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Rando Rail du pays de Lumbres

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Address: Rue de la Gare | Nielles-lès-Bléquin, 62380 Saint-Omer, France
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Something different to do for a couple of hours !

We had to book by phone , the website advised us to do this. This wasn't too difficult as the woman on the other end spoke a bit of English and we speak a bit of French so we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
Su S
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Velorails are generally fun and this is no exception. The basic idea is a former railway line that you can now cycle along in a makeshift bike-train contraption. In season it is advisable to reserve by phone, but we turned up on the off chance after discovering its existance on our last day and were allowed on. You cycle uphill... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place last year out of season so was closed but booked by phone this year 2 days before our day trip. On arrival we were greeted by a nice English speaking guy that gave us a 5 min tutorial on how to use the cart then we were off!...we done the 5km downhill stretch which was like a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had to book by phone , the website advised us to do this. This wasn't too difficult as the woman on the other end spoke a bit of English and we speak a bit of French so we managed to understand each other !! Departures were on the hour and we requested 2pm. We were told to arrive 20... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My partner, dog and I arrived at Rando Rail on a Sunday morning. I was pleased that dogs were allowed but we didn't realize two people are required to cycle for the rail cart to move optimally. This left our dog in the unsecured hammock seat and not in one of our laps as would have been preferred. I wouldn't... More 

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Thank Tim T
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We loved our trip on the rail, it was absolutely beautiful !!! A lovely ride along the rail so peaceful and lovely views

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Thank woodpeckers1234
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Its not often you get this close to a railway track! - A thoroughly delightful afternoon spent meandering through the countryside east of St Omer. Gravity takes the strain out of the first 5km as the route gently descends towards Affringues. If you have a desire for speed and 'pedal like mad' a heady 15mph can be reached. A small... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Brilliant fun cycling mini railway carriages through beautiful woodland. We were a group aged from teens to 70's and all thoroughly enjoyed this. Would recommend.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I'd seen a leaflet for Rando Rail, Lumbres a couple of years ago, but only managed to get there last week. Didn't know quite how it worked, but had a good idea. You pedal the rail "truck" up a gradient of 18% max (at the top), turn your truck on a turntable, and come rolling down....fast! 5km up, and of... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

My wife and me took our grandchildren, aged 12, 7 and 2 on this ride and they (and we) thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The ride is basically a a large push bike on an old train track. There are two routes, the route we took travels uphill for around 5km, turn around at the top and freewheel the 5km downhill.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This attraction was on our list of things to consider whilst on a recent 4 day break in Pas-de-Calais but if you go by the headline, you certainly won't find this in St Omer; Nielles-les-Blequin is a tiny place in the sticks approx 10 miles west of St Omer. Travelling on the Rando Rail is done in hourly start-times between... More 

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