Cycling. Bamberg; Salzburg, Rothenburg; Cologne

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joet
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beers 2648 º places 109 º 09:41 Sat 3/30/2013

Just chiming in here that it might be nice to somehow link this thread and a region. Lots of great contributions. Have a great time, John!

 
3fourths
beers 9351 º places 1569 º 10:31 Sat 3/30/2013

Originally posted by harrisoni
All very useful for me too as i will be back in Bamberg Nick from 17-21 May.

Where is best place to hire a bike in Bamberg? Can i do it beforehand and reserve it oh and i speak no german at all


the shop here is about 8 euro/day for a basic cruiser.

http://goo.gl/RC7C9

a few doors down from WeissbierHaus

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 04:29 Sun 3/31/2013

Originally posted by 3fourths
Originally posted by harrisoni
All very useful for me too as i will be back in Bamberg Nick from 17-21 May.

Where is best place to hire a bike in Bamberg? Can i do it beforehand and reserve it oh and i speak no german at all


the shop here is about 8 euro/day for a basic cruiser.

http://goo.gl/RC7C9

a few doors down from WeissbierHaus


I THINK that's where mates of mine have hired v. satisfactory bikes, too. I would probably reserve ahead, yes. Fahrrad Griessmann, according to another map. Either you got a good deal or prices have gone up to 9,50€ a day. (Whether that osm link works exactly...not sure!)

Said mate is flying to Prague on the 20th, and I "plan" to meet him there, so I might not be around the whole time you're (Ian) here. Have to see!

 
JK
beers 6240 º places 413 º 08:55 Wed 4/3/2013

Originally posted by joet
Just chiming in here that it might be nice to somehow link this thread and a region. Lots of great contributions. Have a great time, John!


This is a great idea. Could we simply do it with tags?

You should definitely follow through with this.

 
JK
beers 6240 º places 413 º 10:40 Tue 4/16/2013

12 C on Sunday
12 C on Monday
13 C on Tuesday

Can I expect any of the Kellers to be open with that weather?

 
mullet
beers 849 º places 230 º 17:49 Tue 4/16/2013

Originally posted by Erlangernick
I'd personally replace a number of those with a detour down to Geisfeld for the most excellent Griess Keller and the hit-miss Krug. Griess is the other definitive Kellerbier. The three comprise the holy trinity of Kellerbier.


Realise I'm coming to this a bit late, but we (me and my fairly slow partner) rode Bamberg -> Tiefenellern (Br. Honig) -> Lohndorf (Hölzlein) -> Geisfeld (Griess) -> Bamberg. It's bike path basically the whole way, very slightly uphill all the way to Tiefenellern and then very easy all the way back. We rented from the same place 3fourths mentioned. Highly recommended.

 
harrisoni
beers 19006 º places 37 º 23:47 Tue 4/16/2013

This is from the Bamberg Tourist Information site for cycling

http://www.bamberg.info/en/aktiv/radfahren/radtouren-und-informationen/brauerei-und-bierkellertour/

Says it's a circular tour taking in 80 breweries over 202 kilometres. Any idea if all or any of it is any good? Do they still do a map and rucksack to do this? I'm sure I read that somewhere once.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 12:14 Wed 4/17/2013

Originally posted by JK
12 C on Sunday
12 C on Monday
13 C on Tuesday

Can I expect any of the Kellers to be open with that weather?


This weekend already? Man, bad luck. We had Spring delayed by about a month only to see temps rocket into the 70's this week, then to drop again for the weekend.

Griess win't be open in such weather, but the Kberg ones and Roppelt surely will be, especially if it's dry. Not the greatest weather, but still...I'd call and verify for you on the day you want to head out if you like. (Or test their Telefon-Englisch yourself.)

 
JK
beers 6240 º places 413 º 12:26 Wed 4/17/2013

Would you recommend Monday or tuesday, or it makes no difference?

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 23:07 Wed 4/17/2013

Originally posted by JK
Would you recommend Monday or tuesday, or it makes no difference?


AFA the Bierkeller(s) I keep harping about go, no. Both are "stink-normal" workdays here, so there should be no real difference in crowds or opening times.
This is my go-to weather forecast webbie. Looks to be dry from Sunday, at least. If the weather's nice on Monday, I'd suggest you go that day, since who knows if it'll stay nice for the next day.

I've got excrementally good fränkisches Winterbockbier to trade/give away, but not sure if I'd have time to do a big session -- assuming you wanted to meet.

Are you considering Café Abseits?