WESTERN FRONT WAY

A TRAIL TO REMEMBER PLAN. BOOK. GO.

The Western Front Way is our flagship trail, and we are thrilled to hear the impact it has made on people.

The Normandy Way is now available. Spanning 300 kilometres, this unique cycling route along the D-Day landing beaches and picturesque Norman countryside is being released in time for the 80th Anniversary Commemorations and to be enjoyed long after the ceremonies are finished.

HIKE IT OR BIKE IT

ONE APP = ONE TOOL

Are you looking for a unique and immersive walking holiday or cycling trip? Look no further than the Western Front Way by Waytrails. A story-led, self guided hike and bike trail along the lines of the First World War.

  • Monthly & annual subscription options
  • Navigate & track progress
  • Pre-purchase examples available
  • Stories, letters and audio as you go
  • In-app accommodation booking system
  • Further resources to events and local information
  • Mapped as ‘stages’ to suit time, destination and ability
  • Mini-break, long weekend and full itineraries available

Designed with hiking and cycling functionality in mind while offering stories to capture your imagination and transform your experience as you explore.

“By the way the Waytrails App is just brilliant.  One of the best I have seen. I wish I had known about it when I did the Camino” – App Store Review

ALL YOU NEED

MAP. PLAN. DISCOVER.

Breakdown your trip using our easy-to-identify stages, according to what you want to experience. POI’s will include museums, accommodation, supermarkets, as well as historical sites and facts. Helpful filters will support you for an understanding of what happened here with content, stories and letters alongside amenities and events and directions to local tourism information.

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a casual biker, our app has got you covered. With detailed trail maps, helpful trail tips, you’ll never miss a beat on your next adventure. Plus, our user-friendly interface makes it easy to plan your route and track your progress. Don’t wait – download our app and start exploring today!

Western Front Way POI for hike and bike trail app

MAPPING


From Bonfol to the Belgian coast, the interactive maps offer precise route overviews. 1000km trails are split into manageable stages. Navigate on/offline between every decision point. Follow trails that link designated routes connecting the Grande Guerre villages.

Mobile app search for memorials, hotels and restaurants on the Western Front Way

PLANNING


Pre-plan your start and destination points using convenient amenities and accommodation lists for hassle free planning. Measure your daily distances and follow the points of interest. Understand terrain and elevation to choose weekend, week or full itineraries.

Western Front Way stage information for hike and bike trails

DISCOVERING


Get inspired by real life, global stories with access to historical accounts, letters, and other written materials that will bring history to life. As you explore this unique landscape, the app offers a deeper understanding of the challenges and struggles that soldiers and civilians faced.

GOT A QUESTION?

LET WAYTRAILS HELP

Our FAQ will list start & end points, bivouac regulations, bike transport tips and more.... 

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Iconic Sites

  • Kilometre Zero
  • Chemin Des Dames
  • Hartmannswillerkopf
  • Butte de Montsec
  • Verdun
  • Menin Gate
  • Vimy Ridge
  • Maison Blanche German Cemetery
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Sir John Monash Centre
  • Thiepval Memorial
START EXPLORING TODAY
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