Saturday, March 9, 2024


Starting in the vicinity of the imposing Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, you pass Ypres Salient, Plugstreets, Messines, the Ypres woods and Bellewaerde Ridge, past the most remarkable sites of the First World War.

Group start  at 7:30 am 

Individual start between 7.30 & 9.00 am


The imposing Menin Gate, symbol of peace and war, is the starting point of the Western Front Trail 38km. Via the Ypres green belt, Hill60, Hill62 and Bellewaerde Ridge you reach Passchendaele Museum Zonnebeke.

Group start at 8:00 am

Individual start between 8.00 am & 10.00 am


Taste the atmosphere of the Western Front Trail with a local walk in and around Zonnebeke via Tyne Cot Cemetery and Passchendaele Museum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Individual start between 8.00 am & 10.00 am 


Participation package

  • Starter package 
  • 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 'Lupulus Triple beertasting' 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
  • * Participation includes one year of membership at Wandelsport Vlaanderen vzw. Membership starts by registration and is valid until 31.12.2024. 
  • 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 package on March Saterday 9th in Ieper 

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.

Starting times & location

Each distance has its own start time and location:
  • 55 km free start between 6:00am & 7:30am 
  • 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 Meningate in Ypres. You have to collect your participation badge at the College - Bollingstraat in Ypres

All distances arrive at GBS De Zonnebloem, Berten PIlstraat in Zonnebeke. The finish must be reached at the latest on Saturday March 9th, 2024 at 18h00 PM

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

Bus transport (include) 

We will bring you back to the Picanol parking area in Ypres after your FINISH.

Bus transport is included in the price for all participants. The shuttle bus to the parking zone is provided from 11h00 a.m till 19h00 p.m. After your finish and a visit to the après-walk café, you can use the shuttle bus. Shuttle bus provided every 20 minutes!

The shuttle bus will be located near the finish zone in the Berten Pilsstraat in Zonnebeke.

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.

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: