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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Biking Tour in Champagne

Photos thanks to super photographer Buffalo Dave Knox


The Champagne region of France has it all: beautiful vineyards, sublime small producer champagne, possibility for intimate conversations with growers... add to this an easy bike ride in 28/75 degree temperatures and you have the perfect summer day!

We started off our day renting bikes in Epernay and planning out our route. For this trip we were going to try Epernay-Chouilly-Avize. About 40 minutes total of biking. Through the center of Epernay and off to our first little charming visit and first small producer. 

This first Champagne house was a small producer which was just a husband and wife operation! We parked our bikes right outside her tasting room and anxiously walked in ready for the tasting to begin. Chouilly is a town that is Grand Cru and specializes in Blanc de Blanc growing mainly Chardonnay grapes. We started off tasting the brut and then moved onto the Brut Grand Reserve which was truly delicious. Notes of honey and summer fruits. I had to buy some, I mean at 14 euros a bottle I just couldn't resist. Next was off to Avize where we had a little picnic and then were off to a few more small producers.

All in all it was a great, relaxing day and I think we were all thankful to be out in the sun on our little bikes and out of the car :) I'm just starting to add this biking trip with clients of Tasy Side to Life Tours http://www.tastysidetolifetours.com

If you're interested in a trip please email:



Tasty Side To Life Tours
Attn: Sydney Krueger
15 Rue Conservatoire 75009 Paris France

Email: tastysidetolifetours@gmail.com or sydneykrueger@gmail.com











1 comment:

  1. christania’s “rent family bike” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.

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