Cycle Routes

Cycle Routes

The Netherlands is the best country in the world for cycling. You can go on daytrips, a long-weekend or a tour of a week or longer. How does Cycling-by-Numbers work? Which signposted long-distance routes will you find on the shores of Lake IJsselmeer? This is where you’ll find general information to prepare for your cycling tour.

The Netherlands has a reputation of being a great cycling destination. Nowhere else is cycling this established. There are even more bicycles than people here! The infrastructure is geared to cyclists: many roads have separate, dedicated cycle lanes for exclusive use by cyclists. Cyclists also have their own crossings and their own traffic lights. Cycle paths allow you to reach places you simply can’t get to by car. In the city, it is sensible to cycle behind each other. Outside the city, it is perfectly fine for two cyclists to cycle next to each other.

LF routes are national cycle routes perfect for multi-day cycle trips. These long-distance, cross-border routes constitute a national network of approximately 4,500 kilometres. They are signposted in two directions with rectangular white signs with green lettering. The signs show the route number, the route name and a directional arrow. The LF routes are included in the description of the tour. The Zuiderzee Tour is a combination of the LF 21, 22 and 23.


Cycling with junction routes: 
•   You will follow the numbers of the junctions and cycle 
from junction to junction
•   At every numbered intersection there’s a big sign with a 
map of the surroundings where you can see where you 
are and what options you have.
•   The junctions that come together are signed with
 white-green signs. 


Practical devices
Zuiderzee Cycling gives you practical devices:
•    a map with the junctions you will find along the way; 
•    a clear description of the route;
•    a map of the Tour. 

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