We took 4 weeks to complete the ride which included 7 rest days. 4 of these rest days were not needed but we spent them with friends in Breda.
The instructions in the book were pretty well perfect and the route is well marked which makes for stress free journey.
Edit required on page 147. An alternate route is mentioned. This is not necessary as we chanced the original route which is no longer muddy etc. It is now a clean route which is more than clearly marked as a detour around some the messy bits. We began our journey on 20th September much to the dismay of many locals who predicted cold and wet weather. In fact the opposite was true. The first 12 days were sunshine and blue sky. Then we had 2 mornings of a little rain and the rest was either clear skies or cloud but no rain. We also experienced on of the hottest October days on record. So we are very happy with the whole journey. We had 2 flat tyres and a broken spoke which was easily fixed enroute. As its quite an easy ride we recommend anyone who can cycle give it a go. We only booked accommodation one day ahead as we went along and recommend staying in the smaller towns between the majors in the book. Good luck and safe cycling. Happy to discuss our trip with anyone interested.