We have decided Pensions are they way to go for when we are visiting cities. They are cheaper than hotels, nicer than hostels and are directly supporting small local businesses. Arriving in Maribor, we went straight to the tourist office, where they found and reserved us a pension within minutes. It was located above a Sarajevan restaurant so of course, we had to try the food; maybe my favorite meal thus far.
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.