Right so my ex girlfriend is Austrian and when not at uni she lives in Vienna. This summer I'm going out for a week long party/conference for physics students in Split, Croatia. Unfortunately, I booked flights to and from Vienna a week before and then 5 days after this event (Running from 10-18 Auguest), with a view to spending time with the ladyfriend. As sods law would have it, we broke up a while ago and thus a week in Vienna is out of the question, and I still want to go to Split.
So, rather then waste £140 and then blow more money on more (really expensive now) flights, I'm thinking I will take my flight to Vienna with my bike, stay at hers for the night seeing as she will probably be more then happy to let me, and then cycle the 700-800ish kilometres down to Split, arriving in time for my party week. Might as well make the most of a bad thing eh. I imagine the cycling is not bad down there either
Now I've been cycling on and off for years so I should be fit enough, but I've never done anything like this before so it's a bit intimidating to say the least. BUT I reckon it would be pretty badass to do it, and then turning up in Split after such a long trip would make the week even better. I would probably get the train back to Vienna most of the way as I have much less time and will be absolutely destroyed after a week of drinking. Im 20 years old, so the chances of me staying sober enough all week to be in any fit state to ride any real distance imediately after is very low. Too many temptations like European spirits and Scandinavian girls eh. Ah to be young still
So yeah, if anybody has any experience with stuff like this I would love some advice regarding hostels, stuff I should take etc. Feel free to tell me I'm mad or an idiot for booking those flights.
Tips? Also I didnt know whether this belonged on Long Distance or Road, but seeing as this place is way more active I figured I would post here. This is my first post on bikeforums in a looooooong time.