Champagne (Paris - Reims - Paris)
When you think of champagne you can hear the sparkling. But did you know it is a beautiful and easy cycling trip from Paris to Reims? You cycle through rural countryside via the region of Meaux famous for its Brie cheese, into the vineyards of the Champagne Region. At Epernay you cross the centre of the Champagne industry. After Reims the landscape is lightly sloping to Compiègne and Auvers sur l'Oise, where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted the last months of his life. Visit of the cemetery where Vincent and his brother Theo are buried.
Character of the tour
The tour along the Marne leads to Epernay and Reims while crossing the steeper slopes that suit the moderate biker. The tour from Reims to Auvers and back to Paris is easy to do for all cyclists. Daily average of the whole tour 45 Km or 4 hrs by bike.
This is a two week tour, of which you can join the Feniks for one week. You can hop on or off the Feniks in Reims, thus do the first or the second part of the whole tour.