Munich is of course a wonderful cycling city, and for many locals this is the best, or even only, way to get around the city. With so many green areas and bike trails, it can be the best way to experience the city's many attractions. So when in Rome...
Mike's Bike Tours is one of the most successful tourism businesses in Munich, offering a great and active range of tours, laced with humour and knowledge from its various expat guides, and a great way to get to know the city in great company. Take a moment to get a feel of the tour in this video below.
The classic city tour runs daily from 11am from March 1 to November 14, with a second daily tour at 16:30 from April 11 to September 17. It takes four hours and covers about four miles, and contains the following:
"Our “Classic” Munich Sightseeing Tour is the tour which we have been offering since 1995. It covers the majority of Munich’s sightseeing highlights, including about a third of the English Garden and a nice stretch along the Isar River where we see one of Munich’s most popular beaches as well as the beautiful Peace Angel monument, the Maximilianeum (the Bavarian Parliament building), the Volksbad, the Lukas Kirche and the Deutsches Museum."
The tour includes the mandatory one-hour stop in a biergarten (lunch not included), and if you are looking for a social and fun way to see the city, there are few better options.
Meeting point is the east side of Marienplatz, towards Tal, from where the guide will explain a little about Munich and the surrounding area, before a short walk to the bikes - let the cycling commence!
The tour is priced at 30€ for adults and 15€ for kids (under 2 are free), with a nice touch for the large number of backpackers - 21€ for 'poor people', who are described as essentially backpackers - proof of hostel stay is required to qualify.
For more information about this and other Mike's Bike Tour's, click here.