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Ypres Cycling Tour
Pedal to Passchendaele

The name Ypres immediately evokes images of mud, blood and extraordinary struggle. The fighting around Ypres and the fields of Flanders became the longest battle in modern British history and the costliest in terms of lives lost.

Explore the Ypres Salient with us on quiet country roads and excellent cycle paths. Cycling at your pace through the scenes of some of the most ferocious battles in the First World War, we will encounter enduring evidence of the fighting that took place here. The flat terrain and abundance of cycle paths make this a comfortable and leisurely tour for cyclists of all abilities.

Tours generally take place over 3 or 4 days.

Ypres Cycling Tour
Visiting Hill 60

Bespoke Battlefield Tours

Because everyone is different we prefer the tailor-made approach to our battlefield tours. Whether travelling as individuals, members of a small or a large group, travel at your own pace to explore the sites included in our itineraries and those of your own choosing.

Remember, each holiday is bespoke. Anything is possible!

Get in touch with us today to discuss your bespoke tour requirements.

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Excellent Value

Our cycling holidays generally include the following;

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels.
  • Luggage and equipment transfers.
  • The services of a battlefield guide throughout your visit.
  • Entry to museums
  • Bike hire.

Schedule, Prices & Booking

Sample Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Walking tour of the town and visiting the Menin Gate, Ypres cathedral, Ramparts Cemetery, the site of the former ‘office’ of the Wipers Times – now a brewery and bar.

Day 2
Follow cycle paths and country lanes to the north and east of Ypres to take in Hill 60, Sanctuary Wood, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and Langemarck. This route weaves between both the British and German front lines. We finish the day at Essex Farm, the Aid Station made famous by John McCrae.

Ypres Cycling Tour
Barbed wire, Polygon Wood
Ypres Cycling Tour
St Yvon, site of the Christmas truce and football match

Day 3
Follow the front line to the south of Ypres towards the French border, travelling through villages such as Wytschaete, Messines and Ploegsteert to witness the aftermath of some of the largest explosions of the war. Amongst other sites we visit the preserved German trench system at Bayernwald and the site of the famous football match in the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Day 4
Today we cycle behind the front lines from Ypres to Poperinghe and back along the route taken by soldiers arriving at the front. An opportunity to visit the site of one of the largest field hospitals on the Western Front as well as a visit to the ‘Death Cells’ in Poperinghe and a chance to visit Talbot House.


Ypres Cycling Tour
Tracing the front lines at Hill 60
Ypres Cycling Tour
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Ypres Cycling Tour
Contemplating the scale of the cemetery at Tyne Cot

Accommodation

If you wish us to book accommodation, a wide range is available. The area has numerous 3 and 4-star hotels. Many clients opt to book on a bed and breakfast basis. There are plenty of restaurants in Ypres, catering for most tastes. We will be on hand to advise you of the best places to eat in any case.

Travel Arrangements

If you would like us to make travel arrangements for you, our tours to Ypres typically start and finish St Pancras.

Outward Journey:
Travel by Eurostar to Lille. Transfer to a local taxi service to Ypres.

Return Journey:
Return journey from Ypres to Lille Europe and on to St Pancras where our tour finishes.

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Please note that for all cycling tours you are required to bring your own equipment such as helmets etc. Bikes are included in the tour price.