Your username and password for these discussion forums are unique to the forums. Your forum login information is separate from your My Adventure Cycling login information, and your login info for the Cyclosource online store. You will need to create a separate login for each of these. However, to make things a bit easier, you can use the same email and password for all three accounts. Also, please note that your login information for the forums is not connected to your Adventure Cycling membership number. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
We have blocked registrations from several countries because of the large quantities of spam that originate there. If the forum denies your legitimate registration, please ask our administrator for an exception. email@example.com will need your IP address, which you can find at many web sites, including http://whatismyipaddress.com.
I'd definitely suggest that you take your own bikes. I'm heading across this summer for my 4th European tour and never regretted paying the fee to have my own bike and gear that matched it.+1 to everything dom says
One thought on logistics. I've found that Amsterdam Schiphol is an incredibly bike-friendly airport to travel in and out of. I'm often not the only cyclist setting up my bike in the baggage claim hall, and the truly amazing Dutch bike network begins across the pedestrian mall from the main terminal. I used an Amtrak box for my 1st trip across... minimal fuss to get your bike ready to fly.
Perhaps more importantly, on departure you can buy bike boxes at the airport (left luggage office sells them for about 20 Euros). These are sturdy cardboard boxes similar to the Amtrak style that last until the return trip you're going to want to make after this first one.
There is a train station connected to the terminal if you want to speed south to Belgium, or it's a pleasant few days down along the coast to Belgium. It's a reasonable option to take the train back to Schiphol from your tour ending point--- but do a bit of planning on which trains take bikes... most do, but not all, and some require reservations for your bike.