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City Tours - sightseeing by bike

Hustle and bustle, historical attractions, cosy little cafés and shopping streets that just seem to go on forever - the buzz of Germany's major cities is hard to resist. And how better to explore these exciting destinations than by bike? Cycling is a great way to reach places quickly and easily, ensuring you miss none of the highlights along the way. Not only are these tours a great form of exercise, but they also allow you to experience more of the city. Firstly, because you never stray too far from the action, and secondly, because you can stop wherever you like. Even at a leisurely pace, you will see far more than you ever could on foot, and gain a richer insight into the soul of the city.

Cities in Germany have long since adapted to the needs of visiting cyclists. The infrastructure is excellent with well-maintained routes and dedicated signposting. In Munich, for example, the network of cycle paths exceeds 1,200 kilometres. Berlin is not far behind with more than 1,000 kilometres and expects further investment in the coming years. Cycling as an environmentally friendly form of transport is clearly on the rise.

Bikes can be hired in every major town and city in Germany so you don't need to bring your own. Prices and schemes vary from place to place, of course. The handy "call a bike" service, for example, is found at major train stations across Germany. It is operated by Deutsche Bahn (German railways), who plan to extend its availability.

Tour planning - tips for your tour

Cycling tours are the perfect way to escape your daily routine. But thorough preparation is essential to ensure you make the most of your holiday. The following tips should help you make your next cycling tour an enjoyable experience from start to finish.