One continuous cycle route

You decide in which place along the route you want to start your trip, how many stages you want to do and whether or not you would like to skip some stages.



By public transport

 Train from Copenhagen connects to Tønder via Bramming with Arriva and via Fredericia with DSB.

Connection from Hamburg happens via Niebüll with NOB or DB.

There are buses going from Tønder to Rudbøl.

Please be aware of any rules regarding bringing your bike on these trains and buses.

By car

 Get to the starting point in Rudbøl by driving towards Tønder or Højer and from there go towards Rudbøl.

The Map is located on the parking place by the road leading towards the Danish/German border.

It's possible to park your car in Rudbøl, while you experience the West Coast Cycle Route.

By plane

 The closest airport to Rudbøl is Hamburg (HAM).

Catch the local train from Hamburg Altona, and from there a train to Tønder.

From Billund (BLL), you can find public transportation leading towards Esbjerg, and from there to Tønder



By public transport

 You can grab a train going to Skagen train station and the starting point.

From Copenhagen you get a train to Frederikshavn and the switch to the local train to Skagen.

Please be aware of any rules regarding bringing your bike on these trains and buses.

See for schedules and prices.

By car

 To get to the Skagen starting point you need to drive towards Skagen city center.

The map is right in front of the train station.

For den bedste oplevelse, så start da din cykelrejse på parkeringspladsen ved Grenen.

By plane

 The closest airport to Skagen is Aalborg (AAL).

From there you can get a bus to either Lindholm Station or Aalborg Station and then a train to Skagen.

Car rental at Aalborg Airport is also possible.

About the route


West Coast Cycle Route is one continuous cycle route that covers 560 kilometres from the north to the south (or in the opposite direction) all the way along the west coast of Jutland.

The route has been divided into twelve stages, each stage featuring its own special characteristics and covering a distance between 25 and 65 km. All the stages start and end in a town where you can find public transport, accommodation, eateries, shopping, and entertainment. Obviously, it is up to you whether you would like to cycle from the north to the south or in the other direction, and whether you want to do just one stage, parts of a stage or the entire route.



70% of West Coast Cycle Route is covered with asphalt but there are also some short stretches with stable sand and gravel such as the natural cycle paths in Nationalpark Thy. We recommend using a bicycle with wide tires.



The route is mainly marked by blue signs with a white bicycle icon and the white text ”Vestkystruten”. A red field features the number ”1” as a reference to the number assigned to West Coast Cycle Route in the national cycle route network. A sign without any arrows indicates that you have to continue straight ahead and a sign with the number 12 refers to the North Sea Cycle Route that runs from Scotland to Norway and corresponds with West Coast Cycle Route in Denmark.


Denmark is a flat country, meaning that everyone can manage West Coast Cycle Route. However, some stretches do involve lightly rolling hills (e.g. in the dunes) that might raise your pulse a bit. Be aware that the wind can be quite a challenge in flat landscapes right by the coast, especially on days with strong headwind. On the other hand, you will feel as if you are flying on days with tailwind.


You can plan your own cycling trip along the North Sea, but if you want to make things a bit easier for you and your travel companions, you can book complete package trips at Bike With Us for various routes from Skagen to the dune of Vedersø Klit. Along the way, you will have overnight accommodations and baggage transport. It does not get easier than that. 

For booking or more information, please contact Bike With Us directly.