Take a Beer and Cycling Tour Through Two National Parks
Zephyr Adventures, the adventure tour operator that organizes the Beer Bloggers Conference, is combining those two areas of expertise to offer a six-day Hike, Bike & Beer Adventure in the areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks from September 9 to 14, 2011.
Having attended the bloggers conference, Road Trips for Beer can attest to the organization skills of the folks from Zephyr Adventures, who managed to keep everything running smoothly and on time over the three days of the event.
These will be the beer-related stops, according to Zephyr’s website:
- Bozeman Brewing Company in Bozeman, Montana
- Lone Peak Brewery in Big Sky
- Grand Teton Brewing in Victor, Idaho
- Snake River Brewing in Jackson, Wyoming
- Red Lodge Ales in Red Lodge, Montana
- Yellowstone Valley Brewing in Billings, Montana
Also scheduled is a brewmaster dinner at the Montana Ale Works and a visit to the Montana State University Plant Science Center] to learn about hops and barley and possibly have the chance to harvest them.
According to a news release, the guided tour includes hiking and biking activities during the early part of the day and then focuses on visiting local craft breweries, ale houses, beer fests, and hop growers in the late afternoons.
“We are excited to run our first-ever active beer tour and couldn’t think of a better place than our own back yard,” Wright said. “The scenery is amazing, the activities perfect for all ability levels, and the local craft beers are superb.”
Zephyr Adventures successfully offers active wine and food tours around the globe and looks to use the Yellowstone Hike, Bike & Beer Adventure as a springboard to launch and grow the concept of active beer tourism.
“We like to think Zephyr is seizing on a unique niche that is destined to grow,” said Reno Walsh, who set up the tour for Zephyr. “We invite all beer lovers to come explore the Northern Rockies via some fun hiking and biking and to then slake a well-deserved thirst with some fantastic local craft brews.”
The six-day tour includes lodging, local transportation, most meals, brewery visits, and private tours and activities for $1,700 per person.
Zephyr promises that each day will offer easy and hard options for cyclists, ensuring that the tour will be suitable for all skill levels.
For more information, visit www.ZephyrAdventures.com.