First off, Austria is small.
The distance from Bregenz to Vienna (west to east) is around 600km (~400miles).
I'll have about three months off, of which seven weeks are already gone because I'll be either working or volunteering. I know that I need to save one week before university starts because they may do an additional introductory course for people who feel insecure (i.e. me).
Therefore, I have 3-4 weeks to work at another job in addition to what I've already got planned.
The reason why I could still go cycling as my holiday is that I have to stay in my city (graduation and stuff), which annoys me a lot but whatever, it is what it is.
The idea + other Austrians/somewhat extreme sporty people
I had this crazy idea to go from Switzerland to Austria and then to Germany with my bicycle (~300-500km=200-300miles, feasible), but to be honest I really hate cycling and it's STEEP: the difference in elevation (up) would be around 2000m (=6500 feet). I'm a tough cookie, I like the mountains, but I have not been able to move as much as I wanted to in the last two years. I'm still more in shape than about 80% of people here, but trust me, those top 10% are basically all tiny Reinhold Messners.
Here's Reinhold, he's from Südtirol, Italy (below Austria) and was (among other firsts) the first person to climb Moun Everest without oxygen in 1978 with Peter Habeler (Austrian). He never uses oxygen and doesn't particularly like people who do, he thinks it ruins the fun.
So there's that. If you think that I'm exaggerating, be my guest to climb literally any popular mountain here and look around yourself to see the people showing off their latest FUNKTIONSJACKEN and FUNKTIONSHOSEN:
So I don't necessarily dislike hiking but I feel like everything is more fun when you don't have to walk DOWN a mountain, hill, path, you know, it hurts in the knees.
I figured that since I don't feel like a good Austrian, I should do more in my country and get to know it better (I mean, it's the size of a state but I haven't even been to the Burgenland before (small "state" to us -> old people go there when they're retired because it's pretty(boring)).
I hate cycling, I would be on my own entirely because my friends go on their "Maturareise"=class trip after graduation. I won't come because it's mainly a thing where people completely lose their minds, zone out for a week and have way too much alcohol, drugs and sex (other Austrians reading this: ihr sads süüüücha alle gooonz brav gwen oiso lassts mir meine Entscheidung büdde). I don't really have other friends, I could try to find someone but I'd prefer doing this trip on my own.
How I'd prepare
Mainly through cycling more at home on my ergometer but that's about it.
I'd also ask my parents id they'd be willing to sponsor this trip - it would probably cost about 200€ to do this because I'm not allowed to camp in the wilderness :(.
Do you think it's a good idea for me to plan a cycling trip on my own?
I asked my friends and they wouldn't want to join me. I would camp in official camp sites and make sure to stay on the roads.