COPENHAGEN FROM A VERY LOGICAL ANGLE: Bike tour

COPENHAGEN FROM A VERY LOGICAL ANGLE: Bike tour

To be green and new in any European capital has a whole baggage of good and bad experiences. No matter if you’re a tourist or expat, the first contact with a city is magical at first: everything is colorful, fun, magical and breathtaking. As the time goes by, along with your breath you lose your nerves, money and time trying to make the experience as authentic as it gets. A simple remedy for this situation lies in a very nice combination of a city tour with a professional guide and of that which makes the essence of the Copenhagen lifestyle – riding a bike.
Last week, when I tried the Copenhagen Fairy Tales public bike tour, I celebrated exactly one year of my life in the Danish capital. In that time, I saw all the “Top 10” places for tourists, several times (every time a new group of family visits, you go and see the Little Mermaid and Christiania, I guarantee you), and I like to think that my experience in this town today amounts to something more than the experience of a mere tourist. Having all that in mind, this tour was not only a fun experience riding an electrical city bike for the first time, but a big eye-opening about many of the city locations which I had started taking for granted. You’ll put a big distance behind you without even realizing, all thanks to a funny guide who bursts with new, useful information about sites you thought you knew everything about.
The locations you visit, depending on your guide and the weather, are (amongst other): Rundetårn (Round Tower), Strøget, Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Kastellet, Den Lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid), Amalienborg, Nyhavn, Kongens Nytorv, Christiansborg, Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Christiania and Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour). The groups are usually small, so everyone can ask more than one question, and if you want an even more focused group, you can opt for a personal tour.
Interesting parts of town, some hidden, “secret” location and international flair if you’re in a group – all that is good for a tourist as well as for someone who came to Copenhagen to stay for a while. If I had had a clear head when I came here (looking for an apartment, a job and information on Danish taxes can cause a storm in anyone’s head), I would have used the benefits of this tour in the first months of life in Copenhagen. But this way I’m not really late – I just got the opportunity to look at things from a different angle.

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