Cycle camping in the Low Countries - September

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AndrewClark
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Cycle camping in the Low Countries - September

Postby AndrewClark » 28 Aug 2011, 12:12pm

I've got the last 2 weeks in September booked as leave and have tickets for the Dover - Dunkerque ferry.

Rough idea is to cross into Belgium and then do a circular tour, possible crossing into Holland or even Germany. I usually average 50ish miles per day.

How are Belgium & Holland for camping ? Am I likely to find sites shutting down for the end of the season ? Are the sites indicated on maps or is there a website with details ?

What are the best maps to use ? I've already downloaded http://sites.google.com/site/openfietsmap/ for my GPS.

All suggestions for routes, destinations, "must see's" welcome ...

johnb
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Re: Cycle camping in the Low Countries - September

Postby johnb » 28 Aug 2011, 12:58pm

Load the maps you downloaded into Garmin Basecamp go to the user panel on the top left hand corner and click on edit and on the drop down menu click find which will put a toolbar along the top of the map.

Zoom your map into approx area you will be in for any day and on your find toolbar click the box on the left that says
ALL POINTS OF INTEREST,
on the drop down menu select LODGINGS and on the sub menu select Campground/Rvpark,

On the right-hand side of your find toolbar click on the green arrow and campsites and cyclepaths to them will appear on the map and their location and address will be on the right hand margin.

All campsite locations in the Benelux countries are on the map you dowloaded and are easy to locate as are all points of interest,banks,shops,chemists etc.

You can also load this information to your GPS, instructions on how to do it are in the read me file that came downloaded with your map.
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