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Cycle Tour Iron Curtain Tour, part 1: Klaipeda-Grense Jakobselv

Dag 21, etape 19: Narva-Gorki

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Iron Curtain Tour, part 1: Klaipeda-Grense Jakobselv

Added on 30 Jun 2017

on 22 Aug 2017

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

118

Cumulative elevation gain in m

691

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,59

Cumulative elevation loss in m

513

Total cycling hours

7,7

Avg. pace in km/h

15,3

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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by Ottocolor on 07 Jul 2017

Track points in total

958

Track points per km (avg)

8

Start/endpoint

Start location

Narva, EE (-31 m NHN)

End location

Сельцовское сельское поселение, Leningrad oblast, RU (147 m NHN)

ridden on

21 May 2017

Weather

A mix of clouds and sunshine, reasonably warm temperatures, light to moderate winds from North, so a light headwind at times.

Temperaturverlauf am 21.05.2017 10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0020:0021:0010°15°20°25°10° - 23,3°

Accommodation

Gorki Golf Club
Unnamed Road
RU-188523 Gorki

Properties

The fourth stage of the Iron Curtain Tour's fourth part from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg

Travel report

Text message, May, 21, at. 8.10: Goodmorning, dear group of followers here. I am a bit early up today, as Estonia's running out now and I'm entering Russia in a few couple of hours. It's a long stage and maybe the border controls require some time. My goal is to cycle to Gorki Golf Club on secondary roads, halfway between Narva, where I am now, and Saint Petersburg or Piter, as the city's nickname is, where I intend to arrive tomorrow. Linguistically I'm already in Russia. The town's background is Estonian and German baronial, but the Estoanians were sent away under Stalin and were not allowed to return after his death, while the Russians took over. My route will be Narva-Ivangorod (the town on the other side of the river Narva. It has also a large fortress down to the river)-Kingisepp-Alekseyevka-Koporye-Lopukhinka. The stage yesterday was easy and beautiful. A road along the coast high above it with a waterfall (I like these!) was the highlight. The sun shone, it was chillier, but still around 20 degrees Centigrade and almost no wind. In Sillamae I "admired" the socalled Soviet barocue style, the town's built in.It didn't exist officially then, as the Soviet Union produced nuclear fuel rods for atomic power stations and nuclear submarines here, as the soil is rich of uranium. Now I want to get up and conquer Russia on my aluminium horse. The cavallery must never be underestimated. A humiliating visa control comes first. Wish me luck. I feel like the adventure starts for real now. Hugs from Helmuth.

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22 Aug 2017

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Ottocolor

Et kig på Hermannsborgen fra Venskabsbroen/A look at Hermann castle from the Friendship bridge
Et kig på Hermannsborgen fra Venskabsbroen/A look at Hermann castle from the Friendship bridge
Den hellige Katarinas katedral i Kingisepp/The holy Catherineʹs cathedral at Kingisepp
Den hellige Katarinas katedral i Kingisepp/The holy Catherineʹs cathedral at Kingisepp
Mindesmærke for faldne partisaner/Memorial for fallen partisans
Mindesmærke for faldne partisaner/Memorial for fallen partisans
Hus med flot pyntet have/A house with a neatly decorated garden
Hus med flot pyntet have/A house with a neatly decorated garden
Kaffepause på en mark ved en støjvold mod vejen/Coffee break on a meadow near the roadside
Kaffepause på en mark ved en støjvold mod vejen/Coffee break on a meadow near the roadside