Constantly striving to give visitors a new perspective on the region, the Champagne-Ardenne Tourist Board has linked up with Michelin to produce a series of exciting new miniguides to explore the four departments by motorbike. Pop on your leathers, hop on a bike and get off the beaten track to heritage sites, vineyards and gastronomic hotspots and the stunning panoramas of the region.
From the Langres plateau in the south to the vineyards of the Marne, driving through the Ardenne forests or the lakes of the Aube, there's an everchanging seasonal backdrop to appreciate from the unique perspective of two wheels.
Each roadbook consists of 4 pages put together with the input of experienced bikers with practical maps detailing each section of the route. A helpful factsheet is included with each section including information on the must-do museums, sites and monuments of the region, as well as great tips on where to eat and stay. The comprehensive roadbooks offer detailed routes with GPS directions and distances for each of the stages.
See the following link http://www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk/patrimony/motorbike_trips.aspx
The following 7 itineraries are currently available:
Road Trip Magazine Champagne route (173.5 km) : starting from Troyes The Montagne de Reims and Chemin des Dames route (171 km) : starting from Reims The Aube and Haute-Marne route (420 km) : starting from Langres The Great Loop of the Ardennes route (401 km) : starting from Charleville-Mézières Between the Marne and Vineyards (202 km) : starting from Château-Thierry The Burgundy Canal Route (444 km) : departing from Nogent-sur-Seine Around the Der (320 km) : starting from Epernay
A new route around the Argonne will soon be on-line too.
Fact sheets, road books and GPS directions can be viewed and downloaded free of charge in English from the Champagne-Ardenne Regional website www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk at the following link: http://www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk/patrimony/motorbike_trips.aspx
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