Which Berlin Bike Tour Is Best?

This post compares the various different Berlin bike tours available to you, including all-day tours, tours that cover the Cold War or the Third Reich as well as bike rentals.

 

 


INTRODUCTION

Believe it or not, there are quite a few guided bike tours in English – not only in the city center but also in more remote neighborhoods or covering themes such as World War 2 Berlin.

A majority of these tours are offered less frequently during the winter.

Some companies also offer tours in languages such as Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and French.

Tours offered in languages other than German or English typically aren’t offered very frequently, so you may want to reserve a spot well in advance.

 


This photo of Berlin and Bike is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Most of these tour companies have bicycles available for rent, and some offer the additional helmet or child’s seat as well.

Depending on which service you choose, you may also have the option to rent out electric bikes or tandem bikes.

Ticket prices typically range from €20-€30 on average, but sometimes prices drop even lower. If you have your own bike, you may be able to save between €5-€10 on some of these tours.

Each of the following services is very well rated, with most customers agreeing that their Berlin bike tours are absolutely excellent. 

 


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BERLIN IN ONE DAY BIKE TOURS

There is a lot of history behind this city, and an efficient way to see it all is to take a tour that explores all of the most important landmarks.

Rather than focusing on just one subject, a Berlin overview tour will introduce you to a variety of significant locations.

Some of the most common sites you will visit include the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag.

You can typically expect ticket prices to vary from around €20 – €30 per person. 

We’ve listed 4 companies below, but there are just too many other companies to list. Click here for the full range of options.


Fat Tire Bike Tours

This is one of the most popular bike tour services in Berlin. Their Day City Tour examines some of the most historic sites in the area. See the tour video above.

Over the course of 4 ½ hours, you’ll discover significant landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall.

Your guide for this journey speaks English, opening the trek up to a much wider audience.

This trip is offered up to four times a day during the warmer months, but in the winter they only offer one tour per day.

Ticket Prices

Free with the Berlin Pass or get 25% with the Berlin Welcome Card and the City Tour Card

With a 5 out of 5 stars rating on TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (see the reviews), it’s pretty clear that most people love Fat Tire tours. 


Berlin on Bike

If you’re looking for a slightly shorter bike tour, this is an excellent option.

Clocking in at a total of 3 ½ hours, this trip won’t take as long to complete, but you’ll still have the opportunity to visit a lot of important locations.

See sites such as the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust Memorial while a professional guide provides commentary about each landmark on your outing.

This tour is available in English, German, Dutch, and French. Availability depends upon the language you wish to hear.

Ticket Prices

  • English and German Tours: €25 for Ages 6+
  • Dutch and French Tours: €28 for Ages 6+
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • More information or to book

Included at 25% off with the Berlin Welcome Card

Berlin on Bike also enjoys a 5  out of 5 stars rating on TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (see the reviews). 


Free Berlin Bike Tours

Despite a name which implies that they provide a free service, this company actually does charge for their bike tours.

Thankfully, their prices are very reasonable and more affordable than some of the other options on our list.

Their Berlin overview tour includes a visit to the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island. At a total running time of 3 hours, this trip won’t take half a day to complete.

This company also offers bike rentals for anyone who wants to go on their own self-guided tour. Alternatively, you can save money on this excursion by bringing your own bicycle.

Ticket Prices

  • €24 for Adults | €20 for Students/Youth | Kids pay only €8 for the bike rental
  • Save €5 when you bring your own bike.
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • More information or to book.

Get 25% off with the Berlin Welcome Card.

Just like all of their competitors, Free Berlin Bike Tours also has a 5 out of 5 stars rating on TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (see the reviews).

 


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THIRD REICH BIKE TOURS

The city of Berlin played a defining role during the events of World War II. Believe it or not, many of the significant locations tied to this moment in history are still standing to this very day.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Third Reich, there are a few bike tours that focus on landmarks such as Hitler’s Bunker, the Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial.

 

 

Each trip is offered by one of the companies listed above, so ticket prices will typically fall in the same range at an average price of €20-€30 per person.

For more detailed information, make sure to visit our overview of Third Reich tours.


Fat Tire Bike Tours 

This company provides a lot of different outings, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they also offer a Third Reich tour. This excursion lasts for approximately 5 hours and it is very well-reviewed.

Ticket Prices

Free with the Berlin Pass or get 25% with the Berlin Welcome Card and the Berlin City Card.


Free Berlin Bike Tours 

Although it isn’t exclusively focused on the history of Nazi Germany, this tour does include a visit to Hitler’s bunker and a few other significant Third Reich locations.

This trip will also take you past remnants of the Berlin Wall.

With a runtime of about 3 hours, tickets are a bit cheaper and they are also well-reviewed.

Ticket Prices

  • €24 for Adults | €20 for Students/Youth
  • Save €5 when you bring your own bike.
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • More information or to book.

Get 25% off with the Berlin Welcome Card.

 


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COLD WAR BERLIN BIKE TOURS

Visiting the remnants of the Berlin Wall is one of the most popular activities in Berlin.

Needless to say, most bike tour companies in the area offer some kind of trip to the wall. Most of these outings are focused on Cold War history, but some simply explore important sites and memorials.

Tour guides will typically spend some time telling stories of harrowing escape attempts, bringing history to life for their guests.

Expect ticket prices to fall in line with other Berlin bike tours at an average of €25-€30 per customer.

Additional information can be found on our overview of Cold War tours.

 

 


Fat Tire Bike Tours 

Visit the Berlin Wall and hear some of the most incredible tales about its history. Clocking in at 4 ½ hours, you’ll cover more than 5 km of the area where the wall once stood.

