The Forest to the Sea

Feel Free to Contact Us for Advice!

One thing that we hoped this blog might do is give other people who do the Black to Black ride some tips on how to accomplish the fantastic trek. We know that we gave the blog address to other cyclists en route and that some had dreamed of the trip but were worried about path conditions, general safety, wild dogs, etc. Hopefully our blog encourages you all to get all the way to the Black Sea!

We definitely learned a lot and would be happy to give our advice and suggestions to anyone interested. Sometimes our lessons were through trial by fire like when Ezra fretted over whether his bike box would actually fit through the cargo doors of a very small plane between Brussels and Stuttgart.

Packed Bicycle on the Way to Germany

Lufthansa Airplane for the Flight between Brussels and Stuttgart

If you do happen to be going on a cycling tour along the Danube (or anywhere else for that matter) and have come across this blog, please feel free to contact us (via comment) if you want to know anything about our trip. Need advise on how to disassemble and reassemble a bicycle? We learned decent techniques. Where do you get bike box once your done? It’s not an insurmountable task. How do you get the bike to Bucharest from Constanta and then to the airport? Maybe this photo will help give you an idea.

Packed Bicycle on the Way to Canada

And for those of you worried about road conditions, they’re not all like this post-Budapest:

Welcome to the Danger Zone!

Cobbles!

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2 responses

  1. tom

    how did you guys get back. im looking at trains from Constanta in Romania but all the train websites suck.

    August 29, 2015 at 15:07

    • Hi. We ended up bicycling to the main bus station in Constanta and bargaining with a bus driver to take our bikes. Our bikes were thrown under the bus where all the baggage goes, and we rode the bus. Everything was done in person rather than trying to figure it out online. I think it cost us one extra ticket per bicycle. We went from Constanta to Bucharest. Then, we flew out of Bucharest back to our homes. The airport in Bucharest is a long way outside of town. Tom and Woody actually rode their bike from the city to the airport and packed it in bubble wrap to fly out. I packed mine in a box because I was flying internationally. A hostel manager in Bucharest helped me find a guy who strapped the box to the top of his car and drove me to the airport for a small fee.

      August 29, 2015 at 17:14

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