Champagne and Cycling

Reims Champagne Tasting by Bike

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At a glance

Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £548 to £916 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.

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Trip Summary

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.

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Dom Perignon visit

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.

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Luxury Spa Break in 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.

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Bollinger tour
Dom Perignon visit
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Outline Itinerary

Champagne Tasting- Day One

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into your chosen hotel.
  • After settling in, an introductory tasting session of three Champagnes will take place in a cosy boutique in the town centre.

Champagne Tasting- Day Two

    • After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the tour departure point. Your 30km small group cycling tour will comprise of:
    • E-bikes and professional guide for the day
    • Visit to the lovely hilltop village of Hautvillers
    • A tour and tastings at a small, family-run Champagne House.
    • A light lunch of local specialities with Champagnes
    • Three course dinner in a cosy, traditional restaurant in the city centre. Each course will be served alongside a different Champagne.
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Champagne Tasting- Day Three (Optional)

  • Your second day will comprise of:
    • Bike hire for the day
    • Tours and tastings at two prestigious Champagne House of your choice in Reims.
    • Free time to explore Reims
    • Free evening

Champagne Tasting- Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(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.

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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

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hôtel de la Paix - ReimsPrivilege4*3 Days£548Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - ReimsPrivilege4*4 Days£914Book Now
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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

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.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which of the hotels you prefer and we would be delighted to arrange an additional night’s stay.
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. Epernay is brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass or two of Champagne than with a mouth-watering meal in the city. We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Champagne and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural hotels?
  • Spend a night in Northern France. The drive from Calais to Champagne is only 2 ½ hours, however a large number of our guests enjoy spending a night or two en route to explore Northern France and in particular, the WW1 Battlefields.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Champagne, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Champagne tasting in Epernay - Credits OTA Carmen Moya

Further Information


The price of this package does not include travel to Champagne. Please see our Champagne Travel page for detailed information.

Active Breaks

For more information on our Cycling breaks, please see our Active Breaks page.

Further Information / To Book

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 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