june, 93 km
Valtherdijk)- Zandberg -Sellingerbeetse-Jipsinghuizen-Fort
Bourtange-Neurhede (D) - Rhede-(bike path Ems)-Diele-Stapelmoor-Weener-Leer
By bicycle from
Drenthe to the fortified town of Bourtange.
Beyond Rhede (Germany) nice bike paths along the
Ems river to the east-Frisian city of Leer.
Saturday, 9 june
Train from Leer - Bremen - Hamburg - Elmshorn
to Westerland (Sylt)
From Leer by train ("Schönes
Wochenend-ticket", 40 DM). Via Bremen,
Hamburg and Elmshorn to the Wadden isle of Sylt.
Beach resort Westerland very commercial, access
to the beach restricted to customers only.
june, 111 km
Westerland-List-ferry to Havneby, Rømø (DK)-
From List ferry to
the Danish Wadden Island Rømø. Weather changes:
heavy showers with lots of wind instead of
sunshine. On the mainland I follow bike route no.
1, which forms part of the new North
Sea Cycle route network. Path is very rough, not
nice for my recumbent small front tyre. From Ribe
other local routes (10, 11) to Esbjerg. Camping
june, 129 km
Again on route 1,
rolling hills and well paved back roads. Library
in Oksbøl has fast internet connection to check
e-mail. After the 64 m forested Blåbjerg hill
nice bike paths through dunal landscapes.
However, in the many beach resorts the route
changes into more difficult rougher dirt roads.
Main road is no option: busy, windy and rather
dull long and straight. Near Husby I camp on a
"Naturlejrplads", a primitive nature
route no. 1
june, 130 km
(ferry)-Agger-Ørum-Skyum-Vilsund Vest-Sundby (Mors)-Flade-Sejerslev
After Nissum Fjord
landscape changes from dunes into more open &
wide rolling farmland. Reminds me of Southern
England. Beyond Agger I head east, leaving the no.
1 route behind. Back road from Sundby to Flade on
the beautiful Island of Mors is one of the most
scenic roads in Jutland. Cats on farm camping in
Sejerslev almost ruin my tent :-(
june, 153 km
Sejerslev- ferry Feggesund-Øsløs-Gøttrup-Bonderup-Brovst-Åbybro-Nørre
and rather bleak rolling farmlands. At the Stena
Line ferry terminal in Frederikshavn I purchase a
cheap ticket to Oslo (100 Dkr ~ $ 11). In
the forest near the city I camp on another "Lejrplads"
close to bike route no. 5. Nice nature site with
fireplace and -wood, picknick table and 2