to Szentendre via SlovakiaMay 25, 2016 in Hungary ⋅
Warm ✅, dry ✅, tailwind ✅. Initially there was a lumpy cycle path beside communist era flats and defunct industrial sites. Pic 1 shows the entrance to a former aluminium factory with the inscription "work for us is a matter of honour and duty".
There followed a busy road section by smelly ponds polluted from industrial waste. Lorries occasionally thundered by me and I was reminded of American bank robberies - "stay where you are and no one gets hurt" - as I tried to ride as far to the right as feasible given the road conditions.
But after 1.5 hours there was a sudden change to beautiful smooth cycle paths, and colourful surroundings.
Pic 2 and 3 - Esztergom, a cruise destination. Older school children in smart uniform and younger children on a cycling trip.
Took ferries to Slovakia and back to take advantage of a great section of cycle path.
Szentendre is very touristy but pleasant and English speaking is common. Lovely Pension with air conditioning.Read more