The Champagne region of France is marked by the world famous vineyards that produce the vintage champagne that is made there and rightfully claims the name of the region.Nowhere else can you better discover, understand and learn to love the tiny bubbles that are synonymous with joy and happiness.
The region is not only renowned for its delectable drop but has a fabulous religious heritage as well, the jewel of which is Reims. The city is home to no less than three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one of the finest Gothic Cathedrals in Northern Europe where 25 kings of France were crowned.
Arrive Reims. Allow time to visit the splendid cathedral. Meet the route manager for a briefing and to receive your bikes.
Day 2 Reims - Tours Sur Marne (54km):
Cycle to Tours Sur Marne through the typical vineyards villages of the Moontagne de Reims, Chigny (villages Louse Pommery), Verzenay and Bouzy. The latter has Grand Cru status with a top rating of 100 percent under the region's percentage system.
Day 3 Tours Sur Marne - Epernay (35km):
Bike to Epernay through the Regional National Park noted for its strange trees "Faux de Verzy".
Day 4 Epernay - Vertus (25km):
Bike to the south of Epernay, a region of chardonnay and champagnes blanc de blanc produced to give champagne its delicacy, freshness, finesse and elegance.
Day 5 Vertus - Chatillon Sur Marne (35km):
Today you cycle east of Epernay in the Marne Valley, the region with grape varieties of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
Day 6 Chatillon Sur Marne - Reims (35km):
Return via the Montagne de Reims.
Day 7 Reims:
Arrangements conclude after breakfast.
Easy to moderate with some hilly terrain. Most days are short allowing you plenty of time to visit the famous vineyards and taste the world renowned champagne.
Breakfast daily. Half board (breakfast & dinner) is available and recommended.
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