Berlin Bike tours

Our most recommended Berlin Bike tours

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

1. Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Discover Berlin by bike on a guided tour that explores the city’s experience during the Cold War. Ride along the former East and West border and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, one of the last watch towers, hidden military sites, and other traces left by the division of the city. Bike to Friedrichstraße station and Bornholmer Straße to see former border crossing locations. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district and arrive at Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. Ride past areas where the ‘death strips’ were located and see watchtowers left behind after the fall of the wall. Stop to look at remaining stretches of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Learn about the changes that German society went through and how the WWII and the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.

Berlin: City Highlights Bike Tour

2. Berlin: City Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle through Berlin’s lively city blocks on a bike tour with an expert guide cycling by your side. Learn about the city’s vibrant culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and set off to discover the German capital. Peddle alongside the River Spree, make your way over to the picturesque Museum Island, and marvel at the magnificent green domes of Berlin’s Cathedral. Cross the iconic Brandenburger Gate, peddle past the Reichstag, and take in the lush scenery of the Tiergarten’s green spaces and its majestic Victory Column. Here you can take a moment to commemorate WWII victims as you overlook the Holocaust Memorial. Admire the beautiful architectural ensemble at Gendarmenmarkt square and continue towards the notorious Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about the historical site and get a chance to see remnants of the Berlin Wall. Snap pictures of colorful graffiti art and get a taste of local life as you ride past indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries in trendy neighborhoods. Head back to return your bike and don’t forget to ask your guide for recommendations on further places in Berlin to explore.

Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

3. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action. Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home to great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day. Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

Berlin Wall: Small Group Guided Tour

4. Berlin Wall: Small Group Guided Tour

Dive right into the history of Berlin. Take a walking tour of the Berlin Wall, starting from Bornholmer Straße, a place steeped in history: it was here that the first Berliners from East and West met and rejoiced together on the day the wall fell and the unified German nation was reborn. Walking along the former death strip, you will see traces of the wall, sometimes only detectable by experts. Discover how these traces are being documented, and learn the strange history of the cherry trees that grew the length of the wall. Visit the wall memorials, and the Mauerpark – today one of the capital's liveliest cultural and social centers. Relax over coffee along the way and make tracks finally to the Nordbahnhof, a former ghost station, where the tour ends.

Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

5. Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

Stay active while on vacation in Berlin on an e-bike tour. Cycle to famous sites linked to the Berlin Wall and iconic Berlin landmarks, including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Learn about Berlin's rich and sometimes dark history from your local guide en route. Explore Berlin's central Mitte district, where most of the city's historical landmarks are based, and cycle to important locations linked to the former Berlin Wall. Start your tour near the iconic ex-border crossing on Bornholmer Strasse, where East and West Berliners jubilantly stormed through the opened gates at the fall of the wall on the night of November 9, 1989. Cycle on to Mauerpark, where the wall used to divide the park in two between East and West Berlin. Continue down Bernauer Strasse to the Wall Memorial and the Chapel of Reconciliation before heading to a former ghost train station, Nordbahnhof. Head into the Mitte neighborhood to see Berlin's famous and long-standing Charité hospital, the government quarter with its imposing Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and leafy Tiergarten. Pause at the Holocaust Memorial to pay your respects to the fallen Jews of Europe during WWII before making your way to the historical and imposing Gendarmenmarkt, and Bebelplatz. Cycle down the large and long Unter den Linden allee to see the Berlin Cathedral, the renovated Berlin Palace, and the charming streets of Nikolaiviertel — the original village that constituted Berlin. End your tour in the modern central district to see the iconic TV Tower, Marien Church, Rotes Rathaus, Alexanderplatz, and the World Clock.

Berlin: Street Art Bike Tour with Bike Rental

6. Berlin: Street Art Bike Tour with Bike Rental

Get to know the streets of Berlin by bike with a tour of the most interesting street art cites in the city. You don't have to go to a museum or gallery to admire art in Berlin. You can find works of art in public spaces all around the city, created by artists inspired by the unique atmosphere of the capital city. Curious to see where you can find these creations? Simply hop on a bicycle and get going! A vacant lot or the side of a building can quickly become an exhibition space, blurring the boundaries between authorized and illegal exhibits. Discover where and how artistic creativity develops in Berlin. Explore living spaces and lifestyles, design freedom, and learn about the changes to these spaces. Where a sculpture stands today, a construction site could appear tomorrow.

Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

7. Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

Begin your tour of Berlin's Mitte District on the historic Bornholmer Straße, where the first Berliners from East and West joined arms joyfully on the day the Berlin Wall fell. Discover the impressive New Synagogue and the Old Post Headquarters. See Berlin as a city of contrasts – from the Hauptbahnhof to the Charité. Visit the Government Quarter and the Reichstag, symbol of a united Berlin. Through the much-loved Tiergarten, Berlin's Central Park, you will ride onwards to the most famous landmark in the city: the Brandenburg Gate. Then, passing many historic monuments and interesting places, you will journey to Alexanderplatz, with the Red Town Hall, the TV Tower, the beautiful Neptune Fountain and the unique East German World Clock. Finally, you will cycle through hip Prenzlauerberg back to your starting point.

Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

8. Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

Pick up your bike at the Kulturbrauerei, an old industrial brewery complex in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. Meet the staff who will provide you with your bike and adjust it to your requirements, ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. Receive a personal lock, a map, bike baskets, tension belts, helmets, trouser clips, sunblock, and rain ponchos so you can explore Berlin in all weather conditions. Then, explore Berlin at your own pace. Ride along the banks of the River Spree and explore both the former Western and Eastern sections of Berlin. Discover beautiful parks including Tempelhofer Park and Treptower Park which are perfect for cycling. If you need assistance simply contact the bike depot crew by phone who will be happy to help. You can return the bike after closing hours if you need some more time to explore.

Berlin: Urban Exploration with Daily Bike Rentals

9. Berlin: Urban Exploration with Daily Bike Rentals

Morning commutes in Berlin are not just for cars. Bike lanes are available throughout the city, and the locals regularly give cyclists the right of way. It's a great city for exploring on two-wheels, even if it's your first visit. Our bikes provide you with comfortable seats, adjustable handlebars, three-speed Nexus gear shifters, and puncture-resistant tires for a smooth and stress-free ride. You can pick up your bike from our conveniently located office just under the TV Tower, where our staff will help size you for your bike and help you map out your route. We also have helmets that are free of charge, and each bike comes equipped with a simple to use back wheel lock. If you'd like to keep your bike overnight, we can also provide you with an additional lock. Not sure when you'll be back? No problem! We will show you where you can lock and leave your bike key if you want to keep your bike later than our operating hours. We want to help you explore Berlin while staying safe and having fun, and biking is the perfect way to see everything in your own time.

Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

10. Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

Start your interesting bicycle tour through the history of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin on historic grounds at the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße, which first opened on November 9th, 1989. Today, the Platz des 9 November 1989 is located there and serves as a reminder of this big, world-changing event. Following the former course of the wall on your bike, you will cross Mauerpark (Wall Park), where on Sundays, flea markets, karaoke and musical improvisations take place. From there, you will continue to the street Bernauer Straße, which was divided from 1961 to 1989. Afterwards, cycle along the global capital of breweries that developed during the end of the 19th century and pass through the once largest brewery in Germany (today the Kulturbrauerei) and along the tenements at Kollwitzplatz, which were illustrated by Heinrich Zille. Then, you will reach Berlin’s oldest water tower, the Dicker Hermann (Fat Hermann), completed in 1877. From here, you will cycle to the eastern quarter ofBötzowviertel where you will be able to admire the Märchenbrunnen (Fountain of Fairy Tales), a 34 times 54 meter large fountain complex that was constructed by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann in the neo-Baroque style. You will then cycle to Velodrom, a track cycling arena and one of Berlin’s biggest concert venues, and to the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, an indoor swimming pool. Cycling past the Ernst Thälmann Monument, the tour will lead you to the Zeiss Major Planetarium, a prestigious building from GDR times. Lastly, cycle through The Palm, Berlin’s largest social building complex built in 1886 and named after a potted palm tree standing in an anteroom at the time. The building now serves as a homeless shelter and has 5,000 sleeping places in 40 dormitories.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Berlin?

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Berlin bike tours: Everything you need to know

Berlin now attracts 13.5 million visitors from around the world to celebrate its thriving culture and eventful history. This capital city boasts an eclectic art scene and hosts major events like the renowned Berlin Marathon and the magical Festival of Lights. Upon arrival, you will experience a flourishing city that exudes undeniable energy. Exploring Berlin can be done by train, but it is the bicycle tours that will reveal the city's true colors. On a Berlin bike tour you’ll have the perfect opportunity to embrace all that Berlin has to offer. At the same time, you’ll get to burn off the extra German beer and currywurst you undoubtedly will consume. Prost!

What to expect on a Berlin bike tour?

Much like the city itself with its "anything goes" attitude, there is something for everyone here. You can travel through history or embark on a journey of Berlin’s many parks and green spaces. Maybe you’d prefer to visit the city's trendiest neighborhoods to embrace the thriving alternative lifestyles. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll see that there is a scratch that will cure any itch in Berlin!

If pedaling through a city like a typical European is on your bucket list, Berlin is the perfect place to embrace your first experience safely. It has one of the highest rates of bicycle commuting in the world, with over 500,000 people rolling through the city every single day. It is such a standard part of life that in addition to the over 390 miles of bike paths, cyclists even have their own stoplights! By the end of your tour, you will feel like a real Berliner. Ja, gut!

The city's most sought-after tours range from 2.5 to 3.5 hours long and include English-speaking tour guides. With the exception of a few hills, the terrain tends to be flat, making it accessible to children and others who prefer an easy ride.

This is northern Germany, so the tours will typically take place, rain or shine. If you are visiting during the fall or winter seasons, be sure to pack comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes, a warm coat, and raingear. Spring and summer in Berlin can be surprisingly warm and sunny, so don't forget your sunscreen and sunhat. If you follow these easy tips, you will be prepared to happily pedal through Berlin's past, present, and future.

Which are the best areas for a bike tour in Berlin?

You don’t need to look far because Berlin is overflowing with some of the most interesting bike tour locations. Whether exploring its vast history, embracing its charming countryside, or enjoying a refreshing route along the water, there are areas for everyone to enjoy.

Potsdamer Platz

Formerly divided by the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz was a no man's land between the East and the West. In the years following reunification, this former wasteland has grown to become the heart of Berlin. From the city center, the bike paths lead to the East Side Gallery, the Berlin Wall Memorial, and if you have the energy, even allow you to ride along the entire wall.

Mauer Park

Exploring former East Berlin by bike leads you through fascinating territory, beginning at the once-divided Mauer Park. This expansive area was originally the border strip between the East and the West and was off-limits to everyone for 27 years. Since reopening to the public in 1994, the park offers a thriving flea market, weekend karaoke, and music festivals. Berliners do know how to party!

Tiergarten

Once Prussian royal hunting grounds, the 519-acre Tiergarten is Berlin's "green lung." The heart of Berlin life attracts cyclists, joggers, and family picnickers. With its many paths, you can enjoy the fresh air before heading into the government district to view some of the city's most iconic landmarks. The Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag building are just some of them.

Mitte

The central Mitte neighborhood reveals the somber history of the Nazi occupation. It includes the Jewish Secondary School, the oldest Jewish cemetery (now home to a memorial), and the Neue Synagoge, built in 1866 and beautifully restored in 1995.




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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,032 reviews

This was an awesome tour. I’m so glad I booked it over the other bike tours. It was very refreshing to see more alternative things about Berlin that are fascinating and relevant and not so much related to the war (which of course is interesting, but this had a lot more culture to it. It allows you to get to know Berlin of this day and age). The route is flat, easy, and very enjoyable. There were the perfect amount of stops with a well places snack break. And the tour guide, Tio (…or something of the sort— I forgot to double check) was a very good guide. He was laid back but attentive and shared the information well.

This is a great way to see a few neighbourhoods and sites it’s not easy to find on your own - especially if you’re only staying a few days. The distance covered was much further than stated and the tour guide set quite a quick pace. The guide is key to creating a welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately our guide wasn’t a natural people person - not much chat. Luckily we had an additional guide along to learn the route and he (Alex) was great!

Anna was a lovely and enthusiastic guide who showed us a lot of cool places and told some interesting and sometimes mind-boggling stories of her own. My boyfriend and I had a really good time. We also think Anna’s boss should give her a mountainbike as she doesn’t mind a bumpy trajectory .

The supervisor was an East German, fled himself and was very well read and could tell the history with many stories.

guideway friendly chatty. pace was suitable for all. felt very welcoming.