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Champagne & Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

Dolce Tempo Journey through Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

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.  

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France Champagne and Alsace Easygoing Family E-bike Tour
France Champagne and Alsace Easygoing Family E-bike Tour


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 Family 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 ride dedicated bike paths 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 cellar tour and dinner await at Moët & Chandon’s illustrious 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

From the enchanting town of Marlenheim, follow the bike-friendly Route des Vins (Wine Route), beloved for its lovely canals and picturesque villages | Ride 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 | Relax at a beautiful retreat nestled in the green hills of Ottrott.

Exterior view of 6717 Nature Hotel.
6717 Nature Hotel & Spa
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Traditional Alsatian architecture meets sleek modern design at this spa hotel nestled in the region's forested hills. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Stroll through Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Tree-lined bike paths lead you into the peaceful Vosges forest | Wander in wonderfully preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both among the designated Most Beautiful Villages of France, with stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications | Sip a post-ride libation amid the tree canopy at our Relais & Châteaux retreat in Colroy-la-Roche | Enjoy one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.

Exterior view of La Cheneaudière
La Cheneaudière
| 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)

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: 1-3

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 2 | 30 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 10 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's 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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