It’s a July weekend to get out and enjoy the summer. Bring your bike and ride “Tour de Brew” or take a hike through our timberland on the nature trail. This is a weekend to be outside and we have routes for every skill level in both cycling and walking. If your desire is to make a trek through our hardwood timber or the paved streets of one of our villages there is something for everyone.
This year, in 2020, please be sure to practice social distancing. While biking & hiking, make sure your small group stays at lease 6 feet from other small groups and bring a mask or face covering for use in stores and crowded areas.
Gravel Bike Ride
Maybe you prefer going off the beaten path for a gravel bike ride. You can enjoy this route anytime as we have a designated gravel bike route that takes you into the Iowa countryside north of Middle Amana and loops to High Amana and then to West Amana. This route is on gravel roads so it can be challenging. You’ll pass by the area that is said to have inspired the famous artist Grant Wood to paint “Young Corn”. We have a short route that is fairly flat and a long route that is a challenge. Stop by the Visitor Center to get a route map.
Walks Around Amana
If biking isn’t your thing, how about a walk. We have seven suggested routes with at least one being just perfect for you. The Amana Heritage Museum to Middle Amana Communal Kitchen walk will take you from one museum site to another. It’s about a 4.5-mile round trip that begins at our Museum in Amana and takes you on a paved trail to Middle Amana’s Communal Kitchen. Relax and enjoy the peaceful village of Middle Amana and the only surviving communal kitchen before you walk back to Amana.
Click these links for more information on Biking & Hiking in the Amana Colonies, including a gravel bike map and a link to the location of the Nature Trail on Google Maps.
Brochures + Forms
Take a look at the Bike & Hike 2020 Brochure here!
*Please note that Tour de Brew has been cancelled as of late 7/7/2020*
2020 Bike & Hike Poster: