And today we are headed for Strasbourg, France.
We have been on the road for about three weeks now. I can't even begin to tell you how (relatively) easy it is to ride in Europe compared to The States. Every single driver goes out of his way to make room for us. If they can't, they just stop. Going on steep hills, we hear honks of encouragement all the time. We are offered water, fruits and cold beer wherever we go.
We camp and stay with host families most of the time. Most of our camping is stealth, since the understanding of camping in Europe is having a tiny patch of grass in a trailer park, yikes! We cook our food and some days we spend as little as 15 euro for two people, everything included.
We have a blog if you want to check it out. www.travelpod.com/members/globeriders
My husband's second hand, $200 mountain bike seems to be doing much better than my $1200 2007 Trek 520! The stock tires (Bontrager Race Lite) remain to be pain in the neck.
Let me know if you have any questions. This is so awesome and it can be very inexpensive too, I really would love to see more people doing it.