TRAIN: Depending the date you book, we'll meet either between 7h- 7h10 or 8h-8h10 at Paris' Gare de L'Est train station and take the train to Epernay. TOWN: Once we arrive, we'll collect our bikes & cruise through the centre of Epernay (capital of Champagne). Then we'll pick up some French sandwiches & desserts to eat later for lunch (not included in price). RIDE: We'll ride our amazing e-bikes through the beautiful Champagne vineyards & hilly countryside. You'll see the ancient villages and beautiful landscapes where Champagne began. e-bikes make the ride a lot of fun! SEE & TASTE: Visit our favourite small, family-run Champagne maker to experience how Champagne is made. Hear interesting stories and learn how Champagne makes it from the vine to the glass. We'll finish by tasting of some amazing Champagnes....of course! EAT: We'll picnic on a stunning hillside overlooking the Champagne vineyards. VISIT: Hautvillers: one of France's most charming villages where Dom Perignon called home. EXPERIENCE: Tour one of the larger Champagne producers in Epernay (Castalanne, Moet, Daniel Mignon, or Mercier) and finish with a tasting. HEAD HOME: We'll catch the train again back to Paris (plenty of time for a much needed nap:-)
Le Peloton cafe team is passionate about French wine and sharing our passion with travelers looking to discover Champagne in a new way. Most travelers visit Champagne in a tour bus. Not us! We wanted to show the ancient villages, amazing views, vineyard trails, and small family Champagne producers that make the Champagne region one of the best (often forgotten) day trips from Paris. Our team has spent hundreds of hours in Champagne (on bikes) & hope to share our passion with you!
Optional wine tastings Cellar tour & tastings at a small Champagne producer and another cellar tour/tasting at a larger…
Round trip train tickets Train tickets to and from Paris
- Epernay: the capital of the Champagne region with over 100km of underground Champagne cellars. - Ancient villages that have produced wine since the Roman era. - Hautvillers: one of France's most charming villages where Dom Perignon called home. - Our favourite small, family-run Champagne maker- which most tourists miss. - Riding through some the most beautiful vineyards in France. - See & hear how Champagne is made.
We use E-bikes in Champagne which make the ride easy and fun; however all participants must know how to confidently ride a bike. Lunch is not included in the tour price.