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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 9, etape/stage 7: Forssa-Tampere

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 08 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

99

Cumulative elevation gain in m

546

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,55

Cumulative elevation loss in m

573

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 05 Mar 2014

Track points in total

984

Track points per km (avg)

10

Start/endpoint

Start location

Forssa, Etelä-Suomi, FI (105 m NHN)

End location

Pirkanmaa, Länsi-Suomi, FI (78 m NHN)

ridden on

25 May 2010

Weather

Changing cloud cover with some longer sunny spells. Fairly warm. Light breeze from West.

Accommodation

Tampere Camping Härmälä
Leirintäkatu 8
FI-33900 Tampere

Properties

A good road without bike lane, but with only light traffic out of Forssa. Some trouble finding a perfect place to eat my lunch packet. After Urjala station an even quieter and pleasant road to Toijala. From there on a bike lane along a trunk road. When it ends, I have to cycle in heavy traffic on short pieces alternating with a quiet following road until that runs into the trunk road to Tampere. After Lempäälä the excellent system of wide tarmaced bike roads begins. At a huge junction I easily find through the suburb of Härmälä down to the camp site at the lakeside a few kilometres south of Tampere. Traffically an almost perfect stage in nice weather.

Remarks

Today I eventually caught up with my plans of cycling from Hanko to Tampere in three days after the delay and short distance on the first Finnish stage. Morning stop at the church in Koijärvi and some trouble finding a perfect place to have my lunch on the shore of the lake of Kokonjärvi, just because I wanted to be, where I had originally planned to pitch my tent on the day before. But the good roads, the nice weather and the rather flat terrain meant that the stage did not feel that long. After a good meal in a restaurant in Sääksjärvi I arrived at Tampere's camp site in daylight.

Travel report

Jeg får tørret mine våde kort på hotelværelset/Drying my maps at the hotel room
Jeg får tørret mine våde kort på hotelværelset/Drying my maps at the hotel room
Hotel Pumpulienkeli er ingen arkitektonisk perle/Hotel Pumpulienkeli is architectural trash
Hotel Pumpulienkeli er ingen arkitektonisk perle/Hotel Pumpulienkeli is architectural trash
En sø og nogle træer hjælper dog/It looks better behind some trees
En sø og nogle træer hjælper dog/It looks better behind some trees
Naturcykelstativ/Natural bike rack
Naturcykelstativ/Natural bike rack
neden for trækirken i Koijärvi/under the wooden church of Koijärvi
neden for trækirken i Koijärvi/under the wooden church of Koijärvi
Krigsmindesmærke på kirkegården/War memorial on the cemetary
Krigsmindesmærke på kirkegården/War memorial on the cemetary
Isänmaan Puolesta. (De døde) For Fædrelandet/(They died) For the Fatherland
Isänmaan Puolesta. (De døde) For Fædrelandet/(They died) For the Fatherland
Frokoststed ved Kokonjärvis bred/Lunchplace near the shore of lake Kokonjärvi
Frokoststed ved Kokonjärvis bred/Lunchplace near the shore of lake Kokonjärvi
Rigsvej 9 nær Tampere/State highway No 9 near Tampere
Rigsvej 9 nær Tampere/State highway No 9 near Tampere
Her spiste jeg aftensmad/Here I had dinner
Her spiste jeg aftensmad/Here I had dinner
og her er den/and here it is
og her er den/and here it is
Meget velkommen læsning/Very welcome sign
Meget velkommen læsning/Very welcome sign
Tampere campingplads ligger smukt ned til en sø/Tampere camp site is beautifully situated at a lake
Tampere campingplads ligger smukt ned til en sø/Tampere camp site is beautifully situated at a lake
Aftenstemning over Pyhäjärvi/Evening atmosphere at lake Pyhäjärvi
Aftenstemning over Pyhäjärvi/Evening atmosphere at lake Pyhäjärvi
Flot solnedgang på campingpladsen/Beautiful sunset at the camp site
Flot solnedgang på campingpladsen/Beautiful sunset at the camp site