Having a weekend spare my pal Alan and I decided to have a foray into Flanders Fields and try our hands at Bikepacking and recce a future group trip to The Cycling Mecca of Belgium….
Continue reading “Bikepacking and Battlefields”
Here are some more images of our cycle trip down the Danube from Passau to Budapest, we hope you enjoy them.
You may be asking yourself should I ride the Danube? It’s a good question. Firstly some background on us and our trip. We rode from Passau to Budapest, we had terrific weather in the 30c most days we had fully laden touring bikes with partially laden credit cards. We were camping for the majority of the time.
Well we have 24K left to Budapest how hard can it be? Well it’s Hungary so it could be very hard indeed. We are leaving ourselves plenty of time to do it in!
Continue reading “Day 8 – Szentendre to Budapest”
Not a bad place to start the day indeed. Today we are off to Grien in Austria and it looks like our first voyage to the North Bank of the Danube.
After a tough day yesterday I was hoping that Hungary was going to bowl us over today and it did not disappoint. the weather gods once again spoiling us with temps in the 30’s again today.
Whilst the route was not exactly following the Danube at first the roads were good and the scenery very nice and starting to feel very Soviet.
One of the fundamental reasons for joining the Eu is access to Eu loans at very good bank rates on very good repayment terms, this is a massive benefit if the money is invested wisely ( not so good if you just increase public sector wages and lower retirement age to 40 as in Greece).
Continue reading “Day 6 Bratislava to Komarom – Cycling the Danube”
Day 5 from Bitte Schon To Ďakujem Cycling the Danube
Today was to be an exciting day as we leave Austria via Vienna and enter Slovakia via Bratislava.
The weather gods once again being kind to us with a predicted 30 degrees although once we had packed our very wet tent up it was a little chilly.
The scenery started off beautiful with the Danube dressed both sides in beautiful Spring like flowers butterfly’s dancing before the sun became too harsh.
Day 4 Transition Day – Cycling Danube
Today is a transition day we don’t pass any major cities so the aim is to get as near to Vienna as possible as we will whizz though Vienna into Bratislava quite quickly. So we need to hit a bigger mileage.
We had kaffe and Kuch in a nice little bar with an unusually friendly Austrian, it’s the first place for years where we have seen people smoking indoors well strange, everybody smokes in Austria.
The weather gods have been kind to us again today not requiring anything more than very light clothing.
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.
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.