Battle of Messines Ridge

Biking
Kemmel (Heuvelland)

The “Battle of Messines Ridge" cycling route (43 km) takes you to all the locations where the Allies detonated 19 deep mines on 7 June 1917 at 4:10 in the morning (Zero Hour). The gigantic explosions destroyed the German positions and left enormous craters in the landscape. In the fighting that followed, British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand units recapture the Wijtschate-Messines ridge.

Label: 
Groote Oorlog label
The Great War

Route information

Distance: 
43,00km
Relief: 
Steep
Shape: 
Circular One Way
Type route: 
Routes 14-18

Route details

Starting point: 
Toerisme Heuvelland, Sint-Laurentiusplein 1, 8950 Kemmel (Heuvelland) - Markt Mesen, 8957 Mesen - Parking Provinciedomein Palingbeek, Palingbeekstraat, 8902 Zillebeke (Ieper)
Junctions: 
The cycling route is marked with hexagonal signposts.
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Itinéraire cycliste 14-18

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