Last minute my friend invited me on his business trip to Europe next month - I pay airfare, company's providing accomodations. I've never toured before so I'm total n00b at this, and as its last minute, I have no idea what to search for in the forum. Please be kind!
So far, its shaping up like this:
6 Days in Vienna
5 Days in London
5 Days in Amsterdam
I'd like to bike around while I'm there, should I try and bring my own with me or rent? Will airlines between Vienna/London/Amsterdam accomodate a bicycle without putting it in a bike bag/box? Can/should I forgo the luggage and/or backpack and just travel with panniers alone? Are there any good internet sites where I can lookup bike routes (like self guided tours or maybe even group ride cue sheets)? I was thinking of doing something like Vienna to Budapest (~200 miles) but then I would have to figure out how to get a rental bike back to Vienna and where to put stuff I left in Vienna while I was touring ...
This feels very complicated...