Our tour already happened in June 2018, but we still speak about all the interesting things and facts we learned. Andreas took a lot of time to answer all the questions and get into a discussion about all the different topics he mentioned. Driving with the bikes was a bit scary but we got used to it very quickly. Sitting and driving through this lovely city was wonderful. The whole tour was a blast! Don’t hesitate to book a tour with Andreas!
Science of Happiness Tour
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World’s First Cargo E-Bike Experience
This is the world’s first bike tour running exclusively with electric-assisted Christiania Bikes. In just 3 hours you’ll see the many beautiful squares, modern architecture and of course, experience the cycling infrastructure that Copenhagen is famous for. This small-group tour allows visitors to discover various neighborhoods and learn about the secret to Danish happiness while cruising with friends or family.
Cruise the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, the colorful houses of Nyhavn & Christianshavn, Islands Brygge converted factory, and the vibrant Meatpacking district in Vesterbro.
Cycle across the five iconic cycling bridges, including the most cycled bridge in the world, and see places often missed by the tourists.
Understand the secret to what makes the Danish people among the world’s happiest while riding the Danish-designed, classic Christiania Bike: one of the best things to do in Copenhagen!
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DKK 420 per person
Israels Plads near Nørreport
Everyone is welcome.Please inform us when booking about any special needs of your group.
- Cargo e-bike by Christiania Bikes
- Rain gear
- Storage for luggage
Small tip or hug, if we exceeded your expectations
What to bring
- Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather (due to wind, dress a bit warmer than needed)
Friendly and experienced tour guide
Overview of the Tour
The Danish are often ranked among the happiest people in the world. This is no coincidence but it’s a result of values cultivated from the Viking age, policies implemented in the 20th century and urban planning revamping the face of Copenhagen in recent decades. On this tour, we explore Denmark’s capital through a “happiness-lens” and discuss the six key ingredients that make Copenhagen one of the happiest cities in the world.
We’ll meet at Israels Plads, a 2-minute walk from the public transport hub Norreport Station, where we get the chance to introduce ourselves and give the Christiania Bikes a test drive around the spacious square.
Your guide will give you an overview of the route with neighborhoods we cross and will mark out bathroom stops on the way. We then open the topic of this tour, happiness research, which we will discuss from various angles during this thought-provoking tour. Learn about how the fabric of Danish society and culture has been constructed through Copenhagen’s urban planning and policies, and how these elements have contributed to making the Danish people among the happiest in the world.
You’ll feel a part of the local community while cycling aboard our Danish-designed e-cargo bikes, similar to those that Copenhagen natives use. Discover the city, not as a tourist but as a local, with plenty of time to alternate between driver and passenger so that everyone has the opportunity to pilot these unique vehicles.
Good to Know
- A full refund is available up to 24 hours before the experience.
- Locals appreciate seeing tourists using one of their most beloved day-to-day vehicles and you might, therefore, expect to be photographed while we cruise around the city.
- If you need to be back earlier, please let us know in advance. We might be able to schedule the start of the tour a bit earlier just for you!
- All our guides speak English but if you want a translation of the main parts of the tour to another language, please let us know in advance so we can schedule the appropriate guide to your tour.
While this tour is not specifically made with children in mind, both kids and adults tend to have a lot of fun discovering Copenhagen from the box and you are welcome to bring kids, dogs, chickens and everything in between with you – as long as it fits into a box!
Copenhagen has on average 171 rainy days per year (days where it rains 10 minutes or more). So rain can be a reality in any season.
In case of a rainy forecast, we do the following:
- We do provide waterproof ponchos
- Try to move departure time to sunny hours, after consultation with all participants
- If it rains heavily, we may decide to cancel
- If you decide that you don’t want to participate due to the weather, you are welcome to cancel and you will get a refund
From our experience, a few rainy minutes add something special to the tour: a feeling of having conquered the day against all odds and having had a real Danish adventure!
We try to start punctually and we would appreciate it if you could come to the meeting point at Israels Plads (middle of the square) 5 minutes before departure. In the event that you are late, please try to contact us.
We are making videos about how to properly use e-cargo bikes and these can be found on our YouTube channel.
All our guides speak English. If you want a translation of the main parts of the tour to another language, please let us know in advance so we can schedule the appropriate guide to your tour or book a private tour.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See What Our Guests Are Saying
This was the best Tour ever! Magical experience for 3 hours feeling like a local. Saw many secret places and loved the wind blowing in my ears as we moved along the bike lanes. Andreas was so interesting and sensitive to everyone’s needs. The electric bike was easy to handle and the rugs and waterproofs kept us warm and dry. We left in a real high, keen to do it all again!! Brilliant stuff!!
I thought it would be hard but the bike was so comfy and the electric engine was so good that I barely felt the effort…so I kept peddling for the rest of the tour lol. On top of all that, Andreas is one of the kindest, patient and personable guys I ever met. We had such a great chat throughout and it felt more than a service being delivered. It was a human encounter and a great cultural lesson.