Relaxing at a seniors club bathJuly 6 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C
Before leaving the campground, we talked to our tent neighbour. He was interested in our trip as he organises long distance bike trips in Europe (such as St. Petersburg to Gibraltar) as a business. He can't work at the moment because of existing travel restrictions, so instead he is taking his wife and 2 little kids for camping and hiking trips.
Our bike day started with a beautiful hilly road through the forest. It had uncountable turns and almost no cars, so we really enjoyed it, especially the final downhill into Eger. The city centre of Eger is very picturesque, a castle, some nice churches, old buildings, small streets and lots of restaurants and cafés.
The Hungarians we had talked to so far, all recommended "Egri bikavér" (which translates into bull blood), a red wine very famous for the region. So we went to a place called "Valley of the beautiful woman". It's a park in Eger with 50 wine cellars. We sat down at one and tried the bikavér and its white equivalent.
Here, we also decided to have an easy day. We booked a guesthouse nearby and used the afternoon for laundry and bike maintenance. Furthermore, we went to a mineral bath, as the region here is very famous for it. Not much to do here but sit and relax in the hot sulphur pools, but good for our legs for sure. We ended the day with a yoga session in our room, so we are totally ready to sleep now 😉Read more