Pub Ride

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37 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
2520 Km
avg 97 Km
Hosted

Over 5 weeks we’ll cycle from storied Dublin to the waterfront of Copenhagen

Through Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. To the great cities of Belfast, Edinburgh, York, London, Bruges, Amsterdam and Hamburg. Each day’s journey through lush green countryside, villages and historic cities giving us an opportunity to discover a new land, a new brew, a new spirit!

We’ll have a unique hotel each night and we’ll share our meals together in local eateries. For it is in the pubs where the community meets, where stories are told and retold and where local life unfolds.

After a night of sampling a couple pints of the 'real' Guinness and perhaps a few shots of Bushmill's Irish Whiskey the riders will head out from the historic Temple Bar area of Dublin and head north through the green Irish countryside before catching a ferry to Scotland. After a day sipping some of Scotland's finest single malt whiskies in Edinburgh's legendary pubs the cyclists will spin south stopping each evening to sample some of the local brews. Another day off will allow the riders to explore some of England's most fascinating medieval architecture - the walled city of York. The last stretch takes the cyclists through the fabled university city of Cambridge before cycling into London past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge. This cosmopolitan city marks the mid-point of this amazing adventure.

Leaving the British capital after a couple of days of exploring the city's numerous pubs, the riders will head south to the White Cliffs of Dover. There they will board a ferry to cross the English Channel to the European continent and Bruges, a picturesque town whose medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage sight. Here riders will enjoy a rest day, giving the participants a chance to sample some of the world's finest beers, perfected over the years by Trappist monks, initially to aid in their fasting. A few days later the tour spins into the home of Heineken, Amsterdam and its renown cafes, canals, bicycles and red light district.

The route now takes the cyclists across Northern Germany stopping for a rest day in Hamburg, the country's largest port. Here riders can revel in the city's maritime spirit and, over a litre mug of the local brew, remember how this city started the Beatles on their storied career. In another couple of days the cyclists will find themselves on a ferry heading for the shores of Denmark, the last country on this tour. Home to Tuborg and Carlsberg, two of the world's most well-known breweries, the friendly and welcoming city of Copenhagen marks a fitting end to the Pub Ride.


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Tour Location

Country:
Belgium|Denmark|France|Germany|Ireland|Netherlands|UnitedKingdom
Region:
Paris and Upper France|Leinster|South East England|Wales
From:
Dublin
To:
Copenhagen

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
37 Days
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Theme:
Wine & beer
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Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 9100

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2520 Km
Riding Days:
26
Month(s):
May|June|July
Departure:
May 31 - Jul 4 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place

Inclusions

36 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum
All ferry fares

Options

Ride one or more sections - see the full tour
TDA alumni get special alumni discounts.

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