Cyclists havina a beer
Cycle path along Lake Mattsee
Bike on runway at Lake Mattsee
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Brewers's Pilgrimage

Beer Pharmacy – Beer Bath – Beer Bliss.

The combination of a pint of beer, a nice meal and great atmosphere liven and losen up any kind of discussion. Until the end of the Middle Ages brewing beer was a privilege only given to a few such as monasteries, hospitals and brooderhoods. As a result these ‚historic institutions’ are part of this particular cycling tour! Mainly following the rivers Salzach and Inn the cycling paths lead to breweries within monasteries, smaller and bigger private breweries and to some ‚beer enthusiasts’. Beer tasting is of course an important part and experience of this tour! Needless to say, that at several breweries each Eurobike client will have the freshest and coldest pint waiting.  In one of the breweries a guided tour explains all about the art of brewing beer step by step and the history behind beer and brewing right there and then. Not only will this wonderful journey quench your thirst for knowledge but also your thirst for beer!

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. After that the Stiegl brewery and the Augustinerbräu are ripe and ready to host your first Austrian beer tasting experience in the beautiful town of Salzburg.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Ganslhof

After a short trip along the rivers Salzach und Saalach, you will be heading into Bavaria. Do not miss the  chance to try more beer specialities at the 'Schönramer Brewery’. After this refreshing Bavarian treat, the tour swiftly leads you via lake Abtsdorfer back to the river Salzach into Austria. After visiting the 'Silent Night’ chapel you arrive at Franking via the Salzachauen. Here a unique experience awaits: a 'beer bath’ - the crowning glory at the end of this day.

Hotel (example):

Landhotel Moorhof

You cycle through the nature reserve 'Ibmer Moor’ to the Benedictine abbey at Michaelbeuern. The path leads over a hill called Haunsberg and down to the Trumer lakes. Here you will not only find the 'Creativ Brauerei’, but also the private brewery 'Privatbrauerei Trumer’ - two of the most award-winning beer producers in Austria. In the shady beer garden of the Brewery Inn they offer unlimited supply of the 'amber nectar’ flowing from a beer fountain on special occasions.

Hotel (example):

Entenwirt Das Hotel

Cycling along lake Obertrum and the Mattsee, today’s section leads into a beautiful region with rolling hills called the 'Innviertel’. Your first break is possible in the private brewery 'Privatbrauerei Vitzthum’ in Uttendorf. This place has practiced the precious art of beer brewing since 1600. You then continue along the river Inn to Braunau. From there it is only a few more kilometers to today’s final destination and home of the well known 'Zwickl beer’, which is brewed in the 'Raschhofer Brauerei’.

Hotel (example):

Zillner’s Einkehr

Since today's route is only short, today is a day for indulgement and enjoyment! The cycle path along the river Inn is stunningly scenic and leads via Obernberg and Reichersberg to the Baroque town of Schärding. Along with the 'Baumgartner’ brewery, the 'Beer pharmacy’ and a Brewery Inn called 'zur Bums`n’, the incredibly pretty town square that is characteristic of the Inn-Salzach style and that features the famous 'Silberzeile’ invites you to take a long break.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Stiegenwirt

On a long downhill descent the bike tour runs along the river Inn into Passau where three rivers meet. Back in Bavaria, the beer is never in short supply. In the course of one day countless thirsty cyclists dwell in the shady cool beer gardens of the 'Bavarian Löwenbrauerei’, the 'Hacklberg’ brewery, the wheat beer brewery 'Andorfer’ and last but not least the 'Innstadt’ brewery. However a scenic extension on the cycle path along the Danube should not be missed. It is only approx. 30 km until your end destination Engelhartszell, which is home to the 'Trappistenbeer’ brewery. Individual return journey via boat to Passau.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Dormero

Tour character

Along the rivers and lakes, the terrain is mainly flat with interspersed slight hills. There are mainly cycle paths and small rural roads, however for some short sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 22, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Sunday
Season 2
May 13, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Sunday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Sunday
Brewer’s Pilgrimage, 7 days, AT-SKRBP-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
surcharge half board
479,00
139,00
135,00
519,00
139,00
135,00
555,00
139,00
135,00

Category: selected 3*** hotels and B&Bs

Season 1
Apr 22, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
May 13, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Season 3
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Salzburg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Passau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59,00
84,00
55,00
84,00
59,00
84,00
55,00
84,00
72,00
97,00
55,00
84,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
75,00
75,00
170,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Drinks voucher for some of the brewery visits
  • 1x beer tub bath
  • 1x brewery guided tour included
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Car park at the hotel costs €8 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible. Multi-storey car park costs €60 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Return transfer by minibus to Salzburg every Saturday morning, this costs €60 per person, reservation is necessary
  • Good train connections from Passau to Salzburg

This tour has 1 more variant

Accommodation

Semiramis Feitler
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Semiramis Feitler, Customer Service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Stefan Mittermeier DE | 07.02.2018
Schöne Erinnerungen an eine schöne Tour
Im September 2017 haben wir, 5 Männer, beschlossen diese Tour zu fahren. Wir waren alle sehr begeistert von der guten Organisation und er schönen Strecke. Die Brauereien waren alle unterschiedlich und das Bier schmeckte hervorragend! Leider war das Bierbottichbad nicht möglich. Vielleicht fahren wir die Tour ja ein zweites Mal und holen das dann nach.

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