Hoping to do the over 200km from Vienna to Linz in only two days despite the sweltering heat extending late into the evenings, we were up at sunrise and on the road by 7am. This gave us the opportunity to observe the morning commute, a really fun way to get a feel for a city and its locals. And again, we were incredibly impressed by the bike paths, which we followed easily and at a very high average speed (usually the cities kill our stats with all the stopping for lights, traffic, pedestrians, etc.) for the entire 10km it took to get it of the city. This was our longest day yet both in distance covered and hours on the bike and we absolutely killed it, putting 70km behind us by noon!
The Plan: Two months of unassisted cycling and camping through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and wherever else our legs may take us.
The Route: Starting in Brussels and flying out of Berlin are the only given at this point. We plan to cycle parts of the Flanders Cycle Route, Rhine River and the Danube River. We will also be using the EuroVelo and regional cycling routes.
Accommodation: WarmShowers website (like couchsurfing for cyclists). We are also planning on staying at campsites, backyards of friendly locals or in the wilderness.