Cycling in Hungary
Hungary In A Nutshell
If it's mostly uninspiring landscapes you're after, look no further than Hungary. Still, it's easy cycling and the people are friendly.
Where and When I Went
7th - 14th April 2013
20th - 22nd June 2018
There are supposedly some interesting bits of Hungary, in the mountains in the north and around Lake Balaton. I haven't seen either but they have a lot of fans. Budapest is always worth a visit.
Hungary's Road Quality
Good. Some roads that were clearly suitable for bikes had No Cycling signs but without offering an alternative. The police passed me on one of these roads but didn't stop or shoot me or anything.
Hungary's Accommodation & Costs
The only campsite I used in 2013 cost €6, while the one in 2018 cost €10. Outside of Budapest, hotels in 2013 averaged €21.
Hungarian is a weird language. German is generally more useful than English. I used a Hungarian cheat sheet with the most useful words written phonetically based on the audio output of Google Translate. The word for cheese is 'shite'.
Reasons To Go To Hungary
Easy cycling, to ask for a cheeseburger.
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What Others Say
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"You're right that Balaton offers good cycling. I have been a few times - most recently last year." Brian
"The roads out of Budapest to the north are very busy. We travelled along the Vac and God road and the traffic was very intolerant towards us." DaveFY7
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