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6 good reasons

to cycle in Châlons

Châlons-en-Champagne’s unique setting and extensive facilities make it the perfect destination for a rejuvenating bike ride. Not convinced? Here are 6 good reasons for heading our way on your next cycling adventure.

To get some fresh air


Smell the country air! As you cycle along the canal, the Marne or through the fields, take a deep breath and enjoy nature’s best! There’s nothing like cycling to clear your head.

A cycle path and a wide choice of routes are available from Châlons-en-Champagne, and there are more than 450 kilometres of greenways in the region to explore.

To get some exercise

without getting too tired!

Easy-to-cycle tracks

Châlons-en-Champagne’s terrain is relatively flat, which makes cycling much easier. This is also an advantage as there are many tourist attractions nearby, such as the towpaths, the Domaine de Coolus, the Basilica in l’Epine, to name just a few.

So keep your health in check while you’re out and about. Short excursions on flatter terrain are great reasons to jump on a bike!

To be

environmentally responsible


By taking a bike instead of a car, you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and fight global warming in your own way. Travelling while protecting the planet? It’s the best!

To be up close

to nature


If you love the great outdoors, peacefully cycling along in the fresh air makes it easier to observe the fauna and flora around you. We are lucky enough to regularly come across wildlife, including deer, squirrels, herons, foxes, and more… A great way to get up close to nature!

Cycling also makes it easier to get to know the locals and offers a great way of connecting. Enjoy chatting to people along the way.

To gain a sense of freedom

Whether you’re visiting Champagne for the weekend break or a longer holiday, your days are often packed with a busy programme. There’s so much to see that you want to do everything you can, and you can sometimes forget to take your time.

However, travelling by bike gives you an enormous sense of freedom. You are completely independent, free to stop at any time and to go at your own pace, with no need for timetables or schedules.

When you see something beautiful, simply stop and take in the view!

Because it's simple!

Fancy taking a bike ride but don’t have one of your own? No problem! Come to the Tourist Office. We have everything you need.

There are bikes to rent for 1 hour, 6 hours, 24 hours or several days, as well as helmets, locks, and baby seats on loan. We even have some children’s bikes.

And all at very attractive rates.

We can also help you with small repairs. If you are looking for a bike repairer, Collard Cycles and Saint-Memmie Cycles in Châlons-en-Champagne are at your service.

Did you know?

A label held by the Tourist Office

Logo Accueil Velo

The Tourist Office holds the “accueil vélo” label. This label guarantees :

  • Being within 5 km of a cycle route, or even better, being right on it!
  • Having adequate facilities: A secure bicycle shelter, a repair kit, etc.
  • Offering a warm welcome with handy tips and advice (cycle routes, weather reports, etc.)
  • Having services tailored to cyclists: bike and accessory hire, bike washing facilities, etc.