Burgundy to Budapest. Day 12. Regensburg to Passau

It’s funny how sometimes days just do not go as expected. today was one of those days, but in a very good way. After yesterday’s slog we were not at all looking forward to today’s 90 miles. I was shattered and Matt is pretty ill with a chest infection type thing. I was half expecting Matt to catch the train to Passau and I’d meet him there.

In spite of this we got on our bikes and pressed on. The day was cold and overcast again which really wasn’t helping matters and the first couple of hours were a real battle. We stopped in a small town around 22 miles in and grabbed a coffee and cake – you need fuel for this sort of journey! Then as we set off again, almost miraculously, at least it felt that way, the sun began to fight it’s way through the clouds. And what a difference that made. Our speed increased with our warmth and we began to fly. I do not jest – 2 knackered or ill people absolutely belting along. All of this aided by an increase in taramac and generally good quality paths. We made easy weather of the next 30 miles and stopped in Deggendorf for some lunch – more pasta fuel.

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We were still facing 40 odd miles after lunch, and I was worried the stop might have effected our flow, but not a bit of it. We really were flowing, except maybe for the odd interruption…

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We really did have a fine afternoon’s cycling and were rewarded with a decent campsite in a very beautful town. Here’s some of Passau.

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The Dsanube in Passau
The Dsanube in Passau

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After setting up camp we headed into town for some dinner. Italian appears to be the order of the day and seems to be working for the legs – so pasta it was again. Passau looks and feels like a great place, and I will definitely come back here again to explore some more.

Fell asleep as soon as my head hit the ‘pillow’ so wrting this at 5 in the morning. Today should ba an easy 60 to Linz, and a new country. Austria here I come. Cheers.

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