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We were almost blown and flushed out of our tent in Røros, but the next day the weather was a lot better. It just was very cold due to the strong, icy wind. From there on, we started on our way home since we would be going South again. Continue reading
We decided to go to Scandinavia again this year and just hope for good weather this time. We drove to Frederikshavn in Denmark, left the car behind on a hotel parkinglot and rode our bikes onto the ferry to Göteborg.
De auto achterlaten /leaving the car
The leaves on the trees are starting to change color and starting to fall. That means, unfortunately, that summer is over again. The days are getting shorter and we will not cycle as much anymore. Despite that summer didn’t bring us a lot of good weather, we still managed to make some kilometers/miles. But most of those kilometers/miles were ridden during vacations. Continue reading
We wanted to go back South, to Bergen, along the coast and we hoped the weather would be kind on us since the Norwegian coast is known for its rain. And unfortunately that reputation proved to be true…
After a day of rest, we continued North on a nice and pretty easy cycle route to Voss. From there, we had to go up again, til about 1000 meters (3000 ft).
Summer has arrived, so time for a vacation! It was quite hard to figure out a destination, there are so many choices. But because we only have 3 weeks, we didn’t want to travel very long/far and we wanted an easy to reach destination. So we decided to go cycling in Norway if the weather would be good. If not, the plan was to take the roadbikes and go to France.
After having worked for many months, we just wanted a break. Because it’s winter, most people go skiing but we decided we wanted warmth and sunshine. So, we decided to go someplace warm and sunny to finally enjoy those things we miss so much. But we didn’t just want to lay by a pool or on a beach for a week. Of course we also wanted to cycle! And Tenerife (Canary Islands, belonging to Spain) is a very good place for cyling this time of year… On Tenerife, there’s the volcano Teide, the highest mountain of Spain and a real challenge to ride. So, Tenerife it was!
There are 2 (easy) ways to travel from the South Island to the North Island (and the other way around); by air or over water.
When we left Motueka, we knew the weather was going to be bad for the next 2 days; storm and a lot of rain.
The last stretch of West Coast took us to Westport. It’s a beautiful coast, with tropical vegetation. Also, there are the ‘Pancake Rocks’, rocks that look like stacked pancakes.