Monday, 9 June 2014

The long journey from Germany to Norway on a bicycle

Adam from Visit Sørlandet interviewed a German couple who were on a long journey.

On a visit to Lyngdal, I met a German couple outside the Lyngdal Tourist Office and had a chat to them.

Adam: Where are you both from?
Man: We are from Munich in Germany.

Adam: Have you ridden here?
Man: Yes from Hamburg. We drove our campervan to Hamburg where we parked it at a friend's house. From there we started our bicycle ride through Germany, Denmark and Norway. We have ridden 1,100 kilometres and average about 100 per day.

Adam: Where do you intend to stop?
Man: We will finish at the North Cape. You live in such a beautiful country. Riding here from Kristiansand, we stopped all the time to take pictures of and enjoy the scenery. It is amazing.

Adam: You speak very good English. There are not too many people from Germany I have met that can speak English.
Man: My wife cannot speak English but I lived in South Africa for many years and so I had to speak English there. You might not believe this, but I am 75 years old!

Adam: You are right. I do not believe it!

Here is an map of where they have ridden from Germany to Lyngdal in Norway (1100 kilometres).

Here is a map of where they will end up. According to google, it is about 3,300 kilometres to get to their final destination. That is a LOOOOONG WAY!!! I certainly hope that they will buy tickets and fly home from there!

Before they left, they told me that Flekkefjord was their next stop. I suggested they go there via Farsund to check our the amazing views at Varbakk. I met up with the tourist manager there the next day who confirmed that the German couple visited her tourist office and she showed them the way there.

The Lista Region has something to offer everyone. Make sure you visit Lyngdal, Farsund, Kvinesdal and Flekkefjord.

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