Like the idea of touring Berlin on two wheels? We’ve created a list of some of the city’s best bike tours to help you on your way.
Berlin’s array of vibrant neighbourhoods, architectural gems and historical landmarks make it one of Europe’s most fascinating cities to explore. Taking into account value for money, convenience and customer reviews, we’ve picked our top five Berlin bike tours, each offering a fun and healthy way to see this iconic destination.
Sights and Highlights Bike Tour
Explore Berlin with the wind in your hair on this 3.5-hour bike tour that takes in some of the city’s most famous sights. Starting in the striking environs of the Kulturbrauerei complex in the fashionable Prenzlauer Berg district, you’ll ride at a leisurely pace past Museum Island, Berlin Central Station and the Holocaust Memorial, before passing along the Berlin Wall on your way to the Government District. During the tour, you’ll make regular stop-offs to allow your guide to chronicle the city’s fascinating history. The tour price includes your bicycle and helmet, plus sunscreen, trouser clips and rain ponchos on request. From Є29 per person.
Street Art Bike Tour with Bike Rental
Berlin’s street art scene is among the most effervescent in Europe and visitors are invited to admire it for themselves on this self-guided 3.5-hour bike tour. On two wheels you’ll navigate the streets in a bid to discover some of Berlin’s most eye-catching examples of urban graffiti and other forms of art, which you’ll find dotted in public spaces across the city, from vacant parking lots and sides of buildings to parks and river banks. Since it is self-guided, the tour price is effectively for your bicycle and helmet rental only. From Є29 per person.
“Vibes of Berlin” Bike Tour
You don’t have to be a hipster to enjoy Berlin’s alternative side – anyone can a taste of the city’s penchant for the unconventional by joining this 3-hour guided bike tour. Starting in the Nikolaiviertel quarter, Berlin’s oldest neighbourhood, you’ll traverse the streets towards the city centre, savouring the sights, smells and sounds of the Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow districts. Along the way you’ll get to see quirky projects and restored buildings, including the East Side Gallery, all exuding the unorthodox and creative vibes for which the city has become known. Bikes and helmets are included in the price. From Є26 per person.
Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War
For those keen to explore the darkest time in Berlin’s history – the Cold War – this educational and entertaining tour is the perfect introduction. Navigating the former eastern parts of the city, plus the remaining sites of the Berlin Wall and the impressive Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park, tour guests are regaled with stories about what life was like on both sides of the previously divided city. A sombre and thought-provoking experience for all. Bike and helmet hire is included in the tour price. From Є32 per person.
Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin
Berlin is home to some wonderfully verdant gardens and ornate palaces and this 6.5-hour guided bike tour gives visitors the chance to see some of them at close quarters. Taking place in the city’s Potsdam district, where many of these sights can be found, the tour starts at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, where you’ll catch a train to Potsdam. Once there, you’ll explore the various palaces and gardens of Potsdam and neighbouring Sanssouci at a leisurely pace, covering around 10 miles. Highlights include the Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci, the Marble Palace in New Gardens, and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate, before your tour comes to a close. The price includes your tour guide, bike hire and train fare. From Є65 per person.