Case Study: A Bespoke Group Tour of the battlefields of Belgium and France.

 


 

Got a group of mates you go riding with? Looking for a special holiday? Why not contact us and discuss a bespoke cycling holiday. We can do a bespoke holiday for all budgets and in any of the best European riding destinations. We can tailor the days for exactly the amount of riding (or drinking) that you want to do.

Below is a case study about one of our recent Bespoke trips to the Battlefields of World war 1 in Belgium and France.

  • The trip was for 8 people 
  • The cost was £975/person including, all transfers, meals, hire bikes and 4 days cycling with 3 nights accommodation
  • Also included was full ground support, guide and historical cycling guide.

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Battlefields

Day 1

  • Arrive to Lille and transfer to Ypres. There is just time for a nice 40km warm up ride before dinner at a nice French restaurant. The 40km takes in the Ypres Salient : Essex Farm, Langemark, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot, Hill 60, and Messines. All tragic and fasinating landmarks within the famous Flanders Fields of World War 1.

 

Day 2

  • After breakfast you transfer to Arras. 45km and a hearty lunch get you used to being out on the bike. Today you take in the N-D de Lorette, visit the Ring, the Vimy Ridge Memorial, the trenches & tunnels, Telus, Monchy-le-Preux  and the 37th British Div Memorial.

 

Day 3

  • A short transfer to Albert sees you visit the Musee de Somme and the Monument aux Morts. Then a 65km bike ride takes you to the Lochnagar Crater, the Welsh memorial, Beaumont-Hamel,  Ulster Tower, Thiepval Memorial, Pozières, Longueval and Guillemont. A truly inspirational bike ride. 

 

Day 4

  • Just time for a 50km bike ride before the Eurostar back to London from Lille. Today you visit the old town of Lens, La Bassée, Aubers Ridge, Fromelles, as well as a quick visit to the museum here.
     

 

 


The trip was fantastic. The bikes were top notch, the hotels were good, routes were superb but what really made a good trip into an unforgettable one was Carl. He was simply brilliant and I can’t speak highly enough about him. He brought the History to life and on one or two occasions brought a tear to my eye. I learn’t so much on the trip and appreciated what the soldiers of WW1 did for us so much more. He kept us on schedule { not an easy thing to do } and worked extremely hard to make the trip so enjoyable for us - James W


 

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