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Day 11 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Kaamanen – Karigasniemi

The weather changed overnight becoming cloudy. However the temperature was still very good and the wind was blowing from east, which was also good as after stubbornly heading straight north, now my route changed towards north-west. Road 92, departing from Kaamanen, was the hilliest I have found so far, with slopes reaching a gradient of […]

Day 10 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Ivalo – Kaamanen

Now I know: the world starts from Ivalo. Or at least the scenery changes drastically. Today it was the most touristic day so far, and the entire road from Ivalo to Inari was a spectacle of blue lakes and sky, with a wonderful shining sun in the background. And warm it was, with temperatures reaching […]

Day 9 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Kakslauttanen-Ivalo

After yesterday's long leg, a much shorter one today. For several reason, one of which was to be on time to see a football match which is better to forget straight away. Not a big deal being so far away. However, leaving this morning from Kakslautanen I realised I had again run out of water, […]

Day 5 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Rovaniemi-Tiainen

Some days are better than others… and some are worse, for example today. I started the day quite softly, stopping at the Arctic Circle to take the traditional picture that you can see here beside (I've got so many of them taken in different years, that you can see me growing old), and stopped along […]

Day 4 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Tervola-Rovaniemi

Today I've learnt how beautiful it is to cycle with tailwind. And what a wonderful morning it was, with a temperature of 13 degrees, which let me cycle for the first time without wind jacket. I realised immediately that my pace was much faster, at around 21 km/h. I chose to stick with route 926, […]

Day 3 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Kemi-Tervola

I left this morning with no big hurry from Kemi. The weather, like in the last days, has been unstable, but at the end of the day I got just a little bit of rain. Leaving the coastal road and heading towards Rovaniemi, the landscape changed accordingly: more up and downhill, which is not a […]

Day 2 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Ajos-Kemi

I wasn't supposed to travel too much today, and so did I: 20 km 🙂 After the first day, I thought it'd be wiser to relax a bit, thigh muscles are a bit in pain, although not as much as I thought. Two weeks ago I was walking on the mountains, and the next day […]