for example, if you come from the Swedish part of the North Sea…
Today's stage has 93 kilometers in itself. But it is largely flat and takes you from Hadsund in the north of Denmark to Sæby.
Right at the beginning, a fabulous section of the cycle path awaits you, which leads through the forest like a green tunnel. A fantastic experience, which is followed by the beautiful…
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After two long stages, you can regenerate a bit today because only 61 kilometers are waiting for you. From Sæby the route leads to the northern tip of Denmark to Skagen.
Ten flat kilometers bring you to the start without detours heading north to Frederikshavn. Here is worth a short trip to the surrounding…
It's not possible to go further north from here. That's why you are heading south from the northern tip of Denmark. From Skagen, the North Sea Coast Cycle Route takes you 75 kilometers to the coastal town of Lønstrup. You drive through the beautiful dunes in the north of Denmark and pass, among other…
Even today it is again absolutely idyllic and picturesque along the North Sea coast. On the 76 kilometers from Lønstrup to Thorup Strand beautiful nature awaits you and a very special section of the cycle path that leads you across the beach.
Right behind Lønstrup you will pass the first highlight of…
The wide landscape of Denmark with untouched nature and hardly a human soul is in the foreground of today's stage. 70 kilometers will take you from Thorup Strand to the final destination Nørre Vorupør. A mix of sections through the interior and along the coast make the tour varied and exciting.
Today, 87 kilometers from Nørre Vorupør to Thorsminde awaits you on a largely smooth road surface that will make your bike roll beautifully.
It starts with the enchanting Thy National Park, through which the first part of the tour meanders. Then the cycle path meets the coast again, where you can look…
On the way to the south, today it goes from Thorsminde to Henne beach again past many lakes and fjords, which merge almost with the North Sea and are separated only by narrow strips of land. Not only the 85 kilometers make the stage so demanding, but also the gravel sections of the cycle path.
Today is the shortest leg of the tour of Denmark. On 52 kilometers, it goes from Henne beach in one of the largest cities in the country, to Esbjerg.
If you're a bird lover, you'll get your money's worth right at the beginning of this day tour. The wonderful nature reserve Filsø is home to countless species…
This is actually the last leg of the North Sea Cycle Route through Denmark. It takes you 92 miles from Esbjerg to the German-Danish border, where the Danish part of the North Sea Cycle Route ends. As a bonus, we will take you to Klanxbüll, which is just over the border in Germany, so that you can take…
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