A friend and I are going on a tour in June. We had a test ride a couple of weeks back and found that we stopped quite often to check we were on the right route. I response to another post makes me think I'm not the only one who does this.
So my question is for the tour (400 miles, 4 countries in Europe), how should we plan our route?
We'll be using cycle paths most of the time i think; we'll be in the Netherlands that are famous for them.
I had intended to plan every turn, print it out and get detailed maps of the area and cycle routes. But I'm a bit worried we'll be stopping at every junction to check the maps.
I now think we should just have a list of major towns, a larger map and a compass and then just keep cycling in the general direction and follow signs as we go.
I prefer the second option as it requires less planning and will feel a bit more like an adventure.
But I wanted to ask how others plan their tours. Any advice is greatly received.