Day 38 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Hämeenlinna – Tammela

Watch the roadmap of the tour During the one-day break in Hämeenlinna I went to visit the second castle of this journey, the first one being Olavinlinna. Hämeen linna, the Häme castle, was built in the 13th century and used not only as a fortress for defending the area, but also as the place where […]

Day 37 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Lahti – Hämeenlinna

I spent the last night at Lahti Mukkula camping, where there was a gathering of "motorized families", which means Harley Davidson accompanied by their owners and their owners' children. That was something I've never seen (and heard) before. Especially heard, that is, it was definitely hard to fall sleep. And headache in the morning.

Day 36 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Kouvola – Lahti

Watch the roadmap of the tour What a thunderstorm last night! Trees falling down, black outs, millions and millions of euros of damages. Well, not where I was yesterday night. Fortunately, because as a matter of fact in the forest I was, the thunderstorm broke out, with all the lightnings and the rest, but fortunately […]

Day 35 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Lappeenranta – Kouvola

Watch the roadmap of the tour The hot weather of the last days wasn't enough, there was really need of breaking the all time record of temperature in Finland: today in Joensuu it has been 37,2 degrees centigrade, and I guess in Lappeenranta we haven't been far from that. Fortunately museums and supermarkets have air […]

Day 34 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Imatra – Lappeenranta

Lauloi päivät pääksytysten, yhytysten yöt saneli: päätyi päivä kuulemahan, kuu kulta tähyämähän; aallot seisottui selällä, lainehet lahen perällä; puuttui virrat vierimästä, Rutjan koski kuohumasta, vuotamasta Vuoksen koski, joki Juortanin pysähtyi. Sings one day, and then a second, Sings a third from dawn till evening, Sings from evening till the morning; Listen all the stars of […]

Day 33 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Parikkala – Imatra

Watch the roadmap of the tour Today the temperature has overcome my personal threshold. Don't know whether it was above 30 or not, but after the strong thunderstorm of the last night, today there were no clouds and no wind. And a huge shining sun just over my head. I was really boiling. I think […]

Day 32 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Savonlinna – Parikkala

Watch the roadmap of the tour As I felt a bit tired after cycling uphill and downhill for so many days, I ended up taking a two-day break in Savonlinna. Also because the day before yesterday had been rainy until the afternoon, so I didn't actually visited the town, but I did manage to go […]

Day 30 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Mikkeli – Puumala

Watch the route up to day 18 Watch the route from day 19 to 28 Watch the route from day 28 to 30 Good feelings also today. Leaving Mikkeli the scenery changed once again its shape as I was getting further deep in the lake area. This doesn’t mean flat roads at all, the music […]