9 Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Denmark

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Are you planning your first Denmark road trip? This Scandinavian treasure is incredible, and riding your motorcycle across this country is one of the best ways to experience everything it has to offer.

Roads are high quality, usually clearly marked and the traffic is quite light (except during the rush hour). When planning your trip, you need to keep several things in mind.

From the routes you need to take to mandatory safety measures, this list has everything you need to prepare for this adventure. So, let’s begin.

1) The Best Roads for Bikers

If you are planning to travel by motorcycle, there are two routes that are extremely popular among bikers. The first one includes a ride along the North Sea Coast.

Here you will be able to see the Bork Viking Harbour, and a bit further up the coast the WWII Atlantic Wall fortification. Don’t forget to check out the Bunker Museum Hanstholm, especially if you are a history fan.

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Keep in mind that this route is 228km long, so plan your stops carefully and make sure you know where the gas stations are.

If you love your cup of history with a teaspoon of nature, we recommend the Lake Highlands. This place features long winding roads, fairytale-like forests, dreamy villages, and fields.

The trip from Silkeborg to Skanderborg is a great motorcycle route that will surely help you recharge your batteries.

2) Mandatory Equipment

Maybe you want to feel the wind in your hair (and Denmark surely has some strong winds), but in this country, you need to wear a helmet while you are on the bike.

You also need to have your license and vehicle registration certificate with you at all times, as well as your ID card or passport.

Although you won’t get a ticket if you do not have a first-aid kit or a high-visibility vest, it is recommended that you still have those, for your own safety.

In Denmark, you are obligated to keep your headlights on all the time, even during the daytime.

3) Speed Limits and Tolls

When it comes to speed limits, they are 50 km/h (31 mph) within towns and 80 km/h (49 mph) outside towns.

If you hit the motorway the speed limit will be 130 km/h (80 mph). Keep in mind that cyclists are everywhere, and they often have the right of way.

When you are riding through towns and cities, keep your eyes open for cycle lanes, especially if you are turning right.

If you want to cross the bridge over the Great Belt or you want to leave Denmark and travel to Sweden, keep in mind that you will need to pay the road toll.

4) Dressing Appropriately

Regardless of whether you are traveling in summer or winter, Denmark weather is not your ally. Strong winds can make you shiver to the bone, so make sure you dress appropriately.

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If you are an avid biker and you can even name every motorcycle company in the world, you probably know better than to go anywhere without your riding pants, boots, full-face helmet, and a warm, windproof jacket.

If you are going to hit the motorway, do not forget elbow and knee guards.

5) Ferries

Denmark has an extensive ferry network. It carries vehicles at affordable rates.

It is recommended to make ferry reservations in advance because on weekends and holidays ferries can be completely booked.

6) Scenery

Keep in mind that most of the scenery are fields and agricultural areas, with no hills in sight. On the plus side, Denmark has some great curvy roads where traffic is mostly light.

On the other hand, small towns offer plenty of things to see, so make sure you include them in your tour. When it comes to prices, the cheapest food can be found in supermarkets and kebab shops, while drinks in local pubs can be pricy.

7) Taking Breaks

As you probably know, when you are on a biking trip you need to take more frequent breaks than you would on a car trip.

Sitting on your bike for hours can cause sores, so make sure you stretch your legs every now and then. However, don’t make too frequent breaks, otherwise, your trip will become too long and frustrating.

In Denmark there are plenty of gas stations that offer drinks and food, so they are convenient for short respites.

8) Carry a Map with You

Plan your route and follow GPS directions. If you want, splurge on a Bluetooth helmet, so you can listen to directions instead of looking at the screen.

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With that said, bringing a hard copy of the map can be useful, especially if you find yourself in areas with no network coverage.

9) Prepare for Unexpected Weather

Wind and rain are rather common in Denmark, so even if the morning is sunny, bring your raincoat and cover for your luggage with you.

You never know when it will start to pour, so it is better to be safe than sorry.

Hopefully, these tips will help you prepare for your motorcycle trip and allow you to have a positive experience while exploring Denmark’s treasures.

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