The North Coast Bicycle | Route 47
A signposted cycle route through small cosy coastal towns and seaside resorts between Elsinore, Gilleleje and Hundested along the coast of North Sealand also called the Danish Riviera. The route takes you through unique natural areas, with unlimited views, charming coastal towns, fine beaches and sights that attract tourists from all over the world. You can cycle route 47 in one day, or divide it into several stages and spend the night in the charming coastal towns, on the road.
The North Coast route is the most popular of the North Sealand cycle routes and ideal for a family bike ride.
The north coast can be cycled quickly on the racing bike, and the 65 km can with guarantee be cycled faster than in 3 hours with a little tailwind. But we recommend one or two nights, so there is time to stop, take a dip in the sea, enjoy nature and the view of the Kattegat. There are many accommodation options along the way; beach hotels, private accommodation or campsites with cabins and glamping located less than 1 kilometre from the route.
Route 47 is an A to B trip, between Elsinore and Hundested. You can start in Elsinore or Hundested, the choice is yours. Both cities can be reached by train from Copenhagen. You can take the bike with you on the train, read more about transport to North Sealand. The trip takes about 45 minutes from Copenhagen to Elsinore, and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Copenhagen to Hundested.
If you are in North Sealand, you can take the yellow trains, North Sealand's local trains, between the towns on route 47. Are you out for a headwind, or was the lunch break on the beach a little too long, then it is possible to take the train to the next town on the trip.
Maintain energy and fluid balance on the bike ride
On the route, you will find several supermarkets, kiosks and gas stations where you can buy provisions. A little tip: If the water bottle has run out of water, look for a church that is often a faucet from which you can drain some water.
The choice is yours, gourmet, communal dining, vegetarian or organic. There is great variety in eateries along the way:
Three-day trip with two nights on the road, or a trip on the racing bike of 3 hours
See the many accommodation options along the Danish Riviera. How you want to split the trip into stages, you decide, as well as whether it should be a campsite or a seaside hotel. Several of the accommodations are less than 1 mile from the route.
Five stops along the way
Rudolph Tegner's Museum & Statue Park
Knud Rasmussen's House
Length: 65 km
Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes according to Google, we recommend 2-3 days
Suitable for children: Yes
Pavement: Gravel 50% Asphalt: 50% Parts of the North Coast Path follow the Castle Route (Route 48).
ATMs: In the big cities on the trip
Download bicycle card: Nordkyststien Helsingør - Hundested
Download bike maps in Google maps: Google maps maps
We also see many people hiking on the North Coast Path, it just requires that you just orientate yourself extra time with the map, so that you avoid busy stretches.