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:
    181-246 km/112 -153 mi
  • Distance per day:
    17-52 km / 10-32 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • 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.

Paris and Champagne by Boat & Bike

Paris - Epernay with the MS Zwaantje from EUR 1289

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 the Champagne wine region and Paris 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 Arrival in Paris
Embarkation until 2 p.m. at the Quai de Bercy. Your guide gives a first impression of Paris. Dinner on board, then discussion of the tours.

Day 2 Paris - Lagny-sur-Marne, 35 km/22 mi
Along the canal l'Ourcq, an old Napoleonic waterway, you cycle out of the capital.

Day 3 Lagny-sur-Marne - Meaux, 22/14 or 42/26 km/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 4 Meaux - La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre, 30/18 or 52/32 km/mi
Along countless river bends, the Marne winds its way through the region, which is famous for Brie cheese.

Day 5 La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre - Château-Thierry, 42 km/26 mi
The shorter tour takes you along the Marne, the excursion into the surrounding countryside is more picturesque, but also more challenging.

Day 6 Château-Thierry - Epernay, 35/22 or 50/31 km/mi
Choose between a long or short tour along the Marne, while enjoying the view over the Châtillon-sur-Marne Valley.

Day 7 Round trip around Epernay, 17/10 or 25/16 km/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 8 Departure
After breakfast, your tour in Paris and the Champagne wine region by boat & bike with the MS Zwaantje comes to an end.



Here are the details on MS Zwaantje.

Included in your package "Paris & Champagne":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner, no dinner at day 6)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • welcome drink
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • some guided walks
  • cheese tasting
  • visit to a champagne cellar, champagne tasting
  • daily tour discussion
  • daily guided cycling tours
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet


  • 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, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired. Due to restricted room on board you can’t bring your own bike.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on saturdays


All prices are per person.

  • 1289 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1935 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •     85 EUR rental bike
  •   185 EUR e-bike

The booking process

The Tour



  • Where to find the MS Zwaantje:
    Quai de Bercy
  • Arrival by car:
    Monitored car parks near the berth, costs approx. 95-100 €/week, further information in your travel documents.
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Paris Est, then take metro no 5 or taxi.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Charles de Gaulle Roissy
    by train to station Gare de Lyon, duration approx. 1 h, 1 x change, standard fee approx. EUR 10
    by foot or by taxi to the boat, distance approx. 1 km
  • Embarkation from 2 p.m.
  • Return transfer Epernay - Paris Est
    under your own steam by train, approx. every 2 hours, duration approx. 1 hours, 0 x change, standard fare approx. EUR 23. is a helpful on-line resource (EN/FR/DE)

Personel bikes:
Due to restricted room on board you can’t bring your own bike. A tandem or special bike can only be accommodated in exceptional circumstances and upon prior request.

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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