Total Miles: 3600
Rider: Bill Weir; 51 years old, travel writer, Member.
Summary: I started with a grand tour of Denmark, next rode the coast of southern Sweden, ferried to Estonia, then rode into the vast enigma of Russia. Lastly I returned to Denmark via an inland route across southern Sweden.; Self-Planned
Health Issues: none
Motivation: I enjoy the cultures of Europe and I was intrigued to visit Russia.
Most Challenging Aspect:Getting a Russian visa required jumping through a lot of hoops. Cycling out of Moscow was a challenge, too.
Favorite Experience: Those wonderfully long summer days in the north.
Least Favorite: Two solid days of rain in Sweden (four days of rain were forecast, but it wasn't that bad).
Tips: Cycling is the best way to go in Europe. Camping and cooking your own food keeps costs low.
Online Journal: Click Here
Date Entered: Apr, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello