Bike and Barge
Paris and Champagne

from Lagny-sur-Marne to Épernay
  • FR257 / France
  • Bike and Barge For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Guided Guided Travel in a group with other participants and a tour leader who knows the route.
  • Silver
  • 2 Jun, 9 Jun 2024
  • 7 days
  • linear from Lagny-sur-Marne to Épernay
  • Bike rental included
  • Some meals included
  • Promo discount

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Discount of 200 € per person

For the departures on 2/06 and 9/06 aboard Zwaantje.

The discount is valid for bookings made on or after February 12, is not retroactive and will be applied to you upon booking confirmation.


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Highlights

A splendid bike and boat trip in the heart of France, along the banks of the Marne River. Start your journey in Lagny-sur-Marne, an outskirt of Paris, and discover the Champagne region at the pace of pedaling on an e-bike. In between glasses of Champagne, you can also visit farms where Brie cheese is produced. This vacation is a great opportunity to enjoy the rich local food and wine: all to try!

 

  • Croissants and pain au chocolat
  • Dom Pérignon, Veuve Cliquot and the secrets of Champagne
  • The exquisite Brie de Meaux

What awaits you

A week in the Champagne wine region. While largely following the Marne River or its tributaries, the bike route includes several ups and downs, some more challenging than others. You'll ride on mostly paved and lightly-traveled secondary roads, rarely on bicycle paths. Some stages include a choice between a shorter and a longer ride. Of course, you can always take a day off and stay aboard the riverboat.

Accommodation

Overnight accommodation is provided aboard a riverboat, a real floating hotel ready to follow you during the biking stages and welcome you aboard in the evening. The atmosphere is comfortable and is designed down to the smallest detail to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay. At dinner and in moments of relaxation, the chefs and crew treat you to a feast of flavors and aromas. The boat's cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

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  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Sheets and towels
  • Courtesy kit
  • Daily cabin cleaning service 
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 self-made packed lunches
  • 5 dinners, drinks excluded
  • Welcome drink

If you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or allergic to some specific ingredients/substances please indicate it at the moment of booking. A supplement applies for gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets (to be paid in advance).

Once on board, make sure that the kitchen staff is aware of your allergies, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.

  • Unisex E-bike
  • Helmet
  • English speaking tour leader within an international group
The tour leader leads the way and is ready to solve any mishaps.
You will receive briefing materials with all the practical information, details on how to reach the meeting point, and answers to any questions you may have before you leave.

Before departure you will receive by email:

  • the link to download the tour information material in Pdf (Tour notes and Final tour details)

On board you will find maps and route description, to follow for unaccompanied cycling.

 

We plan your trip carefully, but if you need assistance you can count on the tour leader.

In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • Brie cheese tasting
  • Champagne tasting at local producer
  • Visit champagne cellar in Epernay

In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or in its immediate surrounding area and having a substantial impact on the execution of the package or on the transport of travellers towards the destination, the traveller has the right to withdraw from the agreement before using the package, without paying withdrawal costs.

In all the other cases of withdrawal from the travel agreement, the traveller is always required to pay a withdrawal penalty. Read more

Withdrawal penalties

  • 20% up to 84 days prior to departure date
  • 40% from 83 to 42 days prior to departure date
  • 60% from 41 to 28 days prior to departure date
  • 90% from 27 to 1 day prior to departure date
  • 100% no-show

Round trip not included.

  • Meals not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Drinks on board
  • 1 dinner
  • Tips
    The amount is up to your discretion, we suggest 5-7 % of the cost of the trip.
  • Accommodation in single cabin
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Practical information
  • Level: medium-easy
  • Total length: 180/250 km
  • Terrain: secondary roads almost always paved and with little traffic, rarely on bike path

Embarkation is scheduled at 11:00 AM in Lagny-sur-Marne or Epernay. Here you will meet the tour leader and other participants.

