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The Battle of the Bulge: the walks

Le Mardasson à Bastogne
The Battle of the Bulge is an essential part of the history of the Second World War. Immerse yourself in the events of December 1944 thanks to the many walking, cycling and driving routes.

The Battle of the Bulge took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. It was one of the most significant battles of the Second World War. This memorable set of military operations took place in eastern Belgium, the Belgian Ardennes and northern Luxembourg.

We invite you to (re)discover this moment in history, while admiring the beautiful landscapes of our Land of Memory destination.

Walking tours in the footsteps of the Battle of the Bulge.

There are a number of walks available on foot, ranging from 1 to 17 km. Longer walks for history buffs or shorter ones for families, they allow children to discover the Battle of the Bulge in a playful way.

You will discover Saint-Vith, a martyred town, La Gleize, the site of the final confrontations, or the paths of the Haselpath woods in Rocherath. Other must-sees: Bastogne and its many sites, including the Bois Jacques, or the Remembrance Trail at the Schumannseck… Don’t miss the Bastogne War Museum, where you can mix indoor and outdoor activities.

These are the sites of the deadliest battles of the Battle of the Bulge. Walking tours on the very sites of decisive battles for an instructive and poignant experience.

This is just a small selection. Other routes are proposed in the tourist offices installed in the emblematic towns of the Battle of the Bulge. They can also be found in applications such as MA RANDO, under the heading “Coup de cœur”.

Walking tours of the major events of this terrible battle. For an informative and emotional experience.

Guided tour of Saint-Vith © Land of Memory

Bike rides in pursuit of memory

Cycling tours will delight cycling enthusiasts. You can discover monuments, chapels, cemeteries, museums, and many other emblematic places of the two world wars by bicycle.

In the province of Liège, the circuit of the forts of Lantin and Loncin is proposed. A specific map of the Battle of the Bulge has been published by Wallonie-Belgique-Tourisme. It provides information on the routes developed by the tourist offices.

In order to create your own bike ride through the sites, there is a numbered system in Belgium that you can use to make tailor-made tours. This is the network of nodes.) This way, they can be adapted to the youngest and the oldest cycling enthusiasts! The loops correspond to the number of kilometres you wish to cover. In the province of Liège, you can find these maps in paper form in all tourist offices. They can also be downloaded free of charge.

Monument of the Strike, Municipality of Wiltz © Studio Frank Weber

To discover Bastogne, you can choose between two bike rides, one of 10km and the other of 20km. You can discover the traces of the two world wars in Bastogne.

10km course:

20km course:

Discovering history by car

In Vielsam, Resteigne or Houffalize, you can soak up the history by car. However, you don’t hesitate to leave the car and discover the villages on foot. This is ideal for families with small children who still want to immerse themselves in the mythical sites of the Second World War. A road trip to the very heart of history!

Houffalize © Land of Memory

For groups

Many guides offer unique experiences by immersing us in the past and sharing all their secrets with us. They can accompany visitors on foot, by coach or, even more amazingly, in a vintage car!

For further information please contact groups@landofmemory.eu or +32 (0) 4 279 55 81.

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