3rd of November. Bulgaria. The hotel was ok only there was no heating and the shower was a bit shoddy. Breakfast was included in the price of the hotel so I stayed for that. Which was good as I got to ride the first 40km along the Danube river in good daylight. This was probably … Continue reading Day 160. Golubac to Vidin.
2nd of November. The Runs. Well its taken over five months but I finally get a bout of the runs. I spend most of the night getting up to go to the toilet. But it seems to have calmed down by morning so I decide to risk riding on. I only have to duck behind … Continue reading Day 159. Belgrade to Golubac.
1st of November. Not in the EU. For some reason I thought Serbia was in the EU which it ain't. Not a problem just means I can't get free data on my plan. Not really an excellent ride today as its mainly busy roads with one long climb at 8 percent gradient. Which wouldn't have … Continue reading Day 158. Bergec to Belgrade.
31st of October. Croatia in and out. Set off nice and early. But it's rather chilly start it says it's one degree but I see somebody defrosting there car. Within 30min I'm at a checkpoint to get into Croatia. This is first time since leaving Russia I've had to show my passport. It isn't long … Continue reading Day 157. Kolked to Begec.
30th of October. Riding the Eurovelo 6 in Hungary is a mix of country roads, tracks and proper tarmac cycle paths. The wind is strong today and its not always behind me. Early on I have to take a detour as fallout from yesterday has blocked a road. A police man directs me in Hungarian … Continue reading Day 156. Apostag to Kolked.
29th of October. A slight breeze This is going to take a while so sit back and enjoy the ride. Have you ever had a day where nothing goes your way. Well today was one of those. It started badly when I was late getting up. To which I find it's raining which according to … Continue reading Day 155. Budapest to Apostag.
28th of October. Exploring Budapest. Up early and walked around town. It is a very pretty city. With the hills surrounding it giving it a lovely backdrop. In the old part of town there's statues and interesting buildings galore. It is really rather nice. In the afternoon I do some research on my route. I … Continue reading Day 154. Budapest.
27th of October. Budapest. Early start as I hate riding into capital cities so want a head start. Ride along the Danube river and need to get a ferry across to the other side. My map says there's a ferry close by and the internet says that the ferry will leave at 0850 so I … Continue reading Day 153. Szob to Budapest.
26th of October. Hungary. Steady morning along quiet roads then after 60km a bike path better than that a smooth tarmac bike path away from traffic. I follow this for 40km til I reach the Danube cycle path. I forgotten how much I love being away from traffic having not really done more than a … Continue reading 152. Sered to Szob
25th of October. Which way. I have been offered a way to get my bike back for free via a work colleague of my brother and as I have decided I was going to stop in Istanbul anyway I thought I would take him up on the offer. So I set off in the direction … Continue reading Day 151. Milokost to Sered