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8 reasons you'll love biking in Copenhagen

You'd know by now that Copenhagen is all about those bikes. More than half of the population ride a bike every day! Because riding a bike around Copenhagen is not only the fastest way to get around, but also most fun way. Here are some reasons you'll love it too.

Bryggebroen i København | Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen

#1 Because Copehagen has a bike lane in the sky

Copenhagen is one of relatively few cities that actually has dedicated biking highways, like Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) pictured above.

Kalvebod Fælled Ship | Thomas Høyrup Christensen

#2 Because of all the hidden gems you'll find

Hopping on a bike allows you to go to all the places that can be somewhat harder to reach by foot or public transport. One such place is Kalvebod Fælled, a sprawling natural area just outside the city.

The Black Market in Superkilen Park in Copenhagen

#3 Because there are bike lanes that look like this

Admittedly, not all of the city’s bike lanes are as sexy as the above-pictured Superkilen. But Copenhagen still has close to 300 miles of expressways for your two-wheelers to make up for it.

Velobarista | Daniel Rasmussen

#4 Because rental bikes can be found everywhere

You can pretty much rent a bicycle everywhere – either one of the official city bikes, or at any number of private outlets.

Cargo bikes by the lake | Astrid Maria Rasmussen

#5 Because there are bike SUV’s

The famous Danish cargo bikes allow you to bring along your kids, dogs, shopping bags, picnic basket, and much more along for the ride. What’s not to like?

Biking in snow | Martin Heiberg

#6 Because the weather shouldn’t be stopping you

Seriously. In Copenhagen, pretty much all weather is biking weather – where you do think the term ‘Biking Viking’ comes from?

#7 Because of the bridges

Copenhagen is filled with bridges – quite a few of them bike and pedestrian-only like The Inner Harbour Bridge above – that make for an exhilarating ride.

Sankt Thomas Plads | Astrid Maria Rasmussen

#8 Because there are actually more bikes than cars

In Central Copenhagen, the number of bikes actually surpassed the number of cars, with overall bicycle traffic having risen by 68% in the last 20 years.