Tour de Front

Tours on road bike that you can book in 2019

"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 2020 “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  88 km lap : Nieuwpoort- Langemark . Belgian Memorials . German Mil Cemetery. Overenight  at Langemark Greenhouse B&B   


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


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


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

Overnight  Pozières  “Butterwoth Farm Cottage” .


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


D13  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  86 km Douaumont – Chaumont  - Azannes – Vaux – Les Eparges – Lac de Madines Overnight  https://www.hotel-lac-madine.com/ 


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


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


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


D20  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"

You can book any number of days that fit your calendar and we will organise the logistics for you .


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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