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We are planning to cycle through the Baltic Countries and Poland to Czech. Would like to hear from you if you have toured n these areas!
I have quite a bit - though no longer recently now;
single lane highways -q dangerous in terms of oncoming overtaking vehicles straying beyond edge of road where I'd cycle at times- began to be upgraded.
What is it you want to know?
Do you have any specific questions? I'm from Poland and I've done a lot of cycling here.
My wife and I cycled from Poland down to Greece and Turkey Summer 2010 thru Central Europe ( don't call it Eastern Europe - they hate that ) and Balkans. Had very nice time and no trouble at all. Some big roads in Poland can be a bit busy and maybe scary if not used to touring or heavy traffic. But most motorists where polite and gave us plenty of space when passing. Many places we camped in official sites, they were very cheap in Poland, about € 2 - 5 for 2 people and tent. In Poland we also stayed in some perfectly nice cheap pension style places for between € 12 and 20 a double room: Look out for signs saying Wolne Pokojne. Our route took us thru also Czech, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia ( people were so happy to see us there ) Sebia and Bulgaria before Greece and Turkey. We only wild camped a couple of times but mostly used campsites, hostels or cheap hotels and couple times WS. We had not internet connection, if we had we would have used WS hosts a lot more. There seem to be plenty people available. As said before we had good times and we found people very friendly. If we had problems with local language we would ask young women for help in English, they always seemed to speak it more than men. A lot of people would speak to us in German in Central Europe so if you know it that helps.Enjoy your trip. Let us know if you need any more regional specific info.
Thanks for your reply!
How plan is to fly to Helsinki then take the ferry to Tallin. We will ride down through the Baltic Countries and Poland to Czech. Then west to Prague and onto Germany ending in Amsterdam.
So a question. Did you use paper maps? Which ones?
if your path falls to Istanbul, I will be my guest..have a good trip..
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