Country made for tourists. Great infrastructure nearby every road with toilets and rest areas totally free for every one is fantastic supplement for network of commercial camps.
There is not many places where law (Allemansrätt) guarantee possibility to stay with tent absolutley everywhere for one Wight (except higher priority national parks). You can with free conscious sleep near beaches, in forests, in mountains even if it’s a private territory! Important is only 150 meter distance from nearest building or lake/sea coastline …well and you have stay quiet and don’t left any trashes but this is obvious;) That is why travelling via Scandinavia is so easy and nice:)
We’ll mostly try to use this possibility but some showers or kitchens (we decided to left behind gas cooker – it’s to big, waste of space) are available in commercial rest areas. Cost shouldn’t be big but it gives some home-conditions;) I started to check out ferries and trains – catastrophic at the beginning! From Poznań to Gdynia train takes 8-12 hours with 3-4 train changes, every another train is from other company so it increase total cost. Well, my fault – because of searching for cycle-dedicated trains. I heard that we can easily take cycle to normal train to first/last wagon if we buy extra ticket:) We’ll check it…
Hmm… NFZ (polish hospital system) cards can be helpful! But in my opinion – and don’t know is there any time left for this, don’t know where but know that it’s to many problem with it:P While living in Copenhagen with some adventures with police station or hospital (queues like in Poland:P ) I’m sure that polish ID will be enough:) But! Still we have to take passport! If have a rule that even that Poland is in Schengen zone I’m taking passport and put it into some other bag without any documents – with some cash “just in case”. Experiences like those are enough: my cycle was stolen from special parking (polish guys! they were tracking me for sure, Ishøj, Københavns Amt, DK) or what was worse but with “happy” ending – I have lost WHOLE backpack with most important sruff (sister!:P ferry from Trelleborg to Sassnitz) whole open deck was empty – while reading a book – I saw land so I went to the edge of deck, my sister with her friend were watching me, took my backpack… I have “lost” all documents, wallet, camera, mobile, money, some clothes, everything… I’m not sure who was more shocked: me or Italian family who was running allover the deck:P D-i-s-a-s-t-e-r;) So we know that every one is hiding and watching before “action”:P EURO<26> must be renewed – it gives good one year insurance and offers a lot of discounts mostly on camps:) It is worth of money.
Sleeping pad must be ignored because of it’s size! I can take it in car or tie up to backpack but on bike? Necessity.