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A Classic Munich Tour by Bicycle: Mike's Bike Tours

By  Wednesday, 4.11.2015, 10:59    Day Trips In and Around Munich

Munich is of course a wonderful cycling city, and for many locals this is the best, or even only, way to get around the city. With so many green areas and bike trails, it can be the best way to experience the city's many attractions. So when in Rome...

Mike's Bike Tours is one of the most successful tourism businesses in Munich, offering a great and active range of tours, laced with humour and knowledge from its various expat guides, and a great way to get to know the city in great company. Take a moment to get a feel of the tour in this video below.

The classic city tour runs daily from 11am from March 1 to November 14, with a second daily tour at 16:30 from April 11 to September 17. It takes four hours and covers about four miles, and contains the following:

"Our “Classic” Munich Sightseeing Tour is the tour which we have been offering since 1995. It covers the majority of Munich’s sightseeing highlights, including about a third of the English Garden and a nice stretch along the Isar River where we see one of Munich’s most popular beaches as well as the beautiful Peace Angel monument, the Maximilianeum (the Bavarian Parliament building), the Volksbad, the Lukas Kirche and the Deutsches Museum."

The tour includes the mandatory one-hour stop in a biergarten (lunch not included), and if you are looking for a social and fun way to see the city, there are few better options. 

Meeting point is the east side of Marienplatz, towards Tal, from where the guide will explain a little about Munich and the surrounding area, before a short walk to the bikes - let the cycling commence!

The tour is priced at 30€ for adults and 15€ for kids (under 2 are free), with a nice touch for the large number of backpackers - 21€ for 'poor people', who are described as essentially backpackers - proof of hostel stay is required to qualify.

For more information about this and other Mike's Bike Tour's, click here.



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Paul Bradbury

After 12 years living on the most gorgeous island in the world, Hvar in Dalmatia, I have begun to wonder if there is still life beyond its shores. Prior to discovering Paradise in 2002, I was a world traveller, living and working in Japan, Georgia, Somalia, Rwanda, Russia... and Munich.

After 95 countries and some 25 years have passed, the memories of my year in the hotel industry in the Bavarian capital (fired by the Sheraton for losing our pet snake, the first male chambermaid at Hotel Arabella, and a truly eye-watering introduction to five-star living in  my days as a bellboy in luxury Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten) are strong, and the call of Munich has been a constant theme over the last quarter century. 

And so here I am, answering the call some 25 years later. Twelve years of island living have changed me for sure, but also left me curious about life in a big city, and whether or not I could adapt to it after such an insular decade. 

I was surprised to see that for such a magnificent multi-cultural city, English-language blogs and regularly updated information are not that available. Static tourism information, such as that provided by the excellent tourist board website yes, but accounts of daily life delivered daily? Hard to find.

And so I have decided to take a break from my idyllic island and see if I could live in a city again. And what better way to try than to discover modern Munich in all its facets after so many years. It is a journey of discovery which I am relishing, and I hope the site proves to be of interest for Munich residents and its numerous visitors.

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, as well as co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Munich, I also run Total Split (www.croatia-split.com), Total Hvar (www.total-hvar.com) and Total Inland Dalmatia (www.total-inland-dalmatia.com), as well as being an accredited Google News journalist for Digital Journal in Canada.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, European Coastal Airlines, Touristar TV and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

In December 2014 I was delighted to receive the Marko Polo 2014 Award from FIJET Croatia (Federation of International Travel Writers and Journalists)  at a ceremony for the Croatian Journalists Society for the best international tourism promotion of Croatia. More here.

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - in 2015

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2015

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on [email protected] or visit my main writing website, www.bossandblogger.com 

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