Cycling in Champagne

Cycling in Champagne

The soon-to-be-released Bike Boat & Barge brochure from Cycling Europe will feature new tours in Champagne, France and the Moselle region of Germany.

During a 15-day circuit tour of the Champagne region, guests board a traditional barge and cruise downstream past the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Paris then embark on daily rides across the vineyards on the banks of the Marne. 

Director, Jill Grant says the itinerary includes visits to the Champagne cellars in Epernay, the capital of the Champagne region, as well as small Champagne growers, who offer tastings.

Compiegne, Reims, Chantilly Chateau and Chateau-Thierry are also visited along with several World War and Napoleonic War battlefields.

The grade is not easy so a reasonable level of fitness is required. E bikes are available and a cycling guide accompanies each ride. There is only one departure in July and the vessel takes 18 passengers.

The cost is around$5,000 share twin including most meals and touring, bike hire is extra.

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