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Cycling

Many of the local tourist offices offer all-inclusive cycling trips, including bicycle rental, detailed route descriptions, maps, ferry tickets and accommodation arranged in advance, prices are lower for those bringing their own bicycles. The routes are laid out by local expert cyclists. For independent cyclists, a wide range of detailed cycling maps is available. Bicycles can be hired from the local tourist offices or bicycle shops. Bicycles are allowed on all Danish ferries and several small passenger boats, most trains (InterCity trains require prior reservation and reservations are not possible on Interregional trains), buses (which have room for 4 bicycles, although prams have priority) and aeroplanes (special packing requirements apply). For details, contact the Danish Cyclists’ Association (Dansk Cyklist Forbund), Rømersgade 5-7, DK-1362 Copenhagen K (telephone number: 3332 3121; fax number: 3332 7683, e-mail: dcf@dcf.dk).

Horseriding

Horses may be hired at riding schools and centres almost everywhere in Denmark. Many riding schools offer riding holidays with half or full board accommodation.

Golf

Denmark has over 130 golf courses. Foreign visitors are welcome, on presentation of a valid membership card from club at home. For further information, contact the Danish Golf Union (Dansk Golf Union), Idrættens Hus, Brøndby Stadion 20, DK-2605 Brøndby (telephone number: 4326 2700; fax number: 4326 2701, e-mail: info@dgu-golf.dk.

Health resorts

These are widespread throughout the country and some offer medical and physiotherapeutic treatment, others simply recreation in beautiful and quiet surroundings.

Fishing

Denmark has excellent facilities for both saltwater and freshwater and fishing. Sea fishing tours can be arranged with local fishermen at many Danish harbours including in Copenhagen, Elsinore or Frederikshavn, large groups may charter a boat for themselves. Fishing off the shores of Denmark’s 7500km (5000 mile) long coastline is widely available. Anglers must not take up any positions within 50m (164ft) of a dwelling place.

Fishing rights in lakes and streams are usually privately owned but are often let to local societies which issue day or week cards. A fishing licence is required in all cases (except for under 18s and over 65s, who are free) and can be obtained from Danish post offices, local tourist offices and angling shops. Special licences for tourists (valid from 1 day to 1 week) are available. Anglers are obliged to inform themselves about fishing restrictions and closed seasons.

For further information and addresses of angling societies, contact the Danish Sports Fishing Association (Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbund), Worsåesgade 1, DK-7100 Vejle (telephone number: 7582 0699, fax number: 7582 0209, e-mail: post@sportsfiskerforbundet.dk).

Nude bathing

This is quite common at many Danish seaside resorts. At beaches where nude bathing is not officially permitted, bathers are requested to show consideration and follow the directions of local guards. The only beaches where it is actually prohibited are Henne Strand and Holmsland Klit (both on Jutland’s western coast). At Bellevue Beach in the metropolitan area, walking in the nude is prohibited while bathing or sunbathing in the nude is not. See online for more details and information (website: www.strandguide.dk).

Watersports

The long inlets and protected shores on the Danish coast offer easy conditions for windsurfing.

Facilities for sailing are excellent with over 500 yachting harbours along the coast and anchorage is allowed at a further 500 islands. Detailed handbooks and marine charts are available from the Danish Yachting Association (Dansk Sejlunion) (tel/fax number: 4326 2182, e-mail: ds@sailing.dk) or the National Survey and Cadastre (Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) (telephone number: 3587 5050, e-mail: kms@kms.dk) charts are available for direct download from the KMS Internet site.

Note

All waterscooter traffic is under general prohibition within the Danish sea territory.
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