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Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


With its scenic waterfront, grand bridges, and UNESCO-listed Cathedral, Cologne offers an atmospheric backdrop for a cycling tour. This bike tour ensures that you maximize your time, exploring much further than a walking tour. The circuit takes in landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, and the Rhine River, including plenty of photo stops along the way.
  • Spectacular views of Cologne as you cycle along the Rhine River
  • Leisurely bike ride with plenty of photo stops
  • Guided bike tour: live commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 15 people

What's Included

  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Bike helmet
  • Rain poncho (in case of rain)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Water bottles (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Gereonswall 2-4
    Gereonswall 2-4, 50668 Köln, Germany

    ...close to the "Eigelstein" medievel town gate

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers should be healthy and fit enough for a relaxed bike tour at a moderate speed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Reminder to dress according to weather conditions
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tandems available if advised at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveller Tips

The nice part about doing the tour early in your visit here is that you can use the information and tips the tour guide gives you as well as understand the various parts of Cologne!
We traveled at a very comfortable pace, this is not a very strenuous tour so i would recommend this to anyone who is comfortable on a bike.
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Perfect bike tour
Terry_C, Jun 2022
Loved the bike tour! Lisa was a knowledgeable and informative guide. We went at a perfect pace for sightseeing. Great bikes!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Terry! Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with Colonia Aktiv!
Very Nice and well...
Anne_A, May 2022
Very Nice and well speaking guide, we had an english guide. He knew a load. Nice tour! 3 hours was perfect
Tour to do..
Carlos_A, May 2022
Really enjoyed Your, guide excellent, and we'll a knowledge, good companions and perfect bicycle for the ride. Thanks
Best tour ever
wouterina_V, Mar 2022
We had a fantastic tour with Christian a very friendly and generous guide. Het spent more time than we expected and gave us nice stories of the city. We loved it and started to love Coln. I have had several guided tours in several cities but this one is the very best.
Rajesh_K, Oct 2021
Got to know many unknown things. Alice the tour guide explained with patience and in German and English :)
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for the review! We're happy that you enjoyed the tour as well as our Guide. We hope to see you again next time!
We had an excellent...
Jan_K, Oct 2021
We had an excellent guide, Alice a French girl who lives in Köln for more than 5 years. As non bias inhabitant she had lots of fun fact to share about Koln and the Germans. We had an excellent time.
Excellent summary of the history of Cologne with much background information.
Rick_T, Jun 2020
Peter and Michael were FANTASTIC! Sociable, spoke excellent English, and were eager to answer any and all questions! Peter was our tour guide and did an outstanding job throughout. Very well prepared, excellent equipment, incredible knowledge of the history of the city and country! Even very well versed in current events as they pertain to the development of the city. I was completely satisfied and my expectations were surpassed, by far, after my experience with this bike tour. Highly recommend this group!
Jennette L, Oct 2019
Our guide was very good. Our group was small (only 4 guests). We saw a lot and learned a lot. If raining, bring an umbrella. It helps protect you from the rain during the stops where your guide tells you about the city.
Beautiful city!
Safari19193697470, Aug 2019
Hamsa did a great job leading the way. There were so many beautiful sites to see. The only criticism is that each stop lasted too long. Less talk, and more sites would have made this bike tour perfect!
Great tour, great city, great guide
Scott_K, Jun 2019
We toured with Peit on June 27 -- just 3 of us. Saw the sights, but also had great discussions, and we learned a great deal. Highly recommend this tour. --Scott
Great first day thing to do!
Robert_B, Jun 2019
This tour was perfect to be outdoors and see the layout of Cologne and hear about the history. We had Andrea as our tour guide and he was super to work with . Our group was nice and small = 5 people which was perfect to keep moving and to hear all the information well. We chose the morning 10:30am tour and this seemed nice as the days heat up here in the afternoon. The nice part about doing the tour early in your visit here is that you can use the information and tips the tour guide gives you as well as understand the various parts of Cologne!
Response from Host, Jun 2019
We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Andrea in our beautiful city! We are looking forward to welcome you again. Your Colonia Aktiv Team
Cologne Bike Tour with Rosa
Andrew_M, May 2019
Best way to see Cologne - you cover a lot of ground efficiently and you really get to see the city. Rosa our guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and made the tour very entertaining. We traveled at a very comfortable pace, this is not a very strenuous tour so i would recommend this to anyone who is comfortable on a bike. Also Rosa had plenty of great restaurant recommendations!
Great tour
Nicholas_V, Jul 2018
Definitely recommend this tour. There was about 5 of us plus the guide, Peit. He was great. Lots of good info about Koln, went to a bunch of different sites, stopped for a quick bite and beer. Had a blast.
What a fantastic way to see the...
Anthony L, Nov 2017
What a fantastic way to see the beautiful City of Cologne. We were in a small party of just 5. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We had great fun, learnt about the City and felt that we had done something different, and more energetic than sitting on a bus or a boat. It is certainly not strenuous or done at high tempo and as such should be suitable for pretty much anyone. The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to ride. There were plenty of stops to gain insights into the City and grab some wonderful photo opportunities. I highly recommend this trip and advise you do it early into your stay. The information and advice given will be invaluable.
Throughly enjoyed this tour of the...
Shilpa R, Sept 2017
Throughly enjoyed this tour of the City. We had fantastic weather. The bikes are really good and responsive. The guide - MARTIN was v informative iof the history and current affairs. We rode all over the city that I would not have done alone. He also shared interesting snippets about the padlocks.
Excellent tour getting to see things...
Lisa S, Sept 2017
Excellent tour getting to see things that would be impossible to see by vehicle or cover on foot. Stefan was an excellent, entertaining and informative guide. Highly recommend.
An easy way to see the most cologne...
Kieren S, Sept 2017
An easy way to see the most cologne. On a Monday morning, I was the only participant so it made for a great tour!
Perfect way to see the city on your...
Paula B, Aug 2017
Perfect way to see the city on your first day or two in Cologne! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! We have done bike tours in major cities all over Europe, and this was one of the best! It isn't strenuous at all, and there were some picture perfect moments too!!! I highly recommend!!!
Great way to see Cologne by bike...
Shannon D, Jun 2017
Great way to see Cologne by bike. Although it was a rainy day, it was a fun way to learn about the city history and get some grounding in the area. It is also a good 'starting off' point for your first day or two in Cologne. Mo, our guide, was very nice and helpful. The ride itself is very leisurely and basically flat the whole trip. The tour takes you through a number of neighborhoods and significant sites in Cologne and along the Rhine. I highly recommend this tour to any visitor.
Highly recommend this tour. The...
Swish, May 2017
Highly recommend this tour. The bikes were in good condition and we were lucky to get Sara as our tour guide. She was excellent- allowed time for questions and photo stops. We would definitely use Colonia Activ again if we return to Köln and highly recommend them.


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