Program bis of the route on road cycling, multi stages, on the Roman roads, from Lille to Budapest from July 13 to 31, 2019.
A sporting bike trip across the northern border of the Roman Empire (Limes) across the European continent to end in one of the countries of the former Eastern Bloc, Hungary.
This border, the limes, stretched from the North Sea to the Black Sea and left many traces in history. The Limes is the largest European monument and is ideal for exploring attractive and interesting countries. Although they are traces of a distant past, the Roman ramparts with watchtowers, branches and even cities are tangible in many places.
Below you will find the travel schedule per day.
Day 0 - 13 July
Rally in Lille, city of departure
Day 1 - July 14
Lille (FR) - La Louvière (B): distance 98 km +205 -127
Route along the canals
Accommodation at the organizer or hotel
Day 2 - July 15
La Louvière (B) - Liège (B): distance 133 km +315 -358
Crossing the province of Namur, Hesbaye, Liège
Youth Hostel Simenon
Day 3 - 16 July
Liège (B) - Euskirchen (D): distance 120 km
We then reach the Duisland via the Eifel to reach Euskirchen, a municipality in the state region of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Hotel in Euskirchen: Welcome Parkhotel ****
Day 4 - 17 July
Euskirchen - Lahnstein: distance 133 km
The Rhine is the common thread, through the rocks, vineyards, fortresses and castles we arrive at Lahnstein, wine-growing town of Rhineland-Palatinate
Hotel in Lahnstein: Wyndham Garden
Day 5 - July 18
Lahnstein - Bad Nauheim: distance 134 km
We leave the Rhine and Lahn behind and via the "German Forest", we cycle to Bad Nauheim, a city in the state of Hesse.
Hotel in Bad Nauheim: Best Western Rosenau
Day 6 - July 19
Bad Nauheim - Buchen: distance 145 km
We will go to the Neckar-Odenwald, where Buchen, a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg, is located.
Hotel in Buchen: Hotel Reichsatler
Day 7 - 20 July
Buchen - Schwäbisch Gmünd: distance 138 km
We travel through southwestern Germany, in particular Schwäbisch Gmünd, a city in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Hotel in Swabisch Gmund: Hotel Pelikan
Day 8 - July 21
Day 9 - July 22
Schwäbisch Gmünd - Eichstätt: distance 160 km
We continue further south towards Eichstätt, city of the state of Bavaria, seat of the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt.
Hotel in Eichstätt: Hotel Adler
Day 10 - 23 July
Eichstätt - Niederwinkling: distance 158 km
We will continue to cycle in the state of Bavaria, but now in the district of Straubing-Bogen, our last stop in Germany.
Hotel in Niederwinkling: Hotel Buchners
Day 11 - 24 July
Niederwinkling - Eferding: distance 138 km
We cycle across Austria following the Danube as a guide to our arrival in Eferding, a town in Upper Austria.
Hotel in Eferding: Gasthof Kreuzmayer
Day 12 - July 25
Eferding - Emmersdorf an der Donau: 143 km
The Danube is still our guideline, but our visit to the Mauthausen concentration camp is central, before arriving at Emmerdsdorf an der Donau.
Hotel in Emmersdorf an der Donau: Hotel Donauhof
Day 13 - July 26
Emmersdof an der Donau - Klosterneuburg: distance 132 km
This cycling day is devoted to the forest of Vienna, before finishing on the Danube at Klosterneuburg.
Hotel in Klosterneuburg: Hotel Anker
Day 14 - July 27
Klosterneuburg - Brastislava: distance 103km
Our last hike is a cultural walk, first cycling through Vienna, then along the Danube to Bratislava. (visit the old city in the afternoon)
Hotel in Bratislava: Park Inn by Radison Danube
Day 15 - 28 July
Day 16 - 29 July
Bratislava - Komárom: distance 95 km +107 -126
Route along the Danube side Slovakia
Hotel Aqua - Access to the baths until 8 pm
Day 17 - 30 July
Komárom - Budapest: distance 125 km +92 -106
Drive along the Danube, passing through Esztergom and Visegrád. Arrival from the North to our final destination, Budapest
Ifjúsági Szálló Budapest
Day 18 - 31 July
Budapest: Lunch in Varosliget Park before separating