Road Cycling, multi stages, in the valleys, from Brussels to Budapest, July 2021

Vienna - Mosonmagyarovar

I have breakfast in the dining room of the hotel where there is an Italian family and an Austrian couple of about sixty years. I ask to the owner of the pension to leave my bike and my luggage at the hotel until 14h time to visit the city a bit. With the metro I go to the center of the city where there are buildings that I was advised to visit. On foot and the camera at hand, I photograph many beautiful buildings and beautiful monuments. I would use a whole movie! There are many tourists coming from everywhere and especially from France. I then return to the hotel to pick up my luggage. I leave with the subway to the easternmost station of the city to go back on the saddle of my bike but already the landscape is not so pretty anymore. I stop at a station a little before Parndorf to ask my way and then I arrive in Gattendorf first side wind then in the back that will push me to Mosonmagyarovar. Crossing the border, I am controlled by armed soldiers while others monitor their "mirador" a possible attempt "invasion". A little after entering Hungary the bursting of a car tire makes me jump. The rather degraded roads are used by cars that are often old, small and from the east countries. I go through small, rather poor villages where the locals go for a bike ride while others are in front of their house to discuss or even change their baby's diapers. I finally arrive at the hotel thanks to the explanations that a Hungarian gives me willingly.