With the enormous Englischer Garten, one of the world’s largest urban parks, dominating the city’s northwest and an idyllic promenade running along the banks of the Isar River, Munich is an ideal destination for recreational cyclists, but biking is also a great way to get around the sights. Hiring a bike is an easy way to explore the Bavarian capital and as the self-proclaimed cycling capital of Germany, Munich boasts a vast network of dedicated cycle routes, over 1,200km of inner-city bike lanes and a wide selection of rental outlets. Don’t worry about leaving your bike while you take in the sights either – there are over 22,000 bike stands in the city, and you can even pick up a Bicycle Day Pass so that you can transport your bike on S-Bahn and underground trains and take in more far-flung attractions.
For first time visitors or those looking to get a more in-depth look at the city, Munich bike tours are a great way to take in the highlights without the hassle of navigating a new city. Bike tours in Munich typically start out from the Central Train Station, from where you’ll be guided around the Royal parks, marvel the grand architecture of Odeonsplatz and explore the medieval side streets around Marienplatz. Alternatively, pre-book your Munich bike rental and you’ll get cycle path maps and route tips to help you plan your trip around the city and the surrounding Bavarian countryside.