We headed North on the bike path that runs along Lake Balaton, knowing already that it didn't actually run alongside the lake. It was good for the first 10km, but then got a little rough. There were a few nice views though, particularly as we rose to a hill where all the locals produce their own wine. Rather than develop their lots into condos or real estate, the option to keep them as mini-vinyards gave Szigliget almost Mediterranean feel as we wound through the streets catching glimpses of people sailing on the ocean... I mean, lake!
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.