Those of you that know me will know that I am not a runner, far from it! Mr B, however, loves running and tries to go two or three times a week so when we were looking for a tour to do in Copenhagen and Mr B found Running Copenhagen, he was very excited! So I hear you asking, how does someone who doesn’t run go on a running tour? Simple . . . I biked it!
We did a bike tour when we were in Paris a couple of years ago, so I was confident I could keep up and not fall off (well, fairly confident!). But I felt a lot happier once I did a bit of research and realised how bike-friendly Copenhagen actually is!
We were booked in for the 10k Urban tour and couldn’t have been happier with it. The tour took us to areas of Copenhagen we would never have stumbled across ourselves, but even if we had we wouldn’t have known anything about the history or the culture. We saw so much fantastic street art and explored Norrebro which included Superkilen park, the resting place of Hans Christian Andersen, and Jaegersborggade which is one of the hippest streets in the city.
The main reason our tour was so great was because of our guide Lena, who made sure we were both completely happy and comfortable throughout, even when I accidentally ran over her heels (sorry again about that Lena!). We always like to go an organised tour when visiting a new city because the information you discover about the city and the culture you simply can’t find in a guide book. Lena was so passionate about Copenhagen and there wasn’t anything she didn’t know. She also had lots of great restaurant and bar recommendations, and while Dan and Lena bonded over their love of running, Lena and myself bonded over our love of sushi and espresso martinis!
I am so happy I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did this fantastic tour, not only for all the beautiful places we got to see and learn about, but also because I felt I had earned the glass of wine I drank straight after! Ok so I had three glasses, but I was on holiday!