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I will drive with a pedalcar from Nordkapp to Tarifa

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1. Posted by MHapman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Does anyone have any experience of this route? Probably not with a pedalcar but if someone drove the same trip for example with a bicycle?

Probably I am crazy, but this is my dream. :) Its only about 6500km!

My guess is that the trip will take about 3-4 months. This way I can still enjoy the trip.

This whole project started a few months ago when I started to lose weight. I weight 125kg and now 110kg. My target is to weigh near 100 when I start the trip. I have also started to exercise a few times a week to get into a better condition before the trip. Lets see how things go...

Yesterday I started a facebook group for this project. I wish to have 250.000 fans before I start the trip.
Feel free to LIKE my facebook profile! "Supertour 2011 through Europe with a 2-seated "bicyclecar"

If people have information for me about the route (you can find my route from the facebook page) please give me all the info!

Places to stay the night, good places to visit on the way, Good roads to travel on etc... All help is needed/wanted!

Thank you in advance!

Marc Hapman

2. Posted by MHapman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Also wanted a person that can help with the drawings of this pedalcar?! Anyone here that can help?

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Do you know ? That should solve the problem of what route to take. There are also special maps and guides for cyclists that you can use. Let us know the route and you might get more information.

What kind of vehicle do you plan on using? For a distance this long plus your weight and the weight of your luggage you usually need high quality materials. If this was about doing this trip on an upright ATM bicycle I would recommend that you take a bicycle that costs 800+ EUR new. For a trike or similar the cost would be significantly higher.

Trikes you might want to look at: (look at the Kettwiesel Tour) (look at the Scorpion)

How about luggage? How are you going to stow it on your vehicle? I strongly recommend water-proof materials, something similar to what the German company Ortlieb does for bicycle panniers.

Finally, do you plan on taking camping gear?

4. Posted by MHapman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the information.

I am going to do this trip with a pedalcar, not a bicycle. :)
The pedalcar will be designed specially for this trip. This is a crazy thought but I have to do this.

5. Posted by staaleand (Full Member 30 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

About going from Northcape to Tarifa in Pedalcar. First: The road to the North Cape is closed in winter. Second: If you want to travel the length of Norway, there are some fairly steep going both uphill and downhill. If you want to avoid the Norwegian mountain-passes, I recommend the route from the North Cape, along the Porsanger fjrod, to Karasjok and into into Northern Finland, the terrain in general and the roads in particular are easier on the legs than in Norway, but perhaps a tad more boring. If you want to travel the length of Norway, remember that Northern Norway make up more than half the distance. You can travel the road from the North Cape to Olderfjord, then follow the E6 almost the whole length of Norway, and Southern Sweden, it ends in Traelleborg. In summer you can leave the E6, visit Tromso, and do some island-hopping, then you will have to go by car-ferries part of the road (is that cheating?). If you send me a message I can perhaps provide you with more details. I live in Northern Norway, and hope you appreciate a little local knowledge.
I wish you good luck with your project!

6. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There's a bicycle company in Christiania ( in Denmark's capital Copenhagen) who I'm sure would be able to make the bicyclecar you want. I don't know anything about them but I've seen all sorts of bicycles which they've made; all individual designs etc.

Not much help I'm sure but who knows...