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Copenhagen as bicycle-friendly city again

Copenhagen S-trains reach various towns in the Greater Copenhagen area and now in 2010 it is even easier and cheaper to explore the Sjælland (Zealand) Island on bike.

From 15 January 2010 until the end of 2010 you can take your bicycle with you onboard an S-train for free without buying the DKK 12 bicycle ticket as usual. Of course having a bicycle with you does not absolve you from the obligation of buying a passenger ticket for yourself (watch out for the public transport zones when travelling outside the city centre).

Copenhagen as bicycle-friendly city again

This offer is one of the numerous privileges cyclists enjoy in Copenhagen. The city itself and the surrounding region on the Sjælland offer an outstanding network of bicycle paths and there is no wonder that sometimes when you are waiting at the traffic lights in Copenhagen city centre the queue of bicycles is longer than that of cars. Besides, the lack of mountains in Denmark makes cycling relatively effortless.

Some S-train destinations interesting for cyclists

There are numerous interesting destinations on the Sjælland, which can be easily reached by an S-train from Copenhagen city centre. S-train station names are in italics on the following list, followed by a more specific hint where to head with your bike.

  • Frederikssund (Isefjord, Jægerspris – beautiful nature around a fjord with a network of cycling trails)
  • Hillerød (Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød Knowledge and Culture Park)
  • Holte or Farum (lakes and forests north of Copenhagen)
  • Hellerup or Klampenborg (Øresund coast north of Copenhagen; you can continue on bike to Helsingør)
  • Høje Taastrup (continue on bike to Roskilde and visit the Viking Ship Museum, or go on bike to Vridsløsemagle and visit Ole Rømer museum)
  • Hundige or Solrød Strand (beaches along the Køge Bay coast south of Copenhagen)
  • Køge (the furthest you can get with an S-train if you want to visit the south part of Sjælland)

Rules for taking your bike to an S-train

Among the most important regulations of transporting bicycles in Copenhagen S-trains is that you must place your bike in a designated area of the train (so called flex room), marked with a white bicycle sign.

Also note that bicycles are prohibited at Nørreport (the busy station where S-trains cross the metro) during rush hours in the morning (7:00-8:30) and in the afternoon (15:30-17:00).

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