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Cycling London to Istanbul

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by OzBaRan, 4 Nov 2017.

  1. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    It's probably because you leave the cycle path along the Danube and have to make your own route up across country on unknown roads.
    That doesn't bother me as I'm doing it all the time in this country ..... :laugh:
  2. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Über Member

    East Sussex
    The cycle path along the Danube is brilliant through Germany and Austria - but gets considerably less so east of Vienna.
  3. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    But the amount of traffic off main roads also drops as you get further east.
    I found this makes up for the loss of the cycle paths.
  4. brianpeakall

    brianpeakall New Member

    are u still planning april ride? I might be doing the same
  5. Ticktockmy

    Ticktockmy Veteran

    I always found that for long tours over 1500 miles, you really need to have a open timescale, bad weather, visa problems, cycle problems quickly throw any pre-planning into doubt. Physical abilities can be a big problem if you are not fit enough, sores can have a remarkable effect on your timescale. If you get yourself cycle fit, and learn to maintain most fixable problems with your cycle, you should have an enjoyable time.
  6. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    N Ireland
    David Stanbridge cycled from N Ireland to Australia via Turkey. He mentioned that Turkey was where he had some difficulties and feared for his safety on at least one occasion. His route, blog and all other stuff can be found here if you're interested: http://www.solostan.com/