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Car Routes 14'-18'

Ypres Salient car route

The Ypres Salient (known as the Ieperboog in Flemish) was a bulge in the front line.  The Germans occupied the ridges which formed a semi-circle around the city of Ieper.  This put the British at a disadvantage, since they were overlooked on three sides from this high ground.  This was an area of repeated savage fighting, since it was one of the most vulnerable sectors of the front: a breakthrough here could have had disastrous consequences for either side. The route takes you to all the most important sites and monuments on the old battlefields, as well as telling the stories of John Mc Crae, George Guynemer, Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60…  

Life at the Front car route

'Life at the Front' explores the front area between Poperinge, Heuvelland and surroundings. There was the bitter life at the front and the better life behind the front. ‘Pop’ was like a little Paris. A few kilometres away lies the border between life or death. Heuvelland was a scene of constant fighting, a veritable gateway to the hell of Dante’s Inferno.

Pioneer car route

The Pioneer Route explores the area behind the old German front of 1914-1918. Today, this area straddles the borders of France, Flanders and Wallonia. But during the war there were no such borders.

14-18 Car Route Map

Following the commemoration of 100 years of the 'Great War', Westtoer developed six First World War-themed tourist routes throughout Flanders Fields in cooperation with participating boroughs. The six routes have now been compiled into a general map: '14-18 Car route map’. 

One side of the brochure shows a map with the six routes, and the other side provides practical information relating to each route as well as an overview of the most important WW1 sights that can be found on each route.



6 euro for each route