ossie wrote:LittleGreyCat wrote:Quick note - I just planned a route from Hook of Holland to Wesel and the start point was in the water at the mouth of the river.
(1) First swim ashore....
I assume I should have specified the ferry port!
Update: couldn't find the ferry port in the search box for the start point (something to consider as Google Maps can do this kind of thing) so had to take the nominal centre of Hook of Holland as the start point then drag the green pointer over to where the map showed the exit of the ferry port.
Overall well impressed so far.
I haven't fully checked, but I assume this follows the Eurovelo 15 route by default as that passes through Wesel?
Just seen your other thread .
You come off the ferry, out and over the railway line and turn first right into the car park. Cycle through the car park and you are on your way. Straight into Rotterdam following whats called the LF12 on http://cycle.travel/map
The route offered me goes north of Rotterdam and into Delft (no complaints. nice place) then via Gouda.
From further digging this is not Eurovelo 15 - at least not for the first part.
Looks like a nice route from what I remember of Holland but I now wonder how much notice the map planning software takes of official long distance cycling routes, Comments further up thread suggest that the planner looks at traffic and other things to plan the route so it may have different priorities.
It would be nice to have a configuration option such as "follow national cycle routes where possible".
This is the most friendly cycle route planner I have found so far as regards maps and vertical profiles which are vital when planning a trip.
Poked around looking for route options and it lost my planned route. So this time I put in Hook of Holland again and it centred on the port, and the route was completely different, following LF 12 along the river through Rotterdam. Thus invalidating all my previous comments.
I can now see the cycle routes prominently displayed which I don't recall seeing before; memo to self save the route and/or take a screen shot!
Anyway, very nice thank you.