|Type of Tour:||Active|
|Guide Price:||From £522 to £872 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts,1 light lunch and 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts, 1 light lunch and 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House and 1 tasting session (3 Days)|
3 Champagne Houses and 2 tasting session (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 13 Champagnes (3 Days)|
Approximately 29 Champagnes (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||1 tasting & dinner on foot + Cycling tour on day 2 (30km) |
1 tasting & dinner on foot + Cycling tour on day 2 (30km)+ bike hire to cycle to your visit on day 3
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends between April and October.|
What better way to explore the beautiful Champagne countryside than by bike? Our Champagne and Cycling breaks include accommodation in a 4* hotel in the centre of the quaint town of Reims, and one or two days of relaxed cycling with Champagne tastings throughout.
As part of the standard Grape Escapes service, we will organise your bike hire and provide you with the addresses of each visit alongside a link to a European cycling route planner, and you can plan your own specific routes. Alternatively, some guests prefer to have a cycling guide accompany them throughout the tour, and this can be included in your package (for an extra cost) – just let us know when we are planning your trip that you wish to be accompanied by a local guide!
After settling in at your hotel on day one, an introductory tasting session of three Champagnes will take place in a cosy boutique in Reims city center.
On the morning of day two you’ll be picked up from a central location in Reims and taken to the tour departure point where your guide will be waiting for you with your e- bikes. The itinerary will go ahead in all weather conditions. Your day of cycling will take you along the pretty Champagne vineyards and in total, you will cycle approximately 30 kilometres. You will ‘enjoy’ the climb up to the famous hilltop village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne”, as well as having time to admire the spectacular views across the vineyards and visit the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried.
You will cycle approximately an hour along the Marne Canal, where you will be welcomed as the guests of a small, family-run Champagne House. As well as having a full tour of the property, seeing first-hand the fascinating Champagne-making process from press to bottle. After the visit you will enjoy a light lunch, with local specialities, accompanied by three Champagnes. At the end of your tour you’ll be taken back to Reims. In the evening, a three course Champagne tasting dinner will be served in a cosy, traditional restaurant in the city centre. Each course will be served alongside a different Champagne.
For those booking the four day package, we will arrange bike hire for a second day, this time exploring the lovely town of Reims. Today you will cycle to your two preferred prestigious Champagne Houses in Reims for a guided tour of their astonishingly extensive cellars, followed by a flute or two of the estate’s world-famous Champagnes.
Cycle back to your hotel at your convenience.
The evening will be free to spend as you please.
Champagne Tasting- Day One
Champagne Tasting- Day Two
Champagne Tasting- Day Three (Optional)
Champagne Tasting- Final Day
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
The hotel was excellent, clean, bright, modern and well-equipped. The location was perfect and even though it is a chain hotel, we felt it was very welcoming and not too corporate.
Charlotte- London, UK
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Reims Champagne tasting even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
The price of this package does not include travel to Champagne. Please see our Champagne Travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Cycling breaks, please see our Active Breaks page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
We just wanted to email to say thank you for organising such a brilliant weekend visit to Champagne-everything (and I mean literally that) was brilliant and worked perfectly. It was apparent, too, that real thought had gone into each day- we went to great places but had time to unwind, explore a little and savour the surroundings. We travel a lot but have been really impressed by you guys and the places we went to. We will recommend you to all our wine loving friends and will be in contact to book another trip!
Genevieve - Oxford, UK