Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Pints & Pedals: Bicyclist Beer Tours in Sussex County

 

REACH THE BEACH: A TWO-WHEELED BREWERY TOUR

Looking for a way to sample some of Sussex County’s best beers, and get some exercise at the same time? Then grab a friend, your bikes and helmets (take advantage of our Fall Adult Passenger BOGO while you’re at it), and check out our recommendations below for short, medium and long-length bike tours centered around a few of the area’s best breweries. And if you happen to be heading the other way across the Bay, we've got a suggested tour of Cape May County as well!  Finally, either in preparation for your trip, or to celebrate it afterwards, treat yourself to a special Fun, Ferry bicycle t-shirt available online only. 

 

Cyclist short tour

Distance: Up to 6.8 miles round-trip 

Breweries: 

  • Big Oyster Brewery: 1007 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Crooked Hammock Brewery: 36707 Crooked Hammock way, Lewes, DE 19958

Details: Easy on the legs, big on the beers! From the Lewes terminal, make your way out to the Lewes bike path and pedal over to Big Oyster Brewery. You’ll find a wide variety of beers to choose from, as well as lunch and dinner menus featuring seafood and barbeque options that will be sure to have your mouth watering.  If you need to cut your tour really short, go ahead and turn around here and head back to the terminal. If you’ve got the time to pedal on, jump back on the bikes and continue along the bike path to Crooked Hammock Brewery, where you’ll find a great selection of beers, a huge menu of lunch and dinner options, as well as a backyard area complete with cornhole, ping pong, kids play area, and of course, hammocks! 


Cyclist medium tour

Distance: 13.6 miles round-trip
 


Breweries: 

  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant: 19815 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Big Oyster Brewery: 1007 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
     

Details: Looking to get a decent ride in first before whetting your whistle? Check out our medium tour, which takes you out to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. With locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Iron Hill has a reputation for great food and great beer. Pedal on over and check out what they’ve got on offer, or just grab a beer and check out the numerous other eateries in the area. When you’re done, pedal on back to the terminal, making sure to stop by Big Oyster Brewery on your way back if you’re looking for some additional refreshment!


Cyclists Long Tour 

Distance: 16.6 miles round-trip


Breweries:

  • Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Details: From the terminal, head out through Cape Henlopen State Park and make your way down the beach along the path, until you reach Rehoboth Beach roughly 8 miles down the road. This is a longer ride, but when the destination is Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, you know it’s going to be worth it. Beers? You know Dogfish Head has them. From signature IPA’s to mouthwatering sours to creative concoctions, Dogfish Head has beers covered. And with food available at Brewing & Eats as well as their seafood restaurant Chesapeake & Maine (located right next door), there are plenty of options to refuel for your ride back to the terminal! 

Show Your Ferry Pride!

If you've biked these or other trails, let us know via email at [email protected].  We love hearing about new trips and trails. And, if you want to show off your Ferry pride, get yourself a great "I Biked Across the Bay" t-shirt available in white, pink or grey only online!