6 reasons why we love Danish gravel: the overlooked cycling trails right outside Copenhagen

We rode the woodland singletrack and deer park doubletrack, all less than 10mi / 16km from Copenhagen’s city centre

Image shows a person gravel riding in Denmark
(Image credit: Future)

It’s true, when most people sit back and think of the best destinations for gravel, Denmark probably isn’t very high on that list - if it’s there at all. 

Arizona - yes. Spain’s Costa Brava - yes. Of the Nordic countries, it's Iceland which really dominates the gravel scene.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg

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