manybikes wrote:Well I am going to raise my head above the parapet here and wait for it to be shut off.
Numerous respondents assume that the impact that the original OP fears is upon himself BY migrants. However we have been told by the media that certain states have arbitrarily shut borders or main railway stations at very short notice in reaction to the presence of these extra people. We've also seen pictures of potentially overreaction with tear gas deployed and crushing.
What is so wrong about wanting to avoid getting caught up in such situations? Loosing ones flight or train home due to hold ups is silly if due to not taking reasonable precautions and seeking advice.
Take Eurovelo 6 for instance. This passes through Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and more. Tensions are already high in some of these states.
Instead of responding positively to a request for advice made logically to the best repository of experience some members have chosen to air their views and prejudices on politics, read the elements of the question selectively, and commented in sarcastic or plain rude ways.
To those who displayed empathy and provided positive advice thank you because that is the heritage of this forum
The only places you will find any effect caused my the large numbers of Displaced People is, Calais and the Eastern Borders of mostly
Slovakian countries. So you will not find Tear Gas or any of those other things in Western Europe caused by the large numbers of Displaced People.
So if you cycle trip is from Austria east then you may have a problem, I nearly forgot to mention the cycle tourist destination of the Greek Islands as well.
You will however find other problems caused by Terrorist acts. As my best friend said you do not want to be discussing you plans with the French CRS.
So the original question was not that clear as to where and what information was needed. To get a feeling of why this thread turned out the way it did you would need to read the Tea Shop threads about terrorists and movement of people, noting the persons involved and who was trying to get a reaction from others.
Be warned you will want to abandon this forum if you do read any of that stuff.