Copenhagen is a dream-come-true for outdoor lovers. Bikes are everywhere and the city is designed for riding. Canals, parks and open spaces abound, and even the historical attractions are somewhat outdoorsy. Whether you're in Copenhagen for a day or a week, some sights merit a visit.
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This informally-named bike tour of Copenhagen is actually the most green tour of the city. There are two tours offered: a city and a countryside biking ride. The city ride covers 30 km (about 19 miles) and takes riders through the historical inner city as well as over bridges and along the city lakes and canals. Sights seen along the way include the Little Mermaid statue, Christianshavn (the port district), Castle Island and the Royal Residence. The tour takes about 3 1/2 hours and it includes several stops, so riders of all abilities should be able to enjoy it.
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Rosenborg Castle requires a whole afternoon to fully explore. The castle itself is now a museum, which houses exhibits of Danish art, the Danish crown jewels and impressive tapestries. There are also numerous decorated rooms, including a throne room and lots of gold-encrusted walls and furniture. Once you're done with the inside tour of the castles, spend some time in the Rosenborg Gardens, which surround the buildings. The 40 acres feature numerous formal gardens as well as plenty of open green spaces, great for a stroll or a picnic. Trails and roads cut throughout the whole park, so you could easily spend a couple of hours hiking around the area, among the trees and around the gardens.
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Designed in 1906, this is Copenhagen's best loved park and a popular destination for the locals. Walking, running and biking are popular activities here year around, and there are also soccer training classes for those (you can just drop in and join). There's also a swimming pool, a dance tent and a sensory garden for the blind. Picnicking is common here during the summer, when there are also free concerts held here every weekend.
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Article Written By Sarah Dray
Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.