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Denmark

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The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment's notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

1: Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid;

2: If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group;

3: Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble;

4: Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines;

5: Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse;

6: On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them;

7: Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone;

8: Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.

ROUTE INFO

1Length of TET in country
410km
2Expected time to cover TET in country
1-2 days
3Best time of year to ride TET in country
May - Oct
4Entry point into country
Rødby
5Exit point from country
Copenhagen
6Language(s)
Danish (Most Danes are also proficient in English)
7Currency
Danish Kroner (DKr). 1 euro = 7.50 DKr.
8Emergency telephone number
112
9Drive on the...
Right
10Laws regarding wild camping
Wild Camping is prohibited, but...

You are allow to sleep in any state forest as long as you don't put up a tent, it's only allowed to use sleeping bag, bivi, tarp and/or hammock.

Besides that there are several primitive campsites and shelters that you can use for free. Usually you will have access to potable water, a privy and a spot to build a bonfire.

When using the sites you have to comply with these rules:

1. Only spend 1 night in the same spot.

2. No more than 2 tents in the same spot.

3. Only 3-persons tents or smaller.

4. Don't put up your tent within sight of buildings or roads.

5. Only light a fire at the designated spot.

6. Clean up after you when you leave!

Under ""Resources"" there is a link to a map showing the location of all the free shelters and campsites (scroll down on the page). If you click the tent/shelter icons on the map, you will be directed to a description of the location (use Google Translate to read it).

11Trail riding and the law
You are allowed ride any road not marked with a sign saying otherwise. In reality this means that most gravel roads and trails are off limit for motorcycles.
12Bike events on or near the TET

STOP PRESS...

11 Jan 2017
No known issues

ROUTE OVERVIEW

The TET through Denmark follows public roads - most are surfaced but there are a few gravel sections as well.

It's a scenic route that offers nice riding on small roads and gives you a taste of Denmark. In the south you will be visiting several islands connected by bridges.

Just before you reach Sweden, you will pass through the centre of Copenhagen following an interesting route that will show you the most charming parts of the Capital.


WHAT NOT TO MISS

A walk down the stairs to the beach at Møns Klint.

Go berserk at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

Visit the tombs of the kings and queens of Denmark in Roskilde Cathedral.

Frolic at Bakken - the oldest amusement park in the world.

Take a swim in the ocean - or in the harbor of Copenhagen.

Try ""Smørrebrød"" the traditional Danish open sandwich.

Drink local beer!