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Berlin by bike

Tips and bike tours for cyclists

Riding by bike at Glienicker Brücke
Riding by bike at Glienicker Brücke © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Tips for bike tours in Berlin

Experience sightseeing in a different way and pedal hard on your sightseeing tour through Berlin. Experiencing Berlin by bike has a very special charm. 

All advantages at one glance:

  • Independence from parking spaces and traffic jams 
  • Environmentally friendly way of mobility
  • Stay fit and on the move
  • Discover Berlin from new perspectives
  • Very little ascent, as the capital is on a flat terrain

Our tips for spring and summer: Splash around the Tiergarten or to one of the numerous lakes in the city area are worthwhile and fun.

Guided bike tours through Berlin

A guided tour brings the best together: A professional city tour with interesting background information, the safest routes and a good mix of famous and unknown sights. Here you get to know different sides of the city. We have put together a list of tour providers for you.

Combine your stay with an overnight stay in a bike-friendly hotel, where you can not only store your own bike well, but often also rent bikes directly. In addition, the cycle-friendly hotels have maps, tools and much more ready for you.

Bike tours tracing the route of the Wall

Discover a Berlin highlight: the bike tour on the Wall Trail along the former Wall strip. Cycle along the former, mostly asphalted Kolonnenweg. In spring, you'll encounter beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom along this route. 

In Berlin's city centre, the course of the Wall is partly marked with a cobbled strip, mostly you can follow the traces of the Wall on quiet side streets. On the Wall Trail, you can circle the former West Berlin once, or simply drive a section that you like. One thing is certain, however: variety is guaranteed. The path takes you right through the city centre, past architecture and monuments and also into the greenery.

Fahrradtour an der East Side Gallery

Bike tour along the former Berlin Wall

Cycling along the remains of the Wall

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Bike rental in Berlin

Bike sharing in Berlin

With bike sharing, you can flexibly use the bicycles of certain providers. They are either available at rental stations throughout the city or where they were last used. You can easily rent a bike using the app, which also allows you to locate available bikes in your area.

Providers using this system are for example:

  • nextbike (e-bikes)
  • Donkey Republic
  • Call-a-Bike from Deutsche Bahn

Classic bike rental

Although bike-sharing offers are flexible and practical, with classic bike rental you get a personal service. Providers of local bike rentals often also offer helmets and child seats. You will find bicycle models that are suited to your individual needs. For example, cargo bikes, children's bikes, bike trailers or unusual options such as tandems.

We have collected a few providers:

  • Berlin on Bike (geared to the needs of families).
  • Rentabike-Berlin (among other things, they offer tandems)
  • Fahrradstation
  • fLotte Berlin (cargo bikes)
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