Fat Tire Bike Tours

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9-11 Hardenbergplatz, Berlin, Germany
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Fat Tire Bike Tours Berlin Reviews

tarsansia tarsansia
2 reviews
Fat Tire Bike Tour - Berlin May 15, 2011
I highly recommend this bike tour in Berlin. The staff were fun and energetic and we stopped at a Biergarten for lunch. Berlin is an extremely bike friendly city and is completely flat! Also, the major sites are spread out quite a bit so a bike is a perfect solution! We loved the bike tour so much that the next day we went back and just rented the bike for the day it was a perfect way to see the Berlin Wall. Gliding by the beautiful art and stopping when we saw something interesting.

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travelman727 says:
Nice review! Sounds like a great way to see beautiful Berlin :-D
Posted on: May 20, 2011
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nicknak100 nicknak1…
4 reviews
Cold War Bike Tour in Berlin by Fat Tire was awesome!!! May 19, 2011
When I first learned about the Cold War/Berlin Wall Bike Tour offered by Fat Tire, I knew I had to do it. I went on a Saturday, and it ended up being a very small group - 5 plus our tour guide, Carissa.

The meeting point is at Alexanderplatz, right at the entrance to the TV Tower. Everything was right on time, and we went around the corner to the shop to pick out our bikes. Please do not be intimidated if you aren't an avid biker. Everything is very laid back and leisurely, and the bikes are easy to ride cruisers. You can borrow gloves in the shop, use the restroom, and get sunblock (free) for the trip. The day I went was cold, so I wasn't thinking sunblock. My face was completely burnt afterward.

Biking around the Cold War sites was a great way to see Berlin from a new perspective. We rode around 10-12 km, down Karl Marx Allee, the East Side Gallery, into Kreuzberg, Treptower Park, Göriltzer Park, Oraninenstrasse, then picked up the Berlin Wall and zig zagged along it to Checkpoint Charlie. We made our way up Friedrichstrasse, stopped at Berliner Dom, and finally back to Alexanderplatz to debrief. We stopped for lunch at a great Moroccan/Lebanese place around halfway through. Carissa is beyond knowledgable about everything. She made the entire atmosphere of the tour fun, laid back, interactive. She also gives good tips on local things to do, clubs, dining, life in Berlin, etc. If you arrive and see that she is your guide, you are guaranteed a good time.

This tour took up the entire day, so don't make any early afternoon plans. There are a few other specialized tours of Berlin, including the typical city tour, Nazi/Third Reich, and a field trip to Potsdam, which is a short S-Bahn ride outside of town. On a scale of 1 to 10, the Cold War one was definitely a 15!
clmacky clmacky
2 reviews
Wolf is great Jul 15, 2011
I loved the idea of biking around a city, but was fearful of the traffic. So Fat Tire was a good compromise. Wolf (the owner) was knowledgeable, fun and overall a nice guy. It's well worth the money. The ride was 5 hours but really didn't feel like it. We stopped every 5 mins or less for him to talk about a building or location in detail (but never long winded). He shared his opinion without being overly negative or bias in any way which I thought was great.
Aussieusa82 Aussieus…
14 reviews
Great way to see the city and get your exercise!! Jul 11, 2009
If you've ever wanted to work out while seeing Berlin (and it doesn't involve jogging) then check out the Fat Tire Bike tour. For 20 euros you get a 4.5 hour guided tour of the city (in English). The route they take is approximately 14K with hardly any hills. The guides stop at all the major "touristic" places while offering a history lesson on the importance of Berlin. There is also about an hour break at a beer garden where you can grab a bite to eat and of course.. grab some good beer (but be careful not to drink too much!!). For the money that was spent, I was very pleased with what I got. They also have these same tours in London, Paris and Barcelona. I believe that also offer night tours which could be fun too!!
Polar15 Polar15
1 reviews
In shape or out of shape, it's better to be on your butt for 4 hours than on your feet. Jul 09, 2008
The wonderful thing about Berlin is that there is so much to see in so many different areas of the city. The history of the city stretches for hundreds of years and so many different things have occurred in that time that has shaped Berlin into what it is today. Fat Tire Bike Tours is a great way to see all of the high points in one afternoon. The tour normally takes about four and a half hours. Their base of operations is at the foot of the Berlin TV Tower, but the tour goes all the way out to the middle of the Tiergarten.

