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Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey through Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,999 pp dbl occ

($1,350 - $1,550 for sgl occ)

Sip Champagne in Champagne. Dine on exquisite Alsatian cuisine. E-bike to your heart's content. Between the landscapes, the bubbles and the embracing hospitality, your glass will always be half full.  

Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-biking Tour
Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-biking Tour

France

Start Reims / End Strasbourg 

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

Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Champagne and Alsace’s dedicated bike paths are a cyclist’s dream. From vine-laced hills and the Route des Vins to sleepy French canals and the tranquil Vosges forest. 

Immersive Travel
Visit the oldest Maison de Champagne and the hallowed burial grounds of Dom Pierre Pérignon. Learn from local wine merchants and feel transported to another time in fairy-tale Alsatian villages. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy a private dinner and Champagne pairing at Moët & Chandon, the oldest Maison de Champagne, and vacation in Relais & Châteaux luxury at our hotels in Champillon and Colmar.

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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

Famed vineyards, such as Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, provide an idyllic backdrop as you e-bike along car-free paths in the World Heritage landscape of the Coteaux de Champagne | Visit Abbaye d’Hautvillers and the final resting place of Dom Pierre Pérignon who, upon inventing champagne, is said to have cried to his fellow monks, “Come quickly! I am tasting the stars!” | The splendid properties of négociants (wine merchants) line Épernay’s prestigious Avenue de Champagne | An exclusive cellar tour and dinner await at Moët & Chandon’s impressive property.

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

Embark from the enchanting town of Marlenheim along the bike-friendly Route des Vins (Wine Route), which traces lovely canals and links picturesque villages | E-bike through easygoing terrain in the heart of Alsace, skirting the Vosges foothills | Take a stroll among Obernai’s half-timbered façades and window boxes brimming with geraniums, a typically Alsatian scene | Relax at a historic manor turned boutique hotel.

Accommodations
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
Description

Tour the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Enter the sylvan landscape of the Vosges forest via a peaceful bike path | Wander in wonderfully preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, whose stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications earn them titles among the Most Beautiful Villages of France | Unwind at our extraordinary Relais & Châteaux retreat in Colmar, where colorful houses mix with Gothic churces and medieval structures | Enjoy one last morning e-bike ride with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.

Accommodations
La Maison des Têtes
La Maison des Têtes
Colmar
| Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of Colmar, this historic monument dates back to 1609 and has been tastefully converted into a cozy hotel. A Relais & Châteaux member.

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.

September 2022
Sep 27 - Oct 2
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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.

 

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

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.

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 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. 

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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