From France to Sweden
1 October 2019 | By Marieke |
This summer, Nicolas went on a bike trip on the tracks of Sweden, Finland and Norway by MTB with his KIT L80 bike trailer.
He tells us about the first days of his trip in Sweden, from Goteborg to the Baltic coast.
First step : travelling through Switzerland to go from France to Sweden. It’s time to make the first picture on the train.
After a short visit of Kiel by bike, Nicolas then took the ferry to Goteborg in Sweden to start his bike trip.
From France to Sweden, the trip took 2 days and a half.
At Goteborg, several cycling paths lead to the forest that borders the town. In Sweden, it’s easy to find yourself in complete nature, in the middle of magnificent forests and lakes.
The first days, Nicolas cycled through tracks and forests with a few showers that forced him to take shelter from time to time. In Sweden the weather isn’t always mild but it didn’t affect our traveller who appreciated the view and the ever-present nature.
During this trip, the cyclist trusted his fishing skills to improve his meals. The first time he put his small kayak in the water, he caught a 40cm pike, which made a real nice dinner.
Unfortunately, that night was quite short : “I forgot to put my mask on so I woke up at dawn which comes at 3.30am! Knowing that night comes only after midnight. Still, it’s quite pleasant to have enough time to find a nice place to set up my tent for the night without being rushed by the sun setting..”
The roads east changed and became a little more flat. Much dryer too. Sweden seems affected by drought in some areas. Tracks are always kept neat and tidy, which seems to be something deeply anchored in Swedish culture.
After a few days, Nicolas reached the Baltic coast and the marina of Nävekvarn.
“I’m staying for 2 days on the island of Skäret connected to the harbour by a small wooden bridge. This place is ideal.”