Day 4, 03.06.2017, Danzig

From Camping “STOGI” to Old Town with the bike:

Other than in St. Petersburg, which is really a large and busy Metropole, or in Helsinki, which was ok to walk, the bicycle strategy worked also exceptionally well in Danzig (Gdansk).

One is tempted to risk a preview to future places to visit along the north and east sea: the “Hansestädte”. It is all about “time-travel”, isn’t it?
Within this journey Kaliningrad (Königsberg), Riga and Tallin (Revel) will still feature. In 2019 Stettin, Greifswald, Stralsund, Rostock, Wismar, Hamburg and Utrecht will follow.
They all made their fortunes with sea freight trade with their “Hanse-Kogge” and their wealth is visible still today in no uncertain terms.

Nordeuropa und die Hansestädte um 1400
Courtesy Wikipedia

This is only the beginning of the 9,500 km journey around to Scandinavia, but already now I am overwhelmed again and again from the beauty I meet everywhere.

With Google Maps I could not locate the Domo Oliva accurately enough so I asked a fellow cyclist. He said it is anyway my direction, follow me. When he had to stop, he pointed me in the right direction and it was close.

Day 3, 02.06.2017, Krakau – Danzig

Route map – 600 km:

Camping Stogi Dansk:
Personal rating: 5/5

On day one I did 600 km and on day 3 as well. From Krakau to Danzig you cross Poland from south to north and enjoy the views of passing trucks, elegant bridges and country side after country side intercepted by some settlements.

I arrived in late afternoon, found a good spot on the camping ground, took a short stroll and relaxed after this long stint.