Left Budapest early on day 1 and were greeted by a fairly difficult start with the first 20km taking us over 3 hours and nearly destroying our supply of inner tubes. Soon though we were on the open road heading towards Vac and the fantastic section of the path that heads west towards the border at Szob. Even with the ferries (I coped!) we eventually managed 105km and were much happier by the end of the day enjoying dinner and a beer looking out at the river.
We woke up on day 2 to the sun rising above the Danube and headed back towards the Eurovelo 6 route which we’d been following all of the previous day. Soon we headed south onto very dusty and exposed tracks which unfortunately for us continued for 30km whilst the temperature climbed to over 40 degrees C. Lunch was a delicious “gyros talban” and then we were back on the road toward Györ
After the warmest night’s camping any of us had ever experienced we emerged from our field and were on the road before 6am headed north towards Bratislava. Luckily for us the ride into the city couldn’t have been any easier with a separate bike path the whole way in and we are sat enjoying a coffee as I write.
Will be in Austria very shortly – debating pushing on to Vienna – will update via Twitter!