If it's uninspiring landscapes you're after, look no further than Hungary. Still, it's easy cycling.
7th - 14th April 2013
There are supposedly some interesting bits, in the mountains in the north and around Lake Balaton. I didn't see either.
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.
The only campsite I used cost €6. Outside of Budapest, hotels averaged €21.
Hungarian is a weird language. German is 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'.
Easy cycling, to ask for a cheeseburger.
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You're right that Balaton offers good cycling. I have been a few times - most recently last year.
Brian (August 2014)
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 (Apr 2013)
Brian Reports from Lake Balaton (2013)
A short description of one of Hungary's more popular cycling destinations.
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