We have an amazing day ahead of us, firstly we will ride the famous Kemmelberg from the Gent-Wevelgem race and after lunch visits the Tyne Cot Cemetery and to finish the day witness the Last Post under the imposing memorial arches of the Menin Gate.
We will leave the hotel and head out to ride some of the interesting parts of the course from the famous Gent-Wevelgem race, including the famous Kemmelberg which is about 12km from Ieper. After our ride we will return to Ieper for lunch and a shower. Ieper is a unique European city, giving you the opportunity to fully experience what the Great War was really like.
After lunch we will visit the Flanders Fields which were the scene of some of the most fierce battles of World War 1. Included will be a visit to the Tyne Cot Cemetery where there is an interesting display of the battles fought in this area and the resting place of many Australians and British soldiers.
To complete our day, on our return we will head to an early dinner (provided tonight) in order to be able to see the last post at the Menin Gate.
Every evening (at 8 pm) since 1928, the Last Post has been sounded under the imposing memorial arches of the Menin Gate. The Last Post is the traditional salute to the fallen and is played in honour of the memory of the soldiers of the then British Empire, who fought and died in the ‘Immortal Ypres Salient’ between 1914 and 1918.