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Champagne Bike Tour

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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Our Champagne bike tour combines the best of Champagne and Alsace. You pedal to prestigious Champagne houses and through famous Champagne vineyards. You explore Hautvillers and learn about Dom Pérignon. You spin through Epernay, the capital of the Champagne region. You taste some of the finest sparkling wines in legendary cellars. Cycling in the Champagne region is a one in a lifetime biking adventure. Join us today to discover two of France most famous wine regions: Champagne and Alsace.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 3

Pick-Up Location

Champagne-Ardenne TGV Train Station

Pick-Up Time

11.00 AM

Drop-Off Location

Colmar Train Station

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • May 19 - May 24, 2019
  • Jun 23 - Jun 28 2019
  • Jul 28 - Aug 2 2019
  • Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

Les Avisés

Avize (2 nights)
www.lesavises.com

Hotel du Parc

Obernai (1 night)
www.hotel-du-parc.com

Le Chambard

Kaysersberg (2 nights)
www.lechambard.fr

Itinerary

Day 1Explore the Côte des Blancs

Your champagne bike ride starts as you cycle into the Côte des Blancs, an area with 95% of Chardonnay. You bike to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for a look at the world famous Krug Clos du Mesnil vineyard, one of the most expensive Champagnes in the world. Then, get together for a tasting of Champagne at a family estate. Later, savor local specialties during a gourmet meal at your hotel restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 19 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Day 2Ride through Epernay

Spin along the Avenue de Champagne, a street where you can find some of the best Champagne houses: Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Mercier, Moët & Chandon. Take a break and participate in a Champagne tasting at a famous Champagne producer. Then, ride to Hautvillers, a village in the heart of the Reims mountain. In Hautvillers, walk to the abbey, home of Dom Pérignon, a benedictine monk pioneer of the Champagne method. Cap off your day with a ride through the Marne Valley and across the Marne River.

Today’s Ride: 34 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 22 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Long Option: 42 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Day 3Go from Champagne to Alsace

On your third day, start with a minivan transfer to the Alsace region (3h30). From Rosheim, make your way to Ottrott, famous for its signature red wine. On the way, behold the views of the nearby couvent Mont-Sainte-Odile. In the evening and before dinner on your own, stroll through Obernai’s cobblestone streets.

Today’s Ride: 26 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Short Option: 20 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Day 4Explore the Route des Vins d'Alsace

Kick things off along the famous Alsace Wine Route. Embark on a ride along the Vosges Mountains and at the foot of the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a 12th century fortress. Later that morning, arrive in one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a break and savour authentic cuisine in Ribeauville. In the afternoon, ride your bicycle to Riquewihr and stroll through this 16th century village with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Spend the night in Kaysersberg at hotel Le Chambard.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Short Option: 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 41 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Day 5Visit Eguishem

This morning, ride to Eguisheim, one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”. Once in town, taste one of the region finest Crémant at the Wolfberger winery. After lunch on your own, you head out to Turckheim, famous for its doors: the Munster door and the Door of France. Pass through endless acres of vineyards as you ride back to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner.

Today’s Ride: 31 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing
Short Option: 16 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Long Option: 44 miles with 3,900 feet of climbing

Day 6End your cycling vacation in Reims

Your bicycle trip in Champagne ends at the Champagne-Ardenne TGV train station.

Map

Champagne cycling map

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Wendy S.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for all that you did to make our trip amazing. We had a wonderful time.

August 10, 2018

Karina P.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for all the time & effort you put into making sure we had a great time in France. We wish you all the best.

July 21, 2018

Oliver K.

Group Traveller

I liked the snacks along the way. I loved the hotels. I ate great food. And I love the cycling. I thoroughly enjoyed both guides and thought they did a terrific job. Thank you for a wonderful trip.

July 10, 2018

Keith F.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for a wonderful cycling trip + all your attention. All the best for you.

July 3, 2018