Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour
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Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,399 - $6,799 pp dbl occ

($1,850 for sgl occ)

This family trip bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer. Have you ever biked vine-laced hills to the town where Napoleon enjoyed lavish soirées? Or pedaled alongside French canals, listening as they quietly flow by you? Have you ever tasted Champagne in Champagne? Oh, you will.

Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour map
Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour map


Start Reims / End Strasbourg

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


  • Delight in an exclusive family dinner and champagne pairing at world-renowned Moët & Chandon, one of the oldest Maisons de Champagne
  • Cycle dedicated bike paths along sleepy canals and through scenic towns on the famed Route des Vins, nestled in the Vosges foothills
  • Travel through some of France's most beautiful villages, with half-timbered houses and gardens filled with colorful geraniums
  • Vacation in style at our elegant Relais & Châteaux hotels, from a tranquil retreat amid a sea of vineyards to one nestled in Alsatian forest


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Just outside of Paris, celebrated vineyards, such as Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon, provide an idyllic backdrop as you bike in the Coteaux de Champagne and through a World Heritage landscape | Visit Abbaye d'Hautvillers, the last resting place of monk Dom Pierre Pérignon | Marvel at the splendid properties of prestigious négociants (wine merchants) on the Avenue de Champagne | An exclusive cellar tour and dinner await at world-famous Moët & Chandon.

Exterior view of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
| 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 & Chateaux member. (pool, spa) 

Day 3

Discover the enchanting town of Marlenheim | Take a family ride along the Route des Vins (Wine Route), beloved for its meandering canals and postcard-perfect villages | Bike rolling terrain through the heart of Alsace and in the graceful Vosges foothills | Obernai is a heavenly place to explore on foot, with its profusion of Alsatian-style half-timbered houses and window boxes of geraniums | Relax at a beautiful retreat nestled in the green hills of Ottrott.

Exterior view of 6717 Nature Hotel.
6717 Nature Hotel & Spa
| *Casual Plus Hotel

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

Days 4-6

Wander through Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Bike tree-lined paths into the peaceful Vosges forest | Hop off the saddle to admire impressively preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both members of the 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 | Cap off your family journey with one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif and nearby Germany.

Exterior view of La Cheneaudière
La Cheneaudière
| 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)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 4000 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 14 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 10 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

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.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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