Ratings for this trip are very good and ticket prices start at €28 each.

Ticket Prices

Free with the Berlin Pass or get 25% with the Berlin Welcome Card.


Free Berlin Bike Tours 

This is the same tour that focuses on the history of the Third Reich.

At only 3 hours in length, the trip is much shorter and most likely won’t include as many stops as the outing offered by their competitors. Read their reviews.

Ticket Prices

  • €22 for Adults | €17 for Students/Youth| Kids pay only €8 for the bike rental
  • Save €5 when you bring your own bike.
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • More information or to book.

Get 25% off with the Berlin Welcome Card


Berlin on Bike 

This company offers a trip specifically dedicated to learning about the Berlin Wall. Discover the history behind this structure and see the traces it has left behind over time.

The journey will take roughly 3 ½ hours to complete and the tour is well-reviewed.

This tour is available in English, German, Dutch, and French. Availability depends upon the language you wish to hear.

Ticket Prices

  • English and German Tours: €25 for Ages 6+
  • Dutch and French Tours:     €28 for Ages 6+
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • More information or to book.

Included for free with the purchase of the Berlin Welcome Card All-Inclusive or 25% off with the regular Berlin Welcome Card.

 


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ALTERNATIVE BERLIN BIKE TOURS

Anyone can take a tour of the Berlin Wall or see all of the most popular sites in the city, but what about everything else?

There are a lot of historically significant and interesting aspects of Berlin that often get neglected on even the best of tours.

Thankfully, many of the popular bike tour companies in this city offer alternative trips that explore the fabulous street art, restaurants, marketplaces and clubs that contribute to the flavor of Berlin’s community.

Expect prices to range from €15 – €30 per ticket.

 

 


Evening Food Tour

Like their other tours mentioned above, reviews for each of these bike tours are also quite positive.

Everyone who mentioned their trip to Kreuzberg indicated that they had a wonderful time learning all about the counter-culture that exists in Berlin.

Some visitors who went on the food tour also remarked that they learned quite a lot about the city while riding from one restaurant or cafe to the next. 


Berlin on Bike

Outclassing their competitors, this company actually offers four different bike tours which will take you off the beaten path.

One of these options is a night tour, allowing you to explore Berlin after dark with the help of a professional guide.

Other trips will take you to locations such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, revealing some of the most magnificent street art and graffiti that Berlin can offer.

Berlin on Bike also beats most of its competition on price, offering each of these adventures at an affordable cost. Each tour is roughly 3 ½ hours in length.


Ticket Prices

Each of the following tours costs the same price.

Reviews for these services are almost entirely positive. Some visitors suggested that alternative tours can be an excellent way to compliment the typical experience that tourists will have in Berlin. 


Berlin Bike Tours

berlin-bike-toursIf you’re looking for an alternative bike tour aimed at smaller groups, this company has a few opportunities worth mentioning.

In total, they offer three different trips around Berlin which will take you off the beaten path.

Visit locations such as Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg while discovering some of the oft-ignored but incredibly important landmarks found all over the city.

Each excursion has a max of between 8-12 people per tour and lasts for between 3-4 hours.

Ticket prices range from $16-$25 per person.

Wild Kreuzberg Tour

  • $17 for Adults | $15 for Children | Offered in English and German

Prenzlauer Berg Tour

  • $25 for Adults | $20 for Children | Only available on Saturday

As we mentioned before, reviews for this service are very good. Customers who took one of these alternative bike tours typically reported that their tour guide was very helpful and informative. 


Free Berlin Bike Tours

Although they don’t offer as many alternative bike tours as their competitors, the following outings seek to reveal a side of Berlin that few travelers ever discover.

One tour focuses on the unique counter-culture of this city while the other trip reveals some of the most interesting areas that typical tour groups will miss.

Visit neighborhoods such as Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow.

Ticket prices are the same for all of their services, so an abnormal trek will cost the same as a typical overview tour.

Ticket Prices

  • €24 for Adults | €20 for Students/Disabled 
  • Save €5 when you bring your own bike

Poor, But Sexy Berlin Tour

Top Secret Berlin Bike Tour

All of the reviews for these bike tours are incredibly positive. One guest even decided to take both tours in one day, reporting that their experience was wonderful and they learned a lot about the city. 

 


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BERLIN BIKE TOUR DISCOUNTS

This section will provide a breakdown of many of the ways you can save money on bike tours in Berlin.

There are several tourist passes that offer either free or discounted bike tours, so we recommend finding a tour you want and cross-referencing the company with this list of services.

 

 

For more information, check our full post on Berlin discount passes.


The Berlin Pass

This all-inclusive pass provides free access to Fat Tire Bike Tours in Berlin.

You can choose either the city tour, Third Reich tour, Berlin Wall tour or the Modern Berlin tour. Alternatively, you can also take the Fat Tire Segway tours for free.

Berlin Welcome Card

The all-inclusive version of this pass includes free access to Berlin on Bike services. You can use the pass to take three of their tours: Berlin’s Best, Berlin Wall and Alternative Berlin.

There is also a discount card version which allows you to save 25% on Fat Tire Bike Tours, Berlin on Bike Tours and Free Berlin Bike Tours.

Easy City Pass

This service is similar to the discount card version of the Berlin Welcome Card. Rather than offering free access to certain attractions, it provides discounts on hundreds of activities instead.

One of the deals they offer is 15% off Fat Tire Bike Tours, so you may want to consider this option if you plan on doing a lot of different things in Berlin.

 


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