Last week I cycled from Stockholm in Sweden to Oslo in Norway. This was the most beautiful week so far. Lot of nature. Different landscapes and some crazy unpaved routes.
In Stockholm I had a great apartment where I could prepare meals. So the evening before I went cycling again I ate a lot of food. Cooked some eggs for the next days and did grocery for the lunch and diner the next day. In Scandinavia it is aloud to wild camp so always be prepared.
On day ten I cycled out of Copenhagen on my way to Sweden. To come to Sweden you’ve to take the ferry. (Tip: with your bike go through the car checkpoint. Easy and fast!) That will costs around 29 DDK (3.90 euro) It was a nice day with lots of tailwind and could make 110km. My first impression of Sweden was Helsingborg and a few km later I saw the first IKEA. I ended my day in Orkeljunga on a campsite near a little lake.
In one week #TourduEurope: tailwind brought me from the Netherlands to Copenhagen
On day one I had company of my friend Rick. He cycled the first few hours with me till Apeldoorn. He wanted to try my bike so I gave him my bike just before Apeldoorn. There is a nice part uphill 😉
The rest of the day till Bad Bentheim I cycled in a normal pace. The road was not hilly so I made it in little bit more that 6 hours. In total I cycled 140km to my hostel. The evening before I slept only 4 hours so when I arrived I went to bed, to the supermarket and to bed again for a reload of sleep!
A lot of people ask me what I bring on a big cycletrip like this. In the article below I’ll show you the list what I bring on this trip. I did two cycling holidays before (one month each) but never this long so I’m curious as well!
Starting with the bike. It is a Cortina. That is a dutch brand cycle. Three years ago this was the cheapest good bike I could find. And after 6000km I’m still happy with my Cortina bike. It is a 27 speed. In Switzerland I used all my gears to get over the Alps. The bike weight is around 16kg.