Every year we spend several months cycling in Europe in the late summer and fall. When we first began this series of grand adventures, we were inspired by a book by Mike Lyon "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers". Each year we base in Haarlem, near Amsterdam, and set out on a quest to explore the best of Europe's great rivers. The first year we did the Rhine all the way to the Bodensee in Switzerland and the Mosel. The next year it was France's beautiful Mayenne and Loire Rivers. This year we are planning the Danube. We often communicate with Mike Lyon while planning and he is always generous with information and tips. Mike has recently written an article about multi-generational bike touring - kids to grandparents and everyone in between. It's a great read for anyone planning to tour with younger or older people. It also has photos of a Swiss cycling training center - why don't we have things like this? Read the full article at the link below, and stay tuned for more planning and adventures.