Full-Day Brewing Heartlands/Dorf Breweries/Bierkeller Tour (departs Bamberg)
Why take this tour?
Part of what makes this region so unique is the number of small family run brewpubs that dot the countryside. This particular area is blessed with great rural scenery which passes through some pretty small villages. During the 9-Hours Brewing Heartland Hiking Experience in Germany, you'll experience a part of Bavaria rarely seen by tourists as you hike the 10 miles through the heart of this brewing paradise. The brewpubs are from another time, simple but of great value. Regional specialties like Geräuchertes (smoked ham) go perfectly with the the very much local brews, often served via gravity dispense by the brewer himself. These are beers you're not going to find back home and they'll have you pining for them once back there. -Please not the Sunday departure follows a different route in a slightly different area and hence takes in different breweries and is about half the distance. This option is also possible on Saturday.
Transportation to and from hike via public transportation.
Guided 10-mile hike (shorter version available) through an area fondly called Franconian Tuscany.
We will be stopping a number of small rural brewpubs and all food and beverages are at your own expense.
Food at brewpubs is also at your own expense.
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Mobile tickets accepted
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
We offer guided tours of hiking trails that pass small rural breweries in Bavaria, along with cultural and culinary insights as well as expert tutelage on local beers. Trails can be as little as a couple hours to full day hikes. It's even possible to do multi-day walks and stay at the breweries themselves overnight. This is a chance to step back in time, to walk trails tread on by knights and peasants, past castles and rocky outcroppings, through lush forests and verdant valleys…to become a beer wanderer.
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