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Champagne Epernay 4-day Self-guided Cycling Tour (Level 2)
Some long weekends can feel like holidays, especially when they are well organized, and every hour is packed with opportunities to soak up the history and culture all around you.Enjoy this tour in Epernay, with 2 rides leading you in two different winegrowing area of Champagne. The Champagne region has all sorts of delights to reveal to you during your visit.
Epernay, and its winegrowing region
3 nights in the same place, to rest and enjoy!
2 nice itineraries to discover 2 wine production areas
If you would like to rent a bike (100 EUR) or E-Bike (150 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking
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Arrival in Epernay
Upon arrival make your way to your hotel. After check-in you are free to relax or explore. You will receive from the hotel’s reception (or local representative) a tour package with instructions and the essentials to have a successful tour (roadbook, maps, tourist information...).
Loop ride in Marne Valley ~ 40 km [+465 m / -467 m]
Wending your way between vines and hillsides, the Champagne Trail in Marne Valley will introduce you to the rich viticultural heritage. Frequently overlooking the valley, this itinerary affords wonderful views. Your trail snakes through the vines leading to Hautvillers, a charming village known for its Benedictine abbey. Then you will head to Cumières to stop for a lunch break for example in a restaurant sculpted in chalk. Continue to Damery, where you mustn’t leave without visiting the 12th-13th century church that overlooks the village and houses a painting by Watteau of the Madonna and Child (18th century). On the way to Venteuil, you can enjoy a view of Château de Boursault. The valley trail will take you through villages between vines, fields, and forests all the way to Reuil. Back to Epernay on the other side of the Marne.
Loop ride in Cote de Blancs ~34km [+435 m / -432 m]
Today you will visit the vineyards of The Côte des Blancs which is the homeland of the Chardonnay grape. Following Champagne Tourist Trail, descend towards Pierry – where you can visit its 18th century château, storeroom and cellars - and also Chavot-Courcourt church (12th c.), a solitary island of stone in an ocean of vines. After Cuis and its fine Romanesque church the trail will take you close to cliffs to reach Cramant and its over- sized bottle (8.50 meters) and not far from there the small village of Avize decorated in frescoes (of which many can be found in Champagne). Return to Epernay via the floral village of Oger - one of the "most beautiful villages in France”. Here you can visit a museum dedicated to "traditions, love and Champagne”. Back to Epernay in the afternoon.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
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