Cycling Košice-Velka Lodna Train Velka Lodna-Štrba
21.08.2009 - 21.08.2009 20 °C
2nd Day: 21.8.2009
When I camed out of train in Košice I pedaled to avtocamp which was located in south side of town. After breakfast that I have bought in local store I assambled my tent and tried to sleep for few hours. Problem was, that other residednts of the camp just waked up and it was noisy. After 1 hour of trying to sleep I realized, that I will not be able to sleep so I decided to move out of the town. First I wanted to see old town and this was my first destination only few kilometers away. I went for early lunch before start. Than I just started to pedal in direction north. I have choosed secondary road. Later I found out, that roads ends after 43 km in village called Velka Lodna (Mala Lodna). I was really tired and also hungry again. In village there is only possible to buy some food from store, but no any restaurant there. I cycled to next village few km away called Mala Lodna. Also here no restaurant,so I decided to buy a sendwich in local store. Soon after train arrived and I wanted to go to Poprad 70 km away. On railway station I got an information that Poprad is ugly big town and that I should reather go to small village 10km east of Poprad called Štrba. I listened to them and took a train to Štrba. Štrba is beautyfull village in Tatra mountains 895 meters high. From here you can hike to higher placed lake called Štrbske Pleso which is full of beauty. It is also to come there by train or car.
Here I was overnighting in pension Kukočka for 20,00 eur. It is nice and clean gusthouse with frindly owner.
I was also having dinner in autocamp near center and food was tasty.
Together I was on bicycle 2:40h and made 45 km. Weather was not to hot, cloudly and arround 20 degrees-perfect for cycling.