Los Angeles Times

Bavaria bike tour

- — Rosemary McClure

Celebrate the 50th anniversar­y of tour company Butterfiel­d & Robinson next summer as the organizati­on’s founders lead six-day bike rides through the pastoral villages and medieval towns of Bavaria, Germany. Co-founders George and Martha Butterfiel­d and Sidney Robinson will guide two groups, completing a journey that was a half-century in the making. Highlights include bike rides through forests, fields and villages, visits to an organic cheese farm, a mountainto­p cable car ride and a privately guided walk through Salzburg, Austria. Departures begin in Munich and end in Salzburg.

Dates: June 26-July 1 (Sidney Robinson); Sept. 6-11 (George and Martha Butterfiel­d). Other company guides will lead groups on the route on June 12-17, Sept. 4-9 and Sept. 18-23.

Price: Rates start at $5,995 per person. Includes hotel accommodat­ions, breakfasts, four lunches and dinners, services of guides and support van, special events, entrance fees, use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike. Internatio­nal airfare not included.

Info: Butterfiel­d & Robinson, (866) 551-9090, www.butterfiel­d.com

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