My husband and I love to plan beer-centered vacations, so we were thrilled to find the St. James Way to Andechs full-day hiking tour with Rich Carbonara, author of Beer Hiking Bavaria! Our only task for the day was to find Rich at Munich’s main train station, and he took it from there. The train ride to the foothills was great for introductions and beer talk, then we were quickly off on our hike through shady woods and open meadows. The Monastery was beautiful, and the beer and food were delicious – plus what incredible views! The day flew by. Rich was so informative and fun, plus very flexible on how to spend our time. The stop for a beer when we reached the lake (Ammersee) was a lovely bonus! Plus, it didn’t end there – the next day, we received an email from Rich with pictures from our trip and tons of information regarding the many things we’d discussed throughout the day. Terrific. Go!