A Belgian colleague had told me about a bike trail leading from Gent/Gand to Bruges – a 45-kilometer bike towpath trail along a canal.
With the benefit of hindsight, I made the mistake of telling my son about this and he did nothing but talk about this bike trip we would be taking.
I know it does exist, since I found references to it online, but with no clear idea where it started, we decided to give up on our impossible quest.
One day we’ll go back and I will find this trail…
We rented bikes for the day and took the scenic canal route around the city – a pleasant, scenic route taking in all the city’s pictureque windmills.
Once the tourist crowds thinned in late afternoon/early evening, we could also start criss-crossing the historic center, with its lovely squares and canals.
We’ll definitely be back – and next time we’ll get there by the well-hidden towpath from Gent.
Nevertheless, a great day exploring beautiful Bruges by bike! Don’t miss out the next time you’re in this picturesque corner of Belgium.