PRAGUE TO BUDAPEST RIDE
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
As usual the people on the trip. We all got on very well ( ages 18 to 60+ and 6 nationalities) some interesting characters, we were all relaxed, on holiday, up for a laugh and had some interesting stories to tell. The history, culture and contrasts of the 4 countries. Cheap beer and food. Discovering the Euro Velo routes, good to see that all that EU money is spent on something I can use!! more adventures to plan.
What did you think of your group leader?
Agree with Simon, Anna was sociable and knowlegeable, in particular her experiences of pre 1989 Eastern Europe were very interesting to those of us who remember some of the era. This is an easy cycling trip and she did struggle a bit on the more difficult bits, and her and the drivers cycle maintainence skills were also somewhat lacking, good job a few of us were able to fix simple problems.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Book an extra couple of days in Prague and Budapest, can easily be done through discount airlines. Taking your own bike is only 30 pounds each way ( Jet 2.com) but see below.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Dont worry about the cycling this trip is mostly flat and although some days were 50km+ it was relaxing and easy paced. Dont worry about going on your own, we had only 2 couples and 2 Aussie girls who knew each other, rest were single travellers and we all got on well. I Spent 2 extra days in Budapest, well worth it, great city but did leave a sour taste as I had my bike stolen! and it was securely(I thought) locked to some railings!!