Pioneer Hiking Trail (11,7 km)

PionierStart and parking: Chateau Grounds Zonnebeke, Berten Pilstraat 5B, 8980 Zonnebeke

The 'Pioneer hiking trail’ is dedicated to the German war story. Various aspects of their campaign are discussed along the trail. You will get to learn more about the unprecedented construction project, which took place in our region between 1915 and 1917, resulting in various defensive lines consisting of trenches, pillboxes, barbed wire, railroads and so on. The trail also emphasizes the suffering on the German side. This trail connects beautiful, unknown spots in the undulating landscape of Zonnebeke.

A map of the hiking trail can be found at the information panel at the starting point. The trail is signposted with hexagonal signs and the information of specific sites is displayed on multilingual information panels along the trail.
The hiking trail map can be purchased at the Tourist Office in Zonnebeke or via at a price of €1.50/map.