A 35 km walking where you will discover the green outskirts around Zonnebeke and Ypres, as well as some special war sites.  

    Group start  at 7:30 am 

Individual start between 7.30 & 9.00 am


The mini version of the Poppieswalk. Start near the Passchendaele Museum, finish at the Menin Gate in Ypres. 

Group start at 8:00 am

Individual start between 8.00 am & 10.00 am


Taste the atmosphere of the Poppieswalk with a local walk in and around Zonnebeke till the Menin Gate in Ypres.                                                                                Individual start between 8.30 am till 10.00 am                                                                                                                                                                  


Participation package

  • Participation badge fitted with chip for time recording 
  • Arranged route with km indication
  • Ample supply & rest points along the way
  • Sanitary facilities along the way
  • First aid posts
  • Bagdrop for participants  55 km
  • Insurance Wandelsport Vlaanderen sports accidents
  • 1 free 'local beer' on arrival (upon presentation of ID)
  • A remembrance of the Poppieswalk
  • A guaranteed smile on your face


  • Members of a recognized hiking federation *
  • Participation costs 55 km : € 35
  • Participation costs 35 km : € 25
  • Participation costs 25 km : € 22
  • Participation costs 18 km :  € 18
  • * It concerns members of Wandelsport Vlaanderen vzw, FFBMP , Wandersportverband Ostbelgien, Koninklijke Wandel Bond Nederland 
  • Non-members *
  • Participation costs 55 km : € 38
  • Participation costs 35 km : € 28
  • Participation costs 25 km : € 25
  • Participation costs 18 km : € 21
  • Participants must provide themselves with reflective clothing and / or flashlight.

Pick Up participation package

  • Participants who registered will receive an E-ticket with which they can pick up their participation badge on March Saterday 8th in Zonnebeke

Starting times & location

Each distance has its own start time and location:
  • 55 km free start between 6:00am & 6:30am 
  • 35 km free start between 7.30 & 9.00am 
  • 25 km free start between 8.00 & 10.00h 
  • 18 km free start between 8.00 & 10.00h 

All distances start at the OC 't Zonnerad, Tresoriestraat, Zonnebeke. You have to collect your participation badge at OC 't Zonnerad. 

All distances arrive at College Ieper, Bollingstraat in Ieper. The finish must be reached at the latest on Saturday March 8th, 2025 at 18h00 PM

Upon arrival in Ypres, participants and supporters are welcome in our après-walk café.

Bus transport (include) 

From the Parking Area we will bring you to the start in Zonnebeke.

Bus transport is included in the price for all participants. The shuttle bus to the start zone is provided from 4h30 a.m till 9h30 a.m.  Shuttle bus provided every 20 minutes!

The shuttle bus will be located Picanol, Steverlynckstraat in Ypres

Little dogs are allowed on the bus!

Parking options in Ypres

Participants can park for free in Ypres.

Parking options are provided at:

  • Parking Picanol , Steverlyncklaan te Ieper 

Follow the markings to the parking areas and bus service.

Control and supply

All participants will receive a wristband at the start. You must show this proof to the rest zones to receive your supplies.

Overnight accomodation

Nothing is more fun as a participant or as a supporter to combine the unique experience of the Poppieswalk with a stay in one of the partner cities.

View the options below: