I'm planning a two week trip along the Danube this summer for our first Europe bike trip and I'm sending out a call for helpful tips of any kind. we plan on flying into Munich and then our starting point is in question- would you start all the way west in Donaueschingen and focus on more of the headwaters and then down to Vienna and possibly beyond or maybe start in Regensburg or Passau and try to make it all the way to Budapest?
anyone know how easy/hard it is to travel within Germany/Austria/Hungary with bikes on the train or bus? our trip will be one way down river and then a quick return to Munich to depart. any limitations on getting bikes onto trains.
how bout flying in and out with the bikes? ease of finding new bike boxes for shipment if we cant find a kind hotel person to keep our boxes for us in the backroom until we return? are hostels more likely to do this for us?
other questions I should be thinking of as well?