Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-13, 04:13 AM   #1
foldup68
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: scotland
Bikes: dahon
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
foldup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 04:44 AM   #2
Diode100
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: London
Bikes: 2011 Jetstream P11 Alfine
Posts: 867
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
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 ?
Diode100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 04:51 AM   #3
Elvis Shumaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
Elvis Shumaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 05:52 AM   #4
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 07:21 AM   #5
badmother
Senior Member
 
badmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Did you look here? http://prod.avinet.no/coastalive/def...=100001&lang=1
badmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 09:45 AM   #6
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,766
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 207 Post(s)
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..
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-13, 09:49 AM   #7
foldup68
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: scotland
Bikes: dahon
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice one thanks!!!
foldup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-13, 06:08 AM   #8
MichaelW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: England
Bikes:
Posts: 12,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Top Tips.
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.
MichaelW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-13, 07:25 AM   #9
foldup68
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: scotland
Bikes: dahon
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks very much michael for all the info. helps a lot!!
foldup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-13, 08:26 AM   #10
badmother
Senior Member
 
badmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Take a close look here. May be something in th edifferent categorys. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/books-pub...s-dept409_pg1/
badmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-13, 08:46 AM   #11
foldup68
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: scotland
Bikes: dahon
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks very much for the help!!
foldup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:28 AM.