I've been looking at various options for a cycle tour in Europe this year for my wife and myself. Several options have been bouncing around, most around 1000-1200 miles. We are tied to school holidays so going too far south is probably out due to the heat, it's fine for laying on the beach doing very little but not so good for days in the saddle. I have thought about a loop from Calais to Delft then though Holland & Germany via The Rhine and back to Caen via The Loire, also from Vienna to The Hook of Holland via The Danube & The Rhine, but favourite at the moment is Eurovelo 6 from Vienna to St Brevins/ St Nazaire then up to St Malo for a ferry back to Portsmouth. We'll fly to Vienna. The river routes are flatish, which is a plus for Gail. I'm a bit concerned by reports I have read of them being a bit boring. I expect to take about 4 weeks, camping and hotels/ hostels. If we are having a good time and the kids haven't demolished the house it could be longer or if we are not we could get a train to shorten the journey. Nothing is set in stone at the moment, I'd be interested to have the views and opinions of those that have cycled these areas, or even those that haven't.