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

According to the famous quote used in American football which says: Act like you've been there before, it struck me that this one was particularly appropriate when one makes a long distance trip.

Indeed, when you prepare your trip well, think of as many details as possible, you have the impression of acting as if you had already been there before, as if you had already been there.

For example, you might know that at the end of such a stage, there is a long climb and you are not caught off guard when you have covered more than 150 km with 10 kg luggage, and a hot bitumen caused by blazing heat.

Thus, thanks to the online platform of calculitineraires.fr, each of the stages has been surveyed on this platform and the difference in level calculated on this site makes it possible to choose one route rather than another.

Below are some itineraries of the 2014 trip between Liège in Belgium and Gornesti in Romania.

Thimister-Houffalize

Bastogne-Etalle

Etalle-Ittersdorf

Viehhausen-Au_an_der_Donau

Wien-Medvedov

Komarom-Budapest

Budapest-Békésszentandrás

Békésszentandrás-Hasmas

Hasmas-Rosia_Montana

Rosia_Montana-Gornesti