From Reims to Epernay : cycling on the wine route of Champagne

from 765 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : CH4
6 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour from Reims to Epernay :

Go and discover the prestigious vineyard of Champagne, on an itinerary leading you from Reims, France’s great coronation city, to Épernay where the world greatest Champagne producers are located. Between the natural regional parc, Veloroute of the Vallee de la Marne and bucolic wine paths, follow the famous wine route fringed with charming villages in the hollow of the valley.

Dom Pérignon, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Blanc de Blanc, Montagne de Reims … All these famous and evocative names will have no secret for you !

Day 1 : Arrival in Reims


Discover this Art and History city ! Famous “great coronation city” with its cathédrale Notre Dame, one of the most major gothic art construction in Europe, Reims is particularly attractive for its numerous Art Déco districts typical of the 1920s.

Option Extra night in Reims + extra bike excursion to Massif de St Thierry (43 km)

Ride and discover the Massif de St Thierry. An amazing combination of forests and vineyard surrounding 15 wine villages !

Day 2 : Reims – Aÿ | 46 km


Ride round the Montagne de Reims following the prestigious touristic route of Champagne, passing by the wine villages of Rilly la Montagne, Verzenay and Bouzy. You will finish this first step with the new Véloroute of the Vallée de la Marne, along the river, before reaching the village of Aÿ.

Day 3 : Aÿ – Baulne en Brie | 46 km


Follow the Véloroute before bifurcating to the village of the famous monk Dom Pérignon : Hautvillers ! After a short stop, ride along the picturesques routes bordered by vineyard offering nice view points on the Vallée de la Marne, before reaching Baulne-en-Brie, one of the oldest villages of Champagne.

Day 4 : Baulne en Brie – Vertus | 41 km (or 58 km)


Enjoy the local heritage : The gothic style abbey church of Orbais l’Abbaye or the renaissance castle of Montmort Lucy, as well as the charming town of Vertus and its old houses.

Day 5 : Vertus – Épernay | 27 km


Cycle to Côte des Blancs. Pedal along some of the classified Grand Cru villages on the slopes producing Chardonnay grapes. Discover typical villages nested between the vineyard and the lush forest : Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger. Have a break in the nice small church of Chavot-Courcourt, lost in the vineyards, before returning to Epernay.

Day 6 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: CH4 STD
superior category
Reference: CH4 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 5th 2019
    from October 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
765 € / pers.
1 120 € / pers.
Single supplement
230 € / pers.
390 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
795 € / pers.
1 160 € / pers.
Single supplement
230 € / pers.
390 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 3 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Epernay to Reims and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 3 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Epernay to Reims and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 70 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 130 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: CH4 STD
superior category
Reference: CH4 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 3 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 150 € / pers.
+ 190 € / pers.
Extra night in Reims
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
Any season
+ 115 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
Extra night in Epernay
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
Any season
+ 105 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.
Extra night in Reims + extra bike excursion to Massif de St Thierry (43 km)

(including: 1 night with breakfast (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) / map & detailed route / 1 day cycle rental – classic VTC bike)

Single supplement
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.

Any season
+ 140 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.

Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide high quality services as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Universal frame

  • 2 saddlebags
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

MOUSTACHE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 saddlebags
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Reims
> Return

Your journey

> Tour description:
Mix of small traffic roads and cycling paths (about 20%).

> Bike stages trip profiles:
(click below to see the trip profile of each stage)

> GPX files

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Reims

> By car :
From A4 highway > Exit n° 23 « Reims centre ».

 > By train :
From Paris Gare de l’Est train station to Reims train station.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

> By plane :

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de l’Est train station >> Reims train station.

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Gare de l’Est train station >> Reims train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro) >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Gare du Nord’ >> Metro line 5 >> Gare de l’Est train station >> Reims train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de l’Est train station >> Reims train station.

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 4 >> Gare de l’Est train station >> Reims train station.
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Epernay train station >> Reims train Station (by train).
    – Epernay >> Reims (by taxi).

> If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Epernay train station >> Paris Gare de l’Est train station (by train).

> Nearby Airports:
– Paris Vatry Airport : www.parisvatry.com
– Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport : www.parisaeroport.fr/en/homepage
– Beauvais Airport : www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/passengers/