Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

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! 🙂

I melted today on the dead straight road into Калининград. The border crossing was easy. Finding the hotel was not. Hotel Internet and money was also challenging. не работает.

Day 13. 72km. Frombork – Калининград. Map and gpx


I declare today hot. At least for cycling. But really lovely weather. Sunny. Beautiful. The fields radiate out summer and life. The forests are cool relief from the sun and a beautiful green. Life is good.

Day 12. 121km. Gdansk – Frombork. Map and gpx.


Day 11. 32km. Hel – Gdansk

Posted: June 18, 2013 in Cycling, Poland
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My 11th day was not dominated by cycling. Instead it involved skyping, sleeping, grocery shopping, lieing on the beach in Hel, sharing cycling and life notes with a fellow German/Australian cyclist, meeting two lovely Polish forum people, drinking, dining and sightseeing in Gdansk, oh, and a little bit of cycling.

Day 11. 32km. Hel – Gdansk. Map and gpx


Day 10. 137km. Łeba – Hel

Posted: June 17, 2013 in Cycling, Poland
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I wanted to sleep in and have a lazy amble to Hel – it should have been a short day. I am now in Hel and tired.  I am quite looking forward to a cycle-free day due to the boat schedule.

Day 10. 137km. ?eba – Hel. Map and gpx


An absolutely awesome day. Top notch bike paths, speed stretches on good road surfaces, bumpy, sliding sand tracks, fields, forests, bush bashing. 203km to Leba.

Day 9. 203km. Dzwirzyno – Leba. Map and gpx.


I am lying on a beach listening to the waves roll in. It is warm and it is quiet. I contemplate my day. I found it a trying day. It’s nice to come to rest now.

Day 8. 106km. Swinoujscie – Dzwirzyno. Map and gps.


This morning I got up, clicked together my Teva sandals, and said to my bike Lambchop: ‘today we are leaving home’ (Germany – one of my homes).

Day 7. 118km. Stralsund – Swinoujscie. Map and gpx.