For the last seven months I’ve been riding my little red folding bike through central and eastern Europe… and along the way I’ve been sharing my monthly travel expenses with you.
To view my reports from months 1-6, please see the following:
Last month (July) I traveled from Kosovo to Skopje, Macedonia, where I stayed for two weeks before cycling east to the city of Strumica. I stayed in Strumica, Macedonia for five days and then pedaled my way into Bulgaria, and from there, south into Greece. I did a little stealth camping in northern Greece and then cycled down into Thessaloniki where I spent a few days exploring the city before hoping on an overnight bus to Piraeus. The next day, I made my way through the streets of Athens and checked into a tiny basement apartment just outside the Acropolis – my home for the next month-and-a-half.
Here are my travel expenses from the month of July:
- 14 nights in a Skopje, Macedonia apartment – 350 Euros ($503.65 USD)
- 5 nights in a Strumica, Macedonia hotel – 100 Euros ($143.92 USD)
- 10 nights in an Athens, Greece apartment – 230 Euros ($331.04 USD)
- Bus from Thessaloniki to Athens, Greece – 35 Euros ($50.37)
- 1 T-shirt, 2 other little trinkets – 23 Euros ($33.09)
Food & Toiletries
- Food, Meals Out & Toiletries – $208.69
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY: $1,270.76
If this isn’t the type of traveling you want to do yourself, and you’re looking for information on how much a more traditional bike tour might cost, don’t worry. I’ll be sharing that data with you at some point in the future. I’ve got a few shorter, more traditional tours planned for the coming year and I’ll share my expenses with you on those trips as well.
I just wish I had been running this site when I first started traveling with my bike. My expenses back then were just a couple hundred dollars for an entire month’s worth of travel. Looking back now, I don’t know how I did it!