# THE VINEYARD BY BIKE

Cycle route of the Marne Valley

A safe and bucolic itinerary in the heart of the wine-growing hillsides

Ideal for outings with family or friends, this 39 km run of the river runs along the Marne and its canal as well as the most prestigious Champagne wine-growing hillsides. On foot, by bike or on rollerblades, let yourself be surprised by the cultural, gastronomic or human attractions of this cycle-route.

 

THE TOUR

Explore the Champagne region and its villages in an ecological and different way by bike, on foot or on rollerblades. Sprinkled with rest and parking areas, this gentle and peaceful 44 km route follows the old towpaths. It winds its way through forests, vineyards and cultivated land, combining the beauty of the countryside with the pleasures of taste. This green route runs along the meanders of the Marne and the side canal and assures you peace and quiet.

The Reuil – Tours-sur-Marne section with its 31 lecterns invites you to better understand and appreciate the territory of the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park.

Part of this route is shaded, which is very pleasant in summer.

 

DISCOVERIES

Hautvillers – the Cradle of Champagne, marks the start of this adventure. It is here, in this village with 140 wrought iron signs, that a certain Dom Pérignon perfected the Champagne method, which made Champagne wine the king of wines.

From the Dom Pérignon viewpoint, admire the panoramic view of the Champagne hillsides and the river Marne below.

Departing from Cumières, board a paddle-steamer for a peaceful cruise along the river.

Then head for Aÿ-Champagne, home of prestigious champagne houses (Bollinger, Deutz, Ayala…) Here, succumb to real gustatory pleasures (champagne and other local products) with our guided tours that will kindle all your senses.

Continue with an exciting visit of the Cité du Champagne. There you will discover the manufacturing process and all the secrets of the vineyard will be revealed to you.

Make a stopover in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This charming village with its beautiful vineyards is a great place to relax. Enjoy its beauty with a cruise aboard a former Dutch speedboat, the Bullet 1927.

Join Bisseuil. Sip a drink on the terrace and watch the barges passing one of the rare examples of revolving decks.

Pass through the flowery village of Tours-sur-Marne. Budding adventurers will be delighted by the many games in the adventure park.

 

WINE EVENTS

All along this route, many winegrowers will open their doors to show you their estate, their cellars and let you taste some of their wines. Find on our agenda open cellars, champagne houses and winegrowers open on weekends.

Epicureans and the curious, explore the world of champagne and discover all its secrets. On the programme: perfect your knowledge with the Ecole des Vins de Champagne, learn the art of tasting, experiment with perfect matches with the winemakers.


ACCUEIL VELO LABEL

Need to re-inflate a tire, adjust your brakes, be able to leave your bike safely…?
The addresses with the “Accueil Vélo” label guarantee you a warm welcome and quality services.

A “Accueil Vélo” establishment is your guarantee of a warm welcome and quality services:
– Be less than 5km from a cycle route
– To have adapted equipment: secure bicycle shelter, repair kit, etc.
– To benefit from an attentive welcome: useful information and advice (tours, weather, …)
– To have services adapted to cyclists: luggage transfer, washing and drying of clothes, bike and accessory rental, bike washing, …

 

BICYCLE TOURS

Accompanied by a guide, discover the Champagne vineyards classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the beautiful village of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne, which owes its fame to Dom Pérignon.

Discover and book your tour now.

Office du Tourisme Intercommunal d’Hautvillers
10 Place de la République – 51160 Hautvillers
Tél : + 33 (0)3 26 57 06 35
info@tourisme-hautvillers.com
www.tourisme-hautvillers.com

51160 Hautvillers, France