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What to expect when cycling Champagne

In the North East of France lies the iconic Champagne region. With a rich history dating back to the Carolingians, there is a wealth of things to do, see, and taste.

Our Champagne cycling tours will take you to grand cathedral cities and charming canal-side towns, nestled between vineyards producing some of the most famous wine in France. Epernay, Reims, and Châlons-en-Champagne are the most lively towns in the region, so a visit is made to all of them on our cycling holidays in Champagne, via a network of country roads and cycle paths.

The wine here has seen continuous innovation since the Middle Ages, with wine houses dating back generations in a family. A Champagne cycling holiday would not be complete without experiencing one of these tours, tasting wine and exploring how it’s made.

Insider tips:

  • The climate is perfect for cycling, similar to the best English summers
  • The grape variety in the region is mostly Pinot Noir
  • The wine cellars of Ruinart in Reims are a must see
  • We recommend a canal cruise in Châlons-en-Champagne
  • The canal routes are perfect for picnics
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The great thing about cycling in Champagne is the fact that it has both pan-flat canal-side paths and some lovely lanes through the rolling vineyards and hills, giving a wonderful variety to each day of cycling.

Rich in History

The region has a long history stretching back to the Roman times. Reims was even once known as the 'Coronation City' as every French king was coronated in the grand cathedral. You'll get the chance to cycle to this and many other historical sights on our Champagne cycling tours.

The towns and villages you can stop by all have a rich story to tell. Near Châlons-en-Champagne is the historical Basilica of Notre Dame de l'Epine, where you can hear about the local folktales.

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Champagne Houses

The region has many Champagne houses to explore. A feature distinct here are the Crayeres, chalk wine cellars where the bubbles are born. The most famous is at Ruinart in Reims, considered a national monument for its age and size. 

Many Champagne houses are well established, and at Geoffroy in Ay they've been perfecting wine across five generations. Wine lovers will enjoy the extensive tour at Joseph Perrier, where you'll discover the secrets of the golden fizz on your Champagne cycling tour.

  • Cycling in Champagne

    Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

    Cycling in Champagne is always an indulgent experience. An iconic and famous region, their golden wine is known the world over.

    • Stunning landscapes of rolling vineyards and ancient cities
    • Peaceful canal-side routes and villages
    • The famous champagne houses dotted throughout the region

    Offer available

    Book any tour before 30th November 2021 and receive a bottle of champagne on us.

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    £1,415pp
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    3 or 5 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September
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  • Cycling in Champagne

    Classic | Leisurely Cycling in Champagne | Self Guided

    Experience the rich history and delicious wine that Champagne has to offer. Our cycle tour will take you past charming towns and beautiful vineyards.

    • The grand Cathedral of Reims
    • Charming villages between gorgeous vineyards
    • Tasting exceptional wine and exploring the historic wine making sites

    Offer available

    Book any tour before 30th November 2021 and receive a bottle of champagne on us.

    From
    £1,135pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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