Tips, bits and bods during my 10 weeks travel around Europe.
1- Iceland: Photosreykjanes peninsula
Settlement Museum /Snæfellsjökull / Drivik Beach / Kirkjufell Waterfall / stykkishólmur
If staying in Reykjavik for 2 days then this card is a great deal: you can go to all the Thermal swimming pools ( which open from 6 am till around 22pm) for free and check out most of the cities museum .
2- El Comino Frances: PhotosThe Pilgrim passport can be purchased in St Jean Pied de Port at the Pilgrim tourist Office: €2
3- Cycling El Camino FrancesIn Pamplona there is a Decathlon shop where you can purchased a cheap mountain bike ( you need a bike with suspension )
Double check everything before leaving, my gear sifters were not working, the pedal was poorly screwed in therefore was coming off during the travel.
Buy from decathlon 2 x 1m cord there will always be useful: bungee cord always break.
Pack extremely light:
Cycling gears can be washed in all the albergues ( especially in summer)
Tracksuit and hoodie for the evening
Basic toiletry ( Soap/ Cream/ Sun cream)
Mini Swiss Blade knife
And if this is your fist trip: You can do it. I mean if difficult: push your bike up. I did not feel worse than other people . I am no pro cyclist ! I am here to have fun:)
Santiago de Compostela : Boxing your bike info
Buy a box in the Correos for ( if I remember 10 euro), box your bike and and transport it to Santiago de Compostela express airport bus.
Place your bike on the Compstel express bus, for an additional 2 euro fee and box your bike at the airport for 17 euros . The Service if I remember right runs until 21.30 pm and start at around 5 am.
Cycling Finisterre WaySantiago to Finiterre the 90 last kilometers, can be doing at an easy past in 1 day.
The signs are well indicated : luckilly I had no map : and there are always people of the way.
In Finisterre can take a bus back with your bike to Santiago for 13 euro.
Crosssing Borders with a bike in EuropeUnfortunately I did not know that crossing border by train with a bike is a hassle : Should it be either train, plan. And it is a no no on coaches!
But locally you can travel with bikes...I mean my hand luggage was quiet small.
So from Spain to Zurich ( brought a box ) saved the exact same box to cross the border from Zurich to Munich.
4- Cycling the Danube in 7 days: Paussau to Budapest
Paussau - linz : Hostel Jugendgästehaus
Linz - Melk : Hostel Junges Hotel Melk
Melk - Vienna : Stay in Vienna 2 days at least there are too many great museums
Vienna - Bratislava: you only need half a day to visit the town center as well as the Castle and along the lake .
However said it was an industrial town clearly has never been to either Liverpool, Manchester or Russia. ( Bratislava is a picturesque little town )
Bratislava- Komárno the Slovakian side ( Via the Slovakian side! no Road)
In Komárno check out this place, it is a restaurant and hotel too: quiet handy
Penzio Duna, Dunajska 2, Komárno
komarom - Budapest
5- Budapest :
Check out this restaurant : http://www.firkasz.hu/
Trendy, retro and cool atmosphere restaurant which serves local and traditional Hungarian dishes. The staff is helpful and friendly and in addition their rice pudding is amazing .
Budapest, Tátra u. 18, 1136 Hungary