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Battlefield Tours

Biking Box Cycletours

Get out for a ride with BIKING BOX: start and finish (après-bike) from the Biking Bar, the unique cycling experience center well situated between Menin Gate Memorial and historic Central Square of Ypres: Menenstraat 15. No better start/finish for a most enjoyable cycling holiday, fully guided or if you prefer self-guided using our rental bicycle servic. Large choice from a wide range of touring or even road bike but also the nowadays inevitable E-bikes.

Fascinating team buildings and original discovery tours. Customized half-, full and multi-day cycling packages. Sporty-challenging on the roads of famous cycling classics, such as Ghent-Wevelgem? Or do you prefer to ride purely recreationally? Experiencing historical context (Battlefields and Memorials of the First World War) and / or discovering regional beer breweries or wine culture.

BIKING BOX? So much more than renting a bicycle ...

 

Camalou Battlefield Tours

During our tour we discover the fate of the soldier at the front and in the hinterland. But we also learn about the misery of the civilians: flee, survive and return to the devastated land and rebuild. Every individual has his story of misery and suffering.

We can follow the footsteps of your soldier.

 

 

 

 

Ypres Battlefield Tours

Ypres Battlefield ToursYour perfect partner for your battlefield pilgrimage

With over 10 years of experience of guiding in the Ypres Salient, British born battlefield historian and author, Roger Steward, has built a solid reputation.
He is known as an enthusiastic and very skilled guide. Roger's roots are in the United Kingdom and he has a history as an author and historian specializing in the First World War.
With Ypres Battlefield Tours you can visit all important sites in Flanders Fields.
Roger guarantees an exceptional experience with a personal touch.

 

 

2Xplore Flanders Fields

For a unique experience in the Ypres Salient region, you can contact Patrick, an experienced guide with a special military background.
He is well placed to set out an interesting selection of events, which converge at the end of your battlefield tour, to give you a fascinating insight into the Great War.
Visitors looking for a different approach, which gives them access to a world they would not otherwise encounter, can contact Patrick from “2Xplore Flanders Fields” for a bespoke battlefield tour.
Patrick brings the former battlefields back to life for you!

 

Cycle the Western Front

Single day and multi-day guided bike tours with interpretation.  Flanders Fields -  Vimy Ridge -  Somme -  Marne – Meuse-Argonne -  Verdun – Vosges Mountains – Switzerland.  Logistic support: sag wagon and people carrier .

 

 

 

 

 

Cruising along the Frontline

Follow the footsteps of the front soldiers, with a WOI historian as your private guide, in a luxurious minibus, on a motorbike or with a Vespa.

A unique trip through trenches, past cemeteries, between bunkers and bomb craters. Immerse yourself in the forgotten stories of the Great War and learn to read the traces in the landscape. A trip with the children, a fascinating day with friends and family or solo out and fascinated by history?

Let yourself be guided to world-famous sites such as Tyne Cot Cemetery, the Trench of Death or Bayernwald, but also to numerous unknown historical treasures, which you would otherwise pass by so easily.

Book a bespoke trip or teambuilding, to the sites of your choice. A drive of 3 hours, 5 hours, 8 hours or a weekend, everything is possible.

Prefer to drive a Vespa? The scooters will be arranged for you.

Time for a (culinary) break? We know the best spots...

Compass Research

I am Pierre Legrand from Compass research. With my background and experience in conflict archaeology I started Compass research to share my expertise and interest about this topic. I specialize in custom-made battlefield tours in Belgium and focus myself on the two world wars.

My tours are designed to be accessible to everyone according to their level of expertise and mobility. They are mostly by bike or by foot. My goal is to make my tours as immersive and accurate as  possible to allow the visitor to better understand this period of our shared history. My standard battlefield tours are available on short notice and in three languages: English, French and Dutch.

If your group is interested in a lecture or you are specifically searching about the whereabouts of a relative during the First World War. I will be more than happy to help you.

 

Flanders Battlefield Tour   

Not just a business, but a way of life…
Flanders Battlefield Tour is well known for organising both, daily tours of the Ypres Salient and the Somme amongst other Western Front areas. Run by Jacques Ryckebosch and Genevra Charsley both are extremely passionate about the First World War.

 

Battlefield Exploration

Battlefield Exploration is a specialist battlefield tours provider based near Ypres. Founded by Wouter Feys in 2009, Battlefield Exploration has become one of the most renowned battlefield tours providers for tours in Flanders and northern France.

With Battlefield Exploration you’ll get the story of the Great War through the eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians, clear photographs and clarifying maps. Anekdotes and stories will let you experience the battlefield as never before. No boring history lesson on our tours, but true battlefield experiences with insights on how the soldiers must have lived through that hell.

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