The Reims Mountain, a geological wonder for vines which give some of our most famous wines.
Leisure , Fit
Starting from 195€
By following the towpaths or venturing on the small roads with low traffic, Champagne is a destination of choice for cycling tourism. Discover charming villages in the heart of the vineyards and venture into the heart of the Champagne countryside, between forests, streams or around the Reims Mountain.
Mixing the beauty of the landscapes and the joys of the palate, the region will not leave you indifferent, whatever your level or your desires.
It’s impossible to not talk about wine when we talk about Champagne! The vine was brought by the Romans but the sparkling wine does make an appearance until the 14th century. Since then, an entire economy has been forged around its vineyards that produce one of the most famous wines in the world.
Subjected to invasions and therefore to various influences throughout its history, Champagne has inherited a very varied architectural heritage. The monuments in chalk or terracotta brick follow the half-timbered ones. The Roman era left some remnants, notably in Reims. From medieval castles to Romanesque churches to Gothic buildings, let yourself be enchanted by all this architectural diversity.
The region was strongly impacted by the First World War but was still able to relaunch its economy which, in addition to wine, has long been heavily based on crafts. Knives are made in the region, as the Nogent Cutlery Museum can testify. Basketry, stained glass work, glass and textiles are also very developed.
The gastronomy is not left behind with many local specialties among them the Ham and the Reims Rose Biscuits or the Champagne Truffle. Sweet delicacies to accompany a glass of Champagne are not lacking either …
The network of bicycle lanes in Champagne was built on the towpaths along the rivers and canals that wind through the region, as well as on abandoned railways. Tourism infrastructures have also adapted to the growth of bicycle tourism by providing secure areas for bicycles and many bicycle shops.
Two major routes serve the Champagne-Ardenne region: Champagne à Vélo and the Ardennes à Vélo, which offer more than 450 km of greenways to help you discover all the charms of the region.
Champagne offers a temperate climate. The plains of Champagne around Reims and Troyes are bathed by a relatively mild and less rainy climate than the regions further east and north with reasonable annual rainfall.
In the summer, it’s pleasant to cycle in the region thanks to mild temperatures between 20 and 25 ° C on average. However, the mornings can be chilly, which is why it’s better to have a warm layer for morning outings.
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence (08/2018)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
Hi David Just wanted to mention again what a wonderful trip we had along the Loire in Brittany . We loved the food, and the itineraries were just right (...) Cheers Trevor (11/2018)
Hi Thanks for a perfectly organised trip port to port in Bretagne! We had a wonderful holiday. We used some of the restaurants you described in the traveler book. Helle and Peter. :) (08/2017)
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)