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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 15, etape/stage 11: Huopanankoski-Haapajärvi

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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

111

Cumulative elevation gain in m

514

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,46

Cumulative elevation loss in m

537

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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GPX file uploaded

by Ottocolor on 06 Mar 2014

Track points in total

973

Track points per km (avg)

9

Start/endpoint

Start location

Kannonkoski, FI (103 m NHN)

End location

Haapajärvi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (80 m NHN)

ridden on

31 May 2010

Weather

Again sunny all day long. Slightly cooler. Moderate westerly winds.

Properties

A day spent on the central Finnish roads, which are quite wide, splendidly tarmaced and with very little traffic, especially in the evening. Sometimes I don't see a car for an hour! Gravel road stretches on a short cut on a forest road and along the lake Alvajärvi, but good to ride with a little attention to the holes in it. In the evening I pass the administrative border to Northern Finland (Pohjois Pohjanmaa/Northhern Ostrobothnia. So far so good.

Remarks

The second day of four towards Oulu. My aim was to go 100 km, and I had no fixed accomodation. It turned out a "wild" tent site not far from a closed regular camp site. Camping in Finland mostly begins only in mid-June. Breakfast secured from a tiny shop in Huopanankoski. Beautiful stage with many forests, lakes and hills. I had my lunck packet, lying on my back in the woods next to a path. Coffee break at a lake and dinner cooked myself after doing some shopping in Haapajärvi and arriving to the selfannounced camp spot. I had plans pitching my tent next to the sports complex, but signs said 'no camping', so I cycled on to a more convenient spot. Had a bath in ice cold water from a raft at the camp site.

Travel report

Teltet står på naturgrund ved et sommerhus/The tent stands on a nature plot of a sommer cabin
Teltet står på naturgrund ved et sommerhus/The tent stands on a nature plot of a sommer cabin
Frokosthvil i skoven/Resting after lunch in the woods
Frokosthvil i skoven/Resting after lunch in the woods
Lysningen i skoven giver noget sol/A clearing in the woods lets the sun shine through
Lysningen i skoven giver noget sol/A clearing in the woods lets the sun shine through
Udsigt over Alvajärvi/View across lake Alvajärvi
Udsigt over Alvajärvi/View across lake Alvajärvi
Her holdt jeg kaffepause/Here I had coffee break
Her holdt jeg kaffepause/Here I had coffee break
Nordfinland er nået med dette skilt/This sign tells, Iʹm now in Northern Finland
Nordfinland er nået med dette skilt/This sign tells, Iʹm now in Northern Finland