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Current edition

The “Four Days of the Yser” is an international walk organised by the Belgian Defence, in partnership with the municipality of Koksijde and the cities of Diksmuide,
Poperinge and Ieper.
This annual “military exercise” in the Westhoek is open to civilians and all military personnel

 


Where


The starting points are Koksijde-Oostduinkerke, Diksmuide, Poperinge and Ieper.


When


Always from Tuesday to Friday during the first full week following 15th August.

In 2020, the walk will take place from 18th to 21st August.


Start


The walk starts between 08:30 am and 10:30 am.

Exception: on Friday, the walk starts
between op 08:00 am and 10:00 am.


Distance


Choice between 8, 16, 24 or 32 km

Routes


This year there will be four new routes each day.

You can find an overview map and a download file for your GPS on the detail page of each walking day.

Accomodation


Accommodation camps are organised by our partners. Registration and payment occur directly with them.

Oostduinkerke

Diksmuide

Poperinge

Nieuwpoort

Camper + Caravan + Private tent

Sports hall in Atheneum

Camper + Tent/Room

Military only

Kampeerterrein
Tepelhoornstraat
8670 - Oostduinkerke

KTA
Grauwe Broedersstraat 73
8600 Diksmuide

Brandweerkazerne
Doornstraat 45
8970 Poperinge

4 nights from Monday

4 or 5 nights from Monday

4 or 5 nights from Monday

Breakfast and picnic

Breakfast, picnic and warm dinner
5 nights = extra breakfast

Breakfast, picnic and warm dinner

From Monday at 12:00 am
Car park via Guldenzandstraat

From Monday at 12:00 am

From Monday at 3:00 pm

Accommodation in Sunparks


During the Four Days of the Yser, you can also stay at the Sunparks Oostduinkerke aan zee or the Centerparks De Haan aan zee.


Your accommodation will be a comfortable holiday villa within walking distance of the sea and the beach.


You can also enjoy all the facilities of Sunparks, such as unlimited access to the Aquafun, a covered water park.


Click here for more information

Important places 
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Buses


Participants in the Four Days of the Yser who have opted for a formula with transport are carried in buses from the stop of their choice to the starting point of each walking day.

           

In the evening, walkers are carried back by bus to their stop.

 

Please note: only participants with a valid transport ticket are allowed on the buses!

                                       

NO TICKET = NO TRANSPORT!

 

Pre-registration is therefore necessary!

Location

Bus departures

Nieuwpoort

Kazerne Kwartier van Lombardsijde, Matrozenlaan 16, 8620 Nieuwpoort

Oostduinkerke

Sint-Niklaaskerk, Leopold II Laan 85, 8670 Oostduinkerke

Diksmuide

KTA, Grauwe Broedersstraat 73, 8600 Diksmuide

Poperinge

Firestation, Doornstraat 45, 8970 Poperinge

Ieper

Parking Shopping Center near the Rijselpoort

The buses stop at the accommodation camps previously mentioned, the “Kamp van Lombardsijde” in Nieuwpoort and the car park in the commercial area of the Rijselpoort in Ieper.

 

See also the important points below.

                                                       

Walkers who register on the walking day can only obtain a transport ticket and a walker’s map in the starting zone. These people have to go with their own transport to the city or municipality of the starting point.

 

You can check the departure times on our website.

You will also find the schedule on information boards and in information brochures at the start/arrival.

Vierdaagse van de IJzer

Vierdaagse van de IJzer vzw
Kwartier "Kamp van Lombardsijde"
Matrozenlaan 16
8620 Nieuwpoort
Tel: 02/4423813 - 02/4423815 

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