DAY 2       Paris - Reims  -  The Champagne route - 150 kms   

Great start to the day...

We leave the hotel and pick up our bikes.

Remember to bring your driver license and credit card to sign the rental agreement and for the deposit.

A short trip on the highway to exit Paris (only 40 km) and we quickly cut across into the fields and cuter roads. 

Our first stop is at a restaurant ... bien sûr! 

You can imagine how we're feeling now - happy!

We head off to Reims... criss-crossing the Champagne vineyards on our way. After a quick nod to Reims cathedral, proudly fronted by a statue of the Emperor Charlemagne, we make our way to the extraordinary Pommery cellars. This is awesome.

 

We sleep in a pretty and very comfortable hotel in Reims.

DAY 3       Reims  - Le Crotoy - Heading for the sea - 250 kms  

After a hearty breakfast and feeling sad about leaving this charming hotel and endearing city of Reims....

We go West to the sea ...

We're taken aback by the bucolic and rustic scenery of the Vexin region with a stop at Pierrefond, a French village packed with medieval history ...

We close in on the Somme Bay, one of the most beautiful bays and bird sanctuaries in Europe... If we're in luck, we'll get a glimpse of the famous and lovable seal colony.

We finally get a chance to take off our boots and dip our feet into the invigorating sea water.

We finish the day dining at a secret location with an unforgettable seafood platter ... We might be catching a train... all will be explained.

We sleep in an adorable hotel, next to Tréport.

Great start to the day...

We leave the hotel and pick up our bikes.

Remember to bring your driver license and credit card to sign the rental agreement and for the deposit.

A short trip on the highway to exit Paris (only 40 km) and we quickly cut across into the fields and cuter roads. 

Our first stop is at a restaurant ... bien sûr! 

You can imagine how we're feeling now - happy!

We head off to Reims... criss-crossing the Champagne vineyards on our way. After a quick nod to Reims cathedral, proudly fronted by a statue of the Emperor Charlemagne, we make our way to the extraordinary Pommery cellars. This is awesome.

 

We sleep in a pretty and very comfortable hotel in Reims.