Bike Tours and Beer are not typical topics covered on Bikerumor.com, but putting them together does pique our interest. The company behind them is actually called Beercycling, and they put on bike tours to get you “from pint A to pint B”.
2015 will be the fifth year of the beer themed cycling tours in Belgium and the Netherlands. The 9-day Trappist Challenge is in Belgium, and will ride 250 miles through the forests, mountain passes and rivers of the Belgian Ardennes. On the tour, they will visit the Trappist Monasteries that are the source of well-known beers Rochefort, Chimay and Orval.
They say its a difficult tour, with very hilly terrain and no rest days. This year’s tours are June 26th through July 4th and August 6th through August 14th. They also have multiple trips of Flanders in 4 and 10 day lengths. Tours are limited to 14-16 riders plus two guides to keep it personal and maintain a cohesive group while riding.