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Cycle Exped to Finland & Japan

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Cycle Exped to Finland & Japan - Travel Blog

Welcome to my Alzheimers WAI-cycle Expedition - from Swiss to Finland and then to Japan. I’m Mark & this is my re-TYRE-ment project! My aim is to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and as a candidate myself, discover what I/you must do now to avoid it. - Pebbls Adventure Tracking App

Transport Types Used

  • bicycle
  • bike
  • bicycle tour
  • bikepacking
  • cycling
  • bicycling
  • cyclist
  • biking
  • pedalling
  • mountain bike
  • road bike
  • cycling adventure
  • cycle touring
  • two-wheeled travel
  • bicycle journey
  • cycle trip
  • gravel biking
  • urban cycling
  • bicycle trek
  • eco-friendly travel
  • cycle path journey
  • ferry
  • boat
  • ship
  • river crossing
  • water taxi
  • ferryboat
  • ferry service
  • ferry terminal
  • ferry ride
  • passenger ferry
  • car ferry
  • island ferry
  • channel crossing
  • ferry line
  • catamaran ferry
  • walking
  • walk
  • pedestrian
  • on foot
  • stroll
  • walker
  • hike
  • trek
  • saunter
  • amble
  • Legs of this Journey:

    START Stage 1 ETAP/day1 Apr 27 2024

    Day 1 Luzern - Rapperswil target but only got to Einseideln = 86.5 Total now = 86.5Up 705. Total now = 705 Down 345

    Stage 1 ETAP/day 2

    Rapperswil walensee and the RhineTotal = 136.4. Total to date = 222.90 Up = 727. Total up = 1432 Down= 1215

    Stage 1 ETAP 3/day 3

    Into Austria and Leukirch GermanyTotal = 94.97. Total to date = 317.87 Up = 685. Total up = 217 Down = 470

    Stage 1 ETAP/day 4

    From Leukirch my target is Bergheim (which Garmin doesn’t know exists! ) so I hope I find it!! Note - google changed route so I never did!Total = 93.2 Total to date = 411.07Up = 153. Total up = 2270 Down = 350

    Stage 1 ETAP/days 5&6 1&2 May 24

    Another 2 days towards Marktbreit = 185.2 km 5 total = 90.61. Total to date = 501.68 Up = 926. Total up = 3196 Down = 9416 total = 92.19 Total to date = 593.87 Up = 638 Total -=.3807 Down = 8816 total = 92. Total to date =

    Stage 2 ETAP/day 1 27 May 2024

    Leaving Marktbreit & the Alzheimer family home towards Northern Germany and the Nordics

    Stage 2 ETAP/day 2

    Heading North towards Hamburg and hoping the rain holds off. Yesterday was lovely by the river Main and then into the vineyards. 616m of gentle climbing. Rain at the start and rain at the end.

    Stage 2 ETAP/day 3

    Yesterday cooler and windy with a lot of cloud but no rain. Up steep on rough forest tracks eventually down and gentle on old railway. Hard to find a place to stay! Feeling good this morning 👍

    Stage 2 ETAP/day 4

    From Bad Sooden-Allendorf (the town of ancient wood-frame houses towards Hanover and Hamburg. Its a long holiday weekend and raining!

    Stage 2 ETAP/day5

    Rain rain rain yesterday! Cloud but no rain yet and off to Hanover

    Stage 2 ETAP 6 June 1 2024

    Yesterday pm route became an urban drag to Hanover. That can sometimes happen anyway - but especially so if we make the destination more important than the journey. Today I will put journey first 👍

    Stage 2 ETAP 7 Sun 2 June

    Following Garmin from Soltau into Hamburg. Windy and overcast. No breakfast yet!

    Stage 2 ETAP/day8 3 June 24

    Quite a ‘blended’ experience yesterday cycling through Hamburg from south to north and ending at the impressive Hafer-city project. Heading towards the end of Germany in the next days.

    Stage 2 ETAP/day 9 June 4 2024

    It took a few attempts to find a place to stay and they even made a 30 euro donation. Waited for the rain to ease to get started. My goal today is to cycle as close to Sylt as possible My goal today i

    Stage 2 ETAP/day10 - 5 & 6 June

    Long 120 km ride yesterday and eventually found a place to stay. Sunny breezy day today as I head to the furthest north west of Germany and onto Sylt Island and kampen beach to complete Stage 2. Thu 6 I will go the south of the island.

    Stage 3 ETAP1 Sylt 18 June 2024

    The sun is shining through fluffy clouds 🤗 I will ride up to the North of Sylt island and then take a ferry across to the Danish island of Rømø. I cycle across a causeway to Jutland and then SE.

    Stage 3 ETAP 2 June 19

    This morning I head to Fynshav on ALS for the ferry to Fyn and island hop/cycle towards Copenhagen

    Stage 3 ETAP 3 June 20

    The sun is shining. More islands Eastwards: Täsinge - Siø - Langeland - Lolland before crossing to Sjælland and heading up towards Copenhagen

    Stage 3 ETAP 4 June 24

    Long 150 km day yesterday island hopping but less to ride today! About 85km to Copenhagen

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