Belgian Trappist Beer Cycling TourThe Ardennes, Belgium
There’s no better place to indulge in a pint than the Belgian countryside. Begin in Brussels then journey by train and bike to Rochefort’s Abbey Saint-Remy, the first of many breweries on this tour. You’ll work for your liquid reward, cycling 400 kilometres through quaint towns and lush forests of the Ardennes.
Tackle rolling hills and scenic paths, enjoying a goblet of rich amber ale to quench your thirst at each stop along the way. Get stuck into the unique table beer, Orval Vert, at L’Arge Gardien and settle in for mass with the monks at Chimay monastery. Spend your evenings nourishing your weary body with a delicious meal and a beer, of course.
- The beautiful scenery – just keep sober enough to see it!
- The ‘bottle share’ evening where everyone is encouraged to bring a brew from their home town for an international tasting
- Riding with a hangover
- If you’re not a seasoned rider you might get a sore toosh
- That lactic acid that builds in your legs as you tackle hills
The nine-day Ardennes Challenge Tour with Beer Cycling costs US$2700.
Both your fitness and your beer-drinking capacity will be tested by this multi-tasking tour.
You’ll be riding around 60 kilometres per day in very hilly terrain.