Along the route there are numerous facilities for cyclists: campsites, rest areas, bicycle ferry crossings, taps with drinking water etc.
Germany, AustriaWe start cycling from Nove Udoli in the Czech Republic. From here, there are a few kilometers to the German town Haidmühle.
it will be lost. The next day we're going to Ybbs. I don't recommend the north bank route (we were driving like that), because it is
marked along with a quite busy road (with a separate traffic lane for cyclists). Interestingly, along the way, we saw the signage:
Romantische Straße - it was really funny in such environment.
Along the way (in Ybbs), we found the tourist information point, and asked. Very kind boyfriend advised us not to use the train, printed the addresses of campsites on the way up to Bratislava (marking which are the best) and explained that it is definitely better to drive the south bank and that we will be satisfied. It actually was. From Ybbs we went to Melk, a town known as the "Wachau Valley Gate".
In Melk is the largest Benedictine abbey in Austria. Then we stayed for a night in the campsite in Schönbühel.
The next day we continued our way along the Wachau valley, the southern bank of the Danube towards Mautern
(on the northern shore there is a larger town - Krems) and then Tulln.
He was captured during the return of the third crusade, for desecrating the Babenberg flag.
Next to the water taxi stop, there is a mini bar where you can order fast-food dishes and local alcoholic beverages,
especially the region's famous apricot alcohol.
Slovakia, HungaryOn the eighth day around noon we entered Slovakia. We continued to follow the eurovelo 6 route. We crossed the border next to MYSUM B-S 4 (http://mpo.sk/museum/). Bratislava has about 4 times less inhabitants than Vienna, which is visible during a city trip. Our route eurovelo quickly leads us to the urban, crowded boulevard.
For us, after a week of eating only supermarket food in Austria - something like titbit. Immediately we sat down and ordered "utopience" (thick sausages served sour with sauerkraut and bread). The issue is, that the prices of gastronomic services in Austria and Germany are too high for polish
people with average earnings (prices more than four times higher than in Poland).
On the same day, we decided to go to Gabcikovo. As it turned out later, that day we traveled about 150 km (Orth - Bratislava - Gabcikovo). Behind the last buffet, the boulevard ends and You have to look for eurovelo signs. The trail after a few kilometers leads us to the riverside road (asphalt road). This way we got to the bridge - You have to turn left to the bridge to go to Gabcikovo (2 - 3 km).
Interestingly, this part of trail is around twenty kilometers long, You just cycle and cycle like neverending riverside road, the Danube is wide enough that You almost can't see the other bank. It turned out that there is a dam called in Slovak "Vodné dielo Gabčíkovo". Finally, we arrived around 10:00 p.m. and found accommodation in a guesthouse in Gabcikovo (there are several accommodation options in the town, you only have to ask).
For about 30 km from the start, the good quality trail continues along the Danube, and then road surface turns into a volatile gravel - in such way You travel very slowly,
so we decided to leave trail and turn on the asphalt road towards city Komarano.
We asked in the city - it turned out that a quite long part of eurovelo 6 trail was made towards Sturovo (around 30 km). On that day we did not reach Sturovo and stayed a few kilometers before in the village called Muzla (in Stara Krcma - hostinec). The border town Štúrovo is known primarily for two battles fought by Jan III Sobieski with Turks in 1683.
A great stuff, is the possibility of a cruise on the Danube. We decided to take a two-hour course to the Visegrad (it seems that you can get to Budapest, but you have to check it ). What's important, ships take bicycles and are not too expensive.
We had a nice surprise there, the boss of the hotel came to us and started talk to us in Polish. Finally He offered us an accommodation at affordable price. So we stayed overnight in the 4-star hotel in Visegrad.
Hotel website: https://www.hotelvisegrad.hu/en/. The next day we wanted to reach Budapest.
From the Visegrad, You have to follow 6 eurovelo route, sometimes along the road, but
there are also parts specially designed for cyclists.