Champagne - Bike & Bubbly

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Visiting: France

Hotel & Bike

4 nights from £578 to £872pp
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Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Comfort i
Code FR035
Good For Foodies, Short Breaks
Distance 75mi/120km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Paris
Return from Paris

Overview

What to expect

Tour through neat vineyards and green valleys, celebrated the world over for their sparkling wines. Enjoy a leisurely four night tour, choosing an electric bike if you’d like an extra boost. The World Heritage architecture, Roman remains and art deco cafes of Reims make a spectacular start and finish to this circular tour, and the Champagne houses of Epernay are a highlight halfway through.

You’ll pedal through the rolling landscapes of Montagne de Reims National Park and cycle to the village of Hautvillers where Dom Pérignon pioneered his sparkling wine. Listen for the tinkle of bottles and pop of corks as you tour the region’s wine villages, descending into chalk-cave cellars to compare names such as Moet and Taittinger, to the Champagne produced by small scale winemakers – don’t miss out on the red Champagne.

  • Gothic architecture in Reims and A-list Champagne houses in Epernay
  • Authentic winemaking villages in Montagne de Reims National Park
  • See the home village and grave of Champagne pioneer, Dom Pérignon
  • Three days of leisurely cycling through Champagne vineyards

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Reims

    Make your way to the medieval city of Reims and check in to your hotel before exploring the revamped city centre, Gothic cathedral and excellent cafes.

  • Day 2: Reims - Epernay 31 miles (50 km)

    Cycle to the glamorous city of Epernay, home to some of the region’s most exclusive Champagne houses. As you tour through the green landscapes of Montagne de Reims Natural Park, visit typical villages such as Verzenay, Bouzy and Tours sur Marne.

  • Day 3: Epernay - La Vallée de la Marne - Epernay 22 miles (35 km)

    Pedal to the village of Hautvillers, site of the Benedictine Abbey where Dom Pérignon pioneered his winemaking techniques. Visit the gravestones of Dom Pérignon and Don Ruinart before returning to Epernay via the riverside villages of Cumières and Damery.

  • Day 4: Epernay - Reims 22 miles (35 km)

    Tour through shady forest, passing the Champagne houses of Avenay Val d’Or. Return to Reims via the pretty village of Ludes – home to more than 20 Champagne producers.

  • Day 5: Depart from Reims

    Enjoy a final breakfast in Reims before checking out and making your way home.

Accommodation

3 Hotels & B&Bs

We use a pool of 3* hotels and B&Bs to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • A mix of 3* hotels and charming B&Bs
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transfers included

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 4 nights accommodation: in 3 star hotels and charming B&Bs
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Entrance fees and visits

Solo travellers - please enquire

Triple rooms available on request - please enquire

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike.

Helmets can also be provided at no extra charge if required - please advise at time of booking.

Hybrid bike
Bike hire
£103

Hybrid 21/24 gear with pannier

E-bike
E-bike hire - on request
£153

With pannier

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Excursions

Champagne house visit & tasting (major producer - approx. price)
£28pp
Champagne house visit & tasting (smaller producer - approx. price)
£22pp

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board
£202pp

Extra nights

Reims B&B (twin/double room, bed & breakfast)
£92pp
Reims B&B (single room, bed & breakfast)
£138pp
Epernay 3* (twin/double room, bed & breakfast)
£82pp
Epernay 3* (single room, bed & breakfast)
£128pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly or Eurostar to Paris

Take the train (SNCF) to Reims.

Getting back

Take the train (SNCF) from Reims.

Fly or Eurostar from Paris

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