Cycle the Western Front

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20282
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends Bruges, Belgium
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Exploring the historic battlefields and commemorative memorials of the Western Front
  • Visiting museums and sites to gain a deeper understanding of the war history of the region
  • Enjoying the warm welcome from the locals and the hearty regional cuisine
  • Cycling through beautiful countryside and discovering interesting medieval towns and cities
  • Visiting the charming Belgian town of Bruges
Starting in Paris and ending in Bruges, the tour "Cycle The Western Front" is a self-guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Villers Bretonneaux, Ypres, Paris and 3 other destinations in France and Belgium. "Cycle The Western Front" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Trace the First World War’s western front line from Amiens to Ypres on this fascinating cycle tour. Across the French region of the Somme and the northern region of Belgium known as Flanders is an area of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in history with rich culinary traditions. Through this area runs the Western Front, a series of trenches built by the Germans in WWI stretching 700km from the Belgium coast to the Swiss border. Following the Western Front along quiet roads and bike paths, this reflective cycle journey first stops at Villers Bretonneux, where in April 1918 the Australian Corps successfully stopped the advancing German troops. En route to Flanders you can stop to visit museums, cemeteries and moving memorials dedicated to the brave soldiers who fought in WWI. Whilst the historic focus of this self guided cycle is firmly on the sights of importance for Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and British people, there are so many more reasons to visit the spectacular region. The warm welcome from the locals, the tantalising cuisine where local ingredients are sourced to produce satisfying meals, and the varying hues of the landscape are what make this ride so special. In the evening, stay in a selection of handpicked hotels and take time to stroll around the interesting town centres to gain further appreciation for the impact of the war history on the region.Completing the cycle in the charming Belgian town of Bruges is a fitting end to the journey.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Amiens
  • Day 2 : Somme River cycle to Villers Bretonneaux, cross the Hamel battlefield to Albert (51km/31.5mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle via Pozieres to Arras (47 or 72km/29 or 45mi)
  • Day 4 : Along the River Scarpe to Vimy then Bethune or Gosnay (49 or 46km/30 or 28.5mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle via Fromelles (longer route) and Bailleul to Ypres in Belgium (58 or 74km/35 or 45mi)
  • Day 6 : Loop cycle retracing historic First World War battles (45km/28mi)
  • Day 7 : Cycle through flat farmland to Bruges (61km/37.6mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels and B&Bs on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 3-4 star hotels - supplement applies)
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts - continental style with bread, croissant, cheese, spreads, tea, coffee and juice
Others
  • Specialized Sirrus rental bike supplied with panniers, repair kit, helmet, bike computer and lock, (e-bike, gravel or road bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Amiens and from Bruges
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • GPS device rental - additional cost
  • Excess luggage
  • Hotel taxes if applicable – payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Fantastic trip. Route selected was great and allowed you to see all the great sights while enjoying very safe riding through some amazing countryside.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Western Front tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 August 2024, a deposit of 190 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle the Western Front tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Cycle the Western Front tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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