Champagne & Alsace Family Bike Tour—Older Teens & 20s
Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route
From $5,149 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights
(+$1,320 for sgl. occ.)
This trip bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Gewürztraminer and Strasbourg. But has your family 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.
- Delight in an exclusive private dinner and champagne pairing at the world-famous Moët & Chandon Orangerie
- Bike by canals and through scenic towns on the famed Route des Vins, hugging the peaceful Vosges foothills
- Behold 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—three Michelin stars at the incomparable Auberge de l'Ill
Days 1-2 Celebrated vineyards, such as Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, provide an idyllic backdrop as you cycle 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 dinner awaits in Moët & Chandon's Orangerie, an architectural masterpiece.
Day 3 From the charming town of Marlenheim, spin along the Route des Vins (Wine Route), beloved for its lovely canals and picturesque villages | Pedal 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.
Days 4-6 Explore the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Wander in beautifully preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both among the designated Most Beautiful Villages of France, with stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications | Sit down to an incredible meal at Auberge de l'Ill, an exceptional family-run restaurant that has been awarded three Michelin stars for 50 years and counting | Enjoy one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.
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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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
2019 Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more guests: from $4,899 pp dbl occ
- 8 - 9 guests: from $5,599 pp dbl occ
- 6 - 7 guests: from $6,599 pp dbl occ
- 4 - 5 guests: from $7,599 pp dbl occ
- 2 - 3 guests: from $8,999 pp dbl occ
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