I've been invited to a very important event in Paris on the 15th May and the plane tickets just skyrocketed "surprinsingly" after only 24 hours of tentatively looking at their prices, so...I guess it's time for a little 1.500 kms ride and back! :-D
Google Maps offers me what seems a perfec straight line avoiding highways and tolls (and ferries) and difficulty-wise it seems there's only a little climb crossing the Pyrinees and then it's all FLAT until paris...but I was wondering if anyone here at WS has knowledge of a better route --and by "better" I mean more countryside, less traffic, more small villages and avoiding big cities completely, more mountains and rivers, you know, the Good Stuff that makes bike-touring a blissful joy...of course maintaining the CAP heading towards Paris ;-)
Looking at the famous Eurovelo map, I see there's the possibility of joining Euro3 route from Vitoria all the way to Paris, but it seems it's not a straight line (lots of extra Kms) and I really don't know about the conditions of the roads...is Eurovelo all tarmac/asphalt or the opposite?
This time I will be touring with a road-bike or race-bike, one of those classical beauties with very thin flat tyres, so no gravel or back country tracks unfortunately I have to look for asphalt but with as little traffic as possible :*-(
Anyone has done anything similar? More or less how much time should I plan to be in Paris on the 15th May, 15 days?
Needless to say, I love camping but I might contact some WS hosts along the way just to say hi! :-D