On the website you can find the Pathfinder. It can help everyone to compare the differences between the Paths and look for one that will fit your patrol the best. There is a map of the Netherlands that shows where the Paths are located. When you click on a Path it’ll show you a description of what the Path offers. The Pathfinder has several components that will help you to find your ultimate Path. Think of the physical, cultural and social level, navigation, swimming and hiking skills or if the Path is wheelchair friendly. The icons can help you when the text alone isn’t sufficient enough.
- What does it do?
The Pathfinder is a tool that will help you find the right Paths for you. When you are choosing your preferences for the Paths, make sure it’s something new and challenging.
- What does the star system mean?
We have given the categories Physical activity, Touristic / Cultural level, Social levels and Navigation skills a stars rating from 1 to 3, to represent the level of knowledge needed or how much focus is on this category.
Physical activity, Touristic / Cultural and Social level are basic categories you can find in all the Paths presented. Navigation skills is an extra topic and not all paths do have this category.
Physical activity level 3 on a Path will have the focus on activities where physical fitness is required. In comparison, a Path with Social level 3 will have the focus on social activities with all the other Path participants or connecting with the community you are living in. When it comes to the Touristic and Cultural levels the more stars your Path has, the more awesome touristic places you’ll see.
- How does it work?
Select the icons that represent your interest.
The categories Physical activity, Touristic / Cultural and Social levels are present in every Path and show main focus the Path has. You can select all 3 levels in one category, all Paths will then be shown, or you select only the level you want. The categories Sleeping, Cooking and Swimming skills are also present in every Path. All the other activities are additional information. When you select one additional information, all the Paths that do not have these specific criteria will disappear from the map.
- Please note:
Cycling: The Paths showing this icon will also offer an alternative activity or transport mode when cycling is planned.
No swimming skills needed: The Paths showing this icon might include activities requiring swimming skills but an alternative activity will also be offered.
Check our Path page if you cannot find a Path matching your preferences. You can look through the descriptions of all the Paths and choose the ones that represent your interest the most.