2.5 DAYS IN CHAMPAGNE
Two days and a half on a bike: the all-inclusive package! If you want to discover the Champagne region by bike and independently, this option is meant for you.
DAY 1 (HALF A DAY): REIMS CITY TOUR. After you have left your luggage in a hotel in Reims, go for a bike ride within the city of coronations. A qualified guide will also ride with you to make you discover, at every stop, the major historical spots. All along an hour-and-a-half ride, he will tell you the history of Reims, from the Gallo-Roman time to nowadays, including the two World Wars. You will finish your ride with a guided tour of the Reims Cathedral (around 45 minutes).
DAY 2: THE GREAT MONTAGNE DE REIMS. Departure from your hotel. Thanks to the GPS, you will be completely independent to wander in the towns and vines, and ride through renowned wine-growing villages such as Verzy, Verzenay, etc. Along the day and the more or less 40 km ride, several stops are planned and included in the package: tasting, meals, cellars guided tours. You will finish the ride in a lovely village where you will spend the night. Your luggage will have been moved there by us.
DAY 3: HAUTVILLERS AND EPERNAY. Departure by bike from your hotel. Still equipped with your GPS, you will ride through the Regional Nature Reserve of the Montagne de Reims and will discover its beautiful forest. You will arrive at Champillon where you will feel enchanted by the view of Epernay. You will need to pedal a few minutes more to get to Hautvillers, the birthplace of the Champagne wine. Set your bike aside and take a trip to this archetypical village of the Champagne region: your meal - served with Champagne wine – is planned there. You can also visit the famous church of Dom Pérignon, where the Champagne wine was born. Go back to your bike and calmly ride in the vines. You will ride down the Montagne de Reims to head to Epernay and discover the famed Avenue de Champagne. A cellars tour is planned in Hautvillers or Epernay (depending on the availability of our collaborators). Go back to your hotel in the heart of Epernay where you will find your luggage.
Rate: on request (minimum of 2 people). All-inclusive rate including the rental of traditional bikes (with accessories, insurance, accompaniment by a tour guide for city tours), hotels, luggage transfers, meals, cellar visits and tastings.