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    north sea cycle route map?

    could anyone tell me if there is a full map of the north sea cycle route? or do you have to by seperate maps for different areas? as this is the route i make take on my trip through europe. Thanks!

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    Thanks, not heard of this route before, but as it's some 6000kms long going through a good number of countries, then yes you are looking at buying separate maps for different sections, if only to get the scale and detail you need.

    Which parts are you thinking of doing ?
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    No proper guide for the whole route that I know of, but local tourist offices generally have maps showing the NSCR for their own areas for free - I'd risk it on the stretch NL-D-DK. It is also signposted.

    Maybe worth your while - since such a long trip - getting hold of a GPS and downloading the track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis Shumaker View Post
    ... Maybe worth your while - since such a long trip - getting hold of a GPS and downloading the track?
    Or if you have a smartphone you can download selected areas via the GoogleMaps app for use offline.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    I did a north sea loop; south to north through Britain, Open Sea Ferry to Norway, a shorter Ferry to Denmark.

    needed only the technology of modern shipping...and making bicycles..

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    nice one thanks!!!

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    There is a separate map/guide for every segment of the North Sea route. Some countries have more than one segment. I took the Dutch, German, Danish and both Norwegian guides. That is quite a lot of paperwork to carry and I sent stuff home after using it.
    The guides come from different publishes, some are map books, some are foldout maps, others are map-route cards. The Norwegian cards are weatherpoof.
    I bought mine from Sustrans.

    The other guide you need is Overnatning in der Frei, a guide to free and low cost campsites in Denmark, which you can buy in larger tourist info offices such as Tonder just over the German border. When people say that Denmark is expensive, they don't have that guide.

    The route is mostly well marked and some people manage without the guides but I found them really useful with stuff like campsites and alt routes.
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    Check out the Dutch islands such as Texel and Vlieland and the Norwegian island of Kvitsoy.
    Do the route anti-clockwise from Holland to Norway, the route gets harder and more scenic as you travel.
    My one regret is leaving Denmark with enough Danish Kroner in my pocket to buy coffee and cakes.

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    thanks very much michael for all the info. helps a lot!!

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    Take a close look here. May be something in th edifferent categorys. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/books-pub...s-dept409_pg1/
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Thanks very much for the help!!

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