Cycling Champagne - Reims to Epernay

 


 

Discover the prestigious vineyards of Champagne, on an itinerary leading you from Reims, France’s great coronation city, to Épernay, where the world greatest Champagne producers are located. Your route takes you through the natural regional parc, along the Veloroute of the Vallee de la Marne and bucolic wine paths. You follow the famous wine route fringed with charming villages in the hollow of the valley. Dom Pérignon, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Blanc de Blanc, Montagne de Reims and many more!

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £750

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

Single room supplement - £220

Single Traveller supplement - £145

Half Board Supplement - £110

Superior accommodation - £215 (single room supplements will differ)

Bike hire - £105

E-bike hire - £155

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Reims - from £65/£120

in Epernay - from £80/£1130

Transfers

Return Transfers (min. 2 people, max 8 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Epernay-Reims - on request

Paris CDG-Reims - on request

Epernay-Paris CDG - on request

Trip Code

BIKELVT05

Rob's Highlights

  • Reims

  • The local Champagne of the region

  • Riding through the vineyards

  • The bike routes and paths

  • Small French villages

  • Epernay

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Reims

Discover this Art and History city ! Famous “great coronation city” with its cathédrale Notre Dame, one of the most major gothic art construction in Europe, Reims is particularly attractive for its numerous Art Déco districts typical of the 1920s.

An optional extra night can be arranged along with a 50 km bike ride loop that will allow you to discover the Massif de St Thierry.

Day 2: Reims - Aÿ (50 km / 31 miles)

Ride round the Montagne de Reims following the prestigious touristic route of Champagne, passing by the wine villages of Rilly la Montagne, Verzenay and Bouzy. You will finish this first step with the new Véloroute of the Vallée de la Marne, along the river, before reaching the village of Aÿ.

Day 3: Aÿ - Baulne en Brie or Reuilly Sauvigny (50 km / 31 miles)

Follow the Véloroute before bifurcating to the village of the famous monk Dom Pérignon: Hautvillers ! After a short stop, ride along the picturesque routes bordered by vineyard offering nice view points on the Vallée de la Marne, before reaching Baulne-en-Brie, one of the oldest villages of Champagne.

Day 4: Baulne en Brie or Reuilly Sauvigny - Vertus (55 km / 34 miles)

Enjoy the local heritage: The gothic style abbey church of Orbais l’Abbaye or the renaissance castle of Montmort Lucy, as well as the charming town of Vertus and its old houses.

Day 5: Vertus - Epernay (30 km / 19 miles)

Cycle to Côte des Blancs. Pedal along some of the classified Grand Cru villages on the slopes producing Chardonnay grapes. Discover typical villages nested between the vineyard and the lush forest: Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger. Have a break in the nice small church of Chavot-Courcourt, lost in the vineyard, before returning to Epernay.

Day 6: Epernay

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

2 evening meals

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 3 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

2 evening meals

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 3 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums

Testimonial 

We would highly recommend the leisure French trips and will be booking one for next year. - Adrienne

 

 

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