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Le tour de Champagne - Self guided bike tour - France - Van Gogh Tours

Le Tour de Champagne – Premium

From: $1,540 USD

4 Days / 3 Nights
Type: Self-Guided
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Imagine Yourself…

  • Pedaling through the picturesque landscapes that cultivate the world-famous Champagne
  • Champagne tasting within the elegant confines of a chateau
  • Returning to your luxurious 5-star hotel after a day of cycling
  • Feel a bit like Napoleon Bonaparte: “In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat, you need it.”

Overview

 

Le tour de Champagne - Premium - Self Guided Bike Tour - Van Gogh Tours - FranceEpernay, capital of Champagne, is the perfect starting point to discover this worldwide known vineyard and its charming authentic villages producing Champagne. In the city center, the great ‘avenue de Champagne’, with its 110 kilometres of wine cellars has been entirely refurbished. Today it is known as one of the most prestigious avenue in the world. On your self-guided tour over 4 days and 3 nights, you’ll discover why this area is so loved by tourists, especially bikers. You’ll stay in a charming five-star hotel.

Daily Itinerary

  • Day 1:  Arrival Espernay + Roundtrip to Hautvillers - 27 miles (43 km)

    Welcome in Espernay in the heart of the Champagne region.

    From Epernay, ride along the small cycling roads bordered with vineyards, offering nice view points over the Vallée de la Marne, until the famous monk village Dom Pérignon : Hautvillers ! After staring at the 140 wrought iron signboards, scroll along nice wine villages like Fleury la Rivière or Oeuilly before returning to the capital of Champagne.

    Elevation gain : 579m / elevation loss : 579m

  • Day 2: Roundtrip Vallée de la Marne - 29 miles (47 km)

    Through a Voie Verte ride along the Marne river ! Cycle to Aÿ then to Condé sur Marne via the new Véloroute of the Vallée de la Marne. Enjoy the highlights of the Marne valley such as the roman church of Conde or the Montebello casttle in Mareuil sur Ay. Along the famous vineyards of Champagne, ride back to Epernay. The view over the vineyards from the little church of Mutigny is really breathtaking!

    Elevation gain : 352m / elevation loss : 352m

  • Day 3: Roundtrip 'Côte des Blancs' - 27 miles (43 km)

    Leave Epernay to reach the pretty little church of Chavot-Courcourt, lost in the vineyards, then ride along the famous ‘Côte des Blancs’. Along some of the classified Grand Cru villages, pedal on the slopes producing Chardonnay grapes. Discover typical vineyards villages nested between the vineyard and the lush forest: Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger.

    Elevation gain : 676m / elevation loss : 677m

  • Day 4: End of Tour

    Tour ends with departure during the day

Dates & Prices

Green = Open | Yellow = Limited | Red = Full

Accommodation

Double

Single

5* Hotel

$ 1,540

$ 2,070

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars – inclusive bike rental
  • Choose your own starting date
  • What's included

    • Accommodations in very comfortable five start hotels
    • All breakfasts
    • 24-speed bike rental, panniers, lock, repair kit, and map holder
    • Visit of a champagne house in Hautvillers with tasting
    • Champagne tasting at Château de Boursault
    • Visit of Moet & Chandon de champagne house in Espernay with tasting
    • Route descriptions, maps, and travel highlight information
    • GPX files
    • City taxes
    • Emergency service phone number 7 days a week
  • Bikes

    Bikes are included in the price of the tour. Bikes are well-maintained 27-speed Scott Sub Cross 40 (or similar) men’s and ladies bikes, equipped with two saddlebags, a high visibility jacket, map holder, repair kit, and lock. Bike helmet is not included. Bikes are delivered to your hotel and you can test them at your convenience.

    Electric bikes can be rented for this tour ($75 per person).We advise you only to rent an electric bike if you have first tried one at home. They’re heavier than regular bikes and therefore can be difficult to maneuver. In addition, you can rent children’s bikes, child seats, and bike trailers.

  • Meals

    Included in the tour price you’ll receive daily buffet breakfast. For the buffet breakfasts there’s an assortment of cold meats and cheeses, eggs, bread, jams, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, and tea. For lunches you will be in a town so you can find lunch at a restaurant on your own.
    For the dinners you can choose from the various restaurants in Epernay. 
  • Not included

    • Air fare
    • Entrance fees to the various mentioned attractions
    • Lunches
    • Helmet
    • Beverages
    • Trip cancellation insurance

Accommodations

The accommodations listed below are examples of those usually used on the tour. Depending on availability, you may be booked in a different accommodation of equal quality.

Hôtel La Villa Eugene – Espernay

Hôtel La Villa Eugene – Espernay

5* Hotel Charming Walking distance to Champagne houses and restaurants  

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