Explore the Champagne wine-growing area, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and the stunning villages, birthplace of Champagne, which owes its renown to Dom Perignon.Known around the world for its wines, Champagne is also a popular destination for cycling, offering an ideal playground. Ride among the vineyards and terraced hillsides where Champagne villages, chateaux, and churches are nestled. Enjoy panoramic viewpoints overlooking the vineyards and picturesque villages. The winemakers' open their doors to you, for tastings and tours of the cellars. They will passionately explain their know-how while showing you around their property.During this tour, explore and taste every day what is hidden behind the bubbles that help us toast good news. Pop the cork and let the bubbles speak for themselves.
Explore Epernay, capital of Champagne
Discover this worldwide known vineyard and its quaint wine villages
Relax in a 4-star Hotel in an 18th century style architecture building
Arrive In Epernay
Épernay , Hautvillers , Œuilly
Hotel Jean Moet
This town is entirely surrounded by vines. Walk down the Avenue de Champagne,
with its magnificent mansion facades and opulent middle-class homes occupied
by famous Champagne Houses, and you can see why Epernay competes for the
title of 'Capital of Champagne'. Here, are miles of underground galleries and
millions of bottles of preciously kept champagne away from light and heat...
In Epernay, cellar visits to the largest champagne houses are among the
highlights of the tour... And they sparkle with stories and expertise.
Alternatively you can have a first ride with a loop to Hautvillers 43 km
Today, you will learn about 'Blanc de Noirs' champagne which is made using
only black grapes (Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier). Two grape varieties with
darker skin and white flesh. Follow the cycling routes bordered with
vineyards, offering magnificent landscapes over the undulating Marne Valley,
until Dom Perignon's village: Hautvillers ! It is here that the legend of
Champagne was born, thanks to the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon, who was said
to have accidentally invented effervescent wine at the end of the 17th
century. He's buried in the abbey of Hautvillers, leaving his name to a
vintage produced by a famous Champagne House. Continue through quaint wine
villages like Fleury la Riviere or Oeuilly.
Loop To Marne Valley
Today you will have a taste of the pinot meunier which grow in the Marne
Valley and brings its full fruity flavour to rose champagnes. The cycling
route, longing the Marne River, will lead you to the village of Ay where, you
will be able to discover a high Gothic-style church and wood-frame houses,
including one that is reputed to have served as Henri IV's fermenting room.
Next stop will be Conde sur Marne. Enjoy the highlights of the Marne valley
such as the roman church of Conde or the Montebello castle in Mareuil sur Ay
and breath-taking panorama.
Loop To Cote De Blanc Vineyards
Allée de la Côte des Blancs, Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
The taste of day will be 'Blanc de Blancs' Champagne using chardonnay only, a
white grape. The Cote des Blancs and its chalky soil is a promised land for
the elegant chardonnay. Ride along some of the classified Grand Cru villages
and pedal on the slopes producing Chardonnay grapes. Discover wine villages
nested between the vineyard and the lush forest: Avize, Cramant,
The Hotel is ideally situated in the center of Epernay, established in a building of 18 th century style architecture. The interior of the Hotel was entirely renovated between 2012 and 2016. A few steps from the Hotel you will find the magnificent Avenue de Champagne, where there lies, hidden, 110 kilometers of cellars (listed in the World Heritage Site - UNESCO).