Best of Champagne

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 'methode'. 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.

Price from : 990€
Region : Champagne
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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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.

Day 2 :   Loop around Reims

Option 1 : 22 Miles - 36 Km  Option 2 : 28 Miles - 45 Km  Option 3 : 34 Miles - 54 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 382 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 432 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 537 Meters 

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 (36km - 22mi) 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 (45km - 28mi) 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 (54km - 34mi) 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.

Day 3 :   Reims to Epernay

Distance 1 : 30 Miles - 49 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 576 Meters 

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.

Day 4 :   Loop around Epernay

Distance 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 409 Meters 

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

  • The first one (42km - 26mi) 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.
  • The second itinerary option (48km - 30mi) 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.

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!

Average / Day : Distance : 45.20 Km / 28.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 467.20 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

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.

Day : 3, 4

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.

Day : 1, 2

In an old mansion built in 1862, the Grand Hotel Continental and its restaurant Au Conti are welcoming you for 130 years in a cozy, warm and sophisticated atmosphere.Located on the pedestrian city center, next to the TGV railway station, nearby the Congress Center and just a few minutes walking from the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims, Champagne Cellars and major tourist attractions in Reims, the Grand Hotel Continental *** is the ideal place to stay for your business or holiday travel.Its 61 rooms and Suites (all personalized with a unique character) are soundproofed and equipped with air-conditioned and all modern equipment to assure you relaxation and comfort.

Day : 3, 4

The Jean Moet is located in the center of town of Epernay, in the valley of the Marne River. The 18th-century building has air-conditioned rooms with elevator access, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.The guest rooms are decorated in the style of Louis XV and are also equipped with telephones which allow free national fixed-line calls.The Hotel Jean Moet serves a daily continental breakfast. Guests can relax with a drink in the hotels bar, which offers regional specialties, or on the grounds. The multilingual staff at the Jean Moet can help plan and organize you trip.The Hotel Jean Moet is just a few yards from the Avenue de Champagne and is 16 miles from Reims. Guests can visit the Champagne vineyards nearby.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • 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



Roadbook for Discovery allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip: Stages, points of interest, itineraries with interactive guidance, travel documents.

All in offline mode, you download your file before leaving, then you have all the information necessary for your trip. (Phone not provided).


Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 45.20 Km / 28.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 467.20 Meters
Day 2 :   Loop around Reims

Option 1: 22 Miles - 36 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 382 Meters 

Option 2: 28 Miles - 45 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 432 Meters 

Option 3: 34 Miles - 54 Km  Elevation gain 3 : 537 Meters 

Day 3 :   Reims to Epernay

Option 1: 30 Miles - 49 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 576 Meters 

Day 4 :   Loop around Epernay

Option 1: 26 Miles - 42 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 409 Meters 


  • 4 nights of accomodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)

  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's 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.

Informations & Recommendations

Arrival city is Reims, which is accessible from Paris Est statiion by TGV train, 45min. Depart from Epernay, 1 hour 20 min to Paris.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 990 € 320 € 1550 €
Upgraded 1190 € 460 € 1890 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates


Guidance Application Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 100 €
    Premium 210 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 100 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 25 €

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory