5. Take it easy in Dragør, and then do something really interesting
Dragør is a hidden and often forgotten gem. An old town that seems lost in time, it stands isolated on the end of Amager. Equipped with a beach, cafés and great ice cream it is a safe haven away from the city buzz. It is easy to get there by bike as it is just twelve kilometres from the city centre.
Cosy cafés? Come on! We are guys right?
So, this is the interesting part. Ride your bike along the coast back to Copenhagen, east of the airport (so you have the Øresund to your right). At one point, if you follow the route on our interactive map, the incoming or, depending on the wind direction, outbound planes are, literally, metres above your head! If you discover other interesting thrills along the way, you can also add them.
4. Watch Denmark vs. Australia in Parken stadium
This is the last opportunity to watch Denmark play soccer before they head off for Euro 2012 hoping to repeat their 1992 winning performance.
A great opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of Copenhagen's biggest stadium and grab some beers and a hot dog afterwards! You can get tickets here.
3. Take a road trip
Take a ride up the golden highway of Copenhagen. Kystvejen (Strandvejen) starting in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, is often compared to the golden highway of California for it's breathtaking beauty. It leads straight to the famous Elsinore castle and on it's way passes sandy beaches (see, for example, Bellevue beach below), luxurious villas, views of Sweden and a stunning maritime horizon.
If you prefer comfort, rent a car with a friend to take it all in at high speed. If you are into fresh air through your hair, take your racing bike. If you get tired along the way you can always take the Øresundstrain back home.
Check out our interactive map to see which are the top sites along the way and add your own favorite to the list.
2. Bellevue Strand
Regularly voted as one of the best spots in the world for good looking girls this beach is just a short S-train ride away from the city centre (S-train = Klampenborg). So wait for the good weather, and take a chance on the view, although if you do move to the nudist part of the beach you may be expected to join in with this example of traditional Northern European culture. Be aware that completely nude bathing in Denmark is now mostly for oldies, and that this part of the beach may be restricted to club members. Find the location for the beach on our interactive map where you can also chime in with suggestions.
1. Do the Copenhagen Ironman triathlon
'Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life', as the slogan goes. If you think you're in good shape now test yourself against some of the best amateur athletes in the world. The CPH competition takes in some of the best scenery around Copenhagen, swimming off Amager Strand, cycling through the Zealand countryside and running past Copenhagen's most historic and famous attractions (but let's face it. By the time you get to the run section, you shouldn't be able to enjoy the attractions!)
The triathlon's website has great maps which feature the course routes, hotspots and event locations, or you can add where you'll check out the race on our interactive map.
Bonus tip: Impress the ladies
Getting out there to 'enjoy Spring' can, of course also mean 'hooking up with the ladies'. Try something different by making moves on girls at the venues described in our 'Spring Tips for Girls' article. If you are already in female company try impressing her with some of our ideas from the girls' article! See all of our girl tips here. Don't be prejudiced. They can be fun for guys too!
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