Mike's Bike Tours

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Mike's Bike Tours It's hard to beat Mike's Bike Tours for unique sightseeing trips around Munich, most of which are led by gregarious expats and attended by a diverse clientele hailing from all corners of the globe. Munich Germany 48.13781 11.57594
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Party Earth Review It’s hard to beat Mike’s Bike Tours for unique sightseeing trips around Munich, most of which are led by gregarious expats and attended by a diverse clientele hailing from all corners of the globe. Tours... ... read full review

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  • Address:

    All tours meet at the old city hall in Marienplatz
    (the tower with the orange roof)

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  • Hours:

    Daily 10:30am–1pm and 4:30–5:30pm (March 1–April 14 and October 8–November 18); 10am– 8pm (April 15–October 7)

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth Mike's Bike Tours Review

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It's hard to beat Mike's Bike Tours for unique sightseeing trips around Munich, most of which are led by gregarious expats and attended by a diverse clientele hailing from all corners of the globe.

It’s hard to beat Mike’s Bike Tours for unique sightseeing trips around Munich, most of which are led by gregarious expats and attended by a diverse clientele hailing from all corners of the globe.

Tours begin with a brief overview of the city’s history, after which the participants pick out their bikes and set off. With stops at multiple beer halls along the way, the tours are a terrific way to form instant bonds with new people over a couple of oversized Bavarian beers.

The highly amusing English-speaking tour guides keep the four-hour journey fun and lighthearted as they impart some fascinating tidbits about the history of Munich. Highlights of the tour include the Chinese Tower in the Englischer Garten, where the tour will stop for a snack and a brew, and the Schwabing neighborhood, where participants can check out all the hip bars to visit later on.

The tour ends at the offices of Mike’s Bike Tours – an ideal last stop considering the company is conveniently located right behind the Hofbräuhaus.

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Tip from Lucas:

Going on one of these tours is probably the coolest way to see the city, meet new people, and work off some of that heavy German beer from the previous night’s party. And don’t think it’s too strenuous – the whole tour covers only four miles in four hours.

  • Crowd

    All types and ages, though mostly college-age travelers in the summer, including many English speakers.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Amusing tour guides.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Food available at the beer garden during the tour (not included in tour price). Tours by appointment only December through February.

  • Prices

    Tours €24/4 hours or €39/all day.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Comfortable sportswear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day mid-March through October, and good-weather days in early March and November.

Mike's Bike Tours User Reviews

Average rating:
Fun for tourists and residents alike!
Katie R. Oct 24, 2013
Mike's Bike Tours is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, whether you're just visiting Munich or are a resident wishing to learn more about the city. The guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and a vast array of history and culture is covered in 4.5 hours. Groups are limited to ten or fewer, so it's not difficult to hear the guide and feel included. Almost the entire tour is on bike paths, so members can feel safe while exploring. The tour includes a break at the English Garden for a bite to eat and, if you wish, a beer. This provides an opportunity to get to know your fellow bikers and have a chance to possibly get a group together to hang out after the tour. I would highly recommend Mike's Bike Tours to tourists and residents, it is loads of fun for a very reasonable price.
A great way to see the city
Emma L. Apr 22, 2013
Pedalling through the red-roofed city of Munich, while riding in team of about eight on one of Mike's Tours, was the best way to have a taster of Germany's financial and publishing hub. It's the perfect place for cyclists as practically the whole way can be experienced in bike lanes. Our guide was not only a brilliant biker, but he was also an impressive historian. He seemed to the know the story behind every unusual building or landmark. Being in Germany it would have been rude not to have a beer at every hall we stopped at. Most had queues of tourists who were also enjoying a mid afternoon drink. We covered many things during our excursion, but the real highlight was the English Gardens. It had lush green patches of grass, strange sculptures, expert surfers showing their talents off on an artificial wave, a duck pound and loads more. Not being the fittest person in the world I was a tad worried that four hours cycling would knock me out for the rest of the holiday. But the trip was so thrilling, I hardly noticed my legs working. All I can say is if you are in Munich you should try out one of these tours, they are fun and educational.
THE ONLY WAY TO RIDE
Matt R. Apr 5, 2013
Munich must be one of my favorite cities in Europe. When I backpacked around the continent, I made it a point to stop there, and I'm so glad I did. This Bavarian German city is a great place to eat, drink, see a little history and have a ton of fun. But the only way to do all of that in one day is to grab a seat on Mike’s Bike Tours (MBT). Mike’s is a fun-filled bike riding tour that takes visitors through the city over the course of 4 hours (longer tours are available). Each tour is led by enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable English speaking guides that lead riders past some of Munich’s most famous landmarks. Don’t worry though, the tours have just the right mix of humor and fun, with a touch of history thrown in. Geared to visitors of all ages, my tour featured college kids from Canada, grandparents from Norway, and other fellow backpackers from around the globe. If anything, MBT is a great social activity where you get to share the experience with a new group of international friends. On my tour we visited sites such as the Feldhernhalle, the Bavarian State Opera, the world famous beer and brat stuffed Hofbrauhaus and the Marienplatz. We also spent what was probably way too much time at a few beer gardens, which most definitely made the bike riding a little challenging. My favorite part of the tour was our visit to the English Garden. This massive park in the middle of Munich is a beautiful escape from city life. Just watch out for the nude sunbathing, elderly European men…you’ve been warned! A really cool feature of the English Garden is the Eisbach. The man made river flows through the English Garden and actually features real life surfers at one area of the stream. And if you happen to have an adventurous tour guide, as I did, they may encourage you to hop off your bike and jump in the Eisbach yourself. Just remember, the river is pretty brisk and does have a strong current, but go for it! You will not regret the experience or the exhilarating feeling you get when you’re pulled back on land. When the tour is complete, you may feel a little smarter and a little drunker, but you will feel euphoric for the great time you just experienced. Who knew riding a bike could be so fun?! If you’re looking for a good time with a little history thrown in, you must try MBT. For the last 18 years, MBT has guided thousands of tourists around Munich, and you should not miss this experience. Get to Munich, get on a bike, and get riding with Mike’s Bike Tours!
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