After we get to Nantes on the 14th of July I don't fly home (from Paris) until the 20th, so I'm planning on spending a couple of days biking in the Nantes area, probably including riding down the Loire to Saint-Nazaire at the Atlantic coast, mostly so I can say I've ridden the entire width of France from the Swiss border to the Atlantic! (it's about 65km or so down to Saint-Nazaire)
I've also sat down with Google Maps and laid out the whole route in four sections; I posted this to the new mailing list for the ride a day or two ago but I'll repost it here too. I wound up having to use four maps due to the limits on the number of waypoints you can specify on a single Google Map.
Vienna to Passau: (Austria to the German border)http://goo.gl/maps/HGlWo
Passau to the Bodensee: (across Bavaria to the Swiss border)http://goo.gl/maps/CtlxI
Bodensee to Digion, FR: (Switzerland to the Loire River)http://goo.gl/maps/NAXa3
Digion to Nantes: (down the Loire)http://goo.gl/maps/d0ZDt
The route might not be entirely accurate, but the towns (each white dot) are correct. Note that I did NOT use the hostel/accommodation address provided in the route book for each town's dot, I just picked an arbitrary point in the rough centre of each town, except in Vienna, where the starting dot is at roughly the right location for the hostel there. Rough location is good enough for basic route familiarization and for sharing with friends and family who are wondering about our route.
Just for the sake of a complete set of maps, here's Vienna-Schwechat Airport (Vienna Int'l) to the hostel in Vienna, for those of us arriving by air with bikes. Looks like a nice ride along the Danube for the most part, and a dedicated bike route off the airport property.https://goo.gl/maps/HbAot
The only downside I've just learned about is that it's not $50 Cdn to bring the bike on Air Canada, it's effectively $150 because the cheap sods only give you one free piece of baggage on an international flight these days, $100 for the second plus $50 for a bike. Oh, and they also forbid stuffing the bike box with personal luggage, and with two panniers + helmet there's no way to avoid having two pieces of checked baggage. Sodding airlines. So there's that, but the bike has a spot reserved for it both outbound and inbound now.
Looking forward to being in Vienna in ten days!