I have spent a fair bit of time online over the past couple of weeks looking for information on bikes/equipment/routes etc for my first European touring adventure which I am planning for 2008.
Without annoying everyone by asking for oft-repeated information, I have been trying to track-down a generic, common route which would take me from France, Belgium or The Netherlands through to Bulgaria. I hope to search the internet and forum for specific information but was hoping there may be a name for this type of expedition. I hope to travel through Germany, Austria and Hungary and finally to Sofia or Istanbul.
I found on Wikipedia a very promising map and brief description of "European Walking Route E8". Sadly there was little useful cycling information. If I wished to travel across the USA I could search for "trans continental cycle touring", for example. I'm wondering if there is a common name for the route I mentioned to make my internet searching a bit easier?