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The most beautiful bike tours in Berlin

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Leisure

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The German capital also has a lot to offer for friends of cycling tours. In addition to numerous sights in the city, there are also a variety of parks, forests, lakes and other beautiful places that you can explore in Berlin by bike. The Eastseven Hostel Berlin offers you a perfect starting point for the most beautiful bike tours in and around Berlin.

Bike Tours in Berlin – Our Top 7

There is a lot to see in Berlin. If you don’t feel like a regular city tour by bus or on foot, you can get on your bike and discover the city and its surroundings on picturesque routes. Our list of the top 7 most beautiful bike tours in and around Berlin gives you a perfect overview of which routes are worthwhile!

Our tip No. 1: Wall bike path

The Berlin Wall Bike Trail is a fascinating route that runs along the former course of the Berlin Wall. This bike tour offers not only sporting activity, but also a historical journey through the history of Berlin.

Along the Wall Cycle Route, cyclists can visit many significant sites and attractions, including remnants of the Berlin Wall, historic memorials and informative panels that tell the story of Berlin’s division.

The route is well signposted and mostly flat, which makes it suitable for both experienced cyclists and families with children. There are also many cozy cafes and restaurants along the way to take a break and enjoy the view.

A bike tour on the Mauerradweg is a unique way to explore Berlin, experience history and be active in sports at the same time. It is definitely an unforgettable experience for all cyclists and history buffs.

Where?

You can start the Wall Trail at various locations. The Eastside Gallery in Friedrichshain, the Topography of Terror between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz or the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse are good places to start.

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Mauerradweg - schöne Fahrradtour Berlin

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Our Tip No. 2: Bike tour to Wannsee lake

“Pack your bathing suit, […] and then let’s go to Wannsee”: You can discover the famous and much-sung Wannsee in Berlin wonderfully by bike. There are various routes that lead out of the city into the countryside and directly to the water.

One of the most popular tours starts at Schlossplatz in the city center and ends directly at Wannsee.

This approximately 28-kilometer bike tour takes you past historical sights in the center of Berlin and offers one or two opportunities for a photo in between.

Where?

The bike tour starts at the Schlossplatz in Berlin-Mitte. Passing historical places like the famous Checkpoint Charlie to the meadows and lakes at the gates of Berlin, this tour makes cycling in Berlin a real experience.

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schöne Fahrradtour zum Wannsee Berlin

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Our Tip No. 3: Bicycle tour around the Tegel Lake

The fascinating bike tour around Lake Tegel begins at a place steeped in history: the Borsigwerke subway station. Here rises the imposing brick gate of the former Borsigwerke, which, according to stories, was once the second largest locomotive manufacturer in the world. Directly behind it, the beautiful Tegeler See lake opens up with its picturesque Greenwich promenade. If you like, you can interrupt your tour here and take one of the excursion steamers across the lake, along the Havel to Wannsee or even on the Spree to the government district.

After returning to the pier and getting back on your bike, don’t miss the “Dicke Marie”. This old tree, a majestic English oak, is estimated to be 800 years old and is located at Tegel Castle. It is the oldest tree in all of Berlin. Along the lakeshore, the route continues through the idyllic Tegeler Forst and finally to the Tegelorter Ufer. Here you can take the ferry across and cycle along the shore back to the Borsigwerke subway station to bring this unforgettable bike tour to a fitting conclusion.

Where?

Start at the subway station Borsigwerke, which you can easily reach by public transport from EastSeven.

The round trip ends here again, so that you can get home comfortably after the extensive cycling.

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schönste Fahrradtour in Berlin um den Tegeler See

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Our Tip No. 4: Spree Cycle Route

The Spreeradweg in Berlin is a wonderful route along the Spree River that takes cyclists through the fascinating capital city. The route stretches for about 13 kilometers and offers a mixture of picturesque waterscapes, green riverside promenades and significant sights.

Along the Spree Cycle Path, cyclists can marvel at famous landmarks such as the Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island and the TV Tower. The tour also passes through cozy parks like Treptower Park and Tiergarten, which are perfect for a short rest.

The route is well signposted and mostly flat, which makes it suitable for both experienced cyclists and families with children. There are numerous cafes and restaurants along the way to take a break and enjoy the view.

