Arrivals & Departures On your bike, beer aficionados

Photo of Angie Tomlinson

With an average of one brewery per kilometre, Bavaria’s Franconia region has the highest concentration of breweries in the world and now you can cycle between them. Prost to that.

Australian company UTracks, which specialises in active European holidays, has released a series of “boys’ own adventures”, with the Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle a major attraction for beer lovers.

Franconia in the north of Bavaria in Germany is home to a third of the country’s breweries. 

UTracks has devised a cycle route in the Aisch Valley to take in numerous beer gardens along with the opportunity to tuck into a variety of smoky sausages.

There's plenty to take in besides beer. The tour includes the medieval city of Rothenburg, the quaint UNESCO-protected town Bamberg and historic Nuremburg.

The seven-day tour covers distances ranging from 55km to 80km a day, with options to shorten routes by using trains. Electric bikes can be hired for a supplement.

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