Frequently asked questions

Who are we?

Berlin Bike Tour is one of the most renowned City Tour company in Berlin. Our management is applying their worldwide, year long experience in tourism to give our guests, young or older, a high level of entertainment,fun,relaxation and knowledge of our city's history. Our guides are certified and well trained local city guides and enthusiastic Berlin fans.They are an ideal mix to showcase Berlin and its pulsating life through our individual city tours. Every year we employ certified guides from diverse colleges in Berlin to take care of our constant growing demand. As our apprentices we prepare them for our special needs and approach to be a tour guide for our company. Berlin Bike Tour has created a different way of guided tours and our success tells us, that we are on the right path.

Small groups, big adventures...

Should I register for a tour in advance?

Prior registration with Berlin Bike Tour is not compulsory, but as the group size is limited we dp recommend prior registration. Prior registration is nonbinding and free of charge, only your place will be reserved. Dropping by spontaneously, please understand that registered guests will always have priority if there are more people than places.

Do I need my own bike?

You don’t. Berlin Bike Tour provides you with a bicycle for your tour of choice; the rental fee is included in the tour price. You may also bring your own bike, this way you will even save some money. If you do bring your own bike, we will deduct 7 € from the tour fee in question.

What is the required minimum age?

The minimum age is relatively high. As safety, fun and recreation are our main objectives and our experience has shown that cycling in the city may cause slightly raised stress levels in younger children, we set the minimum age for our tours to 8 years. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Children up to 6 years of age may join the tour free of charge, provided they fit in a child seat attached to their parent’s bike. Please order the child seat inadvance. This is absolutely free of charge.

Why are there only 8 people in a group?

The main reason for this, too, is our main objective: fun. In groups of up to 20 people you may happen to stand far away from the guide at some stops, and to have trouble understanding what they are saying. Also, it’s no fun having to fear losing the group members at every traffic light. Of course, groups of more than 8 people will also be welcome to join our tours. In that case we will use an additional guide.

Where do the tours start from?

All our tours start at the historical place Bornholmer Straße. This is where our guests will learn, sometimes from contemporary witnesses, what exactly happened here, at the first checkpoint to open on 9 November 1989.

How strenuous is a guided city tour by bicycle?

During three to five hours, we will, depending on the tour, cover a distance of 12 to 30 km (7.5 to 19 miles). The corresponding speed, therefore, lies at about 4 to 6 km, or 2.5 to 4 miles per hour (walking speed is about 3 to 5 km, or 2.5 to 3 miles per hour). The frequent stops for explanations provide ample opportunity to catch your breath. So our tours are a piece of cake, for people of any fitness level.

How about toilet breaks?

This city has plenty of public toilets, whose locations your guide will be familiar with. On request they will be happy to have a short break on the way.

How long does a tour take? What’s the distance that is covered?

You will find exact details on duration and distances covered on specific tours in the ‘Tour catalogue’ on Berlin Bike Tour website. Tours take three to six hours.

What happens in bad weather, do the tours go ahead anyway?

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.' If weather conditions are not quite ideal you will receive rain wear and gloves for the tour, ofcourse free of charge.

How do you guarantee tour bike safety?

After each tour, all of our bikes are handed over to our qualified bike mechanics for thorough inspection and maintenance.

Why exolore Berlin by bike?

This versatile city is best explored by bicycle or on foot, thus avoiding any kind of stress. As Berlin is quite flat and our routes mainly run on cycle paths and back streets, our cycle tours are not only insightful but also recreational. You will spend unforgettable memorable day with our entertaining guides, some of whom have been working all over the world for years.

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