Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Tour de Finnmark 2016! The “long-lasting” tradition of a self-assisted cycling tour is revived this summer after the Tour de Finlande 2010 and the tour de Laponie 2013. This time I decided to focus my trip just to Norway, in the region of Finnmark, that is, in the far […]
This new day started immediately with a river crossing: as you can see from the picture, I wasn’t really the only cyclist leaving Grein. Once on the other side, however, the road became soon quiet: we were going at different speeds so we didn’t really turned out to be a storm cyclists. It seemed the […]
At this stage things started to get serious in terms of kilometres… and elevation. Leaving Linz on the northern side of the Danube, the path follows an elevated bank surrounded by playgrounds and grass fields, which I can imagine full of people during the summer. This is a very quite area and I guess local […]
I started cycling from Engelhartszell in the early morning and soon I had to change side of the Danube, which is no big problem if you can take a Fähre, a small wooden ferryboat that brings people from one side to the other, in case no bridge is available. In this particular case, I was […]
Long time no see! I guess I’ve already used this sentence something like three years ago: it seems I’m updating my blog only when I do cycling tours, but well, this is also liberty of speech after all. Today I’ve started a short tour that will bring me from Passau, in Germany at the border […]
Today I didn’t have any hurry in waking up, since my destination wasn’t that far away. Of course at 6:30 I was already awake and ready to start. It’s always like this: when you don’t have to wake up, you end up being awake much earlier than you should.
I have to consider myself lucky: this has been the only full cloudy/rainy day of the trip (Norway doesn’t count: it rains once a day anyway). Last night (and today morning as well) has been very windy, and it left just a last hint of sun, just in time for a reindeer to say good morning just near my tent.
Sleeping at over 300 hundred metres was definitely a quiet choice, but maybe not the best in terms of temperature. During the night I had to add some clothes as the temperature went pretty down. However, the morning was sunny, as the rest of the day, so there’s always a positive side.
What a relief today, cycling without (too much) headwind! A completely different day, which didn’t start very well anyway.
Today it has been the first time during this trip that I had a crisis. I expected it much earlier, in the first days when muscles awake and start to shout: “We’re not ready, wait!”. Well, that’s somehow what happened today.