While in Oslo, we have been planning our next steps. We have a plane ticket from Paris to Vancouver on October 7th. We want to be in Paris by October 2nd so we can enjoy Paris and pack our bikes in a relaxed manner.
The decision is to follow Eurovelo 3, a bike route called the Pilgrims’ Route. This route goes from Trondheim to Santiago de Compostela. The route follows traces of old roads used for pilgrimages in the Middle Ages. We will follow it from Frederikshavn, Denmark to Paris, a 1300 km segment. We will, however, not be a slave to following the route exactly, but will use it as a guide only. We find in nearly any route in Europe enough of interest to have a diverse set of stops every day.
As we have 31 days to complete this section, so it should be a relaxed ride with time for doing some side trips. We will probably be joined in Namur, Belgium by an English friend. We hope the westerly winds common in this part of Europe will not be too strong.