FORT COLLINS – When one thinks of Colorado foodie tours, Denver immediately springs to mind.
But digging a little deeper and driving just a bit farther up Interstate-25 will bring the intrepid hunger hound to Fort Collins, where a lively and energetic round of restaurants and even farms dish up cuisine to tempt any palate.
One of the finest ways to whet the appetite and get a little exercise as well. Beer & Bike Tours (beerandbiketours.com) offers not only easy excursions of the local and flourishing craft brewery scene, but also takes riders of all skill levels around the world.
“We do 600 to 800 visitors in Fort Collins alone every year,” said owner, chief cyclist and admitted beer connoisseur Bob Williams. “We take people around and try to get them to understand a little bit about craft brewing. We connect them with the brew masters, the owners of the breweries, let them tell their story. It’s not just biking around and swilling beer, although we do occasionally have bachelor or bachelorette parties.”