WHAT YOU’RE SAYING….
“A life-changing experience. If you’re standing at Verdun or Tyne Cot CWGC it’s a pretty emotional experience. You see how battles took shape” – J Parrott, completed walking the WFW
WHICH ARE YOU
Are you looking for a perfect blend of long-distance walking, bike packing, culture, and the great outdoors? Spanning from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border, this iconic trail is a trail to remember.
As you traverse the diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to dense forests to picturesque lakes, you’ll witness enchanting villages and big open skies. The Western Front Way not only provides a physical challenge but also offers a unique cultural experience – that bucket-list moment. Along the trail, you’ll encounter historic sites, monuments, and museums that commemorate the events of World War I and broader history, allowing you to connect with the rich history of the regions. Engage with local communities and embrace the shared cultural heritage of Europe, tasting delicious and ever-changing regional cuisine. With every step or pedal stroke, the Western Front Way delivers an unparalleled journey through nature, history, and diverse cultures that will leave you with shareable memories. If you want to know more about how others did it, go to our Amazing People page.
Convenient, in-app pre-planning your trip can be based on how much time you have, your ability, and preferences. Whether you want to take on the entire route in one go or break it down into smaller sections, the stages are designed to help you do just that.
The hike and the bike trails are similar but not identical, due to terrain and accessibility. The app offers content for both trails but they vary dependent on where and how you choose to travel.
See our FAQ section about wild camping regulations, where to begin and how, and stage distance breakdowns.
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Our FAQ will list start & end points, bivouac regulations, bike transport tips and more....
HIKE IT OR BIKE IT
- Kilometre Zero
- Chemin Des Dames
- Butte de Montsec
- Menin Gate
- Vimy Ridge
- Maison Blanche German Cemetery
- Sir John Monash Centre
- Thiepval Memorial