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Champagne Luxury Tour
Toast of the Centuries
A region known most popularly thanks to the world famous sparkling wine born in these parts, Champagne is actually much more than just a region built by bubbles. Its history spans centuries and riding through its historic hills means travelling through significant periods of France’s fascinating past. And let’s not forget the enchanted wine that has made this region the undisputed “toast” of the centuries. This is, after all, the place where the famous Dom Perignon, cellar-master at the Abbaye de Hautvillers, refined age-old traditions and created revolutionary techniques for producing Champagne. As for the biking, the empty roads stretch out like a ribbon through the rolling hills covered in cabbage, wheat and of course, vines. Oh, and did we mention that Château les Crayeres (your hotel!) is considered by many to be the finest hotel in France? Get ready to be amazed.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Best Time to Visit
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Day by Day
Start your trip with a ride through the rolling Champagne countryside! After, explore Epernay with a stroll along the Avenue de Champagne. This afternoon enjoy a tasting and tour at Moet & Chandon followed by dinner at the hotel prepared by Chef Rossillon.
Today's ride will combine a variety of landscapes, views and wine regions typical of the Champagne region. You will have lunch on the terrace of a former monastery and enjoy a tasting at Maison Champagne Corbon before dinner.
Today we head north towards Reims. Bike around the famous Montagne de Reims vineyards before enjoying lunch and an exclusive tasting at the small family run Champagne House of Patrick Manceaux.
Begin your ride in Neuville, travelling through bucolic countryside dotted with vineyards and picturesque villages. Enjoy a special tasting at Frederick Savart before lunch at a local favorite, Le Comptoir a Bulles, in the village of Sacy. Your final night dinner will be served by a multi Michelin starred Chef, Philippe Mille.
This morning make your way to Reims train station for your journey onward. Bon voyage!
Hotel les Avisés, Avizé
Hosts Anselme and Corinne Selosse welcome B&R as the first and only biking company to stay in their prestigious Champagne estate and the most exclusive Independent Wine Domain of Champagne. There are only 10 rooms in the property, each of which are unique and illustrate their relationship to the "Joie de Vivre" of Champagne. View hotel website »
Chateau Les Crayères, Reims
Originally built in 1904 for the Marquis and Marchioness of Polignac, one of the great families of Champagne families, the Château was a gathering place for the social elite with its elaborate parties and expansive grounds. Since being converted into a hotel in 1979, the Château les Crayères has become synonymous with refined elegance. It boasts a three-star Michelin restaurant that is considered by many to be one of the finest restaurants in the world. View hotel website »
We ride mostly on rolling hills and along tranquil rivers through the countryside of Champagne, averaging 50 kilometers a day.
All hotel accommodation
Meals as indicated as selected by B&R
Services of B&R guide and support van
Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
All special events and private tours
All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
All baggage transportation
All gratuities for baggage, porters & hotel service
“Travelling with B&R is what being alive all about. It’s action packed and incredibly invigorating with so many personal and group highlights that it’s hard to single out just one.”
— Andrew Crowe
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6 Days / 5 Nights
Price from: $7,495 USD
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Price from: $6,495 USD
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