EDIT: okay, so I'm now due to arrive in Venice on the morning of 20/10, and I have just under three weeks to get to Utrecht so I'm going to cycle all of the way there, if possible.
Could anyone recommend me a route over the Alps? I'm open to anything but I have no idea about difficulty in cycling over them, especially at this time of year.
Is it a stupid idea? Would I be better getting a train over the worst bits?
Thanks in advance!
So I'll be arriving in Athens in a few weeks after 3 months on the road, and looking at returning to NL (specifically Utrecht) in time for a music festival on 8th November.
I'd really like to not fly so I'm exploring other options. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about getting from Greece to Northern Europe by road, rail, or boat? I've found a ferry from Patras to Venice which seems sensible, so really just need information on getting from Venice to NL.
Many thanks in advance!