The Plan

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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 44: Budapest to Szentendre (Saint Andrew) - 44km

It seemed improper to leave Budapest without visiting any of the city's famous thermal baths so we went to Szchenyi Baths in City Park. Built just at the beginning of the 20th century, it is the largest bathing complex in Eurpope. It lived up to the hype, with thermal pools of different temps and wet, dry and eucalyptus saunas tucked away in elegant, modern halls. We left feeling refreshed and relaxed. 

Leaving Budapest was probably our only pleasant riding experience within the city limits. My bell was at its highest point of utility as I used it to part the waves of wandering tourists and puttering cyclists out of our way on the path. Unlike the wandering Hungarians and tourists at Balaton, the people on Budapest bike paths were prompt to make way. Too bad there are only two functional paths like this in the whole city running alongside the river. 

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