fivemack (fivemack) wrote,

Artificial Plan Substitute, please check for stupid

Sat 9 AugustTake sleeper to Hamburg (via Brussels)Train
Sun 10Explore HamburgHamburg
Mon 11Explore HamburgHamburg
Tue 12Morning train to Copenhagen, day+evening thereCopenhagen
Wed 13Hire bike, cycle to Roskilde, exploreRoskilde YH32km
Thu 14Cycle across rest of Zealand, Belt bridge (12-minute train leaves every 30 minutes), up a bitKerteminde YH80km + 20km
Fri 15Cycle across FunenFredericia YH80km
Sat 16Up half of JutlandAarhus YH95km
Sun 17Explore AarhusAarhus YH
Mon 18Cycle to Grenaa, ferry to VarbergVarberg YH65km
Tue 19Cycle to HalmstadHalstad hotel70km
Wed 20Cycle to HelsingborgHelsingborg YH95km
Thu 21Cycle to Copenhagen, return bikeCopenhagen55km
Fri 22Explore CopenhagenCopenhagen
Sat 231538 to Hamburg, sleeper to Brussels, get to Cambridge around 11am SundayTrain

It's not the most natural circle, but it's impractical to get the boat from Harwich to Esbjerg (it seems intended as a cruise ship, at least one of the Web sites doesn't admit the possibility of sharing a cabin with unrelated travelers, and it would cost about six hundred pounds return). I think I'd rather hire a bike than deal with the fuss required to take my bike, unwheeled and wrapped in a box, on five changes of trains at inconvenient times.

No insanely long days, total cycle of about 400 miles, fairly flat bits of country though I am going against the prevailing wind at the end of the first week; the part along the Swedish coast is pretty much south-north. Three islands, two and a half major cities (sorry, Aarhus), six youth hostels, a ferry and a Really Big Bridge. No allowance for weather, but I'm not sure it's possible to allow for weather if you're cycling between pre-booked hostels.
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