Oktoberfest is coming soon! On 16th September the world’s largest beer festival will open its doors to more than 6 million people, travelling from all over the world to sample such delicacies as Knödel (dumplings) Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock) and Weißwurst (a white sausage), not to mention over 7 million litres of beer!
If all that has got your taste buds going then why not discover more of what this stunning region has to offer?
Freewheel Holidays, specialists in European leisure cycling holidays, has selected its top three self-guided tours for beer, wine and food lovers.
The Bavarian Lakes are surrounded by impressive mountain ranges and colourful, baroque old towns that pop along the cycling path of this self-guided tour. And with its famed local sausages, beers and the Franconia wine region, Bavaria is a foodie’s dream.
Back on the cycle paths, you will be able to admire the turquoise water of the River Isar, where all the Münchners sunbathe when the weather gets warmer. If you want to discover the hidden lakes of Bavaria, this seven night tour is priced from £699. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/bavarian-lakes-7-nights
Freewheel’s cycling tour to Lake Constance is perfect for families with short daily distances and flat terrain. The lake is situated in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria near the Alps. Highlights include the historic towns of Constance, Stein am Rhein, Rhein, Meersburg and Lindau and the festival town of Bregenz. The tour also includes the entrance to Constance Sea Life Centre, boat trips and museum entrances. And for food lovers, there’s a wealth of lakeside eateries offering the best of local produce, often accompanied by a stunning view! This six night self-guided tour is priced from £519. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/lake-constance-family-cycling-tour
The Rhine Valley situated in the Southwest of Germany is the country’s second largest wine producing territory. This area around the Rhine and Neckar Rivers is perfect for those who want to enjoy wine tasting as well as a mild, Mediterranean climate. This tour starts and finishes in the old town of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, you will wind your way through rows of vineyards along the Rhine Valley, visiting historic towns and a host of attractions from sea life centres and swimming pools to zoos and museums. Also included is a trip to the medieval Cathedral town of Speyer. This seven night self-guided cycling tour is priced from £599. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/explore-the-rhine-valley
Bikes are provided, and on touring holidays luggage is moved on to the next stop. Each night there’s time for relaxing at one of the charming hotels.
To check availability and find out more about Freewheel Holidays’ leisure cycling tours call 0800 7555385 or visit www.freewheelholidays.co.uk.