Indelible impressions.

The final irritation on arrival in Schiphol did not diminish the wonderful memories we have of the tour and of Norway. The amazing light and vivid colours of sky and sea, the torrential summer downpours, still stay with me to this day. Not forgetting the range of roads and routes and landscape. I still have flashbacks of places that I did not photograph and have no idea where they were on the route.

We wonder if we should have done the NSCR in Norway last, seeing the spectacular range of countryside and the beauty of it all. I suspect that everything else will be an anti-climax after this. Still we started here with the NSCR and we'd like to go back one day and do it again.

We have not forgotten that it was hard work. We think we averaged around 70km per day. The average for the full cycling days was a little higher. The distances we were able to travel each day was on the high side of what we had hoped to achieve. This we found very pleasing considering this was our first major cycle camping tour.

Our advice is go for it, you will not be disappointed with the North Sea Cycle Route in Norway even if the weather is not so favourable.

We'd like to say a big thanks to all those people who have put so much effort into organising the route and writing the guides. It is much appreciated by us.

This year (2006) we're off to do most of the NSCR in Denmark and then the Rallarvegen and Numendalsruta in Norway. We've been bitten by the cycle touring bug, in no small part due to our great adventure to Norway.

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