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10 Things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Calling? Explore Like a Local

Copenhagen truly comes alive when you experience it on two wheels, just like the locals do. The city's infrastructure is built for cycling, with dedicated bike lanes and traffic lights, making it safe and enjoyable for all ages.

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide through charming streets, uncovering hidden courtyards and picturesque canals often missed by foot or public transport. Embrace the Danish concept of "hygge" as you pedal at your own pace, soaking in the city's vibrant energy and unique charm.

We have gathered the 10 best things to do in Copenhagen – from iconic landmarks to hidden gems. Explore our guide and book your perfect ride today! 

Valby & Sydhavnstippen

Escape the city and discover the wild beauty of Sydhavnstippen, a unique nature reserve just a short bike ride from central Copenhagen.

This diverse landscape offers a refreshing change of pace with its open grasslands, dunes, and stunning views. As you pedal along the gravel paths, keep an eye out for the resident herd of llamas and sheep, brought in to graze and maintain the natural ecosystem.

Their gentle presence adds a touch of whimsy to this already enchanting landscape. Pack a picnic to enjoy by the water's edge, breathe in the fresh air, and soak in the tranquility of this hidden gem.

Street Food at Reffen

Get ready for a sensory adventure at Reffen, Copenhagen's vibrant street food and creative hub, best explored by bike.

Located on Refshaleøen island, a short and scenic ride from the city center, Reffen welcomes you with a medley of flavors, aromas, and artistic expression. Park your bike and wander through the maze of food stalls, sampling global cuisine from juicy burgers to innovative vegetarian dishes.

Soak in the lively atmosphere, enjoy live music, or simply relax by the waterfront with a refreshing drink. 

Explore the vibrant Nørrebro

Nørrebro, Copenhagen's hip and diverse district, begs to be explored on two wheels. Hop on your bike and feel the area's creative energy as you navigate its vibrant streets.

Cruise down Jægersborggade, a haven for independent boutiques and artisan coffee shops, or explore the bustling atmosphere of Superkilen park, a celebration of multiculturalism. Don't forget to stop for a delicious bite from one of Nørrebro’s many Kebab shops.

Nørrebro's eclectic charm unfolds organically as you pedal through and experience a side of Copenhagen you won't find anywhere else.

Vesterbro & Kødbyen

Bike to Copenhagen's former meatpacking district and experience the industrial-chic vibe of Kødbyen. This trendy neighborhood is best explored at a leisurely pace, allowing you to soak in the unique atmosphere.

Explore converted slaughterhouses now housing art galleries, design studios, and trendy restaurants. Stop for a coffee at a hip café or browse the shops and independent boutiques.

In the evening, Kødbyen transforms into a buzzing nightlife spot, with a range of bars and clubs to choose from. Whether you're a foodie, art enthusiast, or simply looking for a cool place to hang out, Kødbyen offers a unique side of Copenhagen.

Amager & Amager Strandpark

Escape the city buzz and feel the sand between your toes at Amager Strandpark, a hidden paradise just a short ride from central Copenhagen.

This expansive coastal park offers stunning views of the Øresund strait and dedicated bike paths that wind through dunes, beaches, and lush meadows.

Cool off with a dip in the sea or simply relax and soak up the sun. For a longer adventure, follow the bike path along the coast, enjoying the fresh sea air and picturesque scenery.

Whether you're seeking relaxation or recreation, Amager Strandpark offers a perfect escape, easily accessible by bike.

Stroll along the Lakes

Copenhagen's enchanting Lakes are best experienced with a gentle bike ride. This chain of three serene lakes, Sortedams Sø, Peblinge Sø, and Sankt Jørgens Sø, offers a picturesque escape from the city buzz.

Cycle along the water's edge, taking in the views of graceful swans and lush greenery. Stop for a coffee or ice cream at one of the cafes along the way, or simply find a bench and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

For a longer adventure, continue your bike ride into the surrounding neighborhoods, discovering hidden parks, charming cafes, and architectural gems. A bike ride around Copenhagen's Lakes is a quintessential Danish experience, offering a perfect blend of nature, culture, and tranquility.

Nyhavn & Canal Tour

Combine two classic Copenhagen experiences with a bike ride to Nyhavn, culminating in a charming canal tour.

Pedal along the scenic streets, taking in the city's vibrant energy, until you reach the iconic colorful houses of Nyhavn. Lock up your bike and soak in the atmosphere of this historic harbor, once a bustling trading port, now lined with cozy cafes and restaurants.

Then, hop aboard a classic canal boat for a "kanalrundfart" - a unique perspective of Copenhagen from the water. Glide through the canals, admiring the picturesque houses, bridges, and historical landmarks, all while learning fascinating stories from a knowledgeable guide. 

A Copenhagener Morning

Copenhagen is a city renowned for its exceptional bakeries, and what better way to discover them than with a bike ride? Start your day like a true Copenhagener by hopping on your bike and letting the aroma of freshly baked goods guide you through the charming streets, leading you to a hidden gem or a local favorite.

Whether you're craving a classic Danish pastry, a hearty rugbrød, or a simple "bolle med ost" (BMO), Copenhagen's bakeries promise a delightful experience for your taste buds. It is the perfect way to fuel up for a day of exploring Copenhagen by bike.

Christianshavn

Discover the free-spirited charm of Christianshavn, a unique neighborhood with a fascinating history, best explored at a leisurely pace on two wheels.

Cycle along the picturesque canals, lined with colorful houseboats and charming cafes, and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. Explore the alternative community of Christiania, known for its unique social experiment and vibrant street art.

Visit the historic Church of Our Saviour, with its iconic spiral spire offering panoramic views of Copenhagen. Whether you're seeking historical insights, alternative vibes, or simply a charming escape from the city buzz, Christianshavn offers a delightful adventure, best enjoyed by bike.

Østerbro

Experience the elegant charm of Østerbro, Copenhagen's sophisticated district, on a bike ride. This neighborhood is known for its stately architecture, leafy avenues, and upscale boutiques, offering a different perspective of the city.

Cycle along the tree-lined streets, admiring the grand apartment buildings and charming cafes. Explore the trendy shops and restaurants along Nordre Frihavnsgade, visit the impressive fortress Kastellet, or make a stop for sports enthusiasts at Parken Stadium, the impressive national stadium.

Østerbro's refined atmosphere and picturesque streets make it a perfect destination for a stylish bike ride.

Explore Copenhagen with KINTO Share Bikes

Experience Copenhagen like a local and breeze the city with KINTO Share bikes.

Simply locate a KINTO bike near you – they're conveniently distributed throughout the city center – and you can unlock it instantly using the app.

Whether you're planning a quick sightseeing sprint or a leisurely weekend exploration, KINTO offers flexible rental options by the hour, day, or weekend to fit your adventure. Hop on a KINTO bike and discover the city the easy and enjoyable way!

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