Boat & bike - Champagne and Paris - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Epernay / Paris
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    186-268 km/116 -167 mi
  • Distance per day:
    19-52 km / 12-32 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    hilly
  • Profile:
    Quiet side roads and unpaved or partly paved country paths.
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train,
    look at "Info/arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Boat & bike - Champagne and Paris

Epernay - Paris with the MS Zwaantje from EUR 1444

The Tour

Boat & bike - Champagne and Paris

Explore the Champagne wine region and the landscapes on either side of the river Marne - home to the famous Brie cheese, and finally the French capital Paris. Be enchanted by this magical region, the delicious food and drink and your ship’s friendly crew. For this tour in the Champagne wine region and Paris you should be physically fit and have good stamina. The tour starts in Epernay.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Zwaantje.

 
Boat & bike - Champagne and Paris - MS Zwaantje

Day 1 Arrival in Epernay
Embarkation from 2 p.m. Get a first impression of one of the most important towns in the Champagne wine region.

Day 2 Round trip around Epernay, 19-26 km/12-16 mi
In the morning you will go on a short bicycle tour to the foothills of the Montagne de Reims. Afterwards you will visit Epernay with the sumptuous houses of the champagne merchants.

Day 3 Epernay - Château-Thierry, 35-50 km/22-31 mi
Choose between a long or short tour along the Marne, while enjoying the view over the Châtillon-sur-Marne Valley.

Day 4 Château-Thierry - La-Ferté-s-J., 40-44 km/25-27 mi
The shorter tour takes you along the Marne, the excursion into the surrounding countryside is more picturesque, but also more challenging.

Day 5 La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre - Meaux, 30-52 km/19-32 mi
Along countless river bends, the Marne winds its way through the region, which is famous for Brie cheese. The bishop city Meaux is worth seeing.

Day 6 Meaux - Lagny-sur-Marne, 24 - 45 km/15-28 mi
Once again you will cycle along the river and over the hills, before reaching Lagny. The largest knights’ tournament once took place here with 3000 participants.

Day 7 Lagny-sur-Marne - Paris, 38-51 km/24-32 mi
Along the canal l'Ourcq, an old Napoleonic waterway, you cycle into the capital. The MS Zwaantje awaits you at the Quai de Bercey.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, your tour by boat & bike in the Champagne wine region and Paris comes to an end.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Zwaantje.

Included in "Boat & bike - Champagne and Paris":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner at day 5)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • some guided walks
  • cheese tasting
  • visit to a champagne cellar, champagne tasting
  • fees for ferries
  • daily tour discussion
  • daily guided cycling tours
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental bike included

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • individually regulated air-conditioning

Rental bicyles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed gearboxes with freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired. Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own bike on this trip.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    05.06. + 19.06.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • 1444 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 2119 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • rental bike included 
  • 115 EUR e-bike

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Where to find the MS Zwaantje:
    Quai de l'Ile de Bélon, or Quai de la Marne, both close to the train station
  • Arrival by car:
    Unmonitored parking spots close to the berth
    Parking at the Place de la Gare, 6,30 € for the first 24 h, then 4 €/day
  • Arrival by train:
    Epernay train station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Charles de Gaulle Roissy
  • Embarkation from 2 p.m.
  • Return transfer Paris Est - Epernay
    under your own steam by train, approx. every two hours, duration approx. 1 hours, 0 x change, standard fare approx. EUR 23.
    sncf.com is a helpful on-line resource (EN/FR/DE)

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
Info/booking
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