The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava and from here you can head west along the banks of the Danube to Vienna in Austria and beyond into Germany. Heading east you can discover Budapest in Hungary and eventually reach the Black Sea in Romania. A host of great wine producing areas line the course of the Danube and can be enjoyed with local fresh fare at the end of a day in the saddle.
For a more challenging bike ride you can head into the Carpathian Mountains where small rustic villages are rooted in folk tradition and the wild natural habitat is home to a wide variety of wildlife including brown bears, lynx, grey wolves and soaring golden eagles. In times gone by a historic Amber trading route ran through this area between Hungary, Slovakia and Poland and it now presents a bike route with a wealth of historical and cultural heritage amid beautiful mountain scenery.