Champagne & Alsace Family 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)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $6,949 - $7,149 /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 Family 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)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

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: Jun-Jul

From $6,949 - $7,149 /person

Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

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.

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Highlights

  • 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
Champagne & Alsace Family 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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From $6,949 - $7,149 /person

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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 $6,949 - $7,149 /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.

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