Who has never dreamed of being able to ride the most spectacular roads, visit the beautiful monuments, admire sublime landscapes and taste the best of the gastronomy of Belgium and France?
Hertz Ride offers you this opportunity!
Starting from Paris we will drive along the Champagne roads and its most beautiful vineyards, towards Verdun, the symbol of the First World War, cross the border with Luxembourg to go to Belgium and go through the most beautiful cities of this country; Charleroi, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges, the Venice of the North.
After a days break, we take the road to Lille and from there we cross the north of France, through landscapes and historical places, such as Arras, Fecamp, Rouen, Giverny, Chartres and Versailles to finish in Paris.
(Tour subject to a minimum of 8 participants)
For the first day, we will leave Paris and head towards the vineyard of Champagne.
We will take the road towards Reims and Champagne, and ride through some of the most famous vineyards in the world. Then, we will stop in a vineyard to taste and learn the secret of making the most popular and famous wine in the world, Champagne.
After this amazing day, we spend the night in Reims, which is nicknamed "The City of the Kings". Indeed, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Reims was the place where a great number of kings were crowned. Besides the cathedral, the cultural and historical heritage of Reims is important, the city has three sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The itinerary of our second day will take us to the Duchy of Luxembourg. To get there we will pass through the city of Verdun, where one one of the most important First World War battles took place. We will enjoy our arrival in Luxembourg in the afternoon to visit the famous ramparts that surround the city and its historic city center.
For this third day, we’ll cross Belgium from South to North, passing through Liège, called the fiery city for its cultural and economic vitality, and Brussels, European capital and place of many international institutions. In Brussels we can admire the futuristic form of the European Parliament and the charm of its city center. We will finish our Belgian journey in Ghent, which has an abundant architectural heritage, and is today animated by an intense cultural life (theatre, opera, museums), which make this city a popular tourist center.
This day will be under the theme of relaxation and pleasure, we will visit Bruges, a neighbouring city of Ghent, nicknamed the "Venice of the North" because of its canals which encircle and cross the old town in a picturesque setting. We will have lunch, then return to Ghent in the afternoon for a stroll downtown.
This day will be the one where we will ride the most kilometers on our motorbikes, (330km). We will leave Ghent to cross the North of France to Fécamp, crossing towns such as Lille, Lens, Arras and Dieppe.
From flat landscapes of Northern France to the steep cliffs of the Atlantic, we can admire the contrasts of the landscapes.
We will spend the night in Fécamp.
From Fécamp will take the road to Rouen, we stop to admire its cathedral, jewel of Gothic art, which is one of the highest in Europe. Our road will continue towards Giverny, the residence of Claude Monet, the great Impressionist painter, and visit the Monet museum, located in his former residence. We will have lunch and take the road to finish our day in Chartres "Capital of light and perfume".
For this final day of a journey through the history and beauty of the landscapes of Belgium and France, we will end up in one of the most beautiful venues of France, the Palace of Versailles. Le Chateau de Versailles has been classified as a world heritage site for 30 years and is one of the most beautiful achievements of French art of the 17th century. Until the French Revolution, many kings embellished the Castle each in their turn. We will visit the sumptuous gardens, considered as the model of the regular garden "à la Française", ornamented with statues of marble, bronze and lead.
We will finish our journey by arriving in Paris, where we will pass through some of its most symbolic monuments, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine quays, Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre and finally the Eiffel Tower.