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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 31, etape/stage 23: Gåradak-Repvåg

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 23 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

83

Cumulative elevation gain in m

1.613

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,94

Cumulative elevation loss in m

1.645

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 08 Mar 2014

Track points in total

1.127

Track points per km (avg)

14

Start/endpoint

Start location

Porsanger, Finnmark, NO (52 m NHN)

End location

Nordkapp, Finnmark, NO (20 m NHN)

ridden on

16 Jun 2010

Weather

Overcast and quiet. When I hit the road in the evening, it was totally quiet, still overcast. 'No' weather, actually.

Accommodation

Repvåg Camping og Kafé
Fylkesveg 175 13
NO-9768 Repvåg

Properties

Northbound on the E6 and E69. Sounds like big highways, but as it was, no traffic and a fairly narrow road along the fiord of Porsangen. But excellent tarmac and only a few climbs, as there were many tunnels.

Remarks

The friendly bus driver had dropped me at the camp site and my broken bike at the Intersport sports shop in Lakselv town centre the evening before. So that's where I went in the morning, about 3 km. But they had never seen a wheel hub, like I unpacked it, dissembled, on the desk. My hope sunk. But I got a phone number of a bicycle repairer some 25 km in the direction, I wanted to go anyway, and there was a bus service to the place. My hopes were fed again. I carried the bike to the bus station and walked to the camp site in order to get packed. Then I took a taxi into town with my luggage and had my bike with loose rear wheel and all the luggage on board the bus, which dropped everything off at the roadside. I left the luggage here and carried my bike about one kilometer to the bike repairer, who said it was a standard ball bearing and fixed my problem immediately. Marvellous! So I put the luggage on the bike and hit the road. So now I was on my way to the North Cape on my bike anyway. Cooked some soup near the road and was followed by a flock of reindeer. Beautiful stage in the long evening light along the fiord. And I made it to Repvaag, where I had planned to camp anyway. I pitched the tent on the lawn outside a closed café, knowing it would be open the next day. It was touching to be cycling again, as I had feared my tour had finished. Tomorrow I would reach my goal.

Travel report

Indmaden i baghjulsnavet på disken i Lakselv/The insides of my rear wheel hub on the desk in Lakselv
Indmaden i baghjulsnavet på disken i Lakselv/The insides of my rear wheel hub on the desk in Lakselv
Ret vild natur lige uden for byen/The town is surrounded by the wilderness
Ret vild natur lige uden for byen/The town is surrounded by the wilderness
Cykelsmeden er gået i gang med sit arbejde/The cycle repairer has begun working
Cykelsmeden er gået i gang med sit arbejde/The cycle repairer has begun working
Det var ingen stor sag for ham/No big deal for him
Det var ingen stor sag for ham/No big deal for him
Jeg har altid beundret teknikere/I have always admired technicians
Jeg har altid beundret teknikere/I have always admired technicians
Mit baghjul er atter på plads i baggaflen/My rear wheel again in place in the back fork
Mit baghjul er atter på plads i baggaflen/My rear wheel again in place in the back fork
Nysgerrige rensdyr holder øje med mig/Curious reindeer are watching me
Nysgerrige rensdyr holder øje med mig/Curious reindeer are watching me
Smukt beliggende trækirke ved fjorden/Beautifully situated wooden church at the fiord
Smukt beliggende trækirke ved fjorden/Beautifully situated wooden church at the fiord
En lille fiskerlandsby på et næs/A small fishing village on a headland
En lille fiskerlandsby på et næs/A small fishing village on a headland
En ræv kommer tæt på/A fox is quite close to me
En ræv kommer tæt på/A fox is quite close to me
Fiskerbåde spejler sig i vandet/Fishing boats are reflected in the water
Fiskerbåde spejler sig i vandet/Fishing boats are reflected in the water
Vandet er krystalklart/The water is crystal clear
Vandet er krystalklart/The water is crystal clear
Ingen trafik på vejen/No cars on the road
Ingen trafik på vejen/No cars on the road
Mit ydmyge nattelogi i Repvåg/My humble accomodation at Repvaag
Mit ydmyge nattelogi i Repvåg/My humble accomodation at Repvaag
Fin udsigt over fjorden fra teltpladsen/Nice view across the fiord from the tent spot
Fin udsigt over fjorden fra teltpladsen/Nice view across the fiord from the tent spot