Today we did the tourist thing after emailing our friends We rode the hop on-hop off buses and found them well worth the time and money. Since they are for 2 days tomorrow we'll spend some time at places we liked. Gretch took pity on me and had me in the room by 4 and she went out exploring and getting supplies. I stayed in the room and read.
Up The Rhein Across The Main, Down The Danube
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Our breakfast was an omelet with hungarian sausage. We wanted to get out early to beat the traffic and the heat. Most of the early part was on the main road and traffic was light and picked up as the day moved on. We opted for the south side to see Visegrad, worth seeing. By Szentendre the traffic had picked up and we found the path we missed 5k back. Weekend traffic was getting heavy so it was nice to get off the highway. A little outside Szentendre we happened...
Today was one of my best days on this trip. First it was along country roads, quiet though often rough, and sprinkled with nice people. Most of the route was through small villages where we would stop at the markets to get something to drink. Some was along dikes and it was all peaceful. At Gyor we stopped for lunch after wandering around the plaza. Lunch was lazana which was very good. As we tried to find our way out a man rode up and said something. He said it...
There is nothing like a wind assisted ride to end a day early. We were in camp (85k) by 1430. The route followed dike most of the way to Hainberg. Here we took pictures of the famous Venetian Gate and took a long break. Surprisingly there are at least 5 other cycling couples going the same way. Shortly after Hainberg we entered Slovakia and the signage got worse. Fortunately it followed the dike up to Cunova where we stood in the middle of the road trying to fig...