Let it Beer
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Let it Beer
Whether you consider yourself a beer lover or a beer snob, if you are a fan – you'll want to be on this trip. The history of beer dates back to the end of the Middle Ages when brewing beer was a privilege allowed only to a handful of institutions like monasteries and hospitals. On this tour, you will bike along the Salzach and Inn rivers heading to historic breweries located inside monasteries as well as a few private breweries. A guided tour in one of the breweries will take you through the art of brewing beer and its detailed history. Beer tasting at many places is an ‘included’ feature of this trip and you will be welcomed at several breweries with the freshest and coolest pint. From Austria, you will head to the German beer capital Munich where you will enjoy an evening out and if you are on one of our Oktoberfest tours, you can just hop on over to the venue to quench your thirst!
Your trip starts from your centrally located boutique hotel in Salzburg. You are free till the evening when we have arranged a welcome briefing and bike fitting for you. Post the briefing, Die Weiße, a wheat beer brewery and the Augustinerbräu will host your first Austrian beer tasting experience in the beautiful town of Salzburg.
Today is the start of your easy three-day cycling expedition that will take you to the hidden gems in the history of beer brewing. Start with a short ride along the rivers Salzach und Saalach as you head to Bavaria where you will sample some more beer specialties at the Schönramer Brewery. After this refreshing Bavarian treat, we proceed to Lake Abtsdorfer heading back to ride along Salzach River, back to Austria. After visiting the Silent Night chapel, we arrive at Franking via the Salzachauen. The highlight for today will be the unique beer bath experience! You can end your day exploring the quiet corners of the village.
After breakfast and check out, you will cycle through the nature reserve‚ Ibmer Moor and past the Schnaitl Brewery 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 biggest award-winning beer producers of Austria. In the shaded beer garden of the Brewery Inn, they offer an unlimited supply of the "amber nectar’ flowing from a fountain on special occasions. Overnight stay at the Hotel
As your luggage heads over to the next overnight city, you start your day cycling from Obertrum via Seekirchen to Eugendorf. You will pedal along a cycle path that was built right on top of the retired Ischl train tracks heading straight into the old part of Salzburg town. Two final beer highlights await you at the Stiegl Brauwelt and the Kastners Schenke with its Kloanen Brauhaus. There’s plenty to do in Salzburg and exploring the old town on your own will definitely add to the stories you want to relay back home.
After breakfast and check out, reach the main rail terminal in time to take your train to Munich. On arrival in Munich, head to your city centre hotel and you have the day free to explore. In the evening, join a Bavarian Beer and Food tour to discover the fascinating story of German brewing.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Today is also free and you can explore Munich or head to Oktoberfest Gardens on your own. Even if you do not have reservations, the beer tents do offer a number of unreserved seats to fans who get there early enough. Wandering through the gardens from tent to tent is also an experience in itself. You may want to spend the entire day there and head back to your hotel in Munich as late as possible.
Check out and head to the airport for your return flight home or head to another city to extend your tour. We offer many other exciting adventure tours in cities of Europe that you can just add to this trip.