Around the Pond: 5000 km on the North Sea Cycle Route

I'm not feeling so good today. Cycling is strenuous. The route is getting more hilly, and for several kilometers follows tracks with an unsuitable surface: sandy and stony. The only bright spot are 10 - 15 kilometers of cycle track that seem to follow an old railway track.

The weather is changeable, now and then a bit of sun, cold wind and rain. Around noon I get a headache that gets stronger during the afternoon. I take a pill but it doesn't seem to help

The signposting of the cycle routes seems to be done by the municipalities. During the last few days it was exemplary. There were signs not only when there was a turn, but also every few kilometers on the road to let you know that you are still on the right track.

Now, that I have to make the last kilometers to Grenaa without a good map, the signage get worse. Signs only for turns. I ride for a dozen kilometers without any indication whether I have lost the way. On some important intersections no signs. I only find the right route coincidentally.

I had hoped to reach Grenaa today, but that would have been a 140 kilometer stretch. That's definitely too much for me today. In the late afternoon I take a longer break at some historic location near Nørager. My street atlas shows a camping site 5 kilometers away in Rygård Strand. That's enough for today.

Day 19 - June 20th: Hals to Rygård Strand


Hals - Hadsund - Rygård Strand


Distance: 97.73 km
Cycle time: 6:05 h
Average speed: 16.02 kmh
Total distance: 1456 km
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