A bike tour on the Spree Cycle Path is an ideal way to explore Berlin in a sporty and relaxed way and to experience the beauty of the city from the saddle.

Where?

One of the most popular starting points is at Tempelhofer Hafen. In principle, however, you can start your tour at any point on the Spreeradweg.

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Spreewaldweg - schöne Fahrradtour Berlin

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Our Tip No. 5: Grunewald Tour

The approximately 4,500-hectare Grunewald offers a variety of different routes for tours by bicycle. The routes are not always completely developed and occasionally lead over loose ground. In some cases, there are also not inconsiderable inclines to overcome, which is why an e-bike can be an advantage.

Popular starting points are the Grunewald S-Bahn station or the Konstanzer Straße U-Bahn station. On the tours there are always opportunities for stops, for example at the idyllic Königssee, at the bathing area Großes Fenster/Havelhöhenweg or at the Grunewald tower. In any case, don’t forget your swimming trunks or swimsuit, because a refreshing dip in the water is an absolute must.

Where?

Different starting points and routes are possible.

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schönste Fahrradtour Berlin - Grundewaldtour

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Our Tip No. 6: Havel Cycle Path

With its 371 kilometers, the Havel Cycle Path is an impressive and fascinating long-distance cycle path.

The entire route, which runs from its origin in Ankershagen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to its mouth on the Elbe at Havelsberg, is definitely worth a tour – especially the section in Berlin.

The bike path starts in the picturesque old town of Spandau and leads along the Lindenufer via

Wilhelmstadt to the ferry terminal in Kladow. The approximately 20-kilometer tour impresses with relaxed riding on comfortable paths directly along the water.

A leisurely stroll through the historic old town of Spandau, which is even five years older than Berlin, is an absolute highlight. The historic Spandau Citadel is also definitely worth a visit. If you feel like cooling off, you can jump into the refreshing water at the Bürgerablage bathing area on the Havel River.

If you’re feeling a little peckish, take a break at the Neukladow manor house or the Spandau hunting lodge. And if you want to finish the route in style, you can enjoy a short but beautiful boat ride at the Kladow ferry terminal.

For the return trip, you will take the same relaxed route back home, taking with you the memories of a wonderful bike ride along the Havel River in Berlin.

Where?

Start in the old town of Spandau, always along the Havel River.

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schöne Fahrradtour Berlin - Havelradweg

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Our Tip No. 7: Bicycle tour through Köpenick

The bike tour through Treptow-Köpenick promises sporty fun and is also suitable for the whole family.

With a distance of about 48 kilometers, the tour is not to be underestimated, but the varied route makes it absolutely recommendable. Already at the starting point in Treptower Park, the rose garden with its more than one hundred species of roses delights and enchants the senses.

Along the way, you will encounter impressive sights such as the Russian Memorial and Germany’s oldest observatory, the Archenhold Observatory, with its gigantic refracting telescope. A visit to the planetarium here is an absolute must. Horse fans will be thrilled by the Karlshorst harness racing track, while the Wuhlheide leisure and recreation center offers numerous recreational activities. These include a

museum, a swimming and sports hall, and playgrounds for the little ones.

The tour continues to the charming old town of Köpenick, where you will see the famous Köpenick Town Hall and Köpenick Castle. On the Müggelschlößchenweg you will reach the picturesque Müggelsee and can decide to stop for refreshments at the floating restaurant “Spreearche”.

Along the way you will now also pass the lido Friedrichshagen and finally reach the S-Bahn station

Friedrichshagen, where the tour can be ended. For those who want to enjoy even more nature and water, there is the option to ride on the R1 bike path around Müggelsee and then along the canal to Erkner.

You can get to the initial route of the tour in Köpenick either by S-Bahn from Erkner station or by bike via Fürstenwalder Allee and Fürstenwalder Straße. From here it is easy to cycle back to Treptower Park. This eventful bike tour thus offers the perfect combination of sporting activity and cultural highlights in the beautiful districts of Treptow and Köpenick.

Where?

We will start at the S-Bahn station Treptower Park, which you can easily reach by public transport from EastSeven.

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schönste Fahrradtour durch Köpenick Berlin

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