Start and end in Aarhus! With the Bicycle tour Cycling East Jutland And Samsø Island, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Aarhus, Denmark and 4 other destinations in Denmark.
Biking in Denmark is special compared to other countries, because of the local cycling culture, and vast designated bike lanes, passing through towns, forests, green fields and along lakes and the seashore. Enjoy a week with sandy beaches, wind in your hair, salt on your skin, fairy tale views, idyllic rural life, fascinating museums, Nordic cuisine, romantic villages and peaceful bike paths. The itinerary will even take you to the green and sustainable island Samsø
Day 01: Arrival in Aarhus
Today you arrive in the beautiful city of Aarhus. The hotel is situated in the city centre within walking distance of the main sights: the Old Town, the Cathedral, the Marina, the art museum Aros (famous for Your Rainbow Panorama by Olafur Eliasson), the Concert Hall, the Latin Quarter and the cosy cafés along the river. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Aarhus to Ry | 41 km
You start the tour with an easy cycilng day, leaving the city on the cycle path along the stream “Aarhus Å”. After a couple of km you are away from the urban noise, and cycling through wetlands and along lakes, before reaching a hilly stretch of road. On bike-friendly country roads you continue down and westward into the diverse, rich Danish countryside reaching the small provincial village Ry located on the banks of Gudenåen – the only real river in Denmark. Cycling for the day: 41 km. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Ry to Silkeborg Roundtrip | up to 70 km
Today you have different options. You can take the boat ’Hjejlen’ from Ry to ”Himmelbjerget” and walk from the lakeside to the top, take a canoe trip on the lakes or cycle around the area. You can also bike to Silkeborg. The 51 km route, with a 300 m ascent, will take you through some of the most beautiful and unspoiled countrysides in the Central Jutland Region, as you cross from the hilly moraine terrain into a flatter landscape. First, you ride north, around one of the many lakes, Salten Langsø, through clearings in the woodlands, replete with blueberries, junipers and heather. The track follows an ancient railway track, passing by Vrads Station with vintage trains and a café. Finally, you reach Vrads Sande, a unique landscape of inland dunes. The stage ends in Silkeborg – the ”capital” of the Lake District. In Silkeborg, art lovers should make sure to visit the museum of one of Denmark’s major painters, Asger Jorn. From Silkeborg, you can take the train back to Ry, or you can bike along the northern bank of the river Gudenåen back to Ry. With this extra 19 km/ 145 m ascent, you get a nice tour through hilly woodlands and with beautiful sights along the way. If you want to spend more time in Silkeborg, you can take the shorter and more direct route to Silkeborg along the northern bank of Gudenåen, and take the train back. Cycling for the day: up to 70 km. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Ry to Odder via Skanderborg | 43 km
Today you cycle along some of the nicest lakes in Denmark with beautiful views to the highest ”mountains” in the country – all less than 200 m above sea level. Burial mounds, the Øm Monastery and the many archaeological finds indicate the old history of the area. Skanderborg is one of the exciting places to visit today and today’s stage fits well with a lunch break here in this charming lakeside town. After Skanderborg, you continue past Stilling Lake and back into the hills, where you’ll have a view of the sea before you reach Odder. Cycling for the day: 43 km. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Visiting Samsø Island | 70 km
Visit Denmark’s renewable energy island known for its microclimate and organic farming. A one-hour ferry trip takes you to Sælvig (fare not included) and the planned tour takes you around the northern part of Samsø with its very unique hilly seaside landscape. Everything on Samsø is small and very pretty, with untouched beaches and peaceful villages with cafés and markets where they sell local products. Even a Danish wine production has found its way to the island. Cycling for the day: 70 km. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Odder to Aarhus | 34 km
From Odder you cycle to the east coast where you’ll find attractive areas with holiday homes and you will have a view of the many wind turbines. In very few places in Europe, you can find beaches and great cycle routes as close to a city as is the case with Aarhus. You will pass Norsminde Fjord where you find the lock that divides the sea from the lake. It is very popular for fishing and it is a very nice place for a picnic. Hereafter you cycle through Marselisborg Forest to Aarhus Bay, leaving the coastline to cycle past the summer residence of the Danish Queen, Marselisborg Palace, before arriving at the city centre. Cycling for the day: 34 km. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Departure
Transfer to airport for flight back to home.
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– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 06 nights accommodation as per program
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– Detailed route notes (1 x per room) & GPS tracks
– All transfers, sightseeing by private vehicle.
– English speaking guide.
– All present government taxes.
• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Travel Insurance.
• Accommodation in good hotels.
• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.