In 1989 the North Sea Route was the first Dutch national cycle route - then called long distance cycle routes - to be signposted in both directions. National cycle routes (LF routes) are continuous cycle routes connecting towns and regions in the most attractive manner possible; the routes avoid busy roads and mostly use dedicated cycle paths as well as quiet back roads.
Originally the North Sea Route ran from Den Helder to the Franco-Belgian border. Because of its proven popularity the route has now been extended to Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. This extension of a hundred kilometres has brought the total length of the route to 470 kilometres.
On the North Sea Route the cyclist will be guided through the Dutch dunes, the delta in the Zeeland region, the Flemish polder landscape, the French woodlands and the hills of Artois to terminate at the white cliffs of the Pas de Calais.
This revised and expanded guide, which now also describes the French part of the route, will inform you of all the interesting features that you will encounter en route.
In addition, the guide describes the history of the landscapes that you will traverse and provides practical information on accommodation, museums, tourist attractions and tourist information centres or tourist services. All in all, the guide is a comprehensive and easy to use manual to this international cycle route.
Format: 14,5 cm x 21 cm