Cycling in Munich
Munich calls itself Germany's "Radlhauptstadt" (bicycle capital) and for good reason: more than 1200 kilometers (750 miles) of cycle paths open up the city to cyclists. With its neighborhoods full of museums, churches and parks Munich is an ideal place to discover by bike. Sights like the Frauenkirche, Marienplatz, the Pinakotheken, the English Gardens and Nymphenburg Palace are all a must-see for visitors.
A great variety of cycle routes quickly take you beyond the city borders and into the scenic Bavarian countryside. And every Fall, Munich is the center of attention as it throws the world's greatest beer party, Oktoberfest.
A bike is hands-down the best way to experience this flat, pedal-friendly city. There are loads of bike lanes and paths that wind through its parks and along the Isar River. The rental shop will give you maps and tips, or you can get a map at any city tourist office.
The oldest bike tour operation in Munich, Mike's tours last 4–7 hours, typically with an hour break at a beer garden, and cover upward of 6 km (4 miles). Tours start daily at the Altes Rathaus at the end of Marienplatz. Bus Bavaria, part of the same company, also offers day trips by bus to Neuschwanstein castle, which costs €49. Bräuhausstr. 10, City Center,
Radius Tours is one of Munich's longest-running English-language tour companies. We were founded in 1988 by Patrick Holder, a history graduate and former rugby player from Britain, and his wife Gaby, a native Münchnerin. So we combine the perspectives of native English-speakers with the insights of native Bavarians.