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5-Day Champagne Best of Cycling Tour

5-Day Champagne Best of Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2785
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2785
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealMeal Daily breakfastInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

This exciting, 5-day cycling tour will take you to the very best of the Champagne region. Explore the cities of Reims and Epernay, the main places of Champagne production. In Reims, you have 3 available cycling options depending on your level. Discover the countryside of Champagne and cycle along the forests and vineyards or cycle to Massif Saint Thierry and other surrounding villages. In Epernay, you have several options to explore the city. Visit more wine cellars and sleepy villages in this route.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Reims
Arrival in Reims, located less than a 1-hour train ride from Paris. Famous for its 13th century Gothic Cathedral and its rich history, Reims has something for everyone! After checking in at your hotel, you will have some free time to discover this prestigious city with numerous wine cellars, famous gastronomy and Gallo-Roman chalk galleries. Our local guide will meet you at the hotel for your orientation and bike set up. Dinner on your own.

Day 2, Loop around Reims
On this first day we propose 3 options to choose from, depending on the level you are looking for (the group rides altogether on one of these):

  • The easiest option (36 km or  22 mi) is a short one taking you through the countryside of Champagne, forests and of course vineyards. With that option, you have enough time to get back to Reims and visit the city some more.
  • The moderate option (45 km or 28 mi) takes you to Massif Saint Thierry and the surrounding villages, many of which closely related to the coronation of many kings of France.
  • The longest option (54 km or 34 mi) is reserved for stronger cyclist and will include a few more miles than the moderate option with lots of peaceful scenery, vineyards and small villages.

Upon return to Reims, stay at the same hotel. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Reims to Epernay (31 miles or 49 km)
After breakfast, you leave Reims and head towards the 'Mountain of Reims' . The itinerary takes you through various landscapes : the famous Champagne vineyards of Chigny les Roses, a village with 41 wine cellars, mountain and forest. Today's itinerary includes a steep climb halfway through so pace yourself! You have several opportunities to visit vineyards, and possibly meet winegrowers. Upon arrival in Epernay, check in at your charming hotel. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.. 

Day 4, Loop around Epernay
Loop ride around Epernay: Today, you will again have 2 itinerary options!

  • The first one (42 km or 26 mi ) takes you through the Vallee de la Marne where you can visit more cellars and stunning views of the valley. Don't miss 'La maison Champenoise' where you can visit this house built in 1642. With only 4 rooms but considered big in the 1900s, it shows how the locals lived. You can also visit an old distillery at 'La Goutte', and on the way, you can stop in Chatillon sur Marne, birth place of Pope Urbain II. At the foot of its statue, you can enjoy a panoramic view of 22 villages of the Marne Valley.
  • Second itinerary option (48 km or 30 mi) will bring you South of Epernay to the Cote des Blancs. This route will lead you through charming wine growing villages, which are for the most part classified as producing 100% 'Blanc de Blancs' champagne. The area owes its name to its slopes, being mainly planted with vines giving white grapes (chardonnay).

Return to Epernay and dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure Day
Take your time at breakfast and then depart to the rail station. Trains to Reims and return to Paris are possible. Ask us if you wish to book any extra services in France! Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Priced based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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