Guided tour

Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Activity provider: Colonia Aktiv

Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Activity provider: Colonia Aktiv
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From US$ 34.80 per person

Discover the most beautiful places in Cologne on a guided bike tour along a 15-kilometer-long route.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available


  • Ride through Cologne's history from the Roman times to the Middle Ages and up to modern times
  • Hear exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts about Germany's oldest city
  • Learn interesting facts about Cologne and its history from your tour guide
  • See the Eigelsteintor, the northern old town, and the Rheinpark
  • Enjoy the view of Cologne's skyline from the Zoobrücke
  • Discover the Hohenzollern Bridge, the cathedral, the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, and Museum Ludwig
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Visit the fascinating cathedral city of Cologne and learn all about its 2000 years of history on a guided bike tour. Explore the city in an environmentally friendly way and ride through the Roman times to the Middle Ages up to the latest architectural developments. 

Along the way, hear exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts on your journey of discovery though Germany’s oldest city. Explore Cologne on a route of approximately 15 kilometers and discover the most interesting places in the city along the way. 

Start at the Eigelsteintor, the medieval symbol of the northern old town, and ride past the Prussian Fort X and across the Zoobrücke. From here you can enjoy the fantastic views of Cologne’s skyline.

Ride to the green area of the city, the right bank of Rheinpark, which was voted Germany’s most beautiful park in 2007. From the bridgehead of the Hohenzollern Bridge you will see the famous photo scene with the cathedral, the Crane Houses, and the many small towers.

Stop on the historical steel bridge to see the love locks before heading to the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Museum Ludwig, and the world-famous cathedral. Relax at one of the breweries before exploring the winding streets of Martinsviertel.

From here, cycle along the Rhine to Cologne’s newest and most exclusive area – the brand new Rheinauhafen. Its architectural highlights include the 3 Crane Houses, the Chocolate Museum, the Siebengebirgshaus, and the Wurstbude. 

Ride at a leisurely pace northward along the Rhine and admire the picturesque old town before returning to the starting point.

  • Tour guide
  • Bicycle rental
  • Helmet
  • Rain poncho
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Colonia Aktiv near the Eigelstein Gate. It is located just behind Cafe Extrablatt and is only 600 meters from Cologne Central Station, Ebertplatz Station, and Hansaring Station.

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4.8 /5

based on 360 reviews

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Johannes was a mine of information about Cologne. A very comprehensive tour that toured right around the inner & outer parts of the city centre on both sides of the Rhine. He knows every nook & cranny of this culturally rich city. We encountered a bit of rain on the East side & we waited that out.

June 1, 2022

Great tour to see the highlights of the City in a relatively short time period. Be prepared to “workout” a bit as you ride through the City. We were a small group of 3 (another couple and me) with the tour guide, which made it much more personable and provided more time for us to ask plenty of Qs about what was being shared. Well worth it.

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May 23, 2022

Fun tour - you get to see more on a bicycle!

Had a very good time - our guide was very good and spoke excellent English. The took their time making sure our bikes were adjusted correctly and off we went. The cobble stones are a little bouncy (still fun) but most of time we are on smooth surfaces. We were able to see parts of the city that we would never have explored on foot as it would have just been to far to walk. Recommend this tour!

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September 16, 2019

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