Day 2 Exit stage left – Cycling the Danube

Day 2 Exit stage left – Cycling the Danube

Now the weather gods have finish trying to drown us and the real gods have stopped trying to frighten us and the sat nav stopped trying to kill us it’s time to get on with the serious business of having fun.

After breakfast at my new favourite coffee shop (Coffee Fellowes) we set off to cover the remaking 150 miles in the van.

Coffee fellows
Those funky coffee fellows

After dumping the van off here we eagerly unpacked the bikes and made our way to the start.  Super excited to be right here and right now.

Condor Heritage Disc Canondale synapse packed in the van
Condor Heritage Disc Canondale synapse packed in the van we were excited to get started


After yet another coffee we made our way, it was not a good start cobbles the tourists nightmare and a very steep downhill cobbled section! We were hoping that it would improve …. and quick.

A section was closed! These are all things you get to expect with cycle paths, it soon sorted itself out.

Passau start of riding the Danube
Our first sight of the Danube – This is the baby we are going to follow for 6 days

Almost immediately we leave Germany and enter Austria Wendys first border crossing.

Cycling the Danube into Austria Wendys first border
Cycling the Danube into Austria Wendys first border crossing

As soon as we entered Austria the signage was fantastic and easy to follow but how difficult could it be to follow a river?

Wendy leading the way on Smooth traffic free routes of the Austrian section of the Danube
Wendy leading the way on Smooth traffic free routes of the Austrian section of the Danube

There was the occasional skirmish onto roads where the route is being fixed but for the most part smooth traffic free routes.

Many dams on the Danube
Many dams on the Danube

 

 

 

 

 

Bike racks everywhere we got drove out of this bar by wasps
Bike racks everywhere we got drove out of this bar by wasps

 

Beautiful surfaces the weather gods were with us today cycling the Danube
Beautiful surfaces the weather gods were with us today
Beautiful peaceful towns on the river
Beautiful peaceful towns on the river
There is a reason they give you a glass of water with your coffee, as soon as you take a slurp you realise
There is a reason they give you a glass of water with your coffee, as soon as you take a slurp you realise
Fantastic day on the Danube this is the view from the campsite
Fantastic day on the Danube this is the view from the campsite

We found a nice campsite for the evening after 50 miles so we are now 50 miles ahead of schedule.

Not a bad way to start a day
Not a bad way to start a day