September 19-29 Bike Ride - Vienna to Belgrade

6 of us are riding, we have planned much of the route, made reservations for most of the lodging, we may be able to take one or two more people. This is a self supported ride, you bring your own bike, your do your own repairs, you find a bus or train if you can't keep up. It should be a beautiful ride more or less along the Danube, the first half is on bike paths the second half on local roads and highways. Each person pays their own food, transportation and lodging, after airfare you should budget about 1k and if things go really well you'll spend about half that, but be prepared to spend the full amount. Generally speaking rooms run about $80-$120 per night and we share rooms so splitting lowers the cost considerably.

Detailed trip documents are in Dropbox.

9/20 - Vienna Airport to Bratislava - 32 miles

9/21/13 SATURDAYBratislava to Gyor then a train to BudapestHotel in Budapest:55 miles

9/22/13 SUNDAYBudapest to Dunaujvaros or to  Dunavesce (preferred)50 miles – 

9/23/13 MondayDunaujvaros to Baja70 miles long day, starts on the highway so get an early start. Start riding around 7am and expect to take a few breaks and finish around 8pm

09/24/13 = probably the second half of the prior days ride.

9/25/13 WednesdayBaja to Osijek to VukovarTrain from Baja to Osijek then 25 mile ride to Vukovar (avoid minefields from the war)

9/26/13 ThursdayVukovar to Novi Sad60 mile day, mix of highways (official route) and dirt farm roads (what most of the tourists posting on crazyguyonabike seem to be taking)

9/27/13 FridayNovi Sad to Belgrade55 miles 

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  • Sandie


    October 12, 2013

  • Liz

    I am SO JEALOUS!!!! Is it too early to plan the Germany, Poland and something else ride next year???

    August 17, 2013

    • fariba

      good question Liz. Saul??

      August 18, 2013

    • Saul_K

      My brain isn't ready to start real planning of the next trip. I'll be in Phoenix tonight having a beer with Randy Harmon and Carolyn, you can joins us and we can talk about the trip in really general terms.

      August 19, 2013

  • Roo

    I already have plans this year, but would like to do a similar ride next year. I have in mind Brussels to Copenhagen (with some detours including to Sweden), probably over 3 weeks.

    August 1, 2013

    • Roo

      PS. the mileages look just about right!

      August 1, 2013

  • Saul_K

    The trip is coming together, yeah!!

    July 28, 2013

  • Sandie

    Glad to see we're going to avoid the mine fields. Those can probably really ruin a good bike ride.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Sandie

    Yay! I'm so excited!

    July 27, 2013

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