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Contents: Tours (10)   

Reports by Terje Melheim

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Vierflüssefahrt
by Terje Melheim, tour started July 2011, submitted 1 December 2012
language: de

In Hameln wünschten uns die Freunde eine schöne und interessante Fahrradtour an den vier Flüssen Weser, Werra, Itz und Main.

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Norwegian Cycle Adventure - Bergen-Trondheim
by Terje Melheim, tour started August 2010, submitted 25 December 2011

I started this cycle tour by going by vintage vessel up the coast from Bergen. From Florø I went by bicycle along fjords, passed glaciers and crossed mountains. At one place, because the road hadn't been built through, I had to push by bicycle through the terrain for 10 kilometres in order to reach the town of Trondheim.

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Briksdalsbreen
Cycle touring, observing waterways, railways and tramways
by Terje Melheim, tour started April 2010, submitted 11 February 2011

From my base in Manchester I made two cycle tours, one to North Wales and one into the Pennines. The purpose of these cycle tours was, besides the recreational effect, to explore historical objects on rails and water.

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Marriage in Tallinn and separation in Riga.
by Terje Melheim, tour started July 2008, submitted 7 December 2008

After having attended a marriage party in Tallinn my wife and I cycled on to Riga, where we split up. In spite of the flat landscape in Estonia and Latvia the cycle tour was not uneventful.

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From Bergen to Bodø by Bicycle.
by Terje Melheim, tour started June 2006, submitted 5 January 2007

The cycle tour in 2006 we decided to make within Norway. We had in fact never been to the coastal areas between Trondheim and Bodø before. A lot has been done to promote cycling along this coast line, and the choice was not too difficult to make. The coast of Helgeland, as this area is called, is not as well known as Lofoten, that lies farther to the north, but we had already cycled in Lofoten, so this time we went for Helgeland.

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Turid and Terje on the island of Vega
Cycle Routes along German Rivers
by Terje Melheim, tour started 2004, submitted 28 December 2005

Several times I have made cycle tours in Germany. The first time I had planned a route which went straight on, regardless of the landscape. I was soon told that it was wiser to follow rivers. Then I would have more gentle gradients, and the cycle tour would become much more pleasant. In summer 2004 when Turid and I made a cycle tour in Germany, we stuck to river valleys. Since my first cycle tours in the 1960s there has been a tremendous development regarding the infrastructure for cyclists in Germany. You will find cycle routes which go through the most interesting landscapes, and those cycle routes are even sign posted. Thus we could avoid roads with much traffic and stay on pathways where we met other cyclists, and we came closer to the nature.

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Through the Habsburg Empire: Cycle tour Prague-Vienna-Prague
by Terje Melheim, tour started 2002

Information about the Greenway between Prague and Vienna. We decided upon this route for our cycle tour of 2002. We took the plane to Prague. It turned out that the Greenway did not start in the city of Prague itself. We had to take the metro to the starting point of the route, outside the town. At the terminus of the metro it was not too easy to find our way, because we avoided the large roads and took roads with little traffic. Such roads are hardly marked on the maps. We ended up on a track through a forest, and we had no idea where we were. We saw quite many other cyclists doing excursions in the rural area near the town and I had to ask one for the road. I was quite relieved when I could understand the instructions which I received from the friendly cyclist. Cyclists understand each other in spite of different languages. Then, in Újezd we saw the first sign of our way towards Vienna - 425 km. Throughout the Czech Republic minor roads, which are good to cycle on and which lead to interesting sites, have been designated as cycle routes. Small, yellow signs have been put up, so if your map is not good enough, you will always be on the right way by following the signs. Various local cycle routes have been combined to form the Prague-Vienna Greenway.

When we had crossed the border to Austria, sign posts of another design pointed out the route towards Vienna. On our way back to Prague we followed the famous and highly frequented cycle way along the river Danube. From Linz on the Danube we headed north towards Prague and the airport, with stops at famous sites like Ceský Krumlov and Ceske Budejuvice.

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Impressions from Slavonice with its graffiti decorations
Gotland and Trans-Scandinavian Cycle Tour
by Terje Melheim, tour started 1999

A cycle report on a family cycle tour on the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The report gives information on landscape and history of this Swedish island, which a Norwegian family toured by bike summer 99. You can also read how two bicycles were lost on the railway in Scandinavia.

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Britain and Brittany by Bike
by Terje Melheim, tour started 1997

A family cycle tour in north-western part of France in 1997. We started the tour at Gatwick airport, and southern areas of England are included in our description.

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Saßnitz-Schwerin -- Radtour mit Rückblicken
by Terje Melheim, tour started 1996
language: de

First part - the second part is available as Stralsund-Schwerin. A family cycle tour in 1996 through the German province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. During the tour memories from a cycle tour in the same area in 1971, when this area was behind the iron curtain, come to mind.

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