Champagne - Paris to Epernay by Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 7 nights
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Day 7: Epernay round tour | afternoon: visit Epernay and a major Champagne house
11 or 16 miles (19 or 26 km)
Paris to Epernay – MS Zwaantje
The Zwaantje is 40 metres long and can accommodate 24 passengers. On the lower deck there are 12 cabins for guests: 10 twin cabins and two double cabins. All the cabins have a small ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin, a fixed window (both double cabins have larger windows that also open) and individual air conditioning. On the main deck you can relax in the intimate saloon complete with air-conditioning, large panoramic windows, a restaurant area, lounge corner and a small bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in the salon (mobile internet, limited data). A great feature of the barge is the spacious sun deck complete with tables and chairs where you can relax. The new owners are experienced barge operators and will be delighted to welcome you on board. The enthusiastic and extremely motivated couple restyled the interior of the Zwaantje during the winter of 2014/15, resulting in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Zwaantje - Exterior
Epernay to Paris – MS Zwaantje
This is the reverse itinerary from Epernay to Paris that operates on alternate weeks.
7 nights accommodation on the Zwaantje
Board basis: Full board: 7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 6x three course dinner
English speaking tour guide on board and on bike rides
Some short walking tours
Half day guided tour of Epernay incl. champagne tasting.
Maps and route information - GPS tracks available
Brie cheese tasting
Daily cabin cleaning
Daily coffee and tea
Cycle helmets & a water bottle
Flights and transfers
Transfers to/from the docking
Entrance fees & excursions
Special dietary requests - see below
Drinks & tips on board
Bike hire and extras
Pannier, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. Please note that for this tour due to limited space on deck it is not possible to bring your own bike. Helmets and water bottles are also included with rental bikes .
Hybrid bike (2020 departures)
Hybrid 21 speed
E-bike (2020 departures)
Hybrid bike (2021 departures)
E-bike (2021 departures)
Gluten or lactose free diet (50 Euros payable locally) - please select if applicable
Friendly service with expert knowledge
Easy to book and pay online
Full financial protection
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.
Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris.
Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.
We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.
This tour is guided and self-guided, so you have the option to cycle with your guide or independently with the maps and route notes provided.