This bike tour is something for Berliners and visitors to Berlin who want to get a little off the beaten track. Book online!
Alternative Berlin City Bike Tour
- Adults Ages 16+ (incl. bike rental)
- Pupils / Students Ages 6 - 15 / Valid ID required (incl. bike rental)
- Children Ages 5 & Under
- Private Group 1-5 People (incl. bike rental)
- Private Group 6-9 People (incl. bike rental)
Cycling Authentic Berlin
This bike tour takes you through three of the most lively, colourful and multi-cultural neighbourhoods in the city. In the twentieth century Berlin has repeatedly been a magnet for people seeking alternative ways of living, and in Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain you will encounter the famed nightlife, the cultural diversity and the energy of these scenes.
You will encounter backyard theatres, graffiti art, creative projects, street cafés and unusual gastronomic projects, as well as the diverse club culture the city is famous for. There are also the traces of Berlin’s recent past everywhere, in the monolithic facades of old East Berlin apartments in Friedrichshain or the graffiti sprayed wildness of the West Berlin enclave of Kreuzberg and its legendary party scene from the 1970s and 1980s.
This tour also raises some of the social questions facing Berlin today, as the creatives of these neighbourhoods struggle with dramatically rising rents. Yet in the positive energy you will encounter everywhere, amidst the crowds of people gathered on the streets, along the canals and in parks, the anarchic energy of these neighbourhoods live on!
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- Prenzlauer Berg around Kulturbrauerei
- Volkspark Friedrichshain
- Kino International and Karl-Marx-Allee
- Oberbaum Bridge
- Kreuzberg Wrangelkiez
- Görlitzer Park and “Kreuzberg SO 36”
- Oranienstraße and Bethanien
- Engelbecken and Luisenstädtischer Kanal
- Media Spree
Our guides adapt the bike tours to weather conditions, participants’ interests, street closures and sometimes their own preferences. Changes and deviations are possible.
All Berlin on Bike public bike tours start at the Kulturbrauerei (means “Culture Brewery”) in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The brewery grounds have several entrances, the best way to get to us is through the archway at Knaackstraße 97. From the underground station Eberswalder Straße (underground line 2, three stops north of Alexanderplatz) it’s a 200-metre walk.
For private tours with your own bikes, the start can be arranged individually. Delivery of our bikes for your private bike tour is also possible for an additional charge – but this is usually only worthwhile for larger groups.
Berlin on Bike offers daily public bike tours in English, Dutch and German. You can choose from several themed bike routes in our program and usually register at short notice. The average group size is 8 to 12 people, with a maximum of 15 guests. The bicycle tours take place when a minimum of 4 participants registers.
We also offer private bicycle tours: with these your family, friends or colleagues will enjoy the exclusive attention of one of our bike guides. Private tours can be tailored to suit individual needs, including as many breaks as you might wish for, and bespoke catering stops at places requested, as well as detours to particular sites you might be interested in seeing.
In addition to our “main languages” English, Dutch and German, private tours can also be booked in French, Spanish or Swedish.
For the private bike tours, we ask for a little more advance notice when booking, to give us time to find the right guide for your group. However, you may also be lucky with a request at short notice, e.g. the day before.
On average our group bike tours consist of between eight and twelve participants. On our regular bike tours, fifteen people per group is our maximum. If there are more registrations, we provide more guides, to ensure that groups remain manageable in size, for the sake of safety and for the enjoyment of our guests.
A minimum of four guests is required for a bike tour to run.
In the case of private bike tours, we recommend that groups do not exceed fifteen guests at a time. Larger groups will be divided up, with more guides allocated to the tour.
Kulturbrauerei – uniquely beautiful starting point in the car-free courtyards of a 100 year old former brewery
Daily public bike tours along several routes, in English, Dutch and German
Specially trained guides – knowledgeable and entertaining team of guides
Personal touch – our bike guides are enthusiastic about Berlin and set their own priorities for individual tours
The real Berlin – in addition to Berlin sightseeing, we show aspects of everyday life in the city
Safety – our chosen bike routes favour the use of bike paths and quieter side streets
Well-maintained bike fleet – 21-speed trekking bikes, as well as backpedal or e-bikes
Ideal for families – children’s bikes in various sizes, trailers, child seats, matching helmets
Easy bike tour booking – online, by e-mail or even by phone
Customer friendly and flexible cancellation policy, currently Corona cancellations are free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
After the bike ride, you can go to the museum, restaurant or beer garden on the brewery grounds