Went to Belgium. Didn't bike to get there but did bike once there. Not intense cycling mind you, the sort with a basket and mud flaps.
When exploring a city on foot you are drawn into the flow of traffic and magnetically pulled to major squares and busy streets lined with restaurants featuring photo menus, interchangeable in any city .
On the bike an effortless but brisk pace draws you down quiet streets, through parks and to where every day life happens. It gives simply a better feel for the real city pulse. Not the pulse planned by the tourism board with buses full of plodding flocks from Missisipi of Bavaria, the one well anticipated and pre-empted by hawkers of purses or little statues of whatever tall building or monument the locals are known for.
Yes, was a lovely weekend for two wheeled adventures.