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Germany - Bavarian Beer Tour

Germany - Bavarian Beer Tour

Degree of difficulty - A/B

On our beer tour we take you through romantic Franconi to discover and taste a real brewing tradition. You cycle through the Aischtal valley, which has an average of one brewery per kilometre, making it the area with the greatest number of breweries in the world. You will get to visit the medieval towns of Nuremberg, Bamberg and Rothenburg.

There are some hilly sections with many small inclines, and typically you cycle on on quiet farm roads and side roads.

Day 1 Individual arrival in Nuremberg (tour start in Rothenburg also possible!)
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is Bavaria’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia. It is an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. You will spend your first night here.

Day 2 Nuremberg – Erlangen – Forchheim – Bamberg approx 70/80 km
You can follow the Regnitz cycle path through picturesque valleys and small villages, always along the river’s loops and windings. Or, you can choose to quickly cycle along the flat Rhine-Main-Danube canal. Today’s final destination is Bamberg, the city with a patron saint for brewing - St. Lawrence. Within the city’s perimeters nine breweries invite you to sample their products, with several more in the surrounding area.  
Overnight stay in Bamberg

Day 3 Bamberg – Höchstadt – Neustadt 55 km + train ride or with no train ride 70 km
You have the option of initially going back the same way as yesterday for a bit. If you don’t want to cycle this part twice you can take the train to Hirschaid (not included). From there you follow the small river Aisch to Neustadt.
You will cycle in direction of Hirschaid and reach the romantic Aisch Valley. Take a break in Höchstadt and sample the famous mirror carp – the crispy fried fish is a local delicacy. In Neustadt, your destination for the day, you can watch a mechanical wooden billy goat bleat and jump around the top of the town hall every hour - a fabulous spectacle.
Overnight stay in Neustadt an der Aisch

Day 4 Neustadt – Bad Windsheim – Rothenburg approx. 60 km
Today you will visit Bad Windsheim and the impressive Franconian open-air museum. Here historical buildings were reassembled on a large area. You can enjoy the homebrewed beer at the restaurant or in one of the beer gardens. Rothenburg’s medieval backdrop offers a beautiful atmosphere to soak in the evening sun and sample delicious food.
Overnight stay in Rothenburg

Day 5 Rothenburg - Ansbach approx. 55 km
This day offers two tour variations on the Jura Plateau. We recommend a detour to the Altmühl source. If that’s not enough for you, you can attempt the steep approach to the well-preserved Colmberg Castle. From here, you will cycle onwards to the beautiful Brandenburg count’s Rococo castle in Ansbach. You can enjoy your evening in one of the many beer gardens.
Overnight stay in Ansbach

Day 6 Ansbach – Roth – Nuremberg approx 55 km + train ride or approx 75 km
You will cycle along the Deutsche Burgenstraße (German Castle Route), past the star-shaped moated castle Lichtenau. In Roth you should definitely pay the Margrave Castle a visit. Later in the day you will reach Nuremberg, which is not only famous for Gingerbread and its impressive castle - A number of breweries also compete for your attention. Be sure to try the beer of the Barfüßer house brewery.
Overnight stay in Nuremberg

Day 7 Individual journey home or extension of your stay
After breakfast your cycling tour comes to an end.

From 5 May - 2 June & 30 June - 24 August
€695.00 per person sharing
€845.00 for single occupancy

From 3 June - 29 June & 25 August - 15 September
€675.00 per person sharing
€825.00 for single occupancy

From 21 April - 4 May & 16 September - 7 October
€575.00 per person sharing
€725.00 for single occupancy

Tour Includes

• 6 overnight stays in a double room with breakfast on an national 3* level
• Bike rental (7- or 24 gears)
• Transport of luggage from hotel to hotel, no limit on pieces of luggage ( each piece a maximum of 20 kg )
• Comprehensive tour information and maps
• Guided tour with the night watchman in Rothenburg
• Voucher for 5 x 0.5 l beer per room, to be used in Bamberg
• Entrance Fränkisches Freilandmuseum (Franconian open-air museum) Bad Windsheim (Mondays closed)
• Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room)
• 7-day service hotline

Not included
Train from Roth-Nuremberg (€5,50 per person plus €2,80 per bike) 
Train from Bamberg-Hirschlai (€3,30 per person plus €1,70 per bike) 
City or visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price

Optional extras
E-Bike available for additional supplement of €100
Extra night in Nuremberg on request

Self Guided Tour Information

You can start any day from 21 April to 7 October 2018

We are currently working on updating all our accommodation and will be online soon

To get to the start point in Nuremberg:

From Airport Nuremberg you can take the U-Bahn directly into town.

From Airport Munich you can take a direct train connection (ICE) to Nuremberg, which takes approx 1 hours.

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