What It's Like to Go Biking in Copenhagen

Last updated on : May 6, 2020

(Last Updated On: May 6, 2020)

Copenhagen should be called the bike capital of the world, as the city has an endless sea of them.  The city has actually been named the world’s first official Bike City by the International Cycling Union.  Watch the video below to see what it’s like to go biking in Copenhagen.

With more bikes than cars, the bike culture in Copenhagen rivals Amsterdam.  The bike infrastructure is extremely organized, and there are approximately 375 kilometers of bike lanes throughout the city that are coordinated with traffic signals during rush hour.  Bike lanes even exist in the suburbs.

For a glimpse of my biking experience, watch the one-minute video below.


I have never seen so many bikes!  As a pedestrian, I exercised extreme caution when crossing the street by looking FIRST for bikes and SECOND for cars.

Biking in Copenhagen can be very intense, so if you plan to do it, keep to the right and cross the street as you would if you were a pedestrian…only stay in the bike lanes.

For a guided sightseeing experience, check out this great bike tour.

Have you ever biked in Copenhagen before? How was your experience?

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With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and www.tripwishlist.com.

33 thoughts on “What It's Like to Go Biking in Copenhagen”

  1. I think it would be so cool to tour a city on a bike. It is great that Copenhagen is so bike friendly. It would be nice if other tourist cities would be as bike friendly because you can see much more on a bike than a car for sure

  2. 375 kms of bike lanes?! Your bike tour rocks! I live in a tiny country and there are no bike lanes; really. It is so hot here too’ it would be amazing to bike ride in the cooler weather!!!!

    1. Thanks Jeannette! It is really hard to bike in the heat. I did it growing up, but usually didn’t last long. I would love to see more bike lanes around the world’s cities.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Some places would be nearly impossible to bike, right? It would be so cool to bike around London, but I agree with you that it would be quite a challenge. I am challenged just by crossing the street, since in the US, we drive on the opposite side of the road! 🙂

  3. I have been to Copenhagen and I’m not sure that I would be brave enough to jump on a bike and explore the city on two wheels. It’s way too crowded on the bike lanes. Same as in the Netherlands actually. You are courageous!

  4. Never been to that part of the world yet but I love exploring the new city on our bikes. Last month we did biking in Miami on our girls getaway and it was so much fun!

  5. Biking is so different from traveling and sight-seeing in a car. There is so much more you can see. I bet they get a great view from their bikes while riding around.

  6. I have never been to Copenhagen and for me, it looks like a nice place to visit with your friends or partner. Aside from that I like the idea of riding a bike for your trip.

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