Day 7 Komoron – Szentendre

Wendy chilling outside Hungary supermarket
Wendy chilling outside Hungary supermarket

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.

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Day 5 from Bitte Schon To Ďakujem 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.

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Day 4 Transition Day – Cycling Danube

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.

About to catch a bike ferry one the Danube Cycle route
About to catch a bike ferry one the Danube Cycle route

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.

Wendy having Kaffe and kurch
Wendy having Kaffe and kurch

The weather gods have been kind  to us again today not requiring anything more than very light clothing.

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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

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Day 1 Cycling the Danube

Somebody once said to me if you want to travel you have to travel. Never was this more the case than the journey we were about to undertake. We plumbed Passau into the sat nav and it came up with some numbers that it wouldn’t do to dwell on too much.

Condor Heritage Disc Cannondale synapse packed into Vivianni our Van
Condor Heritage Disc Cannondale synapse packed into Vivianni our Van

We had decided to drive to Passau ride to Budapest and get a train back to Passau.

The practicalities of flying with the touring bikes and all that kids were too much and besides http://Http://www.southernbikeboxhire.co.uk

Were fully booked, so off we set at sparrows fart 04:30am.

The route from Calais was to Belgium and then drop down full the length of Germany until we ran out of Germany.

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