11 July London – Budapest
Very interesting city with loads of old
buildings, cobble streets and the mighty Danu River.
land of the paprika and sausage.
July- Budapest – Esztergom - 80km
weather, lovely day, cycling along the Danu River.
July Esztergom – Győr – 95km
forests, fields of sunflowers and small villages. Nice hot day.
July - Győr and surrounds – 8Okm
to camp in the same place again and just cycle around the country.
Past many small villages, farm lands and more fields of sun flowers.
July - Győr – Papa - 59km
to head for Lake Balaton. Boiling hot day with a strong head wind.
Very very hard work. A local Hungarian who speaks no English
offered us ice cream and 2 slices of some smoked meat.
July - Papa – Balatonfüred - 64km
Left Papa for the last stretch to the lake.
Another blistering hot day and quite hilly as well.
July - Balatonfüred – Badacsony - 48km
very hot day, could only manage to cycle half day, found camp and headed
straight for the lake again.
July - Badacsony – Fonyód - 56km
debilitating heat, it took the entire day to cycle 35 miles, had to stop
every 10 km or so for a beer, what a live.
July - Fonyód – Balatonszeme - 32km
last a bit of a breeze, and the wind picked up and was quite strong by
the end of the day, then suddenly it dropped again and back to paradise.
campsites, 20 in all around the lake, are all very well equipped all
with access to the lake, shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as loads
of entertainment, specially for children, waterslides, games, cable
skiing, and paddle boats.
July - Balatonszemes – Siófok - 32km
must be the closest place to paradise one can find. Blue skies,
luke warm water and no wind, no wonder there are so many tourists around
the lake. The lake shore is very shallow and excellent for just
floating around. Shops, restaurants and bars are scattered all
around the lake, all adding to a great holiday atmosphere.
July - Siófok
now cycled around the entire lake and have decided on another day laying
around and enjoying the sun.
25 July - Siofok – Budapest - 110km
A fairly easy ride,
back to Budapest to pick up Romanian Visa.
27 July - Budapest – Kesckemet - 90km
A very pleasant and
easy ride, nice and warm perfect for cycling, found a campsite in the
centre of town, very convenient.
28 July - Kesckemet – Szeget - 65km
Another easy and flat
day on the road. Arrived in Szeget and what a beautiful town it is.
Town located on the river with an excellent campsite as well as a
thermal bath!!! Now that is the way to go.
29 July - Szeget
Spent another day at
the spa and why not?