Franconia Beer Cycling Holidays
Start: Rothenburg

Your Itinerary

Franconia Beer Tour Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £519 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle through the Aischtal Valley
• An area with more breweries than anywhere else in the word!
• Visit the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Bamberg
• Entry to selected museums
• Voucher for 5 × 0.5L beers per room!

Cycle Route Profile:
Hilly routes with lots of small climbs. Most of the times you cycle on calm far routes. Basic condition is commendable.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

1st day: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded as the epitome of German Romanticism and abroad as a prototype of a medieval German town. Take a stroll through the old town guided by an ‘‘original“ night watchman.

2nd day: Rothenburg – Ansbach, approx. 55 km

You cycle from the Tauber valley to the nearby source of the Altmühl. You pass the castle in Colmberg and continue the ride to Ansbach.

3rd day: Ansbach – Roth – Nuremberg, approx. 55 km + train ride or approx. 75 km

Along the „Deutsche Burgenstraße“ (German Castle Route) cycle path, passing the moated castle in Lichtenau on your way to Roth. The margrave castle Ratibor is worth visiting.

4th day: Nuremberg – Erlangen – Forchheim – Bamberg, approx. 70/80 km

The route along the Regnitz bike path through beautiful towns and cities is the longer option for today. Alternatively, take the direct way along the Main-Danube canal.

5th day: Bamberg – Höchstadt – Neustadt, approx. 55 km + train ride or approx. 70 km

First you go back the same way as yesterday for a bit. If you don‘t want to cycle this part twice you can take the train to Hirschaid (not included). From there you follow the small river Aisch to Neustadt.

6th day: Neustadt – Bad Windsheim – Rothenburg, approx. 60 km

Visit the Franconian open-air museum in Bad Windsheim and try the beer they brew there.

7th day: Individual departure or extension of stay

Map & Route Information

Route profile
Hilly routes with lots of small climbs. Most of the times you cycle on calm farm routes.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

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Tour Information

Tour Information

The Franconia Beer Tour tour stays in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.


- 6 overnight stays with breakfast on a national 3*
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
– Guided tour with the night watchman in Rothenburg.
– Voucher for 5 × 0.5 l beer per room, to be used in Bamberg.
– Entrance Fränkisches Freilandmuseum (Franconian
open-air museum) Bad Windsheim (Mondays closed).
– Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room).
– 7 day service hotline.

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.


We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Franconia Beer Tour, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 22.04. – 06.05.2017 | 25.09 – 15.10.17
Arrival daily
Season 2: 07.05 – 19.05.2017 | 18.06 – 30.06.17 | 27.08. – 24.09.17
Arrival daily
Season 3: 20.05 – 17.06.2017 | 01.07. – 26.08.17
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £519 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £599 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £609 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3* Level of hotels

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £519
Single Supplement: £139

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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