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Easygoing E-bike Tour Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour
Dolce Tempo Journey through Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Levels 2-4
From: $5,799 - $6,199 pp dbl occ
($1,350 for sgl occ)
Sip Champagne in Champagne. Dine on Michelin-starred Alsatian cuisine. Between the landscapes, the bubbles and the embracing hospitality, your glass will always be half full.
Start Reims / End Strasbourg
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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.
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
Vacation in Relais & Châteaux luxury, enjoying a private dinner and Champagne pairing at Moët & Chandon. In Alsace, decadence awaits at two-Michelin-starred Auberge de I’Ill.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
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.
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)
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.
Surrounded by lush vineyards and dense forests, this charming 17th-century family-owned château is the epitome of Alsatian style and hospitality. (pool, spa)
Tour the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Enter 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 | Sit down to a meal at Auberge de l’Ill, a unique family-run restaurant that has been awarded at least two Michelin stars for 50 years and counting | Enjoy one last morning e-bike ride with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.
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.
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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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.
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.
- 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