Cyclists Federation: Rise in bicycle tourists is not a problem for Aarhus

By: Gene Lin and Ida Maria S. Westermann

Aarhus will have “no problem” accommodating the rise of cycling tourists in Denmark, says Danish Cyclists’ Federation (DCF).

According to the study published by the Expert Group of Bicycle Tourism in June, the number of cycling tourists in Denmark has increased by 20 percent from 2008.

“You have to build new flats for students and they have to be cheap,” says Anders Nielsen, spokesperson for the Aarhus branch of DCF when asked how Aarhus should accommodate the increase in tourists.

The study also shows that majority of cycling tourists are foreigners who prefer cities instead of nature and coastal areas.

“I want to live where there is some action inside the town and I think the foreign tourists want that too,” he adds.