Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,399 - $6,999 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Oct 2025: Apr-Oct

From $6,399 - $6,999 /person

Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

This biking adventure bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer. Cycle vine-laced hills to the town where Napoleon enjoyed lavish soirées. Ride alongside French canals as they quietly flow by you. Taste Champagne in Champagne and savor world-class cuisine in Alsace. In this captivating corner of France, there's so much to celebrate.

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Highlights

  • Attend a private dinner and champagne pairing at world-famous Moët & Chandon, one of the oldest Maisons de Champagne
  • Ride dedicated bike paths along sleepy canals and through enchanting towns on the Route des Vins, France's historic wine route
  • Travel through some of the prettiest villages in France, with half-timbered houses and gardens filled with vibrant geraniums
  • Vacation in style at our elegant Relais & Châteaux hotels, from a tranquil retreat amid a sea of vineyards to one nestled in an Alsatian forest
France Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour map

France

Start Reims

End Strasbourg

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Famed vineyards, such as Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, provide an idyllic backdrop as you ride dedicated bike paths in the Coteaux de Champagne and through a World Heritage landscape just outside of Paris • Visit Abbaye d’Hautvillers, where monk Dom Pierre Pérignon is buried • On the Avenue de Champagne, marvel at the splendid properties of prestigious négociants (wine merchants) • An exclusive cellar tour and dinner await at Moët & Chandon’s illustrious property.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
Champillon
Premiere Hotel

With sweeping views over the surrounding Champagne vineyards, this award-winning retreat features elegant modern design, an expansive and airy spa and  top-notch service. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

From the enchanting town of Marlenheim, follow the bike-friendly Route des Vins (France's oldest Wine Route!), beloved for its lovely canals and picturesque villages • Ride easygoing terrain through the heart of Alsace, skirting the graceful Vosges foothills • With its profusion of Alsatian-style half-timbered houses and window boxes of geraniums, Obernai is a heavenly place to explore on foot • Relax at a beautiful retreat nestled in the green hills of Ottrott.

Accommodations

Night 3

6717 Nature Hotel & Spa
Ottrott
*Casual Hotel

Traditional Alsatian architecture meets sleek modern design at this spa hotel nestled in the region's forested hills. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Stroll through Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley • Tree-lined bike paths lead you into the peaceful Vosges forest • Wander in wonderfully preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both among the designated Most Beautiful Villages of France, with stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications • Sit down to incredible gastronomic experiences with the region's famed tartes flambées and dinner in Colroy-la-Roche • Enjoy one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif and nearby Germany.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

La Cheneaudière
Colroy-la-Roche
Premiere Hotel

Tucked away in an Alsatian forest, this unforgettable boutique property is a modern oasis elegantly influenced by natural elements. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
Champillon

Premiere Hotel

With sweeping views over the surrounding Champagne vineyards, this award-winning retreat features elegant modern design, an expansive and airy spa and  top-notch service. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Night 3

6717 Nature Hotel & Spa
Ottrott

*Casual Hotel

Traditional Alsatian architecture meets sleek modern design at this spa hotel nestled in the region's forested hills. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

La Cheneaudière
Colroy-la-Roche

Premiere Hotel

Tucked away in an Alsatian forest, this unforgettable boutique property is a modern oasis elegantly influenced by natural elements. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

From $6,399 - $6,999 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $6,399 - $6,999 /person

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