Cycling the Donauradweg from Black Forest to Black Sea

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THE BIG IDEA:

- Arrive in Europe a week or two in advance to arrange equipment

- Start cycling at the source of the Donau, the second longest river in Europe, in Donaueschingen Germany in April, before the crowds.

- Ride through seven countries (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia and Romania) 2900 kilometers to the end of the Donau River at the Black Sea.

- 50km average per day riding (48 riding days)

- 2 days riding for 1 day off (87 total days)

- Arrive at Black Sea, Romania in July

WHO? -Four long-time friends, Hiro and Junko from Japan and Dave and Michelle from the USA.

How long have we thought about this? 10 years. During our 400 kilometer cycle tour together; 'Pittsburgh PA to Washington D.C.: 2009., Riding the Great Allegheny Passage and C & O Towpath', the hook was set. Still, it took us four years before the time was right. Now we are doing it and this blog is our story.

  • Visiting Loved Ones & Getting Ready for the Donau
  • Final Blog Post: Cycling the Donauradweg
Trip Start Mar 21, 2013
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Trip End Jul 31, 2013


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