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

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,899 - $6,699 pp dbl occ

($1,950 for sgl occ)

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.

France Champagne and Alsace Family Bike Tour
France Champagne and Alsace Family Bike Tour

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-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
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
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
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa Balcony
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
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
Hotel Spa Alsace
6717 Nature Hotel & Spa
Ottrott
| Premiere Hotel
Traditional Alsatian design meets modern luxury at this chic and decadent oasis nestled in the region's green rolling hills. (pool, spa)
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
La Cheneaudière
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)

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 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 | 21 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 4000 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 14 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
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! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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, 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.

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.
$400 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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