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Highlights

This Champagne bike tour is based in the key cities of the famous wine region : Reims and Epernay ! This is your gateway to the vineyards of the region and a chance to visit the most famous names in Champagne for a little tasting and education of this unique 'method'. Standing at the foot of the Regional Nature Park of the Montagne de Reims, and on both banks of the Marne, the Champagne vineyards are a spectacular sight all year round, displaying a whole host of different colours. Come and discover all the secrets of Champagne while cycling some rolling country roads where you can drop in to visit the cellars and taste the king of wines, including Hautvillers where Dom Perignon 'invented' the Champagne method. Walk down the famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, lined with Champagne houses with their elegant architecture.

To see

- Famous for its 13th century Gothic Cathedral Reims
- Champagne vineyards of Chigny les Roses
- La maison Champenoise

Gastronomy

The white pudding of Rethel, the andouillette of Troyes (small pork tripe sausages), the dried ham of the Ardennes, the creamy Chaource and the Langres, the pink biscuits of Reims

Wine

The Champagne

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Reims


Arrival in Reims, (transfer on your own to the hotel), 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.


Accommodation : Best Western Plus Hotel de la Paix**** - Reims show
Accommodation : Grand Hotel Continental**** - Reims show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Reims LOOP to Massif Saint Thierry


On this first day we propose 3 options to choose from, depending on the level you are looking for :

The easiest option 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 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 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.

Distances : 36, 45 or 54 Km (22, 28 or 34 mi).

Elevation : 537 m.


Accommodation : Best Western Plus Hotel de la Paix**** - Reims show
Accommodation : Grand Hotel Continental**** - Reims show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Reims to Épernay


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.

Distance : 49 km (30 mi). Elevation : 576 m.


Accommodation : Hotel de Champagne*** - Epernay show
Accommodation : Hotel Jean Moet**** - Epernay show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-4

From Épernay LOOP to Vallée de la Marne


This itinerary 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.

Distances : 42km ( 26mi).

Elevation : 409m


Accommodation : Hotel de Champagne*** - Epernay show
Accommodation : Hotel Jean Moet**** - Epernay show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-5

Departure from Épernay


Take your time at breakfast and then depart to the rail station. (Depart on your own). Trains to Reims and return to Paris are possible. Ask us if you wish to book any extra services in France !


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival in Reims :
Accessible from Paris Est station by TGV train (around 45min)

Departure from Epernay :
To reach Paris (around 1h20)

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes :XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 4 nights of accomodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed Road Book, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- 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.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1410 €
1700 €
Single supplement **
250 €
490 €
Solo traveler ***
1800 €
2080 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
65€
Road Bike - Standard
65€
Road Bike - Excellence
155€
Road Bike - Premium
190€
Gravel Bike - Standard
65€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Best Western Plus Hotel de la Paix**** - Reims

The Best Western Plus Hotel de La Paix 4-star is located in the heart of Reims, the Champagne capital, in an exceptional setting. Just a stone’s throw away from the cathedral, this hotel with its resolutely contemporary style is also situated near the conference centre and the TGV train station. The hotel has 165 comfortable, soundproof and air-conditioned rooms. With its contemporary style and modern conveniences, the Best Western Plus Hôtel de la Paix offers guests a stylish, cosy bar, a brasserie restaurant, a terrace with deckchairs, a Japanese garden and a well-being centre dedicated to relaxation, in addition to its up-to-date, modern rooms.
http://www.bestwestern-lapaix-reims.com/en/

Grand Hotel Continental**** - Reims

The 3-star Grand Hotel Continental is your passport to a world of luxury. In a mansion built in 1862, the Grand hotel Continental and its brasserie Conti are welcoming you for 130years in a cosy, warm and sophisticated atmosphere.Located on the pedestrian city centre, just a few minutes walking from the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims, Champagne Cellars and major tourist attractions in Reims, the Grand hôtel Continental is the ideal place to stay for your holiday.With six categories of rooms and suites, you can tailor your stay to satisfy all your desires. Unique, modern and cosy, all rooms are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort.
http://www.grandhotelcontinental.com/uk/

