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The Reims Mountain Tour

From Reims to Epernay by bike

From the city of coronations to the avenue de Champagne

Reims is eager to unveil the legacy of its glorious history and immerse you in the prestigious world of the most famous and most festive wine.

Discover Champagne by bike

Here a refined atmosphere emerges, and a relaxed ambience reigns the streets and cafe terraces … But you must momentarily leave the beautiful city to reach the capital of Champagne, Epernay!

Before that, it is necessary to go around the Mountain of Reims by its small undulating roads. It is a landscape of woods and vineyards, dotted with villages with undeniable charms that you will cross. Moët and Chandon, Veuve-Cliquot, Mum display their famous names at the foot of their vineyards. We invite you to take advantage of the reception and know-how of smaller farms such as those of Ernest Remy, Vincent Renoir and Jean-Claude Mouzon.

At Epernay you will be enthralled by the Avenue de Champagne and drive on the Côte des Blancs. Then you go back north and round again the Montagne de Reims but this time from the west to join the  Cité des Sacres.

Carte itinéraire Le Tour de la Montagne de Reims
Niveau FitFit or Niveau ExpertExpert
Day 1

FROM REIMS, SAINT-THIERRY LOOP 48km 284m Niveau Forme

This cycling day takes you to the conquest of the Saint Thierry massif. Through the Champagne countryside, wine villages with sumptuous buildings and the Vesle valley embellish a hilly exit. At the end of the loop, the Aisne à la Marne canal takes you to the heart of Reims.

Briefing Orientation

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From REIMS to EPERNAY 58km 475m Niveau Forme

You leave the city of coronations to reach the capital of Champagne. But before reaching Epernay, it is the Regional Natural Park of the Montagne de Reims which opens its doors. You first cross the coast of the island of France, through its route of champagne before reaching the curious twisted beech trees of the Forest Domaniale Verzy. Admire the ocean of vineyards at the top of the Verzenay Lighthouse or take the time to enjoy a glass of Champagne at Perchingbar, a bar perched among the trees. Follow our advice and visit one of our friendly cellars. Then the Vallée de la Marne welcomes you and it’s along its side channel that you will end this pleasant day.

Day 3

FROM EPERNAY, BLANCS DES BLANCS LOOP 37km 625m Niveau Loisir

You ride on the famous white coast and its “White Whites”. It owes its name to its grape, Chardonnay, and offers charming roads around the small mountain of Avize. You will end your day by contemplating the impressive Maisons de Champagne of the avenue of the same name. Here you are in Cuis facing the Montagne d’Avize and its “White Whites”, which takes its name from the color of its grape variety: the Chardonnay. A winery visit can be the occasion for a pleasant tasting break before your return to Epernay.

Day 4

From EPERNAY to REIMS 43km 653m Niveau Forme

Go west, you ride along the side channel of the Marne before following north and crossing the valley of the Ardre. Here the Romanesque churches participate in the structuring of a quality landscape, also marked by the violent battles of the great war.

Day 5

REIMS

End of the stay at the end of the morning. After breakfast you will have time to wander through the city and up to the impressive cathedral.

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example

Starting from 510€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
hotel le clos raymi

Starting from 875€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.


Quote on request | Contact us

Bed & Breakfast Range

Another way to travel, meeting the people of the lands you cycle through. They welcome you in their home and offer board and lodging*. It gives you the opportunity to chat and deepen your knowledge of the region. We have selected them for their charm and privacy.

*breakfast included, diners available according to establishments


Starting from 1015€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a double room
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance
  • Application fee
  • Day 1 : Welcome meetig
  • A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
  • Taxes
  • The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Topo maps
    • Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner

Price does not include

  • bike rental (see option)
  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Lunches
  • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
  • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses
  • Repairs, spareparts and mileage allowance

Homemade and fully tested itineraries
  • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
  • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
  • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

Close assistance
  • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
  • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
  • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional

GPS for cycling trips

  • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
  • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)

 


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On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
  • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
  • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
  • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


Child Bike

24 inch boy’s bike,
MTB type,
18 speeds,
from 8 to 12 years old.

Supplied equipment per bike

  • Fluorescent vest,
  • Helmet,
  • Anti-puncture bomb,
  • Code lock,
  • Pump.
Vélo enfant facile e bike

Hiking Bike

Women trekking bike,
21 speeds,
Handy and comfortable.

Woman model with low frame + front basket

The reliable, practical and comfortable travel bike.

Supplied equipment per bike

  • Fluorescent vest,
  • Helmet,
  • Anti-puncture bomb,
  • Code lock,
  • Pump.
Vélo randonnée Femme

Hiking Bike

Women trekking bike,
21 speeds,
Handy and comfortable.

The reliable, practical and comfortable travel bike.

Supplied equipment per bike

  • Fluorescent vest,
  • Helmet,
  • Anti-puncture bomb,
  • Code lock,
  • Pump.
Vélo de randonnée Homme

EBike

Ebike from the French brand “néomouv”,
Type “Carlina”,
26 or 28 inches,
Autonomy of 50 to 80 kms.

Supplied equipment per bike

  • Fluorescent vest,
  • Helmet,
  • Anti-puncture bomb,
  • Code lock,
  • Pump.
Vélo électrique Facil Ebike

Getting here

Ville de départ : REIMS

Venir en voiture

  • à 1h45 de PARIS
  • à 6h de BORDEAUX
  • à 4h45 de LYON

Venir en train*

  • Reims train station - 0h45 depuis Paris

Venir en avion

  • Reims-Champagne airport

Ville d'arrivée : REIMS

Venir en voiture

  • à 1h45 de PARIS
  • à 6h de BORDEAUX
  • à 4h45 de LYON

Venir en train*

  • Reims train station - 0h45 depuis Paris

Venir en avion

  • Reims-Champagne airport

* Abicyclette Voyages vous accompagne à la demande, en incluant des solutions de transport.

Comment revenir au point de départ ?

  • Navette privée : voir les tarifs détaillés ou nous consulter

Recommended equipment

Bike

  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels

Clothing and equipment

  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest

Bike maintenance

  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil

Other

  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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