A) Direction Lagny-sur-Marne - Epernay

Lagny-sur-Marne is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently.
A few weeks before departure we will send you the instructions on how to reach the embarkation point.

By plane

Lagny-sur-Marne is connected with the following airports: Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

From Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG):

  • train until Marne La Vallee Chessy and then bus n. 23 till Lagny-sur-Marne

From Paris Orly airport (ORY):

  • train until Chessy Nord and then bus n. 23 till Lagny-sur-Marne

For an overview of prices, airlines and flight schedules we suggest rome2rio.com or Google Maps, which also show options via train or bus, even for the last mile. For reliability and security, we recommend purchasing your flight on the official website of your chosen airline.

Public transport in Paris

For further information on timetables and prices you can consult: RATP and Transilien.

By train

Lagny-Thorigny is the closest station. For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the SNCF official website.

By car

If you arrive by car, you can park in the parking areas close to the embarkation point.

 

B) Direction Épernay- Lagny-sur-Marne

Épernay is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently.
A few days before departure we will send you the instructions on how to reach the embarkation point.

From Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG):

  • train RER B to Châtelet Les Halles. From here metro line 4 to Paris Gare de l’Est and then train to Épernay (approx. 2h30)

From Paris Orly airport (ORY):

  • shuttle bus to Pont de Rungis station. From here RER C to Saint-Michel station, then metro line 4 to Gare de l’Est and train to Épernay station.

For an overview of prices, airlines and flight schedules we suggest rome2rio.com or Google Maps, which also show options via train or bus, even for the last mile. For reliability and security, we recommend purchasing your flight on the official website of your chosen airline.

Public transport in Paris

For further information on timetables and prices you can consult: RATP and Transilien.

By train

Épernay is the closest station. For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the SNCF official website.

By car

If you arrive by car, we suggest you to park near the port.

How to return home

A) Direction Lagny-sur-Marne – Epernay

Epernay is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home.

By plane
Epernay is connected with the following airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais.

To get to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport:

  • train from Epernay to Paris Gare de l’Est, then metro line 4 until Les Halles station. From here train RER B until the airport

To get to Paris Orly (ORY):

  • train from Epernay to Paris Gare de l’Est, then metro line 4 until Saint-Michel station. From here train RER C until Pont de Rungis, then shuttle Go C Paris until the airport

To get to Paris Beauvais (BVA):

  • train from Epernay to Paris Gare de l’Est, then metro line 4 until Châtelet. From here metro line 1 to Porte Maillot and then shuttle to the airport

 

B) Direction Epernay – Lagny-sur-Marne

Lagny-sur-Marne is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home.

By plane

Lagny-sur-Marne is connected with the following airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais.

To get to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport:

  • bus n.23 until Marne La Vallee Chessy and then train until the airport

To get to Paris Orly (ORY):

  • bus n.23 until Chessy Nord and then train until the airport

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Even if you don’t need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:

  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
  • and possibly a visa.

You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

 

Do not forget your travel, health and/or car insurance documents.

For further information visit Your Europe official website.

 

Always thoroughly check the document you travel with: expiration date and integrity.

The official language is French.

 

France is in the Central European Time (CET) Zone, 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT), and observes Daylight Saving Time.

Internet and telephone

Throughout Europe roaming services are free (if you have a European SIM card). Please check your rates with your mobile/internet provider before your departure.

The international phone prefix of France is +33.

 

Emergency telephone numbers in France

112 – Common Emergency Number. This is the European emergency number which can be called in any emergency from any telephone (landline and mobile phone). Calls are free.

15 – Medical Emergencies

17 – Police Help Number

18 – Fire Department

 

Electricity

The French electrical net is 220V – 50Hz.

Electrical sockets comply with European regulations. In most hotels you will find adaptors for different types of plugs.

The currency in France is the euro (€).

Personal equipment

  • a reusable water bottle
  • a holder to fix for your mobile phone on the handlebar
  • a power bank
  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

Clothes

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit

Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.
  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

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