Route types and Route Subtypes

Four types on the highest level

The following types for routes are recognized:

  1. BIKE (Cycle route)
  2. WALK (Walking and Hiking route)
  3. MOTOR (Car and Motorcycle route)
  4. OTHER (Other Route Types)

You can search for this type of routes via the search.

You can link more information to route via groups (read more about linking groups to routes)

The subtypes

Per type, it is possible to enter sub-types.

Walking and hiking route

  1. Hiking (=more sportive type of walk)
  2. Jogging
  3. Nordic walking
  4. Recreational walking
  5. Rock climbing
  6. Snowshoe walking

Cycle route

  1. Mountainbiking
  2. Racebike cycling
  3. Recreational cycling

Car and motorcycle route

  1. Recreational touring
  2. Off-road motorbiking

Other route types

  1. Bus
  2. Boat/Kayak/Canoe
  3. Horse
  4. Ice skates
  5. Inline skates
  6. Metro
  7. Train
  8. Tram
  9. Alpine ski
  10. Cross country ski

How to indicate the subtypes

The only way to indicate the subtype of a route is:

For the moment we recommend you to use the alternative for subtypes: groups

The alternative for subtypes for the moment is to attach characteristics to your route. The advantage of using groups is that you can attach multiple characteritics to a route: e.g. a cycling route can also be suitable for inline skating and jogging. That's not possible in the hierarchical Type and sub-type structure.

Why using this and why not subtypes?

Where do I see the subtypes?

As mentioned, the subtypes are not yet fully integrated so far, but we will do this in the future.

So what can you expect?

What will happen with the characteristics?

When we switch completely, we will automatically translate the characteristic groups to subtypes where possible. These characteristic groups which have a subtype substitute will disappear in time. So you will not have to do any work. And we will inform you wehn we change this by mail.

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