Travel Blogs from Turcianske Teplice
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 ...
... as I could but had to get breaks from time to time to eat a bar or breathe a little. Towards the end I witnessed a marvelous sunset over the river though, but the nightfall worried me a bit, as I was still at least 15k away from my target campsite. I tugged my flashy yellow reflective jacket, installed my front and rear lamps, and as I looked like a Christmas tree, the cars certainly made sure to avoid me every time they ...
The road through the Low Tatras restores our faith somewhat. Indeed this area is more beautiful than up high, with rolling hills, small passes and small farms between the villages. The sun is out now and we cheer up no end.
We bypass the busy town of Banska Bystrica on a fast road and are soon climbing high into the ...
... task of doing the blue virtually cloudless sky while I wandered and watched.
We learnt a little about a nearby eco village and though normally we would have jumped to go take a look, the peacefulness of where we were held us in place and we did not step into the car for 4 days. It was a lovely relaxing time.
On our last night we all shared a wonderful feast of food together and we are looking forward to going back sometime for a longer stay at the farm.
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 ...
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