Cycling in Berlin can be a pleasure, most car drivers are cautious when it comes to cyclists, though there does exist some antipathy between the two groups. But when you come to Berlin, skip the bike tour. Rent a bike instead!
I have a secret to confess. I hate those awful bike tour groups. At first when they began to appear, I was enthusiastic and sent all my out of town guests to sign up. Now that they are everywhere, I have to say skip it. You see them all over the city, like some distended, orange safety-vest wearing snake, clogging intersections, blocking traffic, generally making themselves a nuisance, while the tour guide, who probably only moved to Berlin last week, embarrasses himself trying to speak loud enough for the whole group to hear.
So, while I take no responsibility for your safety, all you need to do is find a bike. You already have the best guide to the city right here. These days you can rent bikes practically everywhere. Lots of cafes even have bikes to rent at a reasonable price (from € 10/day). If your bank card is equipped with a chip, you can sign up to use the amazing Callabike from DeutscheBahn.
Just remember: don’t ride on the sidewalk, traffic coming from the right has right of way, police may stop you if your bike hasn’t got lights and a bell, and you can take your bike on public transport but you’ll need to purchase a ticket for it.
Bike Berlin | Relaxing | Daily rental € 10
09:00 – 19:00 daily