Choose from a morning of afternoon departure time, then meet and greet the tour guide and group near the main station in central Munich. There will be a brief introduction to Munich before beginning the approximately 4-hour ride around and through this capital city of Bavaria and one of the most popular destinations in Germany.
Because there is so much to see in Munich, this tour takes advantage of the many old pedestrianized medieval streets the city offers. With frequent stops to learn about the sites and to take pictures, it all makes for a most enjoyable way to explore this fascinating place.
Cycling in Munich accounts for 17 percent of all traffic. In fact, Munich named itself Germany's Radlhauptstadt, or bicycle capital, in the summer of 2010. Around 80 percent of its population owns a bicycle.
Visit Max-Joseph-Platz, a large city square that includes the Munich Residenz, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach and the elegant Munich National Theatre, home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bayerisches Staatsballett. Ride along the walkways of the tranquil Hofgarten, a garden in the center of Munich.
There’s the large Odeonsplatz square and Marienplatz, the city’s main square since 1158. Also, ride along Englischer Garten, Europe's largest city park and stop at the Chinese Tower beer garden (Chinesischer Turm) for a break and meal, snack and/or beverage (own expense).
Throughout the tour, the guide will provide ample information about Munich’s past and present — and maybe even offer some insight into where the city is headed in the future. It’s a great introduction to the city of Munich and all that it offers its visitors and residents alike.
Upgrade to the 5-hour tour and ride through Königsplatz, a square built in the style of European neo-classicism in the 19th century and a center of cultural life in Munich. Additionally, upgrade to a 7-hour excursion and visit Olympiapark, Munich, constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics; Nymphenburg Palace, the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach; and BMW Welt museum.
The tour ends back in central Munich.