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Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide provided by Colonia Aktiv Tours

Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide

Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide
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Tour snapshot
See the top sights of Cologne in half a day
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Pedal your way along the Rhine River to the top landmarks of Cologne on a guided bike tour. After you get set up on a provided bike, you’re ready to see the sights, including Cologne Cathedral. Set an easy pace and enjoy plenty of stops for photo opportunities. With a small group size, you also have the opportunity to interact with your guide and ask questions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Listen to live commentary during the tour
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Listen to live commentary during the tour
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47591P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Bike helmet
  • Rain poncho (in case of rain)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Water bottles (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Gereonswall 2-4, 50668 Köln, Germany ...close to the "Eigelstein" medievel town gate
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Bike helmet
  • Rain poncho (in case of rain)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Water bottles (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Gereonswall 2-4, 50668 Köln, Germany ...close to the "Eigelstein" medievel town gate
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gereonswall 2-4
    Gereonswall 2-4, 50668 Köln, Germany
    ...close to the "Eigelstein" medievel town gate
    See address & details
  • 1
    Eigelstein Torburg
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hohenzollern Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Freitreppe Kolner Rheinboulevard
  • 3
    Cologne Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kolner Philharmonie
  • 4
    Rheinauhafen
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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258and
Mechelen, Belgium4 contributions
We had a very nice tour guided by Christian who told us a lot of interesting historic facts mixed with other facts. It’s a very good way to get to know a large part of the city in 3 hours and explore it further afterwards. Recommended! :-)
Written May 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ColoniaAktiv
Hello! Thank you for your kind review. We're happy that we could give you a nice experience in Cologne and would love to welcome you again one day. Kind regards, Team Colonia Aktiv
Written May 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LindaDavid
Houston, TX1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
We had a bike tour through Cologne and our bike guide was so sweet and kind and patient with me. Ulrike was so wonderful! She spoke to us in English, our first language, she was so informative with her knowledge of the history in the city. God could not have given us a more beautiful day. Thank YOU! Danke 🙏
Written March 14, 2022
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Kim P
9 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This tour is well worth your time! Peter was great. He is really knowledgeable about Cologne’s history and told of it without being dry. We saw parts of the city we never would have seen on our own and learned many fun facts along the way. The bike ride itself is leisurely, not strenuous. I would highly recommend!!
Written March 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben T
British Columbia8 contributions
This tour was the perfect length and distance to take in all the main sights of Cologne. The real highlight though was Sarah our tour guide. She clearly loves her city and felt like a friend by the end of the tour. I actually wanted to continue to hang out with her to learn more about the city's great culture. Thank you Sarah!
Written May 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MarloesR1989
Eindhoven, The Netherlands29 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Exploring Köln by bike is a great option however please keep in mind that three hours is extremely long (especially when it’s 24 degrees) without any break. After 1,5 hour we’ve asked our guide if it would be possible to have, at least, a small break for 15 min. During that break it was only possible to buy some water.. you could imagine when you start at 10.30 and finishes at 13:30-13:45 some people do get hungry riding a bike.
So in the end we decided to left the tour and ride back to hand in our bikes.
For us it was ones but never again.

