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Slovakia became one of the biggest hurdles we have had to overcome during trip planning. It seemed that there was no convenient way of traveling through this country. In fact, aside from driving, it was actually cheaper and faster to take a train around the country or fly over it than try to take public transportation through it. We discovered why when we finally saw the landscape for ourselves.
It seemed that the farmland would never end. We ...
... range. It's a beautiful road, fast sweepers and hairpins, very new and grippy surface.
We drop down into a broad valley and take the road towards the Kremnica. In the tour research I had noted a lovely looking hotel, the Penzion Stefanshof. It lies just outside the town of Kremnica in the hills to the east.
Leaving city living in Budapest, we heading for a permaculture farm in the south of Slovakia eager to learn more about rural life and the challenges of doing up an old farm and turning it into a permaculture organic farm.
We were greeted by Jan (pronounced Yarn), who was from Holland and chose to move to Slovakia for the beauty of the hills and countryside. Have to agree with him... it is stunning.
Eight years ago he went to look at an old home in the area ...
So today was supposed to be the star of the real biking fun, left the Czech Republic and headed into the mountains in Slovakia, the rain has reduced a little but now I'm on the twisties it is still a real pain...I've given up on my plan to ride East through Slovakia, I'm now heading South into Hungary and away from the rain ...
... Europeans and armaments.
Hitler said that the Germans were mistreated and because of this he annexed the land
1990 Wanted independence so put a hyphen in the name!