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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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: email@example.com.
These are widespread throughout the country and some offer medical
and physiotherapeutic treatment, others simply recreation in beautiful
and quiet surroundings.
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
Sports Fishing Association (Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbund), Worsåesgade
1, DK-7100 Vejle (telephone number: 7582 0699, fax number: 7582
0209, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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: email@example.com)
or the National Survey
and Cadastre (Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) (telephone number:
3587 5050, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) charts
are available for direct download from the KMS Internet site.
All waterscooter traffic is under general prohibition
within the Danish sea territory.