Trace one of the most significant stretches of the Berlin Wall by bike – explore the infamous ‘Death Strip’ and the modern Mauerweg before hopping the border into the tranquil countryside of neighbouring Brandenburg
Our new flagship tour offers you the chance to retrace the path the Berlin Wall once followed through central Berlin and beyond, combining some of the most important locations on the former border of the divided city with the opportunity to experience the open stretches of the modern Mauerweg route.
A shorter single day version of our intense two-day Berlin Wall Ride package, we aim to tailor this experience to the interest, ability and expectations of our guests. Which means if you’d prefer sights and history, we can make that happen. If your interest is to cover as much ground as possible in the shortest time, just let us know.
Thanks to a partnership with Steel Vintage bikes in central Berlin, we only provide the highest quality Holdsworth Gravel & Road Bikes (depending on your preference) for our rides, guaranteeing an experience that you will remember forever.
The tour is designed for a two-person group, bike hire is included in the price. If you require more bikes, you can add them at the checkout before booking the tour. If your group is larger than five people, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our large group prices.
Note: (All of our private tours are custom tailored to our clients’ needs and wishes and can include Berlin sights decided in advance or spontaneously organised on the day of the tour. If you have any specific requests for your tour, regarding sights and content, do not hesitate to ask – you can email us at email@example.com)
What you can expect to experience on this tour:
Open for riders of all levels (both experienced and inexperienced), our tour covers around 30 km of the path of the Berlin Wall. With Berlin resting on a low lying plateau, the ride is largely free of hilly terrain. Starting at the Brandenburg Gate, previously inaccessible during the Cold War period as it sat in the ‘Death Strip’ of the Berlin Wall, the tour continues along the path of the Mauerweg – through central Berlin to the north of the city. Travelling through the current German government quarter you’ll snake past the site of Ronald Reagan’s 1987 ‘Tear Down This Wall’ speech, past the Reichstag building and German Chancellor’s office before crossing the river Spree to head towards the central Hauptbahnhof train station.
Passing the famous Charite hospital you’ll enter the Invalidenhof cemetery, partially destroyed to make way for the Berlin Wall the graveyard remains the final resting place for many Prussian officers and German military staff. The tour then reaches the site of the first Berlin Wall fatality caused by East German bullets – as Gunter Litfin tried to escape East Berlin and was confronted by armed transportation police (a guard tower now commemorates this death). Travelling past the Bundeswehr Military Hospital, the tour reaches the Bernauer Strasse Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, the site of the famous Conrad Schumann escape in 1961 and Mauerpark (home to one of the city’s most famous flea markets). The first border crossing to open in 1989, the Bösebrucke (sometimes known as Bornholmer Strasse) is the next stop, as the tour continues through the district of Pankow to the Barnim plateau and the sandy land of the state of Brandenburg that surrounds Berlin. Turning back to the city, you will then catch a train to return to central Berlin.
The route is mainly asphalt surface, perfect bike riding conditions, with the rare patch of traditional Brandenburg sand and gravel – a segregated bicycle route, which means little sharing of the ride with road traffic and pedestrians. There are a number of suitable spots for fueling up along the route, depending on the day of the week/time of the year. Classic German bakeries, beer gardens and restaurants. Alternatively, we can arrange for all sorts of supplies (protein bars, gels and snacks) for more determined riders looking to extend the route.
We are always open to establishing an itinerary that suits your experience, expectations and riding style. Our one day Berlin Wall Ride offers the chance to see a large portion of the historic route and is more suited for less experienced riders daunted by the idea of covering 160km of territory – for that you can check out our Two Day Exclusive Berlin Wall Ride.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
Berlin Wall bike tour accompanied by one of our expert local guides (English language)
Steel Bike (road/gravel depending on preference) hire for two people
Includes time for coffee/snack break (not included in price)
Includes time for photo breaks
Price includes VAT (19%)
Price includes Booking Fee
Price includes Mandatory German Tour Insurance
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
This tour does not include private transportation
This tour does not include entrance fees
This tour does not include food/drink (unless requested)
We recommend booking this tour during the summer seasonAlthough we can arrange special clothing and supplies for off-season
Thanks to a partnership with Steel Vintage BikesWe only provide the highest quality Holdsworth Gravel & Road Bikes