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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 14, etape/stage 10: Jyväskylä-Huopanankoski

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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

122

Cumulative elevation gain in m

953

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,78

Cumulative elevation loss in m

980

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

1.209

Track points per km (avg)

10

Start/endpoint

Start location

Jyväskylä, FI (130 m NHN)

End location

Kannonkoski, FI (103 m NHN)

ridden on

30 May 2010

Weather

At last the sun was out again. After a cloudy morning it became a fine day. Light to moderate side- and headwind.

Properties

Some trouble getting out of the city of Jyväskylä. Lost my way once. I could just have continued up the road where the hostel was, but I saw that only later. Poor map reading! In the village of Uurainen I experience a tarmaced bike lane next to a gravel road. Way to go! Beautiful, quiet roads to Saarijärvi. The last part on a good bike lane at some distance to the main road. After dinner a quiet road through a large nature reserve. Miss a turning point and make a detour, which helps me finding a splendid camp spot on the shores of a lake by way of a bad earth path.

Remarks

The third Finnish part, the four-day-stretch from Jyväskylä to Oulu, about 400 km, begins with a nice stage to a camp spot in the nature near the small village of Huopanankoski. Had my lunch at a small water fall in Tikkakoski. Some headwind and uphill going afterwards. Coffee break in Uurainen. Excellent weather in the evening and I go one for quite long, as the sun shines until about 11. Go especially fast after dinner at a pizzeria in Saarijärvi and a big ice cream on the market place. Through the nature reserve of Pyhä-Häkki. Very lonely trip. The shin splints are getting better already. The tent was pitched on a summer house (mökki) plot on the lakeside. I ring the door bell, but nobody is at home. Incredibly beautiful evening out there.

Travel report

Spøjs kirke på vej ud af Jyväskylä/Funny church on my way out of Jyväskylä
Spøjs kirke på vej ud af Jyväskylä/Funny church on my way out of Jyväskylä
Vandfaldet i Tikkakoski, hvor jeg spiste frokost/The water fall in Tikkakoski, where I had lunch
Vandfaldet i Tikkakoski, hvor jeg spiste frokost/The water fall in Tikkakoski, where I had lunch
Skilt: ʺVærtinden bager ʹmunkkiʹ hver morgenʺ/The sign: ʺThe hostess bakes ʹmunkkiʹ every morningʺ
Skilt: ʺVærtinden bager ʹmunkkiʹ hver morgenʺ/The sign: ʺThe hostess bakes ʹmunkkiʹ every morningʺ
Asfalteret cykelsti og grusvej til biler. Fedt!/Tarmaced bike path and a gravel road for cars. Nice!
Asfalteret cykelsti og grusvej til biler. Fedt!/Tarmaced bike path and a gravel road for cars. Nice!
Knæk og bræk/break a leg
Knæk og bræk/break a leg
Lystfiskeri er udbredt i Finland/Angling is popular in Finland
Lystfiskeri er udbredt i Finland/Angling is popular in Finland
Russisk ortodoks kirke i Saarijärvi/Russian orhodox church in Saarijärvi
Russisk ortodoks kirke i Saarijärvi/Russian orhodox church in Saarijärvi
En pizza, salat og en øl: Energi til vejen/A pizza, a salad and a beer: Energy for the road
En pizza, salat og en øl: Energi til vejen/A pizza, a salad and a beer: Energy for the road
Masser af plads på vejen igennem skovene/Lots of space on the road through the woods
Masser af plads på vejen igennem skovene/Lots of space on the road through the woods
Store skove og mange søer=Finsk natur. Her i sol!/Woods and many lakes=Finnish nature. Here sunny!
Store skove og mange søer=Finsk natur. Her i sol!/Woods and many lakes=Finnish nature. Here sunny!
Sådan kan det føles i Finland/Thatʹs how you can feel in Finland
Sådan kan det føles i Finland/Thatʹs how you can feel in Finland
Kig ud af teltdøren midt om natten/View out of the tent in the middle of the night
Kig ud af teltdøren midt om natten/View out of the tent in the middle of the night