Review – Berlin on Bike

There are many ways to explore Berlin, but the best one might be by bicycle. Bike rentals are to be found everywhere in Germany’s capital, but what if I told you exploring this city by bike with a tour guide is the best way to go? And if we’re talking guides bicycle tours, we’re talking Berlin on Bike!

Berlin is huge. Huge and busy that is. Cycling around the city is awesome, but it can get a bit nerve wrecking when you don’t know where you’re going while traffic is pressuring you to move already. And since bike lanes are mostly non-existent, the best way to get your cycling self esteem going, is by asking advice from a local.

Berlin on bike gives advice, from locals, and they’re there to hold your hand when it gets tough. Not only do they have wonderful routes, their guides speak many languages and they can be quite the entertainment.

Last year I took a bicycle tour with a group of friends, and because our we had a full week of excursions planned in every corner of Berlin, our guide made sure we saw something we didn’t see before. Growing up in Kreuzberg and living in Berlin for his whole life, this man knew what he was talking about. He organized a custom tour for us, taking the group  from Prenzlauer Berg to basically everywhere. In the end we cycled for 4 hours, way longer than we we’re supposed to, and we saw tons of interesting sights. Our guide, the true Berliner, didn’t just know every tiny little detail about the city, he also loved to inform us on current events, such as strange laws and government bloopers. One thing I love about the people in Berlin is their ability to crap on anything that kills free spirit, and our guide was no exception.

How to bike in Berlin

The company is located in the wonderful Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. The Metro will take you there from the city center. You can choose from a variety of tours, so I suggest you visit their website. Make sure you dress to the occasion, which means warm and rain proof. Tours are from March to November.

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8 Comments

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    Roaming Renegades
    February 5, 2015 at 12:25

    Can’t wait to visit Berlin, I know I am going to love it already! Biking a city is also a fantastic way to see it isn’t it, just makes you feel connected and allows you to be at your own pace but also see so much. We have biked around Amsterdam and Hamburg, great fun!

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    Jonny Jenkins
    February 8, 2015 at 10:07

    Ahh Berlin! Such a great city. After living there for a few months about a decade ago, it’s always been a plan to go back and stay longer… I always tell people that it’s one of the few places that’s great for a few days, a few weeks or a few months… So many things to discover. Getting around by bike is a wicked idea!

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      The Brave Dame
      February 8, 2015 at 10:52

      I absolutely agree, Jonny! Still planning to stay there for a longer period of time.

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    Alli
    February 8, 2015 at 18:06

    Can you believe I didn’t get a chance to visit Berlin when I was in Germany? I went to Munich and Heidelberg and am just itching to get back and explore Berlin. I think a bike would be a great way to explore the city! It does take a lot of confidence biking in a foreign city! I rode a bike around Laos and it can be pretty tricky!

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    Andreja Jernejčič
    February 8, 2015 at 22:22

    Hey, great idea to see berlin on bikes – obviously is such a hip thing at the moment!

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    Jessica (Barcelona Blonde)
    February 11, 2015 at 22:43

    I did this tour last spring and it was fantastic! Their guides really are great. Who did you have?

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      The Brave Dame
      February 12, 2015 at 08:52

      If I remember this name correctly, it was something that sounded like ‘Adi’… Great guy!

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    Revati
    February 12, 2015 at 08:23

    I need to learn how to ride a bike. Just for this. Such a cool way to see the place!

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