If you’d like to do something different during your next city break, we have a great idea - why not explore your destination by bike? I

Milan, Paris, Barcelona… European cities offer a fantastic opportunity to experience sightseeing from a different perspective, especially in the summer months. Hop on a bike and make the most of your summer city break. Not convinced? See below why we think a bike tour is a great idea and why it will make your holiday even more memorable.

Why you should go on a bike tour

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Time is precious, so use it to the fullest

Even if you’re not short on time, you probably want to see and do as much as possible in the city you’re visiting. Although walking tours are a great way to see a city, a bike tour is a fantastic alternative when the weather is nice. It allows you to experience even more! You can move between the different attractions a bit faster, which means that you don’t have to limit yourself only to one area. At the same time, you are seeing the city from a different perspective and not only through a tour bus window.

Immerse yourself in the city like a local

Since not many tourists choose to move around their destination on a bike, you get to do something that is usually done by the locals. A bike tour gives you the chance to look at the city from paths and roads that are often overlooked by most tourists, and thus experience it more intimately. Connect with the city on a whole new level!

Stay in shape

Vacation usually means that we take a break not only from work but also from healthy habits like eating well and exercising. By joining a bike tour, you stay very active while sightseeing and having fun. It doesn’t even feel like exercise – we’d say it’s a win-win!

Learn on the go

Just like walking tours, organized bike tours in European cities come with experienced guides who know the city you’re visiting to a tee. You can be sure that they will know the best ways around it so you don’t risk getting lost or riding around aimlessly. Additionally, they will give you a nice dose of interesting information and background about your destination.

Enjoy being carefree

Going on holiday is all about relaxing and having fun. Even if you haven’t ridden a bike in years, chances are that hopping on one while in Barcelona or Paris will make your day and take you back to the good old times when you were a kid. Besides, it is believed that cycling boosts your mood and leaves you feeling great for the rest of the day.

 

Bike tours in European cities

You’ve probably heard that Copenhagen is among the best European cities for cycling, but many other cities in Europe offer extensive cycling paths and are great destinations for bike tours. Barcelona, Berlin, and Paris are some of our favorite cities to see on a bike and we now offer some great bike tour options there. Don’t know where to start? Maybe some of the tours mentioned below will inspire you.

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Explore the city of Gaudi

Planning a sunny holiday in Barcelona? Now you can hop on a bike and see Gaudi’s architectural wonders during the day and at night. Check out our Barcelona Bike Tour to see some of the city’s most famous attractions like the Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomf and the Barceloneta beach. Later you can join a night bike tour and take in the Magic Fountain and Casa Batlló, among others. We also have an exciting Barcelona Montjuic E-Bike Tour if you want to focus your attention on this part of the city.

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Bike around the City of Lights

In a city like Paris, even a bike tour can be romantic. If you want to experience it all, you can join an exciting Paris Combo Bike Tour that also includes a Seine Cruise and a summit ticket to the Eiffel Tower. Those who want to focus on specific areas of Paris can instead opt for a Monet’s Garden Bike Tour or Versaille Bike Tour.

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Be cool in Berlin

See the main attractions of the German capital during a 3-hour Private Berlin Highlights Bike Tour or get a bike tour of Potsdam to see its gardens and palaces. We also have a treat for foodies! Try some local delicacies and burn all the calories off at the same time (well, almost) thanks to a Private Berlin Food Tour by Bike.

Illuminated Berlin Gate in the evening, empty streets in Berlin