Campsites in this part of Austria have been exceedingly sparse so today we made for the only two campsites between Villach and Maribor, both on the Kopleiner Zee. A rainstorm closely preceded our arrival and made the small, camper can-filled site on the north side look exceedingly bedraggled. The only patch free for a tent was bare earth, now much, and next to the washing up stations. However, the bigger problem was our need for .50 Euro coins to operate the shower. This hurdle resulted in the unexpected highlight of the day when Miles secured the coins as change from a vending machine for the best Austrian beer we've had to date!
The Plan: Two months of unassisted cycling and camping through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and wherever else our legs may take us.
The Route: Starting in Brussels and flying out of Berlin are the only given at this point. We plan to cycle parts of the Flanders Cycle Route, Rhine River and the Danube River. We will also be using the EuroVelo and regional cycling routes.
Accommodation: WarmShowers website (like couchsurfing for cyclists). We are also planning on staying at campsites, backyards of friendly locals or in the wilderness.