Best Western Plus Hotel de la Paix**** - Reims

The Best Western Plus Hotel de La Paix 4-star is located in the heart of Reims, the Champagne capital, in an exceptional setting. Just a stone’s throw away from the cathedral, this hotel with its resolutely contemporary style is also situated near the conference centre and the TGV train station. The hotel has 165 comfortable, soundproof and air-conditioned rooms. With its contemporary style and modern conveniences, the Best Western Plus Hôtel de la Paix offers guests a stylish, cosy bar, a brasserie restaurant, a terrace with deckchairs, a Japanese garden and a well-being centre dedicated to relaxation, in addition to its up-to-date, modern rooms.
http://www.bestwestern-lapaix-reims.com/en/

Grand Hotel Continental**** - Reims

The 3-star Grand Hotel Continental is your passport to a world of luxury. In a mansion built in 1862, the Grand hotel Continental and its brasserie Conti are welcoming you for 130years in a cosy, warm and sophisticated atmosphere.Located on the pedestrian city centre, just a few minutes walking from the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims, Champagne Cellars and major tourist attractions in Reims, the Grand hôtel Continental is the ideal place to stay for your holiday.With six categories of rooms and suites, you can tailor your stay to satisfy all your desires. Unique, modern and cosy, all rooms are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort.
http://www.grandhotelcontinental.com/uk/

Hotel de Champagne*** - Epernay

Located in Epernay, between the city centre and the Avenue de Champagne, this hotel offers you the opportunity to visit the most famous Champagne houses and their prestigious cellars on foot. Entirely renovated in a colourful, urban and contemporary style, this hotel invites travellers to feel at home, including families, in spaces designed for relaxation and comfort.
https://www.hoteldechampagne.fr/fr/

Hotel Jean Moet**** - Epernay

Hôtel Jean Moët, a magnificent stately home from the 18th century, is well known for its wonderfully warm welcome. The hotel is situated in the heart of Epernay city center the capitale of Champagne and only at a few steps of the Avenue de Champagne. This situation places the hotel Jean Moët in the center of the main tourist attractions of the city and in the heart of the “sparnacienne” animation. It is built in building of the 18th Century. The perfect blend of tradition and modern living, the hotel possesses a spectacular glass roof from 1800, a bright and stunning canopy to cheer up breakfast and other relaxing moments of the day. The hotel proposes 12 comfortable and soundproofed rooms (among which 1 suite) with air-conditioned, of which an outing room for the stay of the persons with reduced mobility, who wait for you on 4 levels of this 4-stars hotel, which could so welcome up to 30 persons answering in all points the new hotel regulations of 2012.
http://www.hoteljeanmoet.com/

Hotel de Champagne*** - Epernay

Located in Epernay, between the city centre and the Avenue de Champagne, this hotel offers you the opportunity to visit the most famous Champagne houses and their prestigious cellars on foot. Entirely renovated in a colourful, urban and contemporary style, this hotel invites travellers to feel at home, including families, in spaces designed for relaxation and comfort.
https://www.hoteldechampagne.fr/fr/

Hotel Jean Moet**** - Epernay

Hôtel Jean Moët, a magnificent stately home from the 18th century, is well known for its wonderfully warm welcome. The hotel is situated in the heart of Epernay city center the capitale of Champagne and only at a few steps of the Avenue de Champagne. This situation places the hotel Jean Moët in the center of the main tourist attractions of the city and in the heart of the “sparnacienne” animation. It is built in building of the 18th Century. The perfect blend of tradition and modern living, the hotel possesses a spectacular glass roof from 1800, a bright and stunning canopy to cheer up breakfast and other relaxing moments of the day. The hotel proposes 12 comfortable and soundproofed rooms (among which 1 suite) with air-conditioned, of which an outing room for the stay of the persons with reduced mobility, who wait for you on 4 levels of this 4-stars hotel, which could so welcome up to 30 persons answering in all points the new hotel regulations of 2012.
http://www.hoteljeanmoet.com/