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Paris to Reims Bike and Cruise

Paris to Reims Bike and Cruise

From
€915 Per Person
 

This exciting, 8 to 15-day bike and cruise trip takes you to the heart of the Champagne region on board Feniks.

  • Duration
    8 to 15 Days
  • Itinerary
    Paris - Reims - Paris
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
From
€915 Per Person
 

This exciting, 8 to 15-day bike and cruise trip takes you to the heart of the Champagne region on board Feniks.

  • Duration
    8 to 15 Days
  • Itinerary
    Paris - Reims - Paris
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or bunk beds) with en-suite bathroomMealsMeals 7x breakfast, 7x lunch and 6x (3 course) dinner per week. Gluten and lactose free diets are welcome, other diets at request.ItineraryItinerary 8 to 15-day bike and cruise from Reims to Paris or vice versaGuideGuide Multilingual tour guide

Summary

Cruise from Paris to Reims or vice versa and visit the famous vineyards of the region and well-preserved villages and towns on board Feniks.

Feniks was originally built in 1928 as freight barge and was converted as a hotel barge in 1992. She cruises along the scenic waterways of Belgium, France and Netherlands. Feniks offers 9 comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities, cosy lounge, library with a collection of CDs and DVD and a spacious deck with tables and chairs where you can relax. The ship's friendly crew consists of a captain, general assistant and a bike guide.


Highlights

  • Explore Paris with your guide.
  • Walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, home of Vincent van Gogh
  • cycling along the Oise and Aisne to the Clairière d’Armistice
  • Tour of Reims
  • Option to visit a local Champagne house
  • Cycle to Epernay and enjoy a guided tour.
  • Visit a Champagne house.


Inclusions

  • Cabin accommodation in a twin or bunk beds with shower/toilet ensuite
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • 7x breakfast, 7x lunch and 6x (3 course) dinner per week. Gluten and lactose free diets are welcome, other diets at request. Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Daily check and cleaning of your cabin
  • Care of your personal laundry


Exclusions

  • Non-alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore. Soda, beer and wine are available at reasonable prices, cork fee of €5 if you bring your own wine.
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (at your own discretion, avg. €50 per cabin/week)
  • 24 speed bikes with helmets, pannier, lock and water bottle (€65 p/w, excl. 21% VAT) electric bikes €115 p/w (excl. 21% VAT)

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Dates & Prices 

Price Per Person

Feniks 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks
Low Bed 950 Euros 1,825 Euros 2,575 Euros
Bunk Bed 915 Euros 1,750 Euros 2,300 Euros

Bike Rental per person/per week

Hybrid bike 65 Euros + 21% VAT
Electric bike 115 Euros + 21 VAT
Itinerary 

Paris to Reims

Day 1, Saturday - Paris
Arrive at the barge, moored in central Paris, around mid-afternoon. Meet your fellow cyclists, receive your bikes and go for a short introductory ride. Then after dinner take a walk with your guide to explore Paris.

Day 2, Sunday - Paris - Bougival - Conflans Sainte Honorine (30/55 km)
After breakfast, we cruise or cycle through Paris, along the river past the Eiffel Tower and through Bois de Boulogne and Parc Trocadero to Bougival, an island in the Seine River. The journey passes through some pretty suburbs and parks with undulating riding terrain, and delightful views across Paris. You may re-board the barge at Bougival and cruise, or continue on by bike to St Germain-en-Laye and Conflans-Ste-Honorine. This route runs partly along the river past several spots which inspired many 19th century painters. Tonight the barge moors in the popular river town of Conflans, with its many houseboats. In the evening take a walk along the river and into the higher part of town or visit one of the many cafés and bars.

Day 3, Monday - Conflans - Auvers sur Oise - Creil (40 km)
After breakfast, we cruise along a beautiful stretch of river to Auvers-sur-Oise. In Auvers, you can take a walk in the village which was once the home of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and where you will find many of the scenes he painted, as well as his grave. Re-board the barge and cruise to Boran-sur-Oise where our cycling for the day starts around noon. The route is through forested countryside and will take you to Chantilly, an internationally recognised centre for horseracing. You may like to visit the chateau of Chantilly which has a splendid collection of paintings. Our cycling route ends at the barge’s mooring place in Creil.

