Day 29 – Bratislava to Gyor

After a brief  visit to Slovakia, today we would move on to Hungary, a country that I have never been to before so I was looking forward to passing through and experiencing new culture and scenery.

With just 50 miles to ride again today we afforded ourselves another 09:00 start and after a photo outside of the hotel, we soon found out way back to the old bridge crossing The Danube that we had come in on yesterday.

Today’s ride was flat and I mean flat with hardly a hill to be seen anywhere. At around mile 12 we came to the Slovak/Hungarian border which was a simple post with the Hungarian flag on it. It seems very strange how nowadays you can move freely from country to country in Europe with no checkpoints or passport controls in place. We stopped, took our border crossing team photo and moved on into Hungary.

Immediately I noticed the change in road conditions. They were still good but far more bumpy that what we had become accustomed to. Shortly after crossing into Hungary we came across our first Hungarian church and more importantly an ATM which we all used to obtain some local currency.

We stopped halfway at a place called Mosonmagyaróvár where we stopped for coffee, lunch and ice cream.

It was now getting quite warm so we took about an hour before riding out the remaining 25 miles, arriving at the Ibis hotel in Gyor shortly before 15:00.

Tonight we walked a little way back into the centre of Gyor which is a nice town where plenty of Europeans come to visit for a few days. We found a nice restaurant in the main square and enjoyed a very nice meal sat outside in the warm sunshine.