Road Cycling, multi stages, in the valleys, from Lille to Budapest, 13rd until 31st July 2019

Presentation of the raid
On the road again
Route along the Altmühl
The barge
Crossing of the Danube in Austria

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.