You can cycle from node to node all over Flanders. This network of cycle nodes, or cycle network as it’s also known, is a beautifully simple, versatile system. All the best cycle routes have been combined into a network. Where two or more routes intersect, this is called a node. To take a specific route, simply cycle along, following the signs from node to numbered node. Rectangular signs mark each node. You can also design your own route. In that case, you can decide for yourself which nodes to include and how extensive or taxing your trip will be. Plan your route using a physical map or the internet, write down the node numbers in your preferred order and you’re good to go. If you keep that map handy, you can even adapt your route on the fly. The possibilities are endless.