According to McGlade, “The trend coincides nicely with the rise of active travel.”
The next morning, we started in Bratislava, Slovakia, before biking back across the river into Austria, sharing roads with fast-moving Audis, and finishing back in Slovakia at Devin Castle, which overlooks the Danube. We were then shuttled back to the ship by car for a late lunch and more cruising. The day after was spent resting and exploring the great plains of Hungary by chartered bus, followed by another full day of biking in beautiful Budapest, a passenger favorite. On two more days of biking, we cycled the endless sunflower fields of Esztergom, Hungary before finishing with a full day of sightseeing in historic Vienna.