For first-time visitors to Munich and those looking for a close-up view of the city, bike tours are a great way to take in the highlights, whether with a tour guide or independently. Read on to learn how to take a two-wheeled adventure in Munich.
Guided Bike Tours
Roam the streets of Munich with a guide who will ensure you take a safe route and see all the top sites. These tours generally begin at the Central Train Station and last two to four hours, with your guide offering commentary on the city’s history and culture. Depending on the tour you choose, you might be guided around the royal parks, marvel at the grand architecture of Odeonsplatz, or explore the medieval side streets around Marienplatz.
Independent Bike Rentals
Pre-book a Munich bike rental to explore at your own pace and see all the sights on your list and take advantage of the self-proclaimed cycling capital of Germany’s vast network of dedicated cycle routes — more than 745 miles (1,200 km) of bike lanes traverse the city. Plan your trip around Munich using cycle path maps and tips from the shop where you collect your bike, or if you’d like to visit areas in the surrounding Bavarian countryside away from the city center, pick up a bicycle day pass that allows you to transport your bike on the S-Bahn and underground trains.
To maximize your time, you may want to book a super saver that combines a bike tour with another activity in Munich, such as a beer and food tour, a picnic lunch, or a visit to Nymphenburg Palace.