Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is renowned for its progressive and environmentally conscious lifestyle. One of the key elements that contribute to its unique charm is the city's bicycle culture. With its extensive network of dedicated bike lanes, cycling infrastructure, and a population that embraces cycling as a way of life, Copenhagen offers an unforgettable experience for both locals and tourists alike.

Copenhagen is one of the bicycle capitals of the world

Along with Amsterdam, Copenhagen is one of the shining examples of cities that have embraced cycling as a way of life. Both cities have more bikes than people and locals use them for everything from commuting to leisurely rides. The Danish capital has wider streets than Amsterdam, so cyclists do not have to share the road with cars and pedestrians as much.

The Dutch and Danish capitals are some of the most bike friendly cities in the world. Each has dedicated bike routes and traffic systems that prioritise cyclists. Here cycling is as safe as it can be, as long as you remember to follow the rules of the road.

Copenhagen consistently ranks amongst the top cycling cities in the world, last leading the list in 2019. The Danish capital continues to add more cycling paths, including cycle super highways, which allow cyclists to easily enter the city from as far as 15 kilometres away. If you want to experience the city like a local, you cannot miss out on a bike tour of the city.

With a bike tour, you can explore the city at ease. During the tour, you will visit many of the best sights of the inner city. Most bike tours start in the city centre, from there the journey takes you to Vesterbro other neighbourhoods and areas of the city.

Fun facts about bikes in Copenhagen

  • There are more bikes than cars in central Copenhagen
  • The busiest cycling path in Denmark is the Dronning Louise’s Bridge
  • 35% of locals commute by bike every day, the city wants to raise this to 50% by 2025
  • Copenhagen’s iconic bicycle bridge is called the Bicycle Snake, together with the Bryggebroen it connects Vesterbro to Havnestad
  • The Copenhagen Bike Festival brings together cyclists, enthusiasts and industry experts
  • The Danish capital is home to over 382 kilometres of bicycle racks
  • Of all school children in Copenhagen 38% bikes to school
  • On the correct route and at a constant 20 km/h, Copenhagen’s Green Wave traffic light system will make sure you don’t have to stop at a traffic light