Champagne Tour de France
Each year the Tour de France covers the most beautiful areas of France and its neighboring countries. In 2019, the Tour is starting in the friendly and delicious (think hand-crafted brew & Belgian chocolate) country of BELGIUM! Yes, we’re excited about this and incredibly pleased to be able to share the rolling, lush green countryside with 12 lucky guests.
On this week long trip we’ll see the TDF, ride on the race route just hours before the race and see behind-the-scenes with our favorite teams. After all, the place where others can’t go is on the team bus, meeting the support staff and sampling a bite of the day at team chef’s bus. After a couple days of action and getting our fill of this great race we’ll spend the next five days in a cycling dreamland in southern Belgium and Champagne, France.
Here’s a quick overview….
The trip starts in the fun and friendly city of Brussels. We’ll take a city ride of Brussels, sampling local brew and savoring the best chocolate in the land. The next morning, we’ll see the teams fly in the TDF Time Trial & perhaps visit a team or two. After a couple exhilarating days, we’ll head to the south, enjoy beautiful, quiet roads and then transfer into the heart of the Champagne Region enjoying scenic miles on the bike.
Days will be full of adventure on the bike passing vineyards and learning where WWI was fought and ended. Off teh bike, you’ll see the beautiful art deco buildings Carnegie gave to the people of Champagne and go underground to explore the caves of the best sparkling wine producers in the land.
Cycling Mileage: 50 – 80km per day
Terrain: Rolling Hills; Vineyards; Brussels City Ride
Did you know?
Did you know...The most expensive bottle of Champagne is $2 million!
Ride on the TDF race route. See behind the scenes. Ride in vineyards. Day off to see WWI places & sample Champagne.
In the 18th century when the famous Avenue de Champagne was still nicknamed “The Crazy Quarter” a wine merchant had a house built as his family home. Two centuries later, this same house has been lovingly restored. The aim of the project has been to breathe new life into the original house and to rediscover the original owner’s passion for learning more about the world.
Jean-Pierre from Champagne
Meet Jean-Pierre…He worked in the political world of France before returning to his childhood roots of Champagne. He’s currently the Taittinger Champagne Ambassador and knows just about every producer in the land. He’ll take you underground to see Champagne caves and keeping you laughing while sampling the finest bubbly of the year.