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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 11, etape/stage 8: Tampere-Längelmäki

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 10 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

94

Cumulative elevation gain in m

1.016

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,08

Cumulative elevation loss in m

1.008

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 06 Mar 2014

Track points in total

1.499

Track points per km (avg)

16

Start/endpoint

Start location

Pirkanmaa, Länsi-Suomi, FI (78 m NHN)

End location

Jämsä, FI (86 m NHN)

ridden on

27 May 2010

Weather

Overcast day. Mostly dry, but a little rain in between. Light tailwind. Fairly warm weather.

Properties

Through Tampere on urban roads, mostly with bike lanes, first to the church in Kaleva. Forest trails along a lake. Well signposted, but circuitous bike route to Olkahinen. Then I get the help of a fishmonger to find a closed road, open to bikes for Ranssila. Here for the first time I learn the Finnish word "kelirikko" which means "bad road". In practice it is a dirt road, actually of quite varying quality. Here they just had dumped gravel, which the cars were to make even. My bike wheels sank however deeply in and it was tough 15 km, until the road ended. After Orivesi I wanted rather to follow Highway 9 towards Jyväskylä, but the traffic was intense and edge strip fairly narrow, so sometimes I chose the accompanying road where I found one. One annoying detour, where it lead to some distant houses far from the main road. And there were many holes in the gravel. In addition, quite a few hills, so a tough trip all in all.

Remarks

First stage of the second part in Finland, in two days to Jyväskylä. The plan was to go to the village of Halli, a little over half way, but the aforementioned difficulties meant, I did not make it. The bad Finnish gravel roads had mad a bad impression on me, so I left it for tomorrow, if I would make the detour past Halli on a quite long and, on the map, small road. In addition the shin splint was quite bad now and caused some pain, especially in the morning. The stage's goal became the village of Längelmäki, on the map called Länkipohja. Here I pitched my tent at the small harbour down at the lakeside. Supper from my supplies in my bag.

Travel report

Farvel til romantikken på campingpladsen i Tampere/Bye bye to the romantic atmosphere of Tampere
Farvel til romantikken på campingpladsen i Tampere/Bye bye to the romantic atmosphere of Tampere
Finsk cykelruteskiltning/Finnish cycle route signposting
Finsk cykelruteskiltning/Finnish cycle route signposting
er nem at overse i farten/is easily overlooked
er nem at overse i farten/is easily overlooked
Kaffepause ved en sø/Coffee break at the lakeside
Kaffepause ved en sø/Coffee break at the lakeside
Et kompas skal hjælpe på navigationen/A compass is meant to aid my navigation
Et kompas skal hjælpe på navigationen/A compass is meant to aid my navigation
I denne lille havn slog jeg teltet op/At this small harbour I pitched my tent
I denne lille havn slog jeg teltet op/At this small harbour I pitched my tent