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CYCLING ACROSS NORTHERN EUROPE -- Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsingor, Denmark, May, 2003

Total Miles: 3600
Miles/Day: 36
Days Riding: 100
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 30%
Cooking: 30%
Cost/Day: $ 25
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Bill Weir; 51 years old, travel writer, Member UNITED STATES Email

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

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