Oh cruel cruel (but amazing too!) Norway, but I made it to Stavanger and a cycle race June 16th 2008 I made it to Stavanger! The cycling in Norway has been tough, to say the very least! Looking at the map I figured that the south would be the easy part seeing as the terrain wasn't even barely hitting the first contour at 300m. Well it turns out that the south of Norway is a huge mass of 299m mountains and I yo-yoed my way for 4 hard days to Stavanger when the direct motorway route is only 250km.
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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
Last year saw me gallivanting to South America. This year it's the turn of Scandinavia, and with me on a bike. I'm due to leave on the 13th May by ferry to Zeebrugge. Not very close to Scandinavia I hear you say?! Well the plan is to cycle via Belgium, Holland and Germany to Copenhagen then up through Sweden and the classic south to north route in Norway. 3 months i'm thinking... we'll see!... full info