Posts Tagged ‘Latvia’


The third and final video segment of my summer bike trip is ready. After 5000km, arctic-cycler is well and truly in the arctic. I explored the barren, glacial landscape of Norway’s northern-most peninsulas. I cycled down roads most do not visit. At peace with the beauty of Norway.


The video of the second segment of my cycle trip this summer is ready. This is the Scandinavian segment where I started in Helsinki, passed through Finland, Sweden and Norway to the North Cape (Nordkapp). I cycled through endless beautiful forests, lovely little villages, fought off swarms of ravenous mosquitos, and did a lot of night cycling. Night time is the most beautiful and peaceful time to be on the road. I ended at the North Cape to appear on Norwegian television. Another highlight of the trip. 🙂


The cycle trip to the North Cape is now over, and the post cycle pleasure is just starting. I have put together the first of three videos on my cycle trip. This video is on the leg of the trip from Eindhoven to Tallinn. I hope you like the video. It was fun putting it together! 🙂


What started as a slow, relaxing beach day, turned into a mad dash through a torrential downpour to an uncertain destination along sand roads. I totally misjudged, but landed on my feet.

Day 19. 144km. Riga – Kuivizi. Map and gpx.

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Onward to beautiful Riga, arriving in a torrential downpour. A very refreshing one.

Day 18. 164km. Kuldiga – Riga. Map and gpx.

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Day 17. 0 km. Kuldiga

Posted: June 24, 2013 in Cycling, Latvia
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After 16 days of cycling onward, always onward, today I stopped. I ate. I slept. I did some internet, and I lay on the banks of the river.
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The first feelings of endless forests. Wide roads, and a jump in the distances. Everything is further apart, which I experienced in the bright, hot sun of the Latvian midsummer. Midsummer night is a latvian night of celebration with bonfires, drinking and frivolities.

Day 16. 189km. Sventoji – Kuldiga. Map and gpx

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