A message from Rob Foster, an East Sussex CTC member:
Dear CTC Group
I am a CTC Member (East Sussex), and wondered if anyone in your group might like to join this cycling adventure, described below. If you can pass the word on to cyclists in your area, that would be great!
We seek 2 more experienced cycle tourers to join Rob & Steve. The plan to cycle from The BLACK Sea to The NORTH Sea – Istanbul to Cuxhaven, The distance is c. 3,500 km/2,000 miles. I reckon on a 2 month trip home/home with about 50 cycling days, average ~74 km (46 miles)/day.
The first half would be using cheap hotels/hostels in E Europe, then
camping through Czech & Germany. Time will be spent doing some tourist stuff & rest days. Cost guess £2,000 to £2,500 all in.
Route is fly to Istanbul on June 15 , do W Turkey, cross Bulgaria, Romania taking in scenic Transylvania, Hungary, bit on the Danube to nr. Vienna, head N into Czech to reach the Elbe, follow that on the Elbe cycle way to the N Sea at Cuxhaven, train/ferry home for tea & medals – Note that this is NOT a guided trip – just a group of cyclists who will share an adventure. (Will take small roads, not motorways!!)