Craft beer and cycling enthusiasts: Beercycling is the trend for you. Explore both popular and off-the-beaten-track breweries in Belgium and the Netherlands on one of five different types of tours.
Designed for beginner and intermediate cyclists, the tours cover eight towns and 10 breweries on rides from 20–40 miles per day. Experience big cities, small towns, family-owned breweries and traditional beer makers. This year marks the tour company’s fifth season. Tours run in the spring and summer.
Check out the 2015 dates:
- 26–May 5
- May 17–26
- June 14–23
- July 5–14
- July 26–Aug. 4
Most trips are limited to 14–16 participants, including the guides. The majority of the routes follow a bicycle system through farms, small villages and alongside streams. Plan on riding four to five hours per day, at about 41 miles.
Prices vary per trip. Costs include hotel stays, bicycle rental (get a discount if you bring your own), luggage storage, brewery visits with tastings, daily breakfast and lunch, several group dinners (depending on the tour), tour guides, daily itineraries with maps for exploring on your free time and a welcome package with a Beercycling t-shirt plus other items. Self-guided tours are also available — contact the staff for details. Visit the website for more information and to book your tour.
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For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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