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Western Front Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme
May 2019 | August 2019
What you can expect
A fascinating tour exploring the battlefields of World War One. Varying daily mileage with some longer days, plenty of history and poignancy. A century on it is still humbling to see the places where such sacrifice took place in such terrible conditions. With plenty of stops to see the sites, and a benign terrain, this tour is within the great majority of cyclists. 5 days' cycling; 6 nights: 5 nights’ half board with wine, 1 night dinner not included; luggage transport, full back-up and assistance throughout the day.
- Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate
- Ypres Salient
- Battle of Passchendaele
- Tyne Cot cemetery
- Hill 60
- Messines Ridge
- Site of the Christmas Truce football match
- Vimy Ridge
- Pal Battalions Memorials
- Newfoundland Memorial Park
- Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval
- Lochnagar Crater
- Delville Wood
- Welsh Memorial at Mametz
- Cambrai tank battle 1917
We can tailor our itinerary according to your wishes or any personal connections you may have. We can also focus on particular nations - for example, we have had South African, New Zealand and Canadian customers for whom we have included in the tour places of special interest to them, whilst at the same time showing the places of global significance. The Western Front is a huge subject and we are keen to share it with you in a way that brings it alive for you. Below is our standard itinerary.
Transfers start: Lille.
Transfers finish: Cambrai
Requested Single Supplement (see our FAQ page): £295
or enquire about specific dates by clicking 'Booking Enquiry' below.
'Charlie, we had a fantastic time on our WW I battlefield tour thanks to you and Shane. The itinerary and hotels were absolutely superb and we met some lovely people on the tour. You also provided some great weather!
We also liked the input by Andy Robertshaw ( WW I historian) and it was great to have him along for three days. The cycles you provided were spot on, so much so we have gone out today and replaced our own cycles with Trek bikes. We cannot praise your company and the tour enough and I would recommend it to anyone.'
I wanted to let you know that the Great War tour was simply fantastic. It was everything I had hoped for and more. All the best, CG, Fairfax, California, USA
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What you need to know...
Region of France
Battlefields by Bike
45 km / 28 miles
91 km / 58 miles
340 km / 212 miles
Departure Dates & Prices
|Month||Dates||Tour Price||Single Supplement*||Bike Hire From||Enquire||Book|
|May 2019||4th to 10th May 2019||4/5/19 to 10/5/19||£1,095||£395||£150||Check Availability||Book Now|
|August 2019||31st August to 6th September 2019||31/8/19 to 6/9/19||£1,095||£295||£150||Check Availability||Book Now|
*A single supplement is only payable if you would like a guaranteed room to yourself. If you are happy to share with another traveller of the same gender, no supplement is payable.