Trans Euro Trail: Denmark

45 minutes after I’ve embarked the ferry in Puttgarden- Germany, the ship arrives in Rødbyhavn. After a short customs check I can continue my ride into Denmark. I’m curious what this track will bring me.

The first kilometres seem to be OK. I encounter small winding roads through the fields and I come across some picturesque villages. The Danish TET covers Seeland, the largest East-Denmark-island. The landscape is rather flat and – as an agriculture region – mostly covered with crop fields.

Although the ride is only on tarmac roads, I enjoy the countryside trip. It’s just a great and relaxing trajectory and such a welcome relief after my earlier experience on the German TET. If you are into lively places, pubs, restaurants, crowdy places…you don’t have to be in Denmark. It’s very calm and quiet. But I enjoy it, to the max. 

 

I decided not to camp, but to find myself a hotel overnight; if you would do the same, bear in mind to book well in advance, because it took me some time to find a hotel. There are not so many hotels or B&B’s in this region.

The Faro bridge takes me from the Island of Seeland to Falster. And again, the track is a nice and easy route; the roads are narrow and guide me through the countryside and along the seashores.

Actually, I didn’t expect the Danish TET to be this nice. And, it only gets better.

Mons Klint, for example, is breathtaking: the white cliffs on the shores of this island are a popular destination for tourists. It’s a rather long walk to the cliffs and you have to climb a lot of stairs. As I’m not keen on doing this in my motorbike outfit, I keep this place in mind for my next visit. But the road towards it is unpaved and also a little bit hilly. Don’t expect too much of it, but at least it’s a cool ride.  Which also can be said for the rest of the day.

I encounter some gravel sections, enjoy very nice views, and I ride the Africa Twin on magnificent small tarmac roads. Nothing tricky, nor a track for very experienced riders. It’s an easy, relaxing and very scenic ride. 

As I come closer to the capital Copenhagen the roads become less interesting. Traffic becomes denser and I have to ride through several towns. I pass Roskilde. The track leads around Copenhagen and enters the city on the North.

I find myself a place to sleep just north of the city, at the seaside. The track continues along the seaside and leads inwards the city of Copenhagen. It’s a Sunday morning so traffic is not an issue. This is the best time to cross the city centre.

South of Copenhagen you’ll find the Oresund bridge, a most remarkable 16 km long bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden. Crossing the bridge is great! The sight is magnificent. It will cost you € 39 one-way but it’s quite an experience. This crossing also forms the end of the Danish TET.

When I look back at the track I’ve just ridden, the Danish TET is a trajectory I can recommend to everyone who is in for a relaxing ride. It can be done with every kind of motorbike. Even on road tyres. So, what ’s keeping you? Go and explore this magnificent piece of the Trans Euro Trail!

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