What to say about Bruges? Simply beautiful. There are very few old cities like this that retain their charm despite hoards of tourists tramping around by the busload. We ended up going to the Halve Maan Brewery, where I had been with my buddy Daniel about 12 years back. It had grown into an even bigger tourist draw with a nice fancy bar and several award winning beers. Here's their Bruge Zot Blonde which you can only get on tap at the brewery. I'd say best blonde beer we've had to date.
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.