I would love to spoil all the sights, but that's the joy of going. The guides they have do an excellent job of illustrating the history of each stop and are quite entertaining. It's not a typical type of tour with facts thrown at you, the guides have taken the time to spice up their presentation with humor and wit.

I really recommend this tour to anyone visiting Berlin, whether you're there for a day or a week, this is the best way to figure out what you want to see more on the rest of your visit. All though it is a little on the expensive side, you can sacrifice and eat a Döner for dinner (about € 2,00).
HannahGreenlee HannahGr…
10 reviews
Best way to see the amazing city Jul 02, 2008
The cost of the tour may put budget backpackers off, but the tour is definitely a great way to see lots of the attractions in one go, especially if you have a short time. Alternatively, hire the bikes and make your own tour. Our guide was Jeff and he was a source of great and interesting knowledge. The bikes for the tour are good quality beach style bikes, and very comfy. There are virtually no hills in Berlin, so most people will be fit enough to enjoy the tour.

The tour covers the Berlin wall, Hitler's bunker, multiple memorials, and much more- plus there is a visit to a beer garden that is rather jolly, but not as jolly as the cycling after a beer! Afterwards, it is easy enough to pop back to the sites you want to see more off on Berlin's transport network, or for some, by walking.

The tours leave from the bottom of the TV tower in Alexanderplatz. Night and boat tours are also available.
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The bike tour!
jdgrevs20 jdgrevs20
9 reviews
Jun 18, 2007
Having never been to Berlin but wanting to see the 'major sites' my friend and I choose Fat Tire Bike Tours. Very Cheap for the experience and knowledge of the guides. Being that Berlin is very flat, and that there is so much to see, the trip is very easy for young and old. The tour takes most of the day so bring sun-block and a little cash (Euro) as the mid-day break is at a beer garden. Wouldnt be Germany without that kind of a stop. The tour guides are all extremely knowledgable and stay at each site long enough to give the important information and for pictures, but dont stay long enough for you to get bored. The trip takes you from one end of the city to the next. One of the best tours I have been on. For a small additional cost, you can participate in the Pub Crawl later in the evening. This tour takes you through several different style pubs where you can sample all kinds of drinks. Cost of the Pub Crawl gets you entrance to each club / pub, as well as a shot before you go into each location. Definatly a great way to end your evening.
OurWorldTrip OurWorld…
17 reviews
Oct 28, 2006
Fat Tire tours was recommended to me by a friend and he was raving on about it. So the decision was made to gor a tour with them. It turned out to be a great choice. Our group was small enough, around 25 people. Our tourguide was from Florida and he was excellent. He was doing the tours for the 2nd year now after coming from Paris at Tire tours.

It's a great way to see the city as Berlin is perfect for cycling. It's very flat and there are cycle paths all over the city. If there are no cycle paths you will notice that the roads are very wide and not much traffic. You don't just cycle past all the sights, you have lots of photo opportunities and time to wander around a bit. After a couple of hours the group stops at a german beergarden for some lunch and obviously beer :) The beergarden is situated in the Tiergarten Park and it was reasonably priced. The food was nice and a beer went down a treat after the cycling :) Don't get the wrong impression though. The cycling is not strenuous at all. The longest stretch we cycled was about 10 minutes. Other than that you had a lot of breaks and the bikes are so comfortable, you don't mind sitting on them.

Fat Tire has 3 different tours: City Tour, 3rd Reich Tour and Berlin Wall Tour. If you want to see a lot of sights and don't have much time to spend in Berlin, the City Tour is perfect for you. All the tour are priced Euro 20 and 17 for students. Their office is located at Alexanderplatz, just beneath the TV tower. They also have an internet cafe and laundry service!!

I highly recommend Fat Tire Tours because it's a fun way to get around the city and cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
VegasBrittney says:
This sounds wonderful. We hope to visit Berlin and this will definatly make the list of things to do!
Posted on: Oct 31, 2006

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