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AIb2019 loop B: Along the water

13 km Distance
26 m Ascent
26 m Descent

(30 ratings)

I built this route for the AIB conference. Two pieces of general advice for cycling in Denmark: 1) Stay on the right side of the cycle path to allow overtaking and 2) Use your hands to indicate you want to stop or change directions.

Start at Nyhavn and cross the foot/cycle bridge. At the end take a left across the bridge, staying close to the water and passing the Opera (to your left). Turn right at Fabriksmestervej, then immediately left at Dannesjold-Samsøes Alle. Follow the road through several curves. You are passing Noma, one of the world's top restaurants. Turn left following Reshalevej. Near the end of this road follow the signs for 'Reffen', a great open air food court on the water. It is worth stopping here for a drink or some food. Turn back along Refshalevej, taking a right towards Noma. Immediately after Noma turn left (confusingly still called Resfhalevej). You are at the back of Christiania (a 'Free State' within Copenhagen). Take a left onto Prinsesse Gade, then a left at Torvegade (a busy street in the middle of Christianshavn, one of Copenhagen's oldest areas). Take a right to follow the water (Ved Stadsgraven). Stay on the right hand side (Ved Langebro) as you approach a major bridge to go under the bridge, taking a left at the water, onto Islands Brygge. Continue along the water here, until you see a foot / bicycle bridge. Take a right to cross on this bridge (aptly name 'bicycle snake', as it is not 100% straight). At the end take a right into Kalvebod Brygge. You now continue to follow the water in the other direction for a while, passing among others the design museum and national library. At havnegade take a right. At the end of this street you have returned to Nyhavn.