Paris and Champagne by Boat & Bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Paris / Epernay
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    181-252 km/112 -157 mi
  • Distance per day:
    19-52 km / 12-32 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    Country 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 (no dinner in Epernay). 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.

Paris and Champagne by Boat & Bike

Paris - Epernay from 1939 € rental e-bike incl.

The Tour

Paris and Champagne - Boat & Bike

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 Paris and the Champagne wine region by boat and bike you should be physically fit and have good stamina. The tour starts in Paris.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Zwaantje.

Paris and Champagne - MS Zwaantje

Day 1 Paris - Lagny-sur-Marne, 38 km/24 mi
Embarkation until 11 a.m. at the Quai de Bercy/Quai d’Austerlitz. Along the canal l'Ourcq, an old Napoleonic waterway, you cycle out of the capital.

Day 2 Lagny-sur-Marne - Meaux, 22-42 km/14-26 mi
The largest knights’ tournament with 3000 participants once took place in Lagny. Your tour will then take you the bishop city Meaux, which is worth seeing.

Day 3 Meaux - La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre, 27-52 km/17-32 mi
Along countless river bends, the Marne winds its way through the region, which is famous for Brie cheese.

Day 4 La-Ferté-s-J.-Château-Thierry, 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 Château-Thierry - Epernay, 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 6 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 7 Departure
After breakfast, your tour in Paris and the Champagne wine region by boat & bike comes to an end.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Zwaantje.

Included in "Paris and Champagne by Boat & Bike":

  • 6 nights aboard
  • full board (6 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 5 x dinner, no dinner in Epernay)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and information chat
  • some guided walks
  • cheese tasting
  • visit to a champagne cellar, champagne tasting
  • fees for ferries
  • daily tour discussion
  • daily guided cycling tours
    from 18 guests 2 guides/2 groups
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental e-bikes


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

Rental bicyles:

  • Comfortable unisex pedelecs with 7-speed coaster and 3 levels of assistance, equipped with gel saddle, anti-puncture tires and lock. Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own bike on this trip.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Bookable dates 2024:

  • Arrival on sundays
    26.05. + 09.06.* + 23.06.


All prices are per person.

  • 1939 € 2-bed cabin
  • 2909 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
    *price reduction: -200 € per person

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Paris and Champagne by Boat & Bike":

  • Where to find the MS Zwaantje:
    Quai de Bercy/Quai d’Austerlitz
  • Arrival by car:
    Please inform yourself in good time about the French Crit'Air vignette

    Monitored car parks near the berth. 95 - 100 €/week, further informations in your travel documents
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Paris Est, continue to Gare de Lyon station by metro or cab, duration approx. 20 min, 0-1 x change, normal price approx. 2 €,
    on foot or by cab to the berth, approx. 1 km
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Charles de Gaulle Roissy
    by train (RER) to the station Gare de Lyon, duration approx. 50 min, 1 x change, normal price approx. 10 €
    on foot or by cab to the berth, approx. 1 km
  • Embarkation from 11 a.m.
  • Return transfer Eparnay - Paris Est
    under your own steam by train, approx. every 2 hours, duration approx. 1,5 hours, 0 x change, standard fare approx. 26 €. 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.
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