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Cycling tours through Berlin

13. May 2024
Vier Personen fahren mit Fahrrädern auf einem breiten Weg durch den Wald.

Our top 5 most beautiful bike tours in and around Berlin

Now that it’s (really) getting warmer, it’s finally time to get outside again. When spring comes to Berlin, the wonderful capital shows its most beautiful side again. One of the best ways to explore Berlin is by bike. We show you five great bike tours in and around Berlin. From sightseeing to history to wonderful nature, there’s a bit of everything.

1. Berlin Wall Trail – the classical route

Whether on foot or by bike – the Berlin Wall Trail is a real classic. Where the Wall once stood is now one of the capital’s most popular hiking and cycling trails. If you want to cycle the entire route, you should allow around 11 hours to complete the 159 km trail. If this is too far for you, you can also opt for individual stages. For those who like it lively, we recommend the section along the Eastside Gallery in the heart of the city. For nature lovers, the section in the south from Sonnenallee via Schönefeld to Lichtenrade or from Hennigsdorf via Hohen Neuendorf to Hermsdorf are particularly suitable.

Route length: 159 km
Duration: 10:22 h

2. From the zoo to Alexanderplatz – the sightseeing tour

What would a vacation in Berlin be without a little sightseeing tour? In good weather, you can also do this perfectly by bike. You start at our hotel, cycle along the famous Ku’damm and make a detour to the green oasis that is Berlin’s Tiergarten. From there, you will reach the famous Victory Column and the iconic Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag. There you can decide whether you want to turn off to Potsdamer Platz or continue towards Alexanderplatz past the cathedral, the City Palace and Museum Island. No matter which option you choose, there is definitely a lot to see on this tour.

Route length: approx. 9 km
Duration: 40 minutes (without stops)

A little tip: In bad weather, you can also cover the route on the bus number 100. The bus passes almost all of Berlin’s major sights without a tourist surcharge.

 

Orang-blauer Fahrradhelm liegt auf dem Gepäckträger eines weißen Fahrrads.

3. Around the Müggelsee – off to the south of Berlin

Berlin is known for its forests and lakes. They invite vacationers and Berliners to relax, explore and enjoy. The Müggelsee in beautiful Köpenick is one of Berlin’s largest lakes and a popular destination for excursions. The best way to get there is to take the S-Bahn to Friedrichshagen. From there, take the small promenade towards the lake. The Spree tunnel takes you to the other side, where you can cycle along the shore around the lake. In Rübezahl, you can take a short detour to the Müggelturm tower or continue directly towards Kleiner Müggelsee. If you wish, you can take a break here and go on a short boat trip or simply relax on the beach. The route continues through dreamy Klein Venedig and then via Wilhelmshagen and Rahnsdorf back to Friedrichshagen S-Bahn station. The almost 20 km long route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cycle tours through Berlin.

Route length: 20.3 km
Duration: 01:10 h

 

4. To the lakes in Zehlendorf – the tour for bathing enthusiasts & water lovers

Not only Köpenick has beautiful lakes, Charlottenburg and Zehlendorf are also really well positioned in this respect. Our fourth cycle tour through Berlin takes you from the hotel via the less busy end of the Ku’damm past a number of lakes to the beautiful Wannsee. Along the way, you will pass Halensee, Herthasee, Königssee, Dianasee, Hundekehlesee, Grunewaldsee, Krummen Lanke and Schlachtensee. Take a break for a swim or stop off at one of the delicious restaurants along the way. When you arrive at Wannsee after almost 20 km, you could consider a steamboat ride or simply take the S-Bahn back in comfort.

Route length: 27.1 km
Duration: 01:45 h

Tip for dog lovers: If you take your beloved dog with you on the tour, we recommend a stopover at Grunewaldsee. This is located in the dog walking area and is a true paradise for four-legged friends!

 

5. Off to Potsdam – forest, water, villas and more

Discover spring in Berlin from a different perspective: from the water. From the end of March, Berlin’s steamers will besetting sail again or travelling across the river. A wonderfully relaxing way to get to know the vibrant capital in a completely new way. Discover the most important sights, the most beautiful bridges, hidden highlights and the manylakes that make Berlin so unique. The shortest tours in the city centre take an hour. If you would like to spend the wholeday on the water, we recommend the longAround the Müggelberge” tour, which takes around 5.25 hours. The tours arealso ideal for an exciting excursion with children.

 

Our tips for cycling in Berlin

Our beautiful metropolis is really great for cycling. There are well-developed cycle paths in many parts of the city, allowing you to explore the city without a care in the world. We would like to give you a few tips on cycling in Berlin:

Bike rental – Don’t have your own bike with you? No problem, you can hire a bike from us for a fee of €18 per day.
Taking a bike on the S-Bahn – It is generally possible to take a bike on the S-Bahn. However, you will need an additional ticket for your bike. It is not possible to take your bike on the bus.
Safety – Always lock your bike and wear a helmet. You can hire one from us for a fee of €5 per day.

No matter which bike tour you choose, spring in Berlin is always worth a trip.



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