Private Bike tours

Bike tours in Berlin and Brandenburg

Spreewald

The tour of the Lower Spreewald reserve starts from Lübben, where we will ride north to the quiet town of Schlepzig and the nearby lakes. On the way you will hear stories about the local culture and nature. The Spreewald is one of a kind nature reserve with more than 1,500 km of water ways, locally known as 'water streets'. The region is reach with wild life, and is a heaven for bird watchers and other nature lovers.

 

  • Spreewald highlights 

  • The canals at Lübben

  • Riding along the Main Spree 

  • Biergarten at the Spree tributary 

  • Traditional lunch in Schlepzig

  • Swim in lake in the summer (optional) 

 

Approx. 8-9 hours. Riding distance: 40 km. Mostly flat. Half gravel-half asphalt. 

Northern Brandenburg

An adventure on the border with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This is a popular route with locals and visitors from Berlin alike. This wonderful combination of nature and historical route runs from Fürnstenberg (on the river Havel) along the spectacular lakes between Brandenburg and its northern neighbour. It continues to the city of Rheinsberg, where in 1739 the future Friedrich the Great waited to be crowned as the king of Prussia. 

 

  • Rüblin and Ziern lakes

  • Quaint towns of Wustrow and Canow 

  • Have lunch at a local fish restaurant (optional) 

  • Swimming in summer time (optional) 

  • The Palace of Rheinsberg 

 

Approx. 8-9 hours. Riding distance: 60 km. Flat with some hills. Half asphalt, half gravel and dirt paths. 

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The Berlin Wall tour in two days  

This is a unique tour, where you will gain an in-depth understanding of the fortification that encircled West Berlin and its implications on the people of Berlin. The route is rich with history, commemorating the victims of the Wall. This is no regular visit to a museum, as today the route crosses beautiful country side scenery of lakes and forests.

 

  • The official memorial site for the Berlin Wall at Bernauer Str. 

  • Check Point Charlie

  • Check Point Bravo 

  • Glienicke Bridge (the Bridge of Spies)

  • East Side Gallery 

  • Japanese Cherry blossom 

  • Böse Bridge (where the gate of the Wall first opened) 

  • Brandenburg Gate 

  • Overnight stay in a (insert name) hotel close to Wall Trail 

*In this tour, fitness for an 80 km ride per day for two days is required. 

 

Approx. 8-9 per day. Total distance 160 km. Half flat, half hilly. About two thirds asphalt, but some dirt and gravel, too. 

Asaf Leshem - your private bike guide

Asaf is a professional tour guide and a part-time PhD candidate (2014-2020) at the Institute for Dark Tourism Research, exploring how tour guides interpret the dark chapters of Berlin's history. 

 

In 2007 he moved to Berlin. It was a combination of being attracted to the Berlin of his grandfather's childhood and the way the city has developed in the modern day, which made him want to make this place his home. 

 

Since then Asaf completed a Master of Science degree in Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt University of Berlin. And since 2010 he have been working full time as a guide, conducting tours in English and Hebrew. 

Asaf is a licensed Berlin guide through Berlin Guides Association

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