I'm completely new to touring, and am planning a bit of an epic for the first half of 2011, with 2 or 3 friends. Not sure how long we will cycle for and have no solid ideas of routes yet, but we're all pretty ambitious. We are all pretty fit but none of us have experience of touring. We have none of the kit. I think the consensus is that we would cycle across part of europe. We are all really determined to do this and will put in the time and organization. Is it overly ambitious to plan an international cycle tour, over a few thousand kilometres?
Feel free to shoot me down, or to give some advice.