Bicycle Touring Experiences from Slovakia

Slovakia

On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who travel to Slovakia (you can share your experiences here).


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Slovakia Trains

I traveled by bicycle and train across Slovakia during a week in September 2002. In general, trains within the country will accept a bicycle at the baggage window. Remove your bags and hand your bike to the baggage people, who will tag and load it onto a baggage car. Reclaim your bike from the baggage people upon arrival. There is a small extra charge for the bike, but costs in Slovakia are so low that it isn't worth worrying about. I spent about $150 US for a 6-day trek, including all lodging (pensiones), meals, trains, personal items and a couple of easy-to-carry souveniers.

I entered and left Slovakia via the Austrian border at Marchegge, connecting to Bratislava via the 2-car (slow) local, which has room for 2-3 bikes in the passenger car.

Note that I was denied bicycle space on an international train connection from Kosce to Budapest in Hungary -- it appears that at the time of my trip, bicycles were not allowed on international trains in or out of Hungary.

Jim Eychaner, December 05, 2002

Prague, Czechslovakia

Prague - Easy road access, CSA (Czech) airlines not used to dealing with bikes - we travelled free after some negotiation. (Summer 93) Also, careless baggage handlers at Prague

Rlesnik, April 13, 1994

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