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Denmark

Your Linesman

Tonny aka "Don T"

I’ve had a passion for travelling, adventure and motorcycles since I was a kid. I started riding bikes back in the early 90s. Since then I have visited every country in Europe on two wheels and made a few excursions into Africa and Asia as well.

Using my bikes for travelling has always been the main priority for me, but I love all aspects of riding. I’ve done a lot of track days and back in 2008 I got involved in proper off road riding as well. Besides riding off road locally I’ve participated in EnduRomania several times.

I’m an active member on various adventure rider forums. Besides sharing experiences and knowledge online, the forums have turned out to be a great way to establish contact with like minded riders from around the world – contacts that often result in real life interaction and sometimes even lasting friendships.

DOWNLOAD THE GPX TRACK

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

Danish (Most Danes are also proficient in English)
Danish Kroner (DKr). 1 euro = 7.50 DKr.
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).
You are allowed ride any road (tarmac, gravel or dirt) not marked with a sign saying otherwise. In reality this means that most gravel roads and trails are off limit for motorcycles.

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 with nice riding on small roads that gives you a taste of what Denmark has to offer. In the south you will be visiting several islands connected by bridges.

Just before you reach the Øresunds Bridge to 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!