Tour de Front

Tours on road bike that you can book in 2018

"Tour de Front"

From the North Sea (in Belgium) we follow the old front line to Compiègne, where the Armistice was signed, and we push on to the 1918 French – German - Swiss border.

 

In partnership with http://www.outbike.com.au/ I wil personally guide the 2018 “Armistice tour” or ‘tour de Front’.

The whole tour takes 20 days of riding and 3 days of rest but you can book just 4 or 5 or 9 or 10 days ( see below) .

"The 20 day tour"

D 01 29/06 88 km lap : Nieuwpoort- Langemark . Belgian Memorials . German Mil Cemetery. Overenight at Langemark Greenhouse B&B

 

D 02 30/06 ride 60 km Passchendaele, Hill 60, The Bluff, Messines Ridge, X-Mas truce ,Ploegsteert, …. Overnight . http://www.fleurdelyshotel.fr/lang1/

 

D 03 01/0 80 km Nieppe Forest , Vieux Berquin, Fromelles: The Cobber, VC Corner, Pheasant Wood. Overnight hotel B&B Lens Louvre

 

D 04 02/07 79 km Lorette The Ring, Vimy CND - Arras - Bullecourt – Bapaume - Martinpuich

Overnight Pozières “Butterwoth Farm Cottage” .

 

D 05 03/07 88 km Contalmaison – Lochnagar - Thiepval – Auchon-Villers , Sailly-le-Sec ,Corbie

Overnight St-Louis Amiens https://www.amiens-hotel.fr/

 

D 06 04/07 Day for rest & explore Amiens : Cathedral, Hortillonages, Jules Verne, Somme river

 

D 07 05/07 76 km Villers-Bretonneux John Monash Center, Aus Memorial, Le Hamel, Mont-St-Quentin – Péronne Overnight https://www.moulin-de-binard.fr/

 

D 08 06/07 72 km Hindenburg Line – Bellicourt 4th Aus Div Mem – Boni US Somme Cemetery -St-Quentin - Villequier-au-Mont Overnight . http://www.auberge-de-villequier.fr/

 

D09 07/07 93 km Blérancourt ( Ann Morgan) Fr-USA Mem. – Compiègne Armistice Park - Pierrefonds Château – Overnight in Soissons ; IBIS

 

D10 08/07 88 km Le Chemin des Dames 1917 – Napoleon 1814 – Cerny Fr & german cy. Overnight Au Tambour

 

D11 09/07 Day for rest & explore Reims Champagne wineries : Pommery , Lanson

 

D12 10/07 90 km La Montagne de Reims French – USA WW1 Sommepy - USA WW 2 Argonne – Overnight http://www.hotel-argonn-auberge.com/

 

D13 11/07 99 km Romagne (US sector) - Vauquois crators - Varennes – Montfaucon - Meuse left bank Overnight https://www.logishotels.com/fr/hotel/hotel-orchidees-134775?partid=661

 

D 14 12/07 86 km Douaumont – Chaumont - Azannes – Vaux – Les Eparges – Lac de Madines Overnight https://www.hotel-lac-madine.com/

 

D 15 13/07 65 km Montsec US Memorial – Battle of Seicheprey US 26th Div – Martincourt – Mozelle river . Overnight Nancy

D 16 14/07 day for rest in Nancy : explore the Beautiful square and artdeco

 

D17 15/07 84 km Grande Couronne - Reillon 1915 Battle Hill 303 - Leintrey Craters - Blamont overnight in Blamont

 

D18 16/07 67 km tot climb 1400 m Blamont – St-Dié Overnhight St-Dié.

 

D19 17/07 73 km tot climb 1800 m St Dié to Grand Ballon Overnight Grand Ballon

 

D 20 18/07 69km Hartzmannwillerkopf (Vieill Armand French site) to Cernay and Pfetterhouse

 

Participation costs per rider for 2018: 3000 Euro if sharing a room + 800 Euro for single room

Guided, vehicle support for bags, breakfasts. 2-3 star hotels , and BnBs, farmstays

 

"The shorter sections of this tour"

5- day : June 29th starts in Ypres  July 3rd ends in Amiens *

4 nights : Langemark 29th + Belle 1st +Lens 2nd + Pozières 3rd

Cost 699.- Euro in shared room = incl. bike +helmet + support vehicle + guide

10- day :June 29th starts in Ypres  July 10th ends 06:00 pm in Reims *

9 nights : see below D 01 ……… D 10

Cost 1350.- Euro in shared room = incl. bike +helmet + support vehicle + guide

15-day :June 29th starts in Ypres  July 15th ends 06:00 pm in Nancy *

14 nights : see below D 01 ………D 15

Cost 1999.- Euro in shared room = incl. bike +helmet + support vehicle + guide

 

4-day : July 5th starts in Amiens  July 8th ends 6:00 pm in Reims *

3 nights : Péronne 7th + Villequier 8th + Soissons 9th

Cost : 555.- Euro in shared room = incl. bike +helmet + support vehicle + guide

9-day : July 5th starts in Amiens  July 13th ends 06:00 pm in Nancy *

8 nights : see below D 07 ……. D 15

Cost Euro1299.- in shared room = incl. bike +helmet + support vehicle + guide

(*) we can assist you with shuttle service to railway station

 

 

 

What's in the price ?

 

  • personal guiding

 

  • expertise & interpretation

 

  • commuterbike + helmet

 

  • accommodation B & B

 

  • assistance with your travel plan

What's extra ?

 

  • single room supplement

 

  • lunch & dinners

 

  • race bike = 15.- extra /day

 

  • shuttle to airport or station

 

* Group or T.O. rate

  • 6 or more participants

Get in Touch

 

Potteriestraat, 2 8950 Belgium

Email:carl.ooghe@gmail.com

Phone: (0032) (0)475 - 810 - 608

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