Hello there, I'm flying into Paris in early August to start a month long cycle tour and have been overwhelmed with all the different information and lack thereof concerning traveling with your bike. At first I thought this would be fairly easy but it seems most trains require you to break down your bike, and a nice looking bus service, Flix, accepts bikes but it looks like you have to book WAY FAR in advance to secure a spot. Since I don't know exactly how far I will go in a day I can't realistically do that, although I would be happy to wait a few days for a bus with space.
I haven't included any route information here because whether or not I can take my bike on transport will help determine. I have been thinking I will go north to the Netherlands because I would not need to use any transport. But if I knew I had the option of hopping on a train to increase my distance ability I may, instead, head south and then east to Italy.
Do folks have any thoughts on this?