8 Days Bike and Boat Tour from Reims to Paris, France

Amazing Bike Holiday in France

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Frank Charter invites you to join their bike holiday in the very heart of France. You will have a beautiful and easy cycling trip from Reims to Patis. The tour along the Marne leads to Epernay and Reims while crossing the steeper slopes that suit the moderate biker. The tour from Reims to Auvers and back to Paris is easy to do for all cyclists. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime journey you'll never forget.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, the terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 196 miles / 315 kilometers

Highlights

  • Visit Bourg et Comin
  • Beautiful river cruise along the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Pierrefonds, cozy town with an impressive castle
  • Ride to Chantilly, the center for horseracing or visit of the Chantilly castle
  • Ride into St Germain-en-Laye to Bougival
  • Daily meals, coffee, and snacks
  • 7 nights' accommodation

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Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will stay in an accommodation based on low and bunk bed selected by Feniks Charter.

Program

Day 1: Reims - Courcy

New guests arrive. Leaving Reims in the afternoon to the mooring place in or near Courcy, a little village not far from Reims.

Day 2: Courcy - Bourg et Comin

Area with vineyards northwest of Reims. Passing picturesque villages and sloping hills covered with vines, you gradually leave the Champagne region.

Day 3: Bourg et Comin - Soissons

Bourg-et-Comin into the Aisne valley, quiet country roads, hardly hills on your ride near the river Aisne and then to Soissons, a historic town with medieval church and abbey ruins.

Day 4: Soissons - Verberie

Visit Pierrefonds, a cozy town with an impressive castle. You will go through the forest of Compiègne, to the historic site of Clairière de l'Armistice, used for the armistice signing ceremonies in 1918 and 1940. Then Compiègne, where Louis XVI and Napoleon Bonaparte used the palace as a summer residence. Joan of Arc was captured here before turned over to the English.

Day 5: Verberie - Creil - Pontoise

To Chantilly, the center for horseracing or visit of the Chantilly castle. Then to Auvers sur Oise. Walk in the village in which the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh lived the last few, but very productive months of his life and where you will find many of the scenes he painted, as well as his grave.

Day 6, Pontoise - Bougival

From Pontoise along the river past several spots which inspired many 19th century painters. Continue to St. Germain-en-Laye (beautiful view over Paris) to Bougival. Possible visit to the lovely chateau and park of Malmaison, the residence of Napoleon and Josephine.

Day 7: Bougival - Paris

Visit the park of Versailles. Beautiful river cruise along the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre museum and the Notre Dame, before entering the Port de l’Arsenal.

Day 8: Departure day

Tour ends in Paris after breakfast.

Location

This bike tour allows you to ride from Reims to Paris, France. It will cover several places including Courcy, Bourg et Comin, Soissons, Verberie, Creil, Pontoise, and Bougival.

Food

You will be served seven breakfast, seven lunches, and six (three-course) dinners per week. Gluten and lactose-free diets are welcome, other diets are available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Daily check and cleaning of your cabin
  • Care of your personal laundry
  • 7 breakfast, 7 lunches, and 6 (3-course) dinners per week
  • Coffee, tea, and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • (Non) alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore. soda, beer, and wine are available at reasonable prices; corkage fee of 5 EUR if you bring your own wine
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • 24-speed bikes with helmets, pannier, lock and water bottle

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday August 26, 2018
Departure: Saturday September 1, 2018

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