Travel Jun 2010 Denmark

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Cycle touring across Denmark from north to south, mainly following the west-coast "North-Sea" route. Finished in 8 days, 720 Km.

Departure Hirtshals Final arrival Kiel Arrival home Distance covered by bike
Mon. 8th June Wed. 16th June Fri. 18th June 720 Kilometers

iPhone utils

  • De Gule Sider app - yellow pages for Denmarm, used to find grocery stores and other supplies
  • TomTom app - navigation out of city centers
  • Google Maps - distance estimation and look-ups of campingsites in Germany
  • - weather forecast


Useful sites for planning and detailed maps of the different cycle routes, camping sites, and weather forecast sites in Denmark.


A few shots from street view showing interesting spots and routes. Some of the stretches just begs to be cycled. Some of them are even lit.

Update: It was as beautiful as it appeared.

Camp / Cabins

Denmark is covered by camping sites, nowhere are you more than 20 km from a site. It's mandatory to get a "Camping Card Scandinavia"-card , 100DKK, pay annually, use as many times you like. Alternatively, a overnight transit pass.


The weather in June and July statistically is 14-18 degrees and South-West/West direction 4-6 m/s wind.


A short-list of equipment we used. Recommended webshops in Europe:,,,

  • Cyclocross / touring bike:
    • Panniers front:
      • Ortlieb Front-Roller Plus, 25 litre, 1.4 Kg [1] Photos
      • Axiom Journey 2 front rack [2]
    • Panniers rear:
      • Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus, 40 litre, 1.7 Kg
      • Tubus Vegas rear rack [3]
    • Tire:
      • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme Touring Tyre 26 x 1.60"
      • Continental Cross 700 25-35c Presta Valve
    • Computer:
      • Sigma BC1609 STS
    • Glasses:
      • Endura Stingray Glasses
    • Clothes:
      • Assos SS Uno Short Sleeve Jersey yellow
      • Assos Summer Gloves white
      • Assos Skinweb Socks white
      • Northwave Mate transparent waterproof jacket
  • Mountain bike:
    • Rack rear:
      • Tubus Logo (mounted further back) [4]
    • Tire:
      • Schwalbe Marathon Plus touring tire [5]
      • Continental Tour 26 1.3-1.75" Schrader Valve
  • Other things:
    • Therm-a-Rest NeoAir sleeping pad [6]
    • Lifeventure Soft Fibre Advance towels [7] [8]
    • Lifeventure Cotton Advance sleeper rectangular
    • Lifeventure Document wallet
    • Lifeventure Travel pillow
    • Lifeventure All Purpose Soap 200ml
    • Camelbak Podium 710ml water bottle
    • Camelbak Podium 620ml water bottle
    • AMK Ultralight And Watertight 3 first aid kit
    • Crank Brothers Multi-19 multitool
    • Finish Line Cross Country wet oil
    • Blackburn Airstik Long Neck minipump

And other essential tools, see the gear list from other tourers listed in the references section below.

Useful sites