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Champagne 4-Day Bike Tour

A Taste of Champagne: Reims to Épernay

4 days / 3 nights Level: 1Price From: $3,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Venture into the cellars of the region’s most illustrious Champagne houses, such as Maison Parigot or Champagne Georges Cartier
  • Visit Hautvillers, the village where the monk Dom Perignon discovered a fermentation process to produce Champagne as we know it today
  • Marvel at the 800-year-old Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, the coronation site for every French king
  • Tour WWI battlegrounds and monuments

Eat

Wild game (boar, venison, rabbit, and pheasant), waffles, pâté, pork terrine, and boeuf carbonnade

Drink

The world’s most coveted sparkling wine at esteemed Champagne producers, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes

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  • Pre-tour

    Paris Pre-Tour Package

    Spend a few days in Paris before your tour: we’ll meet you at the airport and provide a transfer to your hotel—a luxurious home base from which to explore the art, fashion, food, and culture of France’s capital city. After a restful first night, your second day in Paris will be spent exploring the city on foot with a local guide. We’ll cover all the must-see landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, The Louvre, and more. The next morning, your pre-tour concludes with a private transfer to the train station in order to reach the start of your bike tour.

    Accommodations: Hôtel Bel Ami

    Price Per Person: $1,500

    To reserve call +1 888 396 5383

  • Day 1

    Bring on the Bubbles

    Your guides will greet you at the Reims train station and deliver you to the Château des Dames de France for lunch. After a bike fitting and safety talk, we’ll warm up on a ride through forests and charming villages that finishes with a loop back to the vineyards. This afternoon we’ll check into our hotel, then visit the UNESCO-listed town of Reims. Tour the 13th-century Cathedral of Reims, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the coronation site for centuries of French kings. Finally, it’s time to toast to our Champagne extravaganza, and we’ll raise a glass of bubbly at Maison Pommery, one of Reims’ most famous and historic Champagne houses. An informative visit and cellar tour of this important producer is followed by our first dinner at Brasserie Le Jardin—paired with Champagne, of course. Santé!

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Aubilly, Pargny-lès-Reims, Vrigny, Reims
    Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km, elevation gain: 274 meters
    AccommodationsDomaine Les Crayères

  • Day 2

    The Champagne Countryside

    Depart Reims for the mountains after breakfast this morning, pedaling past the villages of eminent Champagne producers and historic WWI battlegrounds. After lunch in Ay, you may choose to shuttle to our next luxurious hotel nestled in the vineyards just outside of Épernay or keep riding and arrive there by bike. After we’ve all had time to settle in, we’ll regroup and explore the town’s countless Champagne mansions, stopping at Champagne Georges Cartier or Comtesse Lafond to learn about life at a domaine. Tonight, dine right in the capital of Champagne where we’ll truly “taste the stars.”

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Verzenay, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Avenay-Val-d’Or, Ay, Champillon
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 474 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 591 meters
    AccommodationsRoyal Champagne Hotel & Spa

  • Day 3

    Drinking Champagne with Dom Pérignon

    Enjoy a pleasant spin through the rural countryside west of Épernay on our way to the Marne River Valley. Pedal along the valley on roads that wind through vines and look down at the Marne and fairytale châteaux below before we break for lunch. Our ride finishes with a tasting at one of our favorite small producers in Hautvillers, hometown to the famous Dom Pérignon. This evening, take time to unwind before dinner at our hotel’s airy restaurant, Le Bellevue.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Fleury-la-Rivière, Oeuilly, Boursault, Vauciennes, Hautvillers, Champillon
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 681 meters
    Accommodations: Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

  • Day 4

    Au Revoir

    After breakfast, opt for a final ride through the quaint, lesser-known villages of Champagne. If you prefer, spend the morning in Épernay strolling the Avenue de Champagne and sipping one last glass of bubbly at Mercier or De Castellane before your guides bid you Bon Voyage at the train station.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Dizy, Mutigny, Germaine, Champillon
    Accomplished: 15 miles / 24 km, elevation gain: 386 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris, France Pick-Up Location: Reims train station Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris, France Drop-Off Location: Epernay train station Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2020Single Supplement From: $1,200

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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