My wife and I are starting to plan our 2012 summer trip. We're thinking of starting and finishing in her parents home town of Prague. We've biked Prague to Budapest before. But we're thinking of a bigger trip. We'll have 2 months, July and August (I know, not the ideal months but . . .).
At first we were thinking to cycle from Toulouse, where we have relatives, to Prague but thought the transportation logistics too complicated, one-way airfares, shipping stuff from Toulouse, etc. Now we're thinking about a loop from Prague. We like climbing however we'll be on a tandem with a trailer so I'm not sure whether the bigger passes in the alps will be too steep, up and down, for the tandem/trailer.
One route idea is going south from Prague through Austria, over the Dolomites, across northern Italy, into the French alps and back through Switzerland and Austria.
Appreciate any suggestions and advice.