Cycling around Roskilde Fjord

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Itinerary by: Dan Hill
5 months ago
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Duration: About 5 hours

Around the northern half of Roskilde Fjord in Denmark, this scenic circular cycle route requires a restful but short ferry ride over the strait at its northern tip. The route goes around the fjord, and back south to Frederikssund - and then you need to cycle back over the bridge to reach your starting point again. On the western half of the route - before you get to the ferry - you'll be cycling through mixed woodlands. The route is not suitable for racing bikes with thin tyres - but hybrid bikes should be fine in fair weather. You'll also be cycling through military land (it's well signed, and permitted) - so stick to the track. There's an ice cream shop and cafe at the southern ferry stop, if you need refreshments. Most (if not all) of the way you'll be following cycle route 40 "Fjordstien" - which is marked with blue signs. I deviated off a few times - but picked up the trail again - and my route here reflects that. I stopped for about an hour at Frederiksværk for lunch - and to get lost looking to pick Cycle Route 40 up again - so take that into account when looking at the times. I have done this route twice. If you're of average fitness, you'll be pretty tired at the end of this route - so bring snacks and plenty of water. It's a really rewarding ride through lush greenery in the spring and summer time.

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10:30
Færgelundens Skov
Færgelunden, 3630 Jægerspris, Denmark
Færgelundens Skov is a small wood on the west side of Roskilde Fjord. There are two car-parks, the first of which is about 200m north of the bridge crossing the fjord to Frederikssund.
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Nature-Forest Transport-Car park
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Notes

Start at the Færgelundens woods car park - situated on the left when driving north on Færgelundsvej (the 207) - about 200m north of the bridge crossing Roskilde fjord at Frederikssund

10:35
Jægerspris
170 207, Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Geo-Waypoint Settlement-Village
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10:40
Kignæs Havn
150 Hovedgaden, Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Transport-Harbour
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Notes

Cycle past with the harbour on your right

10:40
Jægerspris - Cycle Route 40 sign
101B Hovedgaden, Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Geo-Waypoint
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Notes

Turn right at the sign at the roundabout in Jægerspris

10:45
Roskilde Fjord - Vængetvej - Cycle Route 40
Vængetvej 57, 3630 Jægerspris, Denmark
Roskilde Fjord - Vængetvej - Cycle Route 40 You can see the fjord on your right.
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Geo-Waypoint
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10:50
Roskilde Fjord ride - waypoint
7 Vænget, Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Geo-Waypoint
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10:55
Slotshegnet og kohaven
Dyrnæsvej, 3630 Jægerspris, Denmark
This is a sign located along the cycle route 40 (fjordstien) showing details about the Slotshegnet og kohaven.
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Geo-Waypoint
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Getting there

Stay right at the fork

11:05
Roskilde Fjord - waypoint
Unnamed Road, Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Geo-Waypoint
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11:30
Roskilde Fjord - waypoint
Jægerspris, 3630, DK
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Geo-Waypoint
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11:50
Colombus Ferry
Kulhusvej 210, 3630 Jægerspris, Denmark
67 DKK return for a passenger
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Transport-Ferry port Transport-Harbour
Standard 35.00 - 110.00 DKK Plus fee

12:00
Roskilde Fjord - waypoint
152 St Karlsmindevej, Hundested, 3390, DK
Article By: Dan Hill
Geo-Waypoint
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12:15
Grønnæsse Skov
282 Amtsvejen, Hundested, 3390, DK
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Nature-Forest
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12:25
Hanehoved
Hanehovedvej 187, 3300 Frederiksværk, Denmark
A small village at the north of Roskilde Fjord
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Settlement-Village
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13:35
Frederiksværk
15 Sportsvej, Frederiksværk, 3300, DK
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Settlement-Town
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13:35
Roskilde Fjord - waypoint
12 Kildebakkevej, Frederiksværk, 3300, DK
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Geo-Waypoint
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13:45
Kystskrænterne i Halsnæs
14 Grævlingevej, Frederiksværk, 3300, DK
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Geo-Waypoint Nature-Hill Nature-View point
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14:20
Havelse Mølle
2A Musvitvej, Frederiksværk, 3300, DK
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Geo-Waypoint Settlement-Hamlet
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14:45
Klinten Strand
Strandvej 46, 3600 Frederikssund, Denmark
A small beach on the east side of the Roskilde Fjord, north of the bridge at Frederikssund.
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Nature-Beach
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As the founder of MapADay, I recognise the value of really useful online travel guides - written by fellow travellers. I founded MapADay to create a platform where anybody could share and promote their favourite travel itineraries - in a consistent format that travellers can easily follow. I also hope tour guides, operators, travel photographers and travel bloggers will promote their material on MapADay. I've lived in 5 different countries: UK, France, USA, Canada and now Denmark, and love exploring new places with my family - near and far.

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