In late august I set off on my european bike tour, first stretch is starting in Amsterdam and making my way to Paris. From what I read and from what people have told me a route avoiding Antwerpen & Brussels is best in favor of a route passing through Brugge and that area? I'm told theres a good route that way with a lot of scenic/nice riding (feel free to add anything here, as I'm not totally sure of the exact route)
But theres also Eurovelo 12 that passes through Amsterdam, I could ride the EV12 until it meets up with EV4 then ride that as much as I can until I just find my own route down to paris, I'm guessing it would be somewhere around Amiens that it ends and i'd be on my own finding my way to Paris.
From there the plan is to ride the EV3 down to Bordeaux... I'm still unsure if the Eurovelo routes are the ebst option or whether I should just buy a lot of maps and take advice from people & just plan my own route with landmarks/must see spots directing me
Anyone who has travelled this route/anything similar to this, looking for any advice or information anyone can give me,