Cycling in Bavaria with Writer Jon Holmes

Streets of Bamberg | Tim Charody
Streets of Bamberg | Tim Charody

Spring 2017 was when The Times writer Jon Holmes ticked off the miles, and the bierkellers, on an electrically assisted two-wheeled tour of Bavaria. Here are some of his quick thoughts on cycling in Bavaria with UTracks.

Pouring Beer at a Bavarian breweryPouring Beer at a Bavarian brewery
Jon Holmes is a double BAFTA-winning and eight-time Radio Academy award-winning British writer, comedian and broadcaster and travelled with UTracks on the Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle in May 2017.

Had you been on a cycling holiday before?

I have cycled through India, but this was my first time combining it with beer! I enjoyed the cycling so much that on my return to the UK I bought my first bike (as an adult) and now cycle regularly. I also drink beer, but not at the same time!

What are your highlights of cycling in Bavaria?

Definitely Nuremberg for the history and Rothenberg for the scenery!

Cycling through historic BambergCycling through historic Bamberg Meal time in BavariaMeal time in Bavaria

Why did you decide to use an ebike for this holiday?

There were hills. A lot of hills. And I wanted to try an ebike to see how it worked. I was pleasantly surprised. Like being given a shove up the bum by an invisible giant’s hand.

What did you think of the combination beer & cycling in Bavaria?

Perfect. This was a great all-round trip. Nothing blasts the hangover away like biking through a German forest.

Any tips for future cyclists in Bavaria?

Pack light!
 
Cycling, Germany

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