Saltsjö-boo (Stockholm) to Nynäshamn (21)

Saltsjö-boo (Stockholm) to Nynäshamn (21)
Lunch at the library bus stop on the way to Nynäshamn.

In Stockholm we stayed for four days. On the first day we had to relax to recover from the tour before. Alex had still problems with the shift gear and tried to get it fixed at a bicycle repair shop but had no luck. So he had to postpone the repair. On the second day we explored Stockholm (it was…

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Sundbyholm to Saltsjö-boo (Stockholm) (20)

Sundbyholm to Saltsjö-boo (Stockholm) (20)
Dark sky over some suburban area of Stockholm.

After our late breakfast in the sunshine Alex tried to clean some stuff from the broken chain cleaner. Then we were ready to explore a little bit of the surroundings. Near the camping ground was the longest sand beach of the Mälaren, but first we had a little snack at a small café next to the marina. After our walk…

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Fiskeboda to Sundbyholm (19)

Fiskeboda to Sundbyholm (19)
Our camping spot in Sundbyholm.

Alina woke up by a loud plastic sound - the crows where back! Just as in Japan they were looking for potatoe chips. And sadly we did not secure everything in the evening and they had success. Never leave plastic bags outside the tent...🙄 The camping ground in Fiskeboda was in a really remote area. There were no shops or…

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Askersund to Fiskeboda ( 18 )

Askersund to Fiskeboda ( 18 )
View over lake Vättern from the campsite in Askersund at 2:30 in the night.

After making laundry at our camping ground we explored the city of Askersund during perfect weather. The sun was shining and we had blue sky when we walked from our camping ground to the city. Our first stop was of course a chocolate café were we had a very delicious Fika. Alex would like to eat all of their sweets,…

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Vassbacken to Askersund (17)

Vassbacken to Askersund (17)
Tent and tarp are set at the campsite near Askersund - ready for the next rain...

In the morning of the day we spent in Vassbacken the sun was shining. The weather forecast was almost rain all day again, so we took the chance and cycled back to Töreboda and bought some food at supermarket (there was nothing close to the campsite...). Also we could see the part of the cycle path next to the Göta…

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Mariestad to Vassbacken (16)

Mariestad to Vassbacken (16)
Found the Göta kanal! Just after the big rain shower.

On our two relax days in Mariestad we had mostly brilliant weather. Our camping ground was next to the Gamla Ekuddens nature reserve which is a famous spot among the local bird watchers. We could follow a path through this nature reserve leading us directly to the Marina of Mariestad. Next to the harbor was a small food court where…

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Lidköping to Mariestad (15)

Lidköping to Mariestad (15)
Sundown over lake Vänern seen from the campsite near Mariestad.

On our rest day in Lidköping it rained all day and mostly even heavy. So we had no motivation at all to explore the city. But our camping ground was well equipped so we took the chance to do our laundry. We spent most of the day in the public kitchen area and did some stuff on our notebooks. In…

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Mellerud to Lidköping (14)

Mellerud to Lidköping (14)
Tourplanning and coffee in Vänersborg.

On our rest day in Mellerud we did more or less nothing. It rained almost all day and was a bit cold. So we took the advantage of our cabin and stayed inside protected from the rain. In the evening when the rain paused for 2 hours we took a walk along the coast of lake Vänern. The landscape was…

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Ed to Mellerud (13)

Ed to Mellerud (13)
Bikes at the nature reserve Tingvallamossen.

After the tough last stage to the Dalsland district we decided to stay three nights in our cosy cabin in Ed. On our first day we took a walk around Lake Lilla Le. The centre of the city was on the opposite side of the lake. There we discovered a beautiful café, where we ate delicious cakes to celebrate Alex´s…

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Grebbestad to Ed (12)

Grebbestad to Ed (12)
Up and down on muddy gravel through a surreal forest landscape.

After waking up in our warm and cosy apartment in Grebbestad we looked outside the window and saw exactly what the weather forecast had predicted – a cloudy sky with a bit of rain. The temperature was around 4 to 5° Celsius. But anyway, we wanted to continue our tour and hoped it would not get too bad. On a…

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