PICK UP :
9.00 am : Pick up from Reims city center : Meet your specialized e-bike guide at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station.
9.45 am : Pickup from Epernay city center : Meet your specialized e-bike guide in front of Moët & Chandon entrance in Epernay .
9.45 am : For those who chose the tour directly from Mareuil-sur-Ay from where the bikes are located. Please note the 2nd producer visit is not included for this tour option. The tour finishes therefore at 3.30 pm after the lunch.. We can on demand include this 2nd producer (25 euros per person, transport not included).
After a drive deep in Champagne country to a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier), your bikes will be ready for you to ride.
Your e-bike will allow you to explore some of Champagne’s most remote locations. Deserve your Champagne glasses cycling through Premier and Grand Cru villages, and fully experience the complexity of our terroir.
Enjoy breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage vines of Champagne. You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne.
Taste 3 different Champagnes from a family boutique grower where you will see and be taught about the different pressing facilities, vats and cellars.
Finish your time in Hautvillers where you will have a guided visit of the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.
Experience a cycle down the Marne canal to make your way back to the Clos Corbier. Immerse yourself into the french lifestyle with a traditional lunch which consists in homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagnes.
After your lunch you will leave the bike aside and will rejoin your minibus.
Finish your day gaining knowledge with the visit of prestigious producer of the region and go deep into their cellars where you will find lots of hidden bubbles waiting for you to be tasted once back up in the tasting room. (not included in the pickup option from Mareuil sur Aÿ, available on demand)
After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of Moët & Chandon entrance in Epernay at 5.45 pm or in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station at 6.30 pm.
If the bike tour is affected by weather it will be adjusted accordingly.
TRAIN INFORMATION IF YOU ARE DOING PARIS - REIMS FOR THE DAY:
If you come from Paris by train, book it as soon as possible to get availabilities and the best fares.
1. Weekdays (from Monday to Friday)
Take the 7.23am train (TGV Inoui 2707) from Paris Est which arrives at Reims Centre train station at 8.10am.
2. Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
-Due to a lack of train which could arriving on time at the pick-up place, we recommend you to arrive the day before in Reims.
-However, if you can’t arrive the day before, you can take the 7.58am train from Paris Est which arrives at Reims Champagne-Ardenne TGV at 8.37am and join the tour at Reims Centre train station with a taxi / Uber to be ordered before you arrive (15 minutes drive).
When you arrive at Reims Centre train station, take “Place de la Gare” exit (Reims centre), we will wait for you outside the station in front of the tourist office.
Be careful, there are two tourists’ offices in Reims. The meeting point is at the train station tourist office, not the cathedral tourist office.
For the return train back to Paris: please take one from 7.00 pm.
Enjoy your day !