A region known most popularly thanks to the world famous sparkling wine born in these parts, Champagne is actually much more than just a region built by bubbles. Its history spans centuries and riding through its historic hills means travelling through significant periods of France’s fascinating past. And let’s not forget the enchanted wine that has made this region the undisputed “toast” of the centuries. This is, after all, the place where the famous Dom Perignon, cellar-master at the Abbaye de Hautvillers, refined age-old traditions and created revolutionary techniques for producing Champagne. As for the biking, the empty roads stretch out like a ribbon through the rolling hills covered in cabbage, wheat and of course, vines. Oh, and did we mention that Château les Crayeres (your hotel!) is considered by many to be the finest hotel in France? Get ready to be amazed.
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Start your trip with a ride through the rolling Champagne countryside! After, explore Epernay with a stroll along the Avenue de Champagne. This afternoon enjoy a tasting and tour at Moet & Chandon followed by dinner at the hotel prepared by Chef Rossillon.
Today's ride will combine a variety of landscapes, views and wine regions typical of the Champagne region. You will have lunch on the terrace of a former monastery and enjoy a tasting at Maison Champagne Corbon before dinner.
Today we head north towards Reims. Bike around the famous Montagne de Reims vineyards before enjoying lunch and an exclusive tasting at the small family run Champagne House of Patrick Manceaux.
Begin your ride in Neuville, travelling through bucolic countryside dotted with vineyards and picturesque villages. Enjoy a special tasting at Frederick Savart before lunch at a local favorite, Le Comptoir a Bulles, in the village of Sacy. Your final night dinner will be served by a multi Michelin starred Chef, Philippe Mille.
This morning make your way to Reims train station for your journey onward. Bon voyage!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.