What you'll do
Architecture is the physical product of a community, and thus a great approach to take if you want to understand more about a city and it's culture. Our tour on contemporary architecture is a great introduction to the nuts and bolts of the world’s most liveable city! You'll get an insight in Danish architecture and culture through buildings, public spaces, urban development and bike lanes. Recent building design and urban development is NOT exclusively for architects or architecturally interested! Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as: Parliament area Old town Vestervold Kalvebod harbor area Public spaces at Islands Brygge Havneholmen commercial and residential Amager Fælled urban nature Copenhagen architecture Danish Radio broadcasting complex Public community projects in former working class area Maritime and cosy Christianshavn Art school campus + more at Holmen Projects by architects such as: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) JDS Architects (Julien De Smedt) Lundgaard & Tranberg SHL Architects (Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen) Dorte Mandrup Arne Jacobsen Vandkunsten Cobe Architects Gehl Architects Olafur Eliasson OMA MVRDV Jean Nouvel
Alice & Asser
Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with urban planning at a strategic level. She has a profound interest in how architecture and city planning is influencing everyday life in the city. Asser has experience teaching and practising architecture, and have made a living from his passion by founding beCopenhagen, a bike tour operator sharing the local's view on the world's most liveable city. We both have a passion for debating and exchanging views on building design, urban spaces, and community. And of course, we have a thing or two to add about the world's leading bike infrastructure! :)
Water / soft drink ... to bring on the tour.
A good quality bike is provided. You can choose a traditional bike or - if you are more adventurous - a STRiDA folding design…
Optional helmet Helmets are not compulsory in Denmark, and most adults don't use them. We'll have one if you prefer it.
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Where you'll be
We'll bike through various neighbourhoods to visit famous architecture highlights and unnoticed gems of public buildings, all of which reveals something essential about the Danish community and Copenhagen lifestyle. The transition of industrial harbour wastelands to vibrant public spaces, cycling bridges and 'super bike lanes' displaying urban diversity, residential or cultural buildings, the mix of old and new... Each tour is a bit different.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It is a bike tour, so guests must be able to bike. We'll be riding bike lanes and a few streets in the most bike-friendly city in the world, but you still…
Copenhageners are not afraid of water, so in case of rain, we'll go through with the tour. I'll try as best possible to make stops out of the rain, and we might decide to take a break on a café.
Bike Copenhagen with an architect