We have heard that Belgium is often side-stepped on a casual tour of Europe. After now coming here for a second time, I realize it is a matter of Belgium lacking only major tourist attractions; it is deprived of nothing else. Filled with vintage
windmills and fields spotted with uninterested cows and divided by tall deciduous trees, its country side is nothing less than charming.
Let me tell you how I know.
Our main plan for Belgium was to take a guided tour just outside the city limits of Brugge. It was a nice idea, but Belgium did not go as planned: we were bit by the adventure bug!
"Who needs a tour guide," we mused.
Our logic was that, equipped only with a bike, enthusiasm, and an interested frame of mind, we would see more for less than if we took the safe way, a guided tour.