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Live/Bike in 3 Countries May-June - How?
Greetings all. I'm a new member and apologize off the top if my subject has been covered elsewhere in this forum (I've looked, but perhaps not with both eyes open). I'd like to rent an apartment in Austria, France, and either Germany or Italy, for a month each, starting in May. My intent is to use the apartment as a base from which to explore a region. Does anyone have experience doing this? Has anyone had success finding relatively inexpensive accommodations throughout the continent? For example, I'm fairly sure I can rent a vacation studio/apartment in Garmisch (or Salzburg?) for circa $1200/month, and after exploring the area around the city simply hop a train with the bike to travel to a neighboring region for a day's riding and exploration before returning to the apartment. From Garmisch I can reach Munich or Innsbruck and a ton of Austria in just over an hour. Would love to spend time in bike friendly areas of France and Italy. But, I could definitely use help finding accommodations and tips from those who've gone before! I've lived in Germany, France, and Italy, so I have a little experience with all three cultures. But, I'm 61 and no longer a camper/backpacker (no money, either). Grazie tutti!