Hope leaves you last
I am continuing planing for my bike ride to COP27 in Egypt. I was looking again at different routes. I found a few without ferries, but one. I also found, that I don’t need to climb the alps. I can use EuroVelo 6 instead, which is following the river Donau.
In addition to that I had a video call with my couchsurfing friend in Egypt, sorting out about my stay in Sharm el-Sheikh. He recommend me to try with airbnb. I haven’t been lucky before with airbnb, but gave it a try. Though I actually found an affordable room with wi-fi, use of kitchen and washing machine and I can cancel it until the day before my arrival. Furthermore it is not far away from the congress center.
Another issue, I have not come far with. It is the travel insurance. I checked one, which should be cheaper than others, but it was not. Even there stated on the homepage, it would only cost 35 € or $ a month, the offer I have got was for more than 1200. That would be more than 100 a month. I gave to look further.
However I have new hope and fingers crossed, the Russian war in Ukraina will end soon and not spread to the rest of Europe.
The route along the Danube sound lovely. All the best.