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The Danube river – cycling along the eurovelo 6 bike route

The Danube river, second largest river in Europe and a famous cycling route as part of the European “Eurovelo” (Eurovelo 6) cycling paths. I reached the Danube river in Deggendorf Germany, where the Isar river from Munich flows into the Danube. This large river, which is one of the oldest and most important European trade routes. The Danube river, originating in Germany, flows eastwards through ten countries and ends in the black sea between Ukraine and Romania.

I was happy to have some flat kilometers towards Bratislava after all the climbing in Switzerland and the Allgäu. As I started cycling along the Danube river in Deggendorf, the first thing I noticed and what I had expected: there are other cyclists! Yeaaahh 🙌🏼

As in the past weeks Anna was the only cycle tourer I saw, I have now met several bike tourers every day. As almost all of them were on a day trip with much less baggage than I had, there was no reason to stop at each of them to ask where they are heading to. Though there were a lot of smiling faces passing me and one has greeted each other, as its common among cyclists.

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3 comments

Slovak countryside and Hungarian hospitality - alongtheearth 6. May 2019 at 21:44

[…] I said goodbye to the boys in Sturovo and left the Danube, It didn’t take long and I was back in the hills. I noticed […]

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From rural Romania along the Black Sea to Bulgaria - alongtheearth 26. June 2020 at 9:34

[…] days later in Galați, I met an old acquaintance, the Danube, which I left three weeks ago in Slovakia. After crossing the river and camping on the other side, there was just a last 84km stretch to do […]

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Bicycle touring Turkey (Part 1): Into Asia with a new cycling buddy 7. July 2020 at 14:12

[…] Turkey, I arrived at Taksim square in the Beyoğlu district. Savaş, my warmshowers.org host, whom Nathan from the UK recommended to me a few weeks earlier, happily welcomed me at his flat. According to the amazing […]

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