Summer is just around the corner: The sun is shining, it is warm and we can finally cycle to work. But since this is the same way every morning, it's time for some cool bike tours through and around Berlin for the weekend. We have chosen beautiful tours for you and us - no matter if you fancy history, lakes or green landscapes. There are insider tips for every tour.
Here are our top 11 bike tours through Berlin, but also to Brandenburg:
Cycling tours on the traces of Berlin history
Berlin was often the scene of world history - and you can still see this in the cityscape. Grab a bike and cycle through Berlin's history: from former Jewish life in Mitte, along the former Berlin Wall or into today's government district.
Tour tip 1: Berlin Wall bike tour
Tracking the Wall - the Berlin Wall bike tour is the absolute classic and we think everyone should have ridden it at least once. The cycle path leads from the East Side Gallery via Potsdamer Platz to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. If you're really motivated, you can ride the entire Wall bike tour.
Length (complete Wall bike tour): 159 km
Duration: 10 hours
Tour tip 2: Bike tour to the Berlin Wall Memorial
For even more history of the Wall we recommend this bike tour through the former East Berlin. On the way to the Berlin Wall Memorial you will pass Mauerpark, Eberswalder Straße, Hackesche Höfe and much more.
Length: 14,2 km
Duration: 63 minutes
Tour tip 3: Jewish Life bike tour in Mitte
Follow this tour and get a lot of information about Jewish life in Berlin Mitte. The bike tour takes you from Rosenthaler Platz to the Weinbergspark - you will pass the New Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery.
Length: 4,3 km
Duration: 16 minutes
Tour tip 4: Bike tour through the Berlin government district
Right through the centre of Berlin: On this tour you will pass the Federal Chancellery, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate and won’t miss any famous sights in the city centre. Especially suitable for Berlin beginners.
Length: 8,6 km
Duration: 32 minutes
Bike tours through parks and the surrounding area
Cycling to the countryside - that is the motto of the following bike tours. Why don't you take a trip to the countryside around Berlin? And if you don't want to cycle that far - even in the middle of the city it's very green.
Tour tip 5: Bike tour through the green centre
Tiergarten is Berlin's green lung and the third largest inner-city park in Germany. A large part of the bike tour takes you right through Tiergarten and shows you how green Berlin's centre is.
Length: 11,7 km
Duration: 48 minutes
Tour tip 6: Bike tour through Schönefeld
Out of Berlin and past Schoenefeld Airport: This tour takes you through the small village of Schoenefeld and along the green countryside.
Length: 23,2 km
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Tour tip 7: Bike tour along the Spree
From Mitte to Charlottenburg - and always along the water through green Berlin. On your tour you will go by Bellevue Palace, the Landwehr Canal and the Zoo.
Length: 21,8 km
Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes
Shore cycle paths and bike tours to the Spree and lakes
Out of the big city and into the blue - and don't forget your swimsuits. With the following bike tours you will find your way to lakes, rivers or to beautiful bathing spots. In Berlin and Brandenburg there are numerous, clear lakes that you can reach quickly by bike. Of course, the further you drive out of Berlin, the higher the probability of finding a bathing spot that you have all to yourself.
Tour tip 8: Bike tour through Reinickendorf
Lake Tegel is Berlin's second largest lake - and definitely worth a trip. You can also visit Berlin's oldest tree in Reinickendorf, called Dicke Marie (Fat Mary). On this tour you will get to know the north of Berlin better.
Length: 14,9 km
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
Tour tip 9: Bike tour through Treptow-Köpenick
This tour takes you past Berlin's largest lake, the Müggelsee. You will also see Treptower Park and the old town of Köpenick with its palace and town hall, where you will meet the captain of Köpenick.
Length: 14,8 km
Duration: 2 hours 22 minutes
Tour tip 10: Bike tour through Steglitz-Zehlendorf
"Pack your swimming trunks and get out to Wannsee" - that is a line from a famous German song. Castles, parks and clear lakes with many bathing spots. This bike tour takes you through the southwest of Berlin past Wannsee to Glienicke.
Length: 16,6 km
Duration: 1 hour
Tour tip 11: Bike tour Always follow the water
This tour takes you through the southeast of Berlin - and always along the water. It goes by Müggelheim, to the Müggel tower and to the lido Grünau.
Length: 27,8 km
Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes
We have put together some more destinations for day trips in and around Berlin for you.
Tips for riding your bike in Berlin
12 districts - 12 bike tours: In our App Going Local you will find a bike tour for each district, where you can discover places apart from the classic sights.
You don't want to go on tour alone? Maybe you will find a suitable guided bike tour here.
Did you know that some hotels in Berlin offer special services and offers for cyclists? Find out more here.
Safety first: Therefore you can find here our 15 tips for safe cycling in Berlin.
Wherever you go, cycling is sustainable and fun, especially in spring and summer. We wish you a lot of fun!