Sweden to Bulgaria

Check out my route through Europe in the Day-by-Day Table below. You'll find comments, daily distances in kilometers, and altitudes when appropriate.

Sweden

Date To Distance Total Comments
28/9 1998 Gothenburg 107 107
29/9 St. Oresjo 42 149
30/9 Svennljunga 71 220 Knee problem starts.
1/10 Store Mosse 75 295  
2/10 Varnamo 17 312 Knee problem culminates.
3/10 Lake Furen 19 331 Beautiful camping!
4/10 Sjoatorp 31 362 Visit to Rydaholms Car and Toy Museum.
5/10 Lake Salen 29 391
6/10 Lake åsnen 28 419 Visit to Huseby Bruk.
7/10 Hensjonaset 34 453
8/10 Sanneshult 36 489
9/10 Karlskrona 40 529 Knee is getting better.
10/10 Ferry to Gdynia (Karlskrona Port) 16 545
13 Sweden total 545 545

Poland

Date To Distance Total Comments
11/10 Gdansk 34 579 Nice cycling paths along the coast.
12/10 Gdansk -   The Old Town is lovely.
13/10 Lake Zdunskie Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 44 623 Lake side camping.
14/10 Lake Czarne Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 46 669 Lake side camping.
15/10 Chelmno Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 59 728 Forest camping
16/10 Torun 47 775 Beautiful city centre.
17/10 Jeziorno Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 39 814 Forest camping
18/10 Zurawieniec Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 64 877 Forest camping
19/10 Maksymilianow Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 75 952 My knee is much better!
20/10 Szpinalˇw Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 83 1035 Celebrating the first 1000 kilometers! Forest camp.
21/10 Potok Zloty Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 74 1109 Forest camping
22/10 Chelm Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 66 1175
23/10 Krakow 68 1243 Hilly but beautiful cycling in Ojcowski N.P.
24/10 Krakow -   Wounderful city.
25/10 Myslenice Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 49 1292
26/10 Pyzowka Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 56 1348
27/10 Zakopane 33 1381 Alt: 820 m.
28/10 Lysa Polana Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com] 33 1414 Altitude profile: 820 - 1200 - 900 - 1100 - 970 m
The highest pass so far!
29/10 Lysa Polana (border) 1 1415
18,5 Poland total 869 1415

Slovakia

Date To Distance Total Comments
29/10 Zelene Pleso Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com], High Tatras 43 1458 Altitude profile: 900 - 1030 - 910 - 1080 - 750 - 920 - 830 - 1551 m
The highest 'cycling' so far!
30/10 Zelene Pleso Google Earth Placemark [earth.google.com], High Tatras - (trekking)   Treeking and climbing up to Baranie Sedlo, 2384 m.
31/10 Vernar 43 1501
1/11 Polomka 46 1547 Lots of wet snow. The worst camping!
2/11 Brezno 24 1571
3/11 Banska Bystrica 45 1616
4/11 Domaniky 68 1684 Lots of rain!
5/11 Sahy (border) 28 1713
7 Slovakia total 299 1713

Hungary

Date To Distance Total Comments
5/11 Borzönyi Tajredelmi Körzet 21 1734 Beautiful cycling up to the national park.
6/11 Budapest 82 1816 Long nice day with stop at Nograd.
7/11 Budapest -   Pizza, beer and internet! Lovely!
8/11 Budapest -  
9/11 Budapest 22 1838
10/11 Budapest 9 1847
11/11 Budapest 18 1865
12/11 Budapest -  
13/11 Budapest 19 1884
14/11 Budapest 12 1896
15/11 Monor 50 1946 Miserable day with sleet and rain. We get lost on sandy and muddy country roads.
16/11 Szolnok 114 2060 Flooded river. 50 km detour.
17/11 Fuzesgyarmat 112 2173
18/11 Oradea (border) 54 2227
13 Hungary total 514 2227

Romania

Date To Distance Total Comments
18/11 Oradea 15 2242
19/11 P. Piatra Craiului 67 2308 Motel on mountain pass.
20/11 Capusu Mare 67 2375 Private family pension.
21/11 Cluj-Napoca 23 2398 Heavy snowfall is stopping us. Big old hotel in the city centre.
22/11 Ludus 66 2464
23/11 Balauseri 58 2522
24/11 Sighisoara 31 2554
25/11 Sighisoara -   Pizza, beer and internet. We were invited to Toma who's been to Sweden.
26/11 Persani 83 2637 Slippery roads in the countryside. We pass through this little village.
27/11 Bran 47 2684
28/11 Brasov 43 2727 Long hard day with mist and snowy mountain roads. We stop at Risnov Castle and the ski resort Poiano Brasov.
29/11 Brasov 24 2751 Day trip to Harman.
30/11 Cheia 53 2804
1/12 Ploiesti 73 2877
2/12 Malu 79 2955
3/12 Calarasi 106 3062
4/12 Danube River (border) 10 3072
16 Romania total 845 3072

Bulgaria

Date To Distance Total Comments
4/12 Silistra 8 3080
5/12 Smolinka 80 3159
6/12 Varna 72 3230
7/12 Varna -  
8/12 Nesebar 100 3330 Snow storm on the Black sea coast. Fun but dangerous.
9/12 Burgas 36 3366 Very strong wind on icy road surface. Dangerous and difficult. The resorts look spookie.
10/12 Malko Tarnovo 77 3443 Another day on hard packed snow. Beautiful wheather.
11/12 Dereköy (border) 6 3449 Steep, snowy and slippery up to the border.
7 Bulgaria total 377 3449

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