The Plan

The Plan: Two months of unassisted cycling and camping through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and wherever else our legs may take us.

The Route: Starting in Brussels and flying out of Berlin are the only given at this point. We plan to cycle parts of the Flanders Cycle Route, Rhine River and the Danube River. We will also be using the EuroVelo and regional cycling routes.

Accommodation: WarmShowers website (like couchsurfing for cyclists). We are also planning on staying at campsites, backyards of friendly locals or in the wilderness.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 6: Ghent to Houtave - 99km

We set off on the Ghent-Bruges canal route, which should have put us near Bruges only 50km later. Unfortunately, construction(again!!) made us detour from the canal path and we ended up on what we thought was our canal, when in fact we headed due South. We realized this about an hour in, and ended up logging our longest day so far. 
Luckily there was beer and waffles to get us back on track
We saw some interesting WWII bunkers along the path that had been turned into animal habitats.

Finally arriving in Houtave, we met up with Trien's boyfriend, Dieter, who took a trip with me to the grocery in the pouring rain so we could get supplies; which also happened to push my odometer up to 99.4 km for the day. 

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