EuroVelo 7 - Linz to Bad Leonfelden 69 kmsteemCreated with Sketch.

Today's post highlight is from Linz in Austria, the starting point for our 2017 EuroVelo 7 adventure

I’ve started EuroVelo 7 in the summer of 2017 after finishing EuroVelo 6 back in 2016 (just noticing now the coincidence with the numbers :). EV 7 is called the Sun Route and connects the northern point of Europe, North Cape in Norway with the southern point of our continent located in Malta. It is 7400 km long and passes through 9 countries and 5 capitals. More info about the EuroVelo 7 route can be found on the official web site here.

You know that joke "how one can eat an elephant?" The answer is "one bite at a time" and that's exactly what we are going to do. We'll chose a starting point and then we'll go in stages as time and budget allows until all those 7400 km will be covered.

So, are you ready to discover EuroVelo 7 with me? Let's begin in Linz, the intersection point between EV 6 and EV 7. It's somewhere in the middle and I propose to head north first, but don't ask me why, may be I was attracted by the magnetic north pole :)

We'll start by taking the train from Bucharest (I'm romanian in case you didn't know) all the way to Vienna, then will change it with another train going to Linz.
It was an 19 h train ride which I actually enjoyed. That may be because I've met another romanian guy on the train who was going also to Linz to start a bike tour with his friend and we talked a lot and so the time passed without noticing and also because I travelled in the sleeping car and managed to get a good overnight rest.

For me was cheaper and more convenient than flying by plane with my bike and then trying to find a way to go from the airport to the city centre with all that luggage and probably I saved on a hotel room as well. I payed for a full 2 seat bunk and took my bike inside as there was no other option for it and also to avoid getting any complaints from other travellers or the train staff.

Revolution square in Bucharest

IMG_9510Fellow romanian cyclists I've met

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IMG_9535Clean fresh water recreation lake perfect for swimming in Linz

IMG_9549EuroVelo 6 and the Danube

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I've cycled around 10 km again on EuroVelo 6 after 8 years since my initial visit back in 2009, before heading up north on EuroVelo 7 and boy all those memories came back like it was yesterday...

EuroVelo 6 official map

IMG_9560A bit to hot for bike touring at 37 degC

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IMG_9564Cooling down break

IMG_9576My dear bike "Dunarea" on which I've crossed Europe Est-West

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IMG_958715 min stop in Reichenau

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IMG_9592A beautiful summer evening somewhere on the road in the north of Austria

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Right before was getting dark I arrived in Bad Leonfelden where I previously booked a room at Hotel Sommerhaus which was much better than I expected for a 2* hotel, also being used as a youth recreational complex.

Day 1 - 69 km

That’s it for today hope you discovered interesting new places in this post with me, until next time, keep on travelling!


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Thank you Dan for taking us with you on your Eurovelo 7! It's been fun and I'm looking forward to see the rest. The route looks adventurous :)

What a coincidence to meet a fellow cyclists on the train who start the route there as well. How long have you stayed with them? I also like traveling by train. You can enjoy looking out of the window and it's quite relaxing too. 19 hours sounds a little long but it must be fine when you manage to get a good night sleep.

You were again very lucky with the weather. It looks like it's always sunny when you bike :)

I haven't been to this area yet. It looks great for nice long walks :)

Thank you for sharing! Have a great evening!

Thank you for your time Martina, your appreciation means a lot to me. I've traveled with one of them all the way from Bucharest but in Linz we took different directions as he left with his friend who was already touring from Montenegro all the way to Germany. Yes indeed, so far I was lucky with the weather, when I get on my bike the sky clears by default :)

WOW.. thats amazing unbelievable jurney!! And you did it:)
btw. I've never seen shower in train:D

Glad you like it, world seems to slow down when you travel by bike. That shower was a total surprise for me also :)

I really love cycling as you do.. almost everyday I ride a bike but just a short distance around;) It's a kind of relax for me after sitting in front of a computer all day..

Same for me, when I get on my bike I disconnect from all the noise in my life. I feel free :)

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Sounds like a great route to cycle over summer. I might do it going up so you get longer and longer hours

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EoroVelo is like a walk in the park compared to what you are doing over there in Turkmenistan. Love your posts guys! Take care of yourselves!

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