The network of signposted cycling routes in Netherlands and Flanders on large, double-sided indexed maps at 1:50,000 from Falk, with prominent highlighting of the long-distance LF routes, symbols indicating accommodation and other tourist services, plus in each title two or more panels with recommended local circuits and additional tourist information. The series includes some adjoining areas in Lower Saxony, and has now been extended to cover Flanders.
The extensive network of sign-posted cycling routes, including the LF long-distance cycle paths, consists of numbered junctions joined by sign-posted connecting routes in either direction. At each junction there is an information panel showing an overview map of the whole network with the junction numbers. A second panel shows all the intersections directly connected to that junction. The system enables cyclists to plan their own routes by preparing a list of junction numbers through which they want to travel.
Falk maps give cycling distances between the junctions and indicate which roads, both within the numbered network and outside it, have separate cycling paths. Routes which are part of the LF network of long-distance cycle routes are clearly marked. A wide range of symbols shows various accommodation options, bars and restaurants, and various places of interest. Landscape information is provided by colouring for woodlands, dunes, etc. The maps are indexed and show in the margins latitude and longitude at 1'52" intervals. Map legend includes English.
The maps also include recommendations of best tourist attractions from the VVV - Dutch Tourist Board, and addresses of their local offices.
COMPARISON BETWEEN THE FALK AND THE ANWB 50K CYCLING MAPS OF THE NETHERLANDS:
- Similar area per map, but Falk has larger sheets because of the additional panels with recommended local tours and other tourist information; ANWB maps are smaller and easier to handle.
- Falk maps are indexed and have English legend, ANWB’s are not and the legend is in Dutch only.
- Falk maps have clearer highlighting of the LF long-distance routes.
- GPS: Falk maps give latitude and longitude, ANWB’s have coordinates of the Dutch National Grid.
- Falk maps have more symbols indicating various types of accommodation and places of interest.