One of the best ways to spend a weekend in Copenhagen is riding a bike. Kids will love it and enjoy the city safely. Come with Tapsy!
When in Copenhagen, go biking! One of the most bike-friendly city of whole Europe is always ready to welcome families who want to spend a weekend in Copenhagen and enjoy the city from a bike point of view.
Where to go, what to see?
BIKE WEEKEND IN COPENHAGEN WITH KIDS: TOP TIPS
A TAPSY TOUR OF THE CITY
Before taking a bike, why don’t take a walk of the city? Here I am ready yo bring you through the historical area of Nyhavn, with it’s beautiful and colorful houses on the main channel of the city. Amalienborgm, the stunning city castle, will show us all its secrets! And, of course, the Mermaid statue will wait for us, as well as Hans Christian Andersen and its beautiful stories. Kids will use my precious booklet full of stories, riddles and games and they will learn a lot about local culture, habits and history.
A BIKE RIDE WITH KIDS
Copenhagen, as you may know, is made for bikes. It is a real pleasure strolling through the streets and the channel and enjoying the city. There are several places where you can rent bikes and family bikes. Biking here it is a serious matter! Every street includes road markings for bike and children learn how to ride properly since the first time they use a bike. Do you know that there are bike playgrounds where they can learn? From 1947, Denmark established the cycling education, with lessons and an exam to do at the end.
WHERE TO RIDE WITH YOUR BIKE
In the city, of course! But, since it is summer, let’s go on the beach! One of the best spots for a bike ride is Amager beach park, a beatiful nordic beach where you can have a great relaxing time swimming and cycling. From the beach you can see windmills and the Øresund bridge too. Speaking of windmills, another great spot is Kastellet, one of the most well-preserved fortress of whole Europe. There is a famous windmill here and you are also just few minutes away from the Little Mermaid statue. Looking for nature? Take a ride to Jægersborg Deer Park, with its beautiful trees and deers! It includes the oldest amusement park, Bakken, and many nice restaurants for a lunch break. If you prefer to stay in the city, Frederiksberg Garden is one of the most beautiful parks in town! A green area away from traffic jam where kids can ride free: it is perfect if you want to plan a pic-nic for lunch too. Inside the park, Friedeiksberg Palace (from the 17th century) will astonish you, lost between the green and the water channels.
A TASTY FOOD BREAK
After a day spent on a bike, kids deserve a great food break! Try with Copenhagen Markets! Torvehallerne, WestMarket are just some of the best market in town. Kids will enjoy some good smørrebrød (open sandwiches), with smør og øst (butter and cheese) or a tasty boller (bun). Try and enjoy!