Hey our big Southern Europe bike adventure is coming together, but we're still looking for 1-3 more people. I have 2 extra Bike Fridays available. As of our last round of changes it is Ed Wilkerson of Napa, Jessica Breznau of Seattle and I going. Let me know if you're interested and we'll round up gear and possibly help with the airfare. here is the daily itenary - we'll adjust it more as needed:
Arrive Munich 12:30 take airport bus to Freising
catch train to Passau
train runs at 13:48, 14:48 etc. each hour (costs 22-29 Euro)
arrive Passau 2 hours later - start riding at 16:00 and ride until 20:30?
ride 85 km to Linz, Austria - approx 55 miles = 4 hours
ride 120km to Sant Polten or 60km to Amstetten catch train to Vienna
ride to Bratislava 80km
train to Gyor
Ride to Budapest 120 km = 75 miles
train to Split - choices 6am arr 20:30 or 13:00 arr 8:00 price for ticket
~ 90eu seat +14eu extra for cabin per person
ride island of Brac in the mid day 40km
ride island of Hvar in the mid day 40km
ride island of Korkovic in the mid day 40km
ride Dubrovnik - take bus back to Split in the evening or next morning
11:00 at airport for 13:00 fligt home
Costs - each person pays there own expenses, books their own flights, trains, ferries. Pays their food when they buy it, pays their hotel at check in. This is not a company putting on a fixed price but a bunch of people having a fun and fairly inexpensive trip.
my best guesses so far:
airfare SEA-MUC; SPU-SEA around $1200.
train rides about $350 per person total
lodging about $400 per person total.
Food - costs less than Seattle, but I can't really figure on how much you eat ;-)