Day 4, Tuesday - Creil - Compiegne (50 km)
The barge starts cruising before breakfast to Verberie, where we saddle up and head to Bethisy-St Pierre for coffee, then on through the forest of Compiegne with visit to St Jean-aux-Bois for lunch and Pierrefonds where there is a fine example of a medieval castle which was partly rebuilt by the famous architect Violet le Duc in the 19th century. Follow a cycle trail through the large forest to Compiegne where we spend the night. This town has so much history to discover (Joan of Arc, the residence of several kings and a museum in the palace).

Day 5, Wednesday - Compiegne - Soissons (47 km)
We start from Compiegne, cycling along the Oise and Aisne to the Clairière d’Armistice. This is a historic site which commemorates two world wars. There is a small museum dedicated to these wars including a train wagon identical to the one which was used for the armistice signing ceremonies in 1918 and 1940. Coffee stop in a village nearby, ride in a lovely valley, then we conquer some hills back to the Aisne valley. The route follows the river more or less to the mooring in Soissons, a historic town with medieval church and abbey ruins.

Day 6, Thursday - Soissons - Berry au Bac/Cormicy (40 km)
We cruise from Soissons over breakfast, then ride to Fort Condé, a well preserved WW1-era fortification in lovely countryside. We stop for lunch in a village on the river and then follow the river to near Bourg-et-Comin, where we rejoin the barge for the canal cruise to our mooring place in either Berry au Bac or Cormicy.

Day 7, Friday - Berry au Bac/Cormicy - Reims (40 km)
We cycle beside the canal and see our first vineyards northwest of Reims. Passing picturesque villages and sloping hills covered with vines we arrive in Reims in the afternoon with of time to explore the town and do some sightseeing, shopping or champagne tasting (at own expense).

Day 8, Saturday
Tour ends in Reims.


Reims to Paris

Day 1, Saturday - Arrival in Reims
Newly arrived guests make their own way to the mooring point in Reims by mid-afternoon to meet your fellow travellers and take a short introductory bike ride. Reims is easily accessible by high-speed TGV train from Paris.

Day 2. Sunday - Reims - Tours sur Marne/Epernay (35/40 km)
We sail from Reims early this morning and cycle through the vineyards southeast of Reims. The terrain is undulating and our climbs are rewarded with beautiful views. There is an option to visit a local champagne-house for a tasting (at own expense). You may re-board the barge or continue riding for a few more kilometers to the Marne Valley. We moor near Tours-sur- Marne and in the evening go for a city walk.

Day 3, Monday - Tours-sur-Marne / Epernay - Chatillon-sur-Marne (40 km)
We cycle to Epernay, the centre of the Champagne industry, and visit one of the many Champagne houses for a guided tour in the cellars. We ride through vine-covered fields and over some hillier terrain to our mooring point near Chatillon sur Marne.

Day 4, Tuesday - Chatillon sur Marne - Chateau Thierry (45 km)
An easier ride along the river today with a few low hills as we reach our destination at Chateau Thierry.

Day 5, Wednesday - Chateau Thierry - La Ferté sous Jouarre
Again, we ride beside the river past the valley of Petit Morin and the village of St Cyr. We have time to visit the abbey of La Ferté before arriving at our mooring point at La Ferté sous Jouarre.

Day 6, Thursday - La Ferté-sous-Jouarre - Meaux - Lagny (25/50 km)
We enter the region of Brie today, famous around the world for its soft cheese. We ride into Meaux, with its unfinished Gothic cathedral. You can either re-board the barge or cycle a further 25km to Lagny, a small town on the outskirts of Paris. Often there is an art-exhibition in the centre.

Day 7, Friday - Lagny - Paris (35 km)
We have planned our ride mostly on bike trails and quiet roads with relatively low traffic. We arrive into Paris near the Bois de Vincennes and château. Here we can board the ship at the confluence of the Marne and Seine rivers, or cycle into Paris. Free time this afternoon to explore Paris.

Day 8, Saturday - Paris
Tour ends after breakfast in Paris.

Cruise Details 
  • Capacity: 20 passengers
  • Length x Width: 39 x 5.4 meters
  • Cabins: 9 total (2 cabins include an extra bunk bed to become triples, 3 cabins with 2 standard beds and 6 cabins with bunk beds)
  • Shower and toilet
  • Central heating and 220 volt sockets
  • Laundry service available
  • No Wifi available on board

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