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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 19, etape/stage 14: Oulu-Kemi

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 14 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

123

Cumulative elevation gain in m

325

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,26

Cumulative elevation loss in m

334

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 06 Mar 2014

Track points in total

1.626

Track points per km (avg)

13

Start/endpoint

Start location

Oulu, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (10 m NHN)

End location

Kemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (1 m NHN)

ridden on

04 Jun 2010

Weather

Lots of rain all day long. Only in the evening it stopped raining. Very cool indeed, even cold June weather.

Properties

I followed the excellent bike path system out of the city signposted to Haukipudas. After the town of Ii the roadside bike stops and I have to go in the traffic. To, three times I choose detours along gravel roads away from the main road. Once I end up in a close in a newly built residential area. The traffic on the main road is bad, but not life endagering. So I go on, until I take a good, quiet road to the west after the village og Simo. Back on the main road I find good following tarmaced roads nearly all the way into Kemi. In Kemi on bike paths along big roads and at last residential streets down to a deserted, as still closed camping site.

Remarks

The first stage of the fourth Finnish part, the two-day-stretch from Oulu to Rovaniemi. After breakfast I parted with Pekka and Päivi and left northbound into the pouring rain. Had lunch in a large empty restaurant while hoping for better weather. But no. Coffee break at a petrol station at the main road north of Ii. Looked in vain for a restaurant in a small fishing harbour at the Gulf of Bothnia. I ended cooking soup near a church nearby. It was cold, but the rain had finally stopped. Afterwards I went another long strip into Kemi, where the camp site was still closed. I pitched my tent anyway but had to take a bath in the cold sea. It was very cold and it took some time before I was warm in my sleeping bag.

Travel report

Her er jeg stadig i Oulu/Iʹm still in Oulu.
Her er jeg stadig i Oulu/Iʹm still in Oulu.
Udsigt over Bottenviken, Østersøens bund/A view cross the Bothnian Bay, the bottom of the Baltic Sea
Udsigt over Bottenviken, Østersøens bund/A view cross the Bothnian Bay, the bottom of the Baltic Sea
Endnu en håbløs selfie/Yet another hopeless selfie
Endnu en håbløs selfie/Yet another hopeless selfie
Endelig i Lapland/Finally in Lapland
Endelig i Lapland/Finally in Lapland
Bro over floden Simojoki/Bridge across the river of Simojoki
Bro over floden Simojoki/Bridge across the river of Simojoki