Today’s route takes you through the Montagne de Reims. Cycle surrounded by picturesque hillsides and valleys covered in vines, through many pretty villages, including Chigny-les-Roses, home of Louise Pommery and over 40 wine cellars. If your legs are up to the challenge, visit the Museum of the Vine
in the lighthouse at Verzenay (entry fee approx. 7€, not included) and climb up the 101 steps to the top for the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Follow up by a very leisury ride of around 12 kilometers along the Marne canal.
Arrive in Epernay, France’s champagne capital and home to some of its most famous champagne houses. Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, Pol Roger, De Castellane, … to name but a few. Take a leisurely walk along the Champs Elysées of Epernay, the Avenue de Champagne, with its 110 kms of underground cellars. Tonight’s accommodation is either in a small, family run 3-star hotel or a guesthouse, in a converted townhouse, both centrally located.
1 Night in Epernay