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What you can expect
Verdun is the town that stood between the Germans and victory in 1916; it stood firm and the battle which lasted for 300 days was without doubt the most hellish of the entire war. It's an absorbing and incredible place to visit and one which has more battlefield relics than any other sector of the Western Front.
To visit the Verdun is to see a landscape barely changed in the last century; it is the most complete battlefield remaining on the Western Front, preserved as a memory to the hundreds of thousands of men who died there during the titanic struggle of 1916. Lasting 300 days and nights, 60 million shells were fired (to put that into perspective, 1.5 million were fired in the week before the Somme offensive) in an area of 20 square kilometres.
In a war of attrition, the German forces aimed to attack France at a place she would defend to the end, thus literally bleeding her dry. Verdun was identified as just this place and France did defend to the end, the famous order 'They Shall Not Pass' setting out the strategy and sacrifice that France would endure to save this small town in the Meuse region east of Reims and south west of the German border.
This tour is centre based and you are led by a knowledgable guide who will take you to all of the important places of the battlefield, both well-known and less so. The cycling is generally very easy with short days in distance, although due to the amount of places to see these are still long days out on the bike. We use a very comfortable hotel in the centre of the town allowing you to explore its delights at the end of the day.
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Region of France
Departure Dates & Prices
|Month||Dates||Tour Price||Single Supplement*||Bike Hire From||Enquire||Book|
|September 2019||28th September to 3rd October 2019||28/9/19 to 3/10/19||£995||£395||£125||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.