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Confused about starting point

Discussion in 'European Peace Walk - Vienna to Venice (600km)' started by amancio, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. amancio

    amancio Active Member

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    Hi, I have been reading information about this very interesting walk, but I am confused. Does it start in Vienna, or does it start only in Sopron, Hungary? Do you get to walk in Austria at all?
     
  2. edandjoan

    edandjoan Active Member

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    I think the first year or two it started in Vienna and this year it starts in Sapron. We plan to do this walk. We need to sign up and we are looking at the late July start. I know it will be hot, but with other obligations it is what works. We plan to arrive a few days early and visit Budapest and Bratislava and using Vienna as our base until we bus/train to Sapron. I have looked into walking to Sapron. Time will dictate how that works out.
     
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  3. amancio

    amancio Active Member

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    I think I understand it a bit better now, thanks! If I do it, beginning of June, I would be flying to Bratislava, I guess, better combinations for me
     
  4. Jmmmpr

    Jmmmpr New Member Donating Member

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    EPW - June, 2017
    I will be starting the EPW on June 3rd. You do need to register - only 10 people per day start in Sopron. Also, you can get more questions answered by joining the EPW Facebook (closed or private) page. Good luck with all of this.
     
  5. edandjoan

    edandjoan Active Member

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    Not on Facebook or other social media. I understand once we register we will receive more information.
     
  6. Kitsambler

    Kitsambler Jakobsweg Junkie

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    That's fine - but you must register to be able to walk. This route is still very much in the "start-up" mode; the organizers negotiate the lodgings each night, and there are limited dates for start. This is entirely unlike the other more established routes, where you can sleep where you like, eat where you like, and accompany whom you like. (One can change groups, by "sliding back" to join the group behind, or "sliding forward" to join the group ahead.) It is entirely possible that you will not be able to start the date you are anticipating, because the group that date is too small/to large/date is not available. In other words, if you are planning the EPW this year, now is not too soon to register.
    The other new wrinkle in the picture is the refugee/immigrant situation. Be alert to changes in Hungarian border controls.
     
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    kelleymac Active Member Donating Member

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    My niece walked the Peace Walk a few years ago and had a wonderful time.
     
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    efdoucette Active Member

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    Is this a trail that you can walk independantly? Is it way marked?
     
  9. Minou

    Minou New Member

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    I walked the EPW in 2016. it is marked with spray painted arrows which can be located on pavement, fence posts, trees , etc. Do not advise to walk alone. Long days in remote areas. You also will get an instruction manual emailed to you once you register which helps you find you way. No problems in crossing borders. A wonderful experience. Check out the Facebook page. The best resource in planning.
     
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