Has anyone done a bike tour of 2 to 3 hours that was fun, that was in some green areas of these cities, at least part of the time getting away from car traffic?
I haven’t done a tour, but when I lived in Stockholm I regularly rode my bike around Djurgården. There is very little traffic and a number of bike paths are along the water.
If you want to do an independent bike ride, Stockholm now has bikes all over the city and you can get a 3 day bike card from Pressbyrån which is a convenience store that has many locations in the city.
I did a wonderful bike tour in Copenhagen that only occasionally and briefly went through high-traffic areas.
Mike is interesting and fun and full of great information. He may have changed the route since I did it, but check the website and see if any of his tours would work for you.
I didn't do a bike tour in Stockholm, but I rented a bike and rode around Djurgården for a couple of hours. I second Laura: It's a lovely area with no car traffic. You can stop to visit any of the museums on the island, or return your bike and check them out, as they're all easy walking distance from each other. The Vasa Museum, the ABBA Museum, the Nordic Museum, and Skansen are the most popular. And the new citybike program Laura mentioned might make it easier than when I was there and rented from a local bike shop near the little bridge that crosses to the island.
Thanks so much for these suggestions. Looks like a great idea for each city!
Many Danish people don't have automobiles and commute on their bicycles.