I spent 5 months in Metz France but I was working. So every week was spent planning for the weekend then heading out after work Friday and returning before work started on Monday morning. Had a pup tent for accomodation. Camped in Paris, Brussells, Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Munich, Nurberg, Le Mans, Lucerne, Zurich and took 10 day to travel through the Italian Alps and along the Cote d'Azure. Also spent a week in Sardinia. Hitched a flight to London and traveled back on the night train, arriving a little late at 8:45 am Monday in Metz.
My "bike" was a 70cc motorized job. The thread brings back memories and also the whole topic of Perpetual Travelers.