EU Day 20-21: Budapest

The day started with a walking tour with about a dozen people from our hostel. It started around the corner, at Parliament and we strolled toward the Danube River. In 1873, three cities joined to make Budapest: Buda and Obuda on the west side of the river and Pest on the east side of the … Continue reading EU Day 20-21: Budapest

EU Day 19: Riding Komarno (SVK) to Budapest (HUN)

Today was a bit long, but I was still on the Danube, so at least I couldn't get lost. To be honest, not much happened, I planned two stops: Esztergom at 55km and Visegrad at 85km. Both had nice sights, a church and castle, but they were perched on top of extremely steep hills. The … Continue reading EU Day 19: Riding Komarno (SVK) to Budapest (HUN)

EU Day 17-18: Riding Bratislava (SVK) to Komarno (SVK), plus extra rest day

I had a pleasant ride today, it was easy to get out of town, with great infrastructure like the Apollo Bridge and plenty of signs along the way. The tailwind was awesome and I spent the first 75km gliding at 25-30km/hr along the river. They put in a lot of barricades to prevent cars and … Continue reading EU Day 17-18: Riding Bratislava (SVK) to Komarno (SVK), plus extra rest day

EU Day 16: Riding Vienna (AUT) to Bratislava (SVK)

Today's ride was very straightforward, it was probably the straightest and flattest route I've ever taken. After cycling through the nudist section along the Danube River, nothing else really happened. It was mostly inland and away from the river, so I cheated and played some music to keep myself entertained. The road looked endless and … Continue reading EU Day 16: Riding Vienna (AUT) to Bratislava (SVK)