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Crossing Europe via the EuroVelo 6


A naïve, post-graduate journey from the Atlantic to the Black Sea

4,463 km (2,773 miles) over 96 days from May 22, 2010 to August 25, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 1-3 months, First tour, Danube Bike Trail
Locales: Europe, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria
Year: 2010

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/eurovelo6

Copyright © 2010-2014 By James Chassee - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2010
Last update: Sunday August 29, 2010 06:48 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 8 May 2014 09:12 (US/Pacific))
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42 km of on and off cobblestone. But on the last day, all you can do is smile and enjoy the pain.


Table of Contents

Introduction
      Equipment List
      T-Minus 36 Hours
      Bon Voyage!
      Mon Dieu
      Bienvenue a Paris
      Chartres
      Saint Nazaire
Saint Nazaire to Mauves-sur-Loire
Mauves-sur-Loire to Montjean-sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire to Saumur
Saumur to Tours
Tours to Amboise
      Amboise: A personal guide into the life of Leonardo da Vinci
Amboise to Blois: Rain with a splash of boredom rounded out with good company
Blois to Orleans: Head-to-head with a headwind
Orleans to St Thibault: 100 miles?
St Thibault to Nevers: No signs, no asphalt
Nevers to Bourbon-Lancy: Map? Who needs a map?
Bourbon-Lancy to Chalon-sur-Saone: Me and the Canal du Centre
Chalon-sur-Saone to Dole: "Hey James, it's me--your body."
Dole to Besancon: A peaceful, serene day
Besancon to Audincourt: Hail yeah!
      Interim Report: France
Audincourt to Basel: Willkommen in Basel, Switzerland
Basel to Schaffhausen: Long day, but worth it.
Schaffhausen to Singen: Switzerland, Germany, Switzerland, Germany
      Interim Report: Switzerland
Singen to Donaueschingen: My first sight of the Danube
Donaueschingen to Neufra: Reached 1000 miles in what felt like a dream
Nuefra to Ulm/Stuttgart: Woohoo! 5 days off!
      Amsterdam: Canal town
      Stuttgart: Nice to see family after a long month.
Ulm to Donauwörth: On the road again
Donauworth to Kelheim: A little ascent never hurt anyone
Kelheim to Straubing: Nice, easy day with lots to see
      Munich: The town of the monks.
Straubing to Passau: Perfect day to end my stay in Germany
Passau to Linz: Donauradwegautobahn
Linz to Melk: Another nice day on the Donauradwegautobahn
Melk to Vienna: Most beautiful section of the Donau
      Vienna: A wonderful day with a good friend.
Vienna to Bratislava: From one capital to another.
Bratislava to Gyor: Wow, it's hot.
Gyor to Esztergom: The Rome of Hungary
Esztergom to Budapest: Thankfully found some help into the city
      Budapest: A relaxing day at Rudas
Budapest to Dunaföldvár: No adventures, just nice riding
Dunaföldvár to Baja: Strong winds but no headwinds
Baja to Osijek: The first look into a war-torn region
Osijek to Bačka Palanka: More images of the war and into Serbia!
Bačka Palanka to Cortanovci: Climbing my way to a friendly village
Cortanovci to Belgrade: Another short, hot day in the saddle
      Belgrade: A day of doing nothing
Belgrade to Požarevac: Locked up in the hometown of Milošević
Požarevac to Golubac: Two thunderstorms with good company
Golubac to Drobeta-Turnu Severin: 10 hours and 6 liters of water later...
Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Calafat: Found a nice, smooth shortcut to save a couple of hours
Calafat to Bechet: Just happy to find a bed
Bechet to Turnu Măgurele: A short day when I should have pushed on farther.
Turnu Măgurele to Giurgiu: A truly wonderful day, ending just in the nick of time
Giurgiu to Tutrakan: Добре дошли в България
Tutrakan to Silistra: What goes down, must go up
Silistra to Constanta: Done.
      Constanta/Bucharest: Exploring another part of Romania
Conclusion
      Post-cycling travels
      Post-cycling travels: Part 2
      Post-cycling travels: Part 3


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