A superb cycling tour, you can never beat on a car or bus: with off-road tracks (on our rental mountainbikes or hybrid bikes) we cycle from coal mine city of Lens towards the ridges of 1915 battles 'N.D. de la Lorette'. Incredible history but at the same time specific cycling fun. Also possible with E-bikes or classic bicycle on the asphalt-roads. But so much more intense when going off-road through woods and former battlefields.
As we do not only cycle in Flanders Fields, the Northern France area has also many things to offer. Part of a more days tour or just a one day up and down with departure in Lens. A 40 km or a 60 km tour, depending on what you prefer. Do not underestimate the 40 km: with the French necropole of Notre Dame de la Lorette & a visit to Vimy Ridge, one has to make choices in which sites and museum to visit. The marvelous sight-seeing on the heights of these 130 to 190 m high ridges are amazing. You can see Arras in the south or the ruines of Mont-Saint-Eloi. Or admire the Hills of Flanders in the north, as well as the coal mine industrial archeology around Lens!