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 Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

This family trip bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer. But have you 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.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $5,199 pp dbl occ
($1,100 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices

France

Start Reims / End Strasbourg

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

Highlights
  • Delight in an exclusive family dinner and champagne pairing at world-famous Moët & Chandon, the oldest Maison de Champagne
  • Bike by canals and through scenic towns on the famed Route des Vins, hugging the peaceful Vosges foothills
  • Travel through some of France's most beautiful villages, with half-timbered houses and gardens filled with colorful geraniums
  • Savor one of the most memorable dining experiences ever—two Michelin stars at the incomparable Auberge de l'Ill
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6 Days Premiere Hotels
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Days 1-2

Just outside of Paris, celebrated vineyards, such as Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon, provide an idyllic backdrop as you ride dedicated bike paths 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.

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon, France
Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
Champillon
| Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of Champagne vineyards, this newly renovated country retreat features elegant modern design and top-notch service. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
 

Day 3

Discover the charming 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.

Hostellerie des Chateaux, France
Hostellerie des Châteaux
Ottrott
| Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by lush vineyards and dense forests, this charming 17th-century family-owned château is the epitome of Alsatian style and hospitality. (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 Vosqes forest | Hop off the saddle to admire beautifully preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both members of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, with stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications | Savor an amazing meal at Auberge de l'Ill, an extraordinary family-run restaurant that has been awarded at least two Michelin stars for 50 years and counting | Cap off your family journey with one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.

Hotel des Berges, France
Hôtel des Berges
Illhaeusern
| Premiere Hotel

This stylishly renovated 18th-century farmhouse—featuring a restaurant with two Michelin stars—is beautifully situated on the Ill River. (pool, spa)
 

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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. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 300 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular 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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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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