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Your Cycling Holiday in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

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

With weather like the best English Summers, it's no wonder Champagne is a Softies dream cycle holiday. Expect rolling vineyards, ancient cities, and charming towns laying beside quiet canals. 

Your tour will start in the sophisticated Epernay before making your way through stunning countryside and beautiful wine-making sites. The routes will take you to grand Reims and many lovely villages. Each night you'll stay in our luxury hand-picked hotels for true indulgence. Champagne is a real food and wine lovers dream, with countless culinary and wine-tasting opportunities for you to take. This tour is available as either 3 or 5 nights.

To find out more about cycling in Champagne, call our cycle experts today.

We love

The show-stopping Domaine les Crayères. This stunning hotel is your base in Reims and wouldn’t be out of place in a fairy tale.

What's Included

  • Indulgent 5-star hotels as standard
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation with 3 delicious evening meals
  • Fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit
  • Detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app
  • Expert on the spot support
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • E-Bike upgrades available on request
  • 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL
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Eco-friendly options available

Did you know that over 30% of our clients choose the greener option of travelling to their destination by train? This tour can be reached by train or car, so talk to tour Cycle Experts today to find out more about how you can make the more sustainable choice for your next cycling holiday.

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrive in Epernay

Arrive at your first hotel in Epernay and soak up the atmosphere of the “capital of Champagne” before your first delicious dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 | Cycle Epernay to Reims | Distance: 56km/35 miles

Today starts by leaving Epernay and picking up an excellent canal-side cycle path for some easy, traffic-free cycling for the first 18km to the charming village of Conde-sur­ Marne. Here the route turns away from the Marne and follows the route of another, smaller canal before the only hill of the day through some big, open farmland with picturesque rolling terrain. A drop back down to river level follows before a final stretch of canal-side cycling into the heart of Reims and your spectacular hotel. We highly recommend an early evening stroll around the historic city centre after checking in.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 | Cycle Reims to Epernay | Distance: 43km/26 miles

The last leg of the tour takes guests through the Montagne de Reims, a wonderful undulating landscape of forest and vines. As their name suggests, this is the one notably hilly route of the tour, with one mile-long climb midway through the main challenge. The good news is that from there it's mostly downhill for the second half of the day, meaning a nice easy return to Epernay in time for a final dinner and another good night's sleep in our handpicked luxury hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 | Departure

Our itinerary ends after breakfast. Transfer to the TGV station or make your own way to your next stop.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Not to be missed

  • The history all around you in Reims

  • Montagne de Reims and its natural beauty

  • The many Champagne Houses for you to explore

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrive in Epernay

Arrive at your first hotel in Epernay and soak up the atmosphere of the “capital of Champagne” before your first delicious dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 | Optional Round Trip: Ay & Hautvillers | Distance: 26km/16 miles

Our local team will meet you after breakfast to hand over your bikes and set you off on your first ride. We have a lovely ride into the nearby villages to get the wheels in motion. First up is Ay, a village considered the driving force behind a lot of the region's wine production and home to a number of the major Champagne houses headquarters. From here the route takes you along the canal to Cumieres, before a bit of a hill up to the wonderful Hautvillers, the birthplace of the Champagne process and one of the best viewpoints in the area. From here you descend through the vines back to Epernay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 | Cycle Epernay to Reims | Distance: 56km/35 miles

Today starts with by leaving Epernay and picking up an excellent canal-side cycle path for some easy, traffic-free cycling for the first 18km to the charming village of Conde-sur­ Marne. Here the route turns away from the Marne and follows the route of another, smaller canal before the only hill of the day through some big, open farmland with picturesque rolling terrain. A drop back down to river level follows before a final stretch of canal-side cycling into the heart of Reims and your spectacular hotel. We highly recommend an early evening stroll around the historic city centre after checking in.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 | Optional Round Trip: Massif de St Thiery | Distance: 38km/23 miles

Reims is one of France's most historically interesting cities and is well worth spending a day exploring if you would like to give your legs a break for a day. The cathedral and countless Champagne bars are tempting enough for most! But if you do want to cycle again, we have a nice route out into the Massif de St Thierry, an area of wonderful rolling vineyards and forest to the west of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 5 | Cycle Reims to Epernay | Distance: 43km/26 miles

The last leg of the tour takes guests through the Montagne de Reims, a wonderful undulating landscape of forest and vines. As their name suggests, this is the one notably hilly route of the tour, with one mile-long climb midway through the main challenge. The good news is that from there it's mostly downhill for the second half of the day, meaning a nice easy return to Epernay in time for a final dinner and another good night's sleep in our handpicked hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 | Departure

Our itinerary ends after breakfast. Transfer to the TGV station or make your own way to your next stop.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Not to be missed

  • The history all around you in Reims

  • The beauty of Massif de St Thierry and its vineyards

  • Hautvillers and the birthplace of the Champagne process

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

  • Domaine les Crayeres

    5 Star

    One of the most beautiful hotels in France, Domaine les Crayeres is something plucked right out of a fairy tale. This gorgeous estate has picture-perfect gardens, exquisite landscaping, and decor fit for royalty. Bask in the finery of true French perfection when staying here. World-class chefs await you at the Domaine les Crayeres, with a culinary experience akin to no other. 

  • Villa Eugene

    5 Star

    A gorgeous hotel in Epernay, you'll be staying in utter luxury at La Villa Eugene. A magnificent 19th-century house, the architecture and decor are truly show stopping. The hotel is located in the very centre of a large woodland park, giving the grounds an air of exclusivity and privacy. Boasting a beautiful swimming pool and bright conservatory, everywhere you look is luxury.

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

Tour Only Prices | 2022

3 Nights: from £1,415pp - eBike Supplement: £60pp

5 Nights: from £2,075pp - eBike Supplement: £100pp

Single supplement and children's prices available on request

Terms and restrictions

  • Subject to availability
  • Bookable 14th April 2022 - 1st October 2022

*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

Your Cycling Holidays in Champagne

Indulgence | A Taste of Champagne | Self Guided

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