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ODENSE MUST SEE PRIVATE TOUR – 5K

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This is the best way to see Odense if you don’t have much time. This running tour will take you to the most important attractions near the city Centre. We will run through historic and modern Odense at the same time. Don’t miss this opportunity.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    5 km / 3.1 mi
  • Tour Duration

    60min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Danish (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

The running tour starts at the tourist office and from there we cross the main square, Flakhaven, of Odense. Flakhaven is surrounded by the beautiful city hall and the magnificent Cathedral. Passing the department store, Magasin, we find ourselves running by the childhood home of the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen – a tiny old house you probably wouldn’t notice if not told by your running guide. From there we cross the stream that cuts Odense into two parts.

On the other side of the stream you will meet the place of the historic viking fortress, Nonnebakken, built in 980 by the Danisj viking Harald Bluetooth – yes the name is correct. We run next to the stream until we reach the fairytale garden where people relax and enjoy long walks. We run… and we run by the statue of Hans Christian Andersen, which is on the back side of the Cathedral. Inside the crypt of the Cathedral you can see the bones of the Danish king, Knud, with the nickname, the saint. He was killed in the Cathedral the 10th of July in 1086. We follow the stream as we run by the Secular Convent for noblewomen and suddenly we are at the place, where the mother of Hans Christian Andersen washed their clothes. Running through the old city with cobbled streets we head towards the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen finding ourselves hearing a lot of different languages if during tourist hours. Before leaving the old city we pass the ODEON, the new dynamic cultural house of Odense, and also a sitting statue of Hans Christian Andersen. Let’s have a photo here sitting next to the quiet tall writer.

From here we run to the new harbour. New because the habour is being transformed from an industrial harbour to a recreational harbour with expensive flats, restaurants, a public outdoor pool and a lot of sports activities. We also greet the statue of Hans Christian Andersen in the water. The guide gives you the full story about, why we only see the head of the author. Heading back to the city we run over the railway-tracks using the modern walking and biking bridge called ”the bridge of the city” or in Danish, Byens Bro. The bridge connects the city and the habour and has been the cause of a lot of turmoil, which your guide will tell you all about. The bridge ends more or less in the park, ”Kongens Have”, where we also find the Odense Castle from 1815, and the church, where Hans Christian Andersen was baptised Easter Monday, ten days after he was born in 1805. The end of the tour is near and the last couple of hundred metres we run through the walking streets of Odense.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    In front of the tourist office called Visit Odense
    Vestergade 2, Odense C
    Google Maps link: Visit Odense

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Tour route
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we don’t cancel. Only in very bad weather conditions we will cancel and these conditions rarely occur in Odense or Denmark for that sake.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Running shoes is of course essential. Normally shorts and T-shirt is fine during summer but in the winter several layers of clothes can be nessessary but check the weather forecast in advance.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Our guide will bring bottled water for you.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    On the private tours you decide the pace, so everybody can do a private running tour. On the group tours our pace will be 6.30 min/km.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Normally not. But ask in advance, it depends on the meeting spot.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Certainly. We make short stops whereever you want, and your guide also bring a smartphone for photos that afterwards can be send to you.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    Yes if your hotel, apartment or camping-place is situated in the outskirts of the city. If your hotel is in the city centre we meet you at the meeting point at the tourist office at Flakhaven.

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the standard meeting point. 

    DO YOU HAVE GUIDED TOURS IN GERMAN OR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE?
    Our guided tours are in English or in Danish, but if asked for in advance, we can possible arrange a tour in German or other languages.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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