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Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey through Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,399 - $6,799 pp dbl occ

($1,550 - $2,300 for sgl occ)

Sip Champagne in Champagne. Dine on fine Alsatian cuisine, which borrows from the German Rhineland next door. Follow mellow routes through a string of storybook villages, richly wooded hills and some of the most acclaimed wineries in the region. Between the landscapes, the bubbles and the embracing hospitality, your glass will stay more than half-full.  

France Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour map
France Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour map


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. 

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
Vacation in luxury, enjoying a private dinner and Champagne pairing at Moët & Chandon.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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.

Exterior view of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

With sweeping views over the surrounding Champagne vineyards, this award-winning retreat features elegant modern design, an expansive and airy spa and  top-notch service. A Relais & Chateaux member. (pool, spa) 

Day 3

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.

Exterior view of the Hostellerie des Chateaux
Hostellerie des Châteaux
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Surrounded by lush vineyards and dense forests, this charming 17th-century family-owned château  represents the Alsatian rustic style and personable hospitality. (pool, spa)  

Days 4-6

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 | Enjoy one last morning e-bike ride with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.

Hotel des Berges Exterior Sunshine
Hôtel des Berges
| Premiere Hotel

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

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: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 20 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 7 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 27 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 14 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

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+

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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