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Champagne Bike Tours

Our Champagne bike tour is a wonderful adventure through one of the greatest French treasures: the Champagne region located between Reims and Epernay. Champagne is a type of sparkling wine made famous by Piper-Heidsieck, Moët et Chandon, Laurent-Perrier and Dom Perignon. You bike through the Marne Valley, along the Marne Canal and at the foot of the Reims mountain. And you cycle through Hautvillers, a village that is nicknamed the Pearl of Champagne. A cycling vacation in Champagne with DIGnGO is an amazing biking experience.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Bezannes
Finishing Location Colmar
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,698
Sgl. Suppl. $1,200

Details of our Champagne bike tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Reims

Reims, your starting location, is the unofficial capital of the Champagne wine-growing region. Before meeting your trip leaders in Bezanne, you should go visit the Reims cathedral, famous champagne houses and Palace of Tau.

Day 2: Discover Epernay and Hautvillers

Today, you ride through the towns of Epernay and Hautvillers. Epernay features some of the most famous champagne houses in the world. On the Avenue de Champagne, discover Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon, De Castellane and Mercier.

Hautvillers is known as the location where Dom Perignon gave birth to the sparkling champagne and on your itinerary this afternoon.

Day 3: Leave the Marne Valley

This morning, the Marne Valley is left behind. You cross the Marne river and ride through the vineyards as you leave Epernay and head toward your next destination.

Day 4: Explore Alsace

Cycle on the Alsace wine route, going from Strasbourg to Colmar, passing at the foot of the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and through the villages of Riquewihr and Ribeauville. On today’s itinerary you bike on the Alsace wine. This route goes through some of the most famous French vineyards in the world and by lovely villages and castles. Cycle at the foot of the château du Haut Koenigsbourg and by the medieval villages of Riquewihr and Ribeauville, which are both surrounded by fortifications and vineyards.

Day 5: Cycle to Eguisheim

Get on your bike and cycle to the town of Eguisheim, for a wine tasting at the largest wine producer in town. During the wine degustation you may try Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot blanc.

Day 6: End your trip in Colmar

Your trip ends in the town of Colmar. In the end and after a week of cycling, French wineries and small wine producers of Champagne and Alsace won’t have any more secrets.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Les Avisés (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Avize
Amenities: Gastronomic restaurant
Member of:

Hotel du Parc (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Obernai
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Authentic Hotels & Cruises

Hotel le Chambard (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Kaysersberg
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of:Relais & Châteaux

Activity level

Our Champagne bike trip provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  19  1300
2  22  1200  34  2300  42  2900
3  20  2200  26  2800
4  22  1300  32  2200  41  3600
5  16  1500  31  3200  44  3900

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Avize

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Épernay

Hautvillers

Obernai

Rosheim

Ottrott

Barr

Dambach-la-Ville

Kintzheim

Ribeauville

Riquewhir

Kaysersberg

Turckheim

Eguisheim

Colmar

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Paris to Bezannes on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Reims:

  • Chateau les Crayeres | Rates: €€
  • Best Western Hotel de la Paix | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Akena Reims | Rates: €

Room rate guide:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 44 47 54 59 68 73
Low F 33 33 37 39 46 51
Prec. (In) 1.7 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.1 2
July August September October November December
High F 77 77 69 61 50 44
Low F 55 55 49 44 37 33
Prec. (In) 2.1 2.2 1.7 1.8 1.7 2.1

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