Biking around Skagen


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Taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding Skagen as you bike through the landscape.
  • Bike through the scenic landscape.

  • See the Buried Church.

  • Enjoy vistas overlooking the rolling hills.

  • Bascule Light House.

This strictly biking tour will allow you to explore the scenic and unique landscape surrounding Skagen as well as parts of Skagen itself. Leave the pier and bike through the Western part of Skagen to the protected area on the East coast. Indulge in the feeling of ‘being on your own’ with the only sounds being the wind and bird song, waves splashing at the shores – and of course the narrating of your guide. Hiding in the dunes, you will be passing the Buried Church. The church was built in the 1300s and was in its time the largest church of the region. The ‘Great Sand Drift’ started in the 1500s and two centuries later the sand reached the church. During this period, the congregation had to dig their way into the church each Sunday morning. The struggle against the sand continued up until 1795, when the church was closed by royal decree. Today, only the tower of the famed church is visible. Continue towards the West coast for the idyllic Old Skagen, dominated by the charactestic yellow houses, many of them are former fishermen’s cottages. Take in the roaring North Sea views before biking to the Northern part of Skagen to get a glimpse of the residential areas and the tiny allotment gardens. From here it is a short ride along the beach road to the marina, and the cruise pier beyond.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing suiting the weather ad comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Approx 500 metres. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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