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Battlefields by Motorcycle

Prices start from:

£449

per person

3 -
5 Days
World War 1
Belgium, France
2 - 12 travellers

Overview

The Western Front stretched all the way from the North Sea coast of Belgium to the Swiss border, covering over 400 miles.  During our tour we will be looking at some of the key battles which took place along this front line, including the four major battles fought in Flanders Fields, where more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers gave their lives and The Battle of the Somme, which started on the 1st July 1916 and by the end of the day, the British had suffered over 60,000 casualties.

For four long years Flanders Fields was the scene which epitomised the horrors of the Great War and at the heart of the Salient lies Ypres, where each evening the ‘Last Post’, the traditional final salute to the Fallen, is still played in honour of the British Empire soldiers who lost their lives. 

The Battle of the Somme saw one of the biggest battles of the Great War, it was not the decisive breakthrough it was intended to be and for many this is the battle that epitomizes the horrors of war, symbolising the futility of trench warfare.  

Our experienced guide is waiting to take your group of bikers on an amazing journey round the battlefields of the Western front.

What’s included

Full services of our experienced guide, who will meet you at the Eurotunnel Terminal
Return Channel Crossing with Eurotunnel for motorcycles
Bed and Breakfast accommodation at a hotel in a suitable location
Entrance to a Hooge Crater Museum and Passchendaele Memorial Museum
Tailormade itinerary
Full administration and booking service
24 hours on call Duty Manager whilst tour is operating

Not included

Use of motorbike, insurance, fuel, parking charges and any tolls
Meals other than those shown
Items not clearly shown as included
Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary for a 4 day tour, all tours are personalised and once your tour is booked your expert guide will get in touch to start working with you to produce an itinerary for your bespoke tour.
Day 1:
Ypres
This morning, we meet up with our friendly guide at the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone, we will have a short briefing and introduction. On arrival in Calais, we head to Ypres and our first stop Lijssenthoek CWGC Cemetery, where we learn more about this site and the work of the CWGC, close by at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery we hear about the work of the Medical Corps and in particular Noel Chavasse who won two Victoria Crosses and now lies here. At Hooge Crater Museum, we enjoy a visit as the war comes to life with full scale reconstructions of war scenes and preserved trenches, before heading into Ypres to check into our hotel. Later this evening we will attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, where you will have the opportunity to participate if you wish.
Day 2:
Ypres
Another packed day as we continue to explore the Ypres area, starting at Essex Farm, site of an advanced dressing station and now a CWGC Cemetery, this was the location where John McCrae wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” and amongst those buried here is Pte Strudwick, who died at only 15 years. Next to one of only four German cemeteries in the region, Langemark German Cemetery where we compare and contrast to our own cemeteries, the site includes a mass grave containing 25,000 soldiers. We move onto Vancouver Corner, the site of the first ever large-scale gas attack and we learn more about this type of warfare under the watchful eyes of the Brooding Soldier. Making our way to Passchendaele Memorial Museum, we will get a good overview of the Battles of Ypres. Our final visit today is Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetery, hear more about the third battle of Ypres and the misery of the mud at the largest CWGC Cemetery in the World, before heading back to Ypres.
Day 3:
The Somme
Departing after breakfast this morning, we head down to The Somme and our first stop at Sheffield Memorial Park, which is dedicated to the Pals Battalions. Onto Newfoundland Park, which is on the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made their attack on the 1st July 1916 and were all but wiped out. Ulster Tower stands proudly as a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division, who would go on to win nine Victoria Crosses during the Somme offensive. Heading onto Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, which stands proudly overlooking the battlefield, after paying our respects we will head to our hotel.
Day 4:
The Somme
Following breakfast we head out on the road again to Lochnager Crater, which was the result of a huge mine that was placed under the German lines and whose detonation signified the start of the Battle of the Somme. Next, we pay our respects to the South Africans at Delville Wood before travelling to Mametz Wood and the Welsh Dragon Memorial. After making a stop in the pretty town of Albert, we will start the journey back to Calais to check-in for our return crossing.

All our tours and itineraries are tailormade and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

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from £1,599 pp
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from £799 pp
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from £999 pp
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from £559 pp
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from £679 pp

Our sample prices are per person, based on the number of passengers shown and are provided to show you what a tour of this type could cost with our company. All prices are subject to availability and prices may vary depending on your bespoke package.

Prices start from:

£449

per person

All our tours and itineraries are bespoke and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

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