Bavarian Beer Tour
Loop tour around Rothenburg.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
The city is epitome of medieval city romance and was eternalized from artists as Spitzweg and Richter.
You cycle from valley Taubertal to the close Altmühl spring. Past fortress Zollernburg in Colmberg along the German Burgenstraße into ancient residence city Ansbach with magnificent rococo palace.
You still follow the bike path of German Burgenstraße past water fortress in Lichtenau to Roth, where you should visit Markgrafen palace Ratibor. Afterwards you meet up with Rhein-Main-Danube canal which leads you to Nürnberg. It is possible to short the stage by train (not included).
Today you have the choice: Picturesque runs the 80-kilometres-long valley route of Regnitz bike path through cities and small villages and follows in doing so on side roads and farm roads the loops of river Regnitz. Parallel to that the 70-kilometres-long canal route heads you directly along Main-Danube-canal. Both routes can be combined and shortened by train. Aim of your stage is Bamberg, one of the “capital cities of beer”.
The first part of today’s stage leads you then primal a part along yesterday’s tour course. Until Hirschhaid the route can be shortened by train (not included). After Hirschhaid you follow the valley of stream Aisch to Neustadt.
Your last day on the bike leads you to Bad Windsheim, where you find next to a beautiful old city the Franconian open air museum. On a spacious area historic buildings have been rebuilt. In the local tavern you can taste home-brewed beer, before you continue your tour. Back in Rothenburg your tour comes to an end in medieval setting. You should not miss a vespertine city tour with night watchman!
Departure or extension
After breakfast your beer tour is completed, if wished you can book extra nights
Hilly routes with lots of small climbs. Most of the times you cycle on calm farm routes. Basic condition is commendable.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Best elaborated route
- City tour with night watchman in Rothenburg
- Coupon for 5x ½ l of beer per booked room in Bamberg
- Entrance Franconian open air museum (closed on Mondays)
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Rothenburg train station
- Free public car park at the train station