Walking circuits | Tourism in the Marne in Champagne

Hikes intheChampagne region

For avid or amateur hikers: 2,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails
and more than 100 walking trails
are just waiting to be explored!

EXPLORE THE MARNE AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH QUIET OR INVIGORATING WALKS...

Explore our themed circuits dotted with information panels showing what there is to discover: anecdotes, stories, and scientific titbits give further information on the landscape all along the circuit!

  • Wine-making circuits are for exploring the making of Champagne, the cultivation and pruning techniques, the importance of the soil, and the typical habitat.
  • Nature circuits allow you to get to know the flora, fauna, the botanic environment, but also the subsoil. They can be fun with anecdotes and games.
  • Heritage circuits will teach you still more about the habitats, the famous people, and the architectural design.
  • Memory circuits retrace the history of the Great War or that of the villages.
  • The Tourisme et Handicap labelled Faux de Verzy circuit enables the public, and particularly people with reduced mobility, to visit the national reserve.

WALKING MAP

With the walking map, explore our selection of more than 50 circuits that are aimed as much towards family leisure activities as towards sporty types!

Created by the Marne Tourism Development Agency in partnership with the Departmental Committee for Hiking, it offers a selection of maintained and sign-posted walks.

For a green getaway, for a short circuit or a long one, the walking map will accompany you on all your hikes!

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THE GR® LONG-DISTANCE HIKING ROUTES IN THE MARNE

The GR 14  crosses the Marne from west to east, covering the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park and the Champagne vineyards. It then skews towards the north to meet up with the Ardennes.

The GR 654 leads towards the Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle (The Way of St. James), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It goes through Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne, Vitry-le-François then Troyes via the Lac du Der.

The GR 145, called the Via Francigena, is a medieval route allowing pilgrims to reach Rome then Canterbury by way of Reims.

The GR 142 links the Verzenay windmill in the Marne to Guise in the Aisne. It skirts the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims, following the Vallée de l'Ardre as far as Fismes.

The GR 14B a variant of the GR 14, crosses the sublime Argonne massif on its western edge.

THE MARNE, HIKING COUNTRY

There are loads of circuits waiting for you to put your walking shoes to work on chalky or forested paths or even just for a wander around the heart of the Champagne region!

The green banks on the waterways, the immensity of the forests, the gentle ripples of the wind through the crops, and vineyards dotted with characterful villages, this is what the Marne has to offer you...