On a rare stretch of asphalt in a barren place, this was one of the best highlights where we cycled on the Leh-Srinagar highway for two days.
Made it to an end I once doubted. Finally rode the Khardung La pass in August and captured the smooth tarmac roads with the Stok range in view. Enjoy the monotony in motion
Right in the centre of the European heatwave, me and my friends decided to cycle from Vienna to Budapest. 310km of flat roads, sometimes gravelly and sometimes dull all under the potent sun. We found great company with fellow bikers who had interesting backgrounds.
A conversation with travellers heading from Budapest to Slovenia was often like this "Going to see Lake Bled, and Croatia is my main destination..." In the face of overtourism, it is hardly surprising to see the bulk of the travellers heading to Croatia. I thought it was great to not have crazy crowds and see vast stretches of empty land in Slovenia. There were massive mountains, followed by long stretches of farm land, rivers and deep forests. We discovered chalk rivers (where chalk was made), and found that this nation of less than 2mil is a caveman friendly territory and they love their mountains.