Cycle Routes

These cycle routes are available in our Tourist Office or online https://shop.westtoer.be/en/products/maps-brochures

Peace Route

Offers an ideal introduction to the Ypres Salient, the old arch-shaped front line which enclosed Ypres on three sides during the First World War. It starts on the market square in the heart of Ypres and first leads to the Palingbeek provincial domain, Hill 60 and Hill 62 - three locations of great strategic significance for the armies of both sides. The route continues through pleasant countryside and passes a number of impressive military burial sites, including Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale, the German Soldatenfriedhof in Langemark and Essex Farm Cemetery in Boezinge. 

Start: Grote Markt Ieper

Distance: 45 km

Ypres Salient

The Ypres Salient was created at the end of October 1914. An arc-shaped front formed itself around Ypres. Both armies dug in and fought from a continuous system of trenches and mineshafts. The ‘Little Ypres Salient’ remained virtually unchanged from May 1915 to August 1917. A half million soldiers of over 50 different nationalities died there. Because of this, "the Salient" became one of the most notorious places along the Western front. This cycling route takes you along the front line around Ypres. 

Start: Grote Markt Ieper

Distance: 36 km

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