Bike Tour from Crécy-la-Chapelle to Coulommiers
We start in the artists village of Crécy-la-Chapelle. Crécy attracted renowned artists in the 19th and 20th century who sought inspiration in its lush countryside location and depicted the beauty of its medieval remnants and scenic canals and river.
Leaving Crécy we enter the rolling hills and pastoral landscapes of the Morin river valley where we'll pass through quaint villages and hamlets.
Did I mention plenty of lovely countryside and quaint villages and hamlets to see along the way?
The end destination of the journey will be the medieval town of Coulommiers.
Coulommiers has the best preserved Knights Templar Commandery in northern France. The Commandery is located just outside of town and requires a steep hill climb to get there. This is an optional visit for those who don't mind the hill climb (exterior visit only).
Coulommier's Parc des Capucins has the official French heritage designation of Jardin Remarquable (Remarkable Garden) and is reputed to be one of the most beautiful in the Île-de-France region.
Starting the Day: We start the day meeting at the bike rental store and then ride through Paris to the Gare de l'Est. We take the bikes on the train to Crécy-la-Chapelle and start the ride. At the end of the ride we take the train back from Coulommiers to Gare de l'Est and then ride to the rental store to return the bikes.
Tour Cost: 265€ - This is the price for your group, not a per person cost.
Additional Costs: Train Ticket – 16.60€pp (unless you have a transportation pass covering zone 5) Bike Rental – 30€pp
Total round trip train time: 2 hours
Touring Time: 5 hours
Total Tour Time: 7 hours
Distance: 30km / 19 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate. The topography on this ride is gently rolling to hilly. This is a ride for those who are physically fit, regular bikers that can handle a few hills with ascent times of 5 to 8 minutes.