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Bavarian Beer Tour

Castle and Beer in Franconia.

On the Bavarian Beer Tour through romantic Franconia you'll find out everything there is to know about brewing traditions and can try all kinds of different varieties of beer. You cycle along the beer cycle path through an area that has the highest density of breweries in the world - on average of one brewery every square kilometre. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere in these wonderful beer gardens and try the local dishes. On your route you get to know the well-known towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Bamberg, which impress with their medieval townscapes. Part of your route involves cycling along the Burgenstrasse or Castle Road cycle path. And that's the name of the game! You'll see all kinds of mighty castles and forts nestled in the hills along your tour. The friendly hospitality of the Franconians and their excellent beer make for a great cycle ride - and it's been one of our most popular for a very long time.

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Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Nuremberg – thousand years of history: The old imperial city with its mighty castle, famous churches and museums atrracts tourists from all over the world. Right in the centre of this metropolis with half a million inhabitants, the town houses, proud churches, the castle and 5 km of walls that circle the town have all been resurrected.

The Regnitz cycle path begins directly in the old town of Nuremberg - the largest city in Franconia. Today you continue north through green meadows and shady floodplain forests. On the sandy meadows typical of the Regnitz valley, you roll into the Huguenot, university and industrial city of Erlangen.

With the Steigerwald on your left and Franconian Switzerland on your right, you cycle downstream through the valley of the Regnitz and enjoy beautiful landscapes but also impressive weirs. Twice, at the Strullendorf lock and the Hirschaid hydroelectric power station, you cross the Main-Danube Canal.

You cycle towards Hirschaid and reach the romantic Aisch valley. Take a break in Höchstadt and try the well-known dish of mirror carp. The crispy fried fish is a specialty here. In Neustadt, your destination today, at the town hall clock a goat comes out and bleats at every hour – it's quite a spectacle.

Today, Bad Windsheim and the impressive Franconian open-air museum are on your route. This is where many historic buildings have been rebuilt. In the guesthouse and in several beer gardens you can try their home-brewed beer. The medieval backdrop of Rothenburg offers a wonderful atmosphere - perfect for enjoying sunny evenings with some tasty bites to eat.

Today you can opt for a detour to the Altmühl spring before taking a break in Colmberg. This mighty, well-preserved castle towers over the town – the climb is steep but it's worth it! The Franconian Rezat now takes you into the heart of Ansbach with its lovely Rococo castle - which belonged to the Brandenburg Electors. Your destination today is Wolframs-Eschenbach. Since 1917 this little medieval town bears the name of its eldest son, poet of the Romance, Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach.

The Bavarian Beer Tour takes you on along the German Castle Road passing the star-shaped water castle, Lichtenau. In Roth you should definitely visit the Markgravian castle. Next you pedal to Nuremberg, which is not just known for its Lebkuchen biscuits but also for a magnificent castle. Several breweries compete for its favour. Over a beer from Barfüß brewery and an original Nuremberg sausage you have everything you need for a great evening!

Tour character

Hilly stretches with many small climbs, mostly on quiet farm tracks, rarely on paved forest and field paths. Basic condition recommended.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Nürnberg
  Season 1
24.04.2022 - 29.04.2022
09.10.2022 - 16.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
14.04.2022 - 23.04.2022
30.04.2022 - 14.05.2022
18.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
15.05.2022 - 21.05.2022
29.05.2022 - 31.05.2022
19.06.2022 - 30.06.2022
21.08.2022 - 17.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 4
22.05.2022 - 28.05.2022
01.06.2022 - 18.06.2022
01.07.2022 - 20.08.2022

Arrival daily
Bavarian Beer tour, 8 days, DE-ATRRO-08X
Base price
649.00
749.00
799.00
849.00
Surcharge single room 249.00 249.00 249.00 249.00

Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau

Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Apr 30, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Arrival daily
Bavarian Beer tour, 8 days, DE-ATRRO-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
649.00
249.00
749.00
249.00
799.00
249.00
849.00
249.00

Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau

Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Apr 30, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 3
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Nürnberg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Nürnberg
Surcharge single room
59.00
29.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
29.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Nürnberg
  Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Apr 30, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

Arrival daily
Nürnberg
Double room p. P. 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00 29.00
Nürnberg
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00 29.00
Filter
27-gears unisex
27-gears gents
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch)
  • 1 guided city tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • 4 voucher for 0,5 l of beer per person (from 18 years of age, redeemable in Bamberg)
  • 1 entrance to the Franconian Open-Air Museum Bad Windsheim (closed on Mondays)
  • GPS-Data available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Nuremberg train station
  •  Nuremberg or Munich airport
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 35 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Train ticket Nuremberg – Forchheim approx. EUR 15 per person incl. bike
  • Train ticket Bamberg – Hirschaid approx. EUR 10 per person incl. bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Semiramis Feitler
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Anna K. AT | 17.05.2022
Sportliche und genussvolle Tour
Hier trifft Sport eindeutig auf Genuss. Da mein Mann und ich gerne Radfahren und Bier trinken, entschieden wir uns für diese Kombireise in Bayern. Und wir müssen sagen, von der Organisation bis hin zu den Radwegen hat uns alles gut gefallen. Vor allem das Kennenlernen der fränkischen Brautradition war sehr spannend. Leider hatten wir einmal Pech mit dem Wetter und fuhren deshalb mit der Bahn und nicht mit dem Rad. War aber auch kein Problem, denn somit gönnten wir uns einfach einen Tag Pause.
5 stars
Klaus Mayerhofer AT | 04.05.2022
Bayerische Biertour
Diese Tour kann ich allen Bierliebhabern nur empfehlen. Man lernt die Brautradition kennen und radeln von einer Brauerei zur nächsten. Und am Abend nach der Radtour wartet ein gutes Bier im Biergarten. Eine super Idee!
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler answered:
Vielen Dank Herr Mayerhofer für das wunderbare Feedback. Es freut uns sehr zu hören, dass Ihnen diese Tour so und auch die Routenauswahl so gut gefallen hat.

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