P.s. The tourguide was friendly so it had nothing to do with him as a person but the whole concept was not our thing. We prefer Baya bikes where you do have a nice break.
Written May 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ColoniaAktiv
Hello MarloesR1989, First of all: Thank you for your feedback, we take it seriously and are always interested in improving our products. Our Tour Manger analysed your case, especially regarding the tour description on the resellers website and discussed it among the managers of our Team. However, honestly, we cannot understand your critics– it appears that you received exactly what you booked with an adequate tour description on the resellers website: A three hour guided bike tour through the city, with a friendly guide and a 15 minute refreshing break included. The tour is designed with a relaxed pace of 15 km within 3 hours. We consider it reasonable for healthy people of all ages. 24 degrees Celsius and sunshine are what most of our guests consider: perfect riding conditions. We do sell water 0,5 bottles before the tour starts for a nonprofit price of 1,50 €, because we care about hydration while cycling a lot. We are sorry that we could not satisfy your expectations, maybe you expected something we just do not offer. Your are in good hands with Baja. But please don't be disappointed next time, because we operate for Baja. All the best and nice holidays. - Management & Team
Written May 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nancy B
Honolulu, HI4 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I were the only English speakers that wanted a bike tour so we had a private tour around Cologne for 3 hours. Our tour guide, Valentin, was excellent, very knowledgeable about Cologne's history back to the Romans and up to the present.
The ride was nicely organized with riding and then resting to learn about history. The 3 hours were enjoyable and we left feeling that we had an understanding of the history of Cologne. We highly recommend this bike tour!
Written May 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gina C
5 contributions
Christian, our tour guide was spectacular. His positive attitude, sincere friendliness and deep knowledge of Cologne made this a wonderful experience. He took good care of us on the bikes as well making sure we were safe.
Written May 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nina Sophia
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
This is a nice tour to get to know the city and to meet new people. The route goes along beautiful parks and crosses a bridge over the Rijn river. We had a beer stop in the middle. Nice to explore and meet this international group!
Written June 12, 2022
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Mary G
Denver, United States32 contributions
Peter was a wealth of great information, and a delightful person. The tour took us to a number of interesting places, where he gave us a great historical overview as well as how things relate today. A thoroughly enjoyable day; don’t miss this one!
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marianne J
Dublin, Ireland48 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour. Peter owner and guide, was very patient and came to meet us. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Cologne and the landmarks. The bikes are all really nice and comfortable and at the end he brought us to a local brewery to sample the beer.

This is the only way to see the city.

Try it you won't be disappointed!

Also Peter gives very good recommendations about the best local pubs and restaurants and you won't be disappointed. Enjoy your trip
Written August 8, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Colonia Aktiv Tours
Jenirose
Jenirose
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Definitely do this tour!
This was a great tour. Jennifer was super friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely request her she was great!
cxrpk
cxrpk
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A delightful and memorable experience
A very interesting and instructive tour of some of Cologne's street art. The tour was well planned and adapted to o
BGPrins
BGPrins
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Excellent tour. A true highlight!
We just finished a private tour (4 of us) with Peter and we could not be more satisfied. The bikes were in excell
RBNEinPA
RBNEinPA
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Cologne bike tour during Viking River Cruise
We were on a river cruise that stopped in Cologne. We wanted to do some biking during our trip as did a few of our
Duchess1985
Duchess1985
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Glad we booked
Really informative and friendly guide. You see and learn things about cologne not on the usual tourist trail
David B
David B
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Perfect, just go for it!
Discovering Cologne with Colonia Aktiv was perfect. The staff was really doing their job at 200%, helping to choose
AbdullahA5969
AbdullahA5969
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Awesome!
This tour is a must while visiting Cologne. 3 hrs spent with our guide Mr. Georgi were both informative and pleasan
GoPlaces258861
GoPlaces258861
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great people to hire bikes from
We were cycling with kids and wanted to do our own thing. The people in the shop couldn't have been more helpful o
Radin_haghighi
Radin_haghighi
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3 hour tour
Hi there we had a 3 hour tour (around 15 km) around the cologne city with bicycles which I think its the best way
PnJNewYork
PnJNewYork
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Great way to see Cologne and learn about the history
Booked the 3 hour bike tour about 1 week prior, in the middle of high season, for our 11-person group. No problem.
Ken G
Ken G
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Helpful, knowledgeable
We rented touring bikes here several times during a 2 week stay. The staff are active local cyclists and offered de
JrVandy
JrVandy
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nice overview of Cologne
I guess our expectations were ether high or Cologne just did not take our interests. The tour was fine and did a go
Phillygirlagain
Phillygirlagain
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Excellent!
This tour covers a lot of ground, and our tour guide, Valeria, was excellent. I also felt very safe the whole time,
hannahrose44
hannahrose44
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Great rental, friendly guys and top service!
We should have planned better and reserved as it was a very sunny day but nevertheless the guys at Aktiv hooked us
dgg81
dgg81
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Excellent tour, wrap up in cold weather!
We did the electric bike tour this morning. Very well run, organised, good quality bikes. No real need for electric
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