Champagne, France #41
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Champagne is known as 'the wine of kings and emperors' and is present at any grand festive occasion and synonymous with the art of good living. You can now tour its birthplace in northeastern France, specifically around the much-adored cities of Reims and Epernay! Its a pleasure to get lost in the picturesque villages, many with no other traffic and all with subtle, artful details to enjoy repeatedly. Hamlets like Hautevillers, Oeuilly, and Verzenay offer a superb, quintessentially French visual experience. As you pedal your imaginary bike through the gorgeous, fastidiously neat countryside you may notice various cave entrances in the sides of the chalky hillsides. These are the 'crayeres', hundreds of kilometers of tunnels carved into the hills, successfully utilized by the French underground in the world wars. Now many are once again vast cellars for the over 12,000 vintners! There are many short hills for those so inclined and also many changes in direction and locations hand-selected to give your ride even more verve. Bon voyage mon amie! 72 minutes long.