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Hamburg Bike Tour – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

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A bike tour is an excellent eco-friendly option to experience the true culture of a city. 

The Hamburg Bike Tours take you through the city’s picturesque streets, known for their historical significance and modern attractions.

As you pedal through the captivating city of Hamburg, you’ll experience life at the Reeperbahn and the Alster River, the Speicherstadt, and HafenCity, visit St. Michaelis Church, and much more.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Bike Tour of Hamburg, Germany.

What to expect at the Bike Tour in Hamburg

As you embark on this bike tour from St Pauli, you will ride through Heiligengeistfeld to the Outer Alster Lake and the Inner Alster Lake.

See highlights such as the Town Hall, the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and St. Michael’s Church and head towards Reeperbahn.

You can stop at each attraction, listen to interesting facts from your guide, take photos, and get all your questions answered. 

Hamburg streets are bike-friendly, so the rides suit all age groups with moderate riding abilities.


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Where to book tickets

Tickets for the Hamburg Bike Tour are available online and offline.

Online ticket prices are cheaper than tickets at the counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Bike Tour in Hamburg sells a limited number of tickets, and during peak days, they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the Bike Tour of Hamburg ticket booking page, select your preferred date, time, and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Immediately after purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.

Ticket printouts are not required. 

You can show the e-ticket to the guide on your smartphone and join the group.


Hamburg Bike Tour ticket price

The Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour costs €36 for all visitors.

The Downtown, Alster + Alternative Areas Bike Tour costs €28 for all visitors. 

Bike Tour Hamburg tickets

Bike tours are popular in this harbor city, and there are various options to explore the beauty of Hamburg. 

Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour
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With this skip-the-line guided tour, you will experience life in Hamburg and witness a breathtaking panorama view of the harbor.

You can cycle across the city from the old warehouse district to the youngest district, HafenCity.

Remember to reserve child seats or children’s bicycles in advance.

Bicycle baskets and helmets are also available on request. 

This ticket does not include food and drinks. But you can bring your food, or buy from the shops during the tour.

This ticket includes a live tour guide in English or German.

Ticket Price: €36

Downtown, Alster + Alternative Areas Bike Tour

Downtown, Alster + Alternative Areas Bike Tour
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This ticket allows you to see the social contrasts of the Hanseatic city. 

You can cycle along the Inner Alster Lake and learn about Hamburg’s multicultural neighborhood.

This ticket includes a tour guide, city map, bicycle rental, and alternatives in case of bad weather. 

The tour is available every day of the year at 10 am and 2 pm. 

The entire group size is limited to 12 participants. However, additional participants are allowed on request.

Ticket Cost: €28

City Tour by Bike + Elbphilharmonie

City Tour by Bike + Elbphilharmonie
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This ticket will allow you to cycle through the city on the present and historic tracks. 

You will witness the modern HafenCity, historic Speicherstadt, and the famous Elbphilharmonie.

This ticket includes a 3-hour tour by bike, a bicycle guide, and a city map. You’ll also get a photo series about Hamburg via email.

As per the accessibility, you may also get to drive to the plaza of the Elbphilharmonie.

The tour is available every year at 10 am and 2 pm. 

Ticket Cost: €28

Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt + Old Harbor

Bike-Tour-of-the-Speicherstadt-Old-Harbor
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This ticket will give you an incredible experience of cycling across the Hanseatic City, enjoying the maritime atmosphere, witness the Chilehaus and the famous Hafen Museum. 

A visit to the German Greenpeace Center, the Argentinienbrücke, and the Steinwerder district is guaranteed. 

This ticket includes a choice of bicycle, a live guide in English or German, photos through the city, and a 3-hour bicycle tour.

Ticket Cost: €28

Save time & money! Buy a Hamburg City Card and get exclusive discounts on over 150 attractions. You can choose a card for one to five days and explore the city at your own pace!


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Hamburg Bike Tour meeting point

The meeting point for the Bike Tours varies depending on the tour you book. Most tours start outside the Fahrradstation (bike station) of the University of Hamburg.

By Subway

You can take the S2 line and get down at Hamburg Dammtor. It takes 15 minutes to reach the bike station.

By Train

You can take trains from Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) and Hamburg-Altona. The nearest station is Dammtor station. It takes 15 minutes to reach the destination.

Hamburg Bike Tour timings

The timings vary depending on the tour you book.

However, most Hamburg Bike Tours are available at 10 am and 2 pm. 

A complete Bike Tour of Hamburg takes around three hours, and you can explore this city from the Reeperbahn to the Alster River.

Best time to go on the Bike Tour Hamburg

Best time to go on the Bike Tour Hamburg
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It’s best to opt for Hamburg bike tours that start at 10 am. 

The bike paths are relatively quiet in the mornings. A scenic bike ride is also an excellent way to start your day! 

Mornings are generally cooler than the afternoons, and you’ll have a pleasant experience.

The afternoon bike tours that start at 2 pm are equally good. 

As the tours last around three hours, you are ready to enjoy the city sights by the time it’s over.

Reviews of Bike Tours

The Bike Tour of Hamburg is a highly-rated tourist attraction.

Check out two Hamburg Bike Tour reviews we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

Good exercise, great overview

The best aspect was the guide’s knowledge of the little byways that made biking so much fun. Definitely exceeded expectations. 

Laura M, Tripadvisor

A good distance and pace, nice guide

The tour (3.5 hours English speaking) was well organized, the bikes were in good condition, and the group was an OK size. The guide, Ingo, was great – clearly knowledgeable and interested in what he was describing. I would definitely recommend it. 

Richard G, Tripadvisor


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FAQs about Bike Tour Hamburg

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the Bike Tour in Hamburg.

Where can I book tickets for the Bike Tours of Hamburg?

You can buy tickets for the bike tours online or offline. However, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance to save time and have the best experience.

What are the required documents to rent a bike for the Hamburg tour?

For a rental, you must show an official photo ID (identity card, passport, driver’s license or similar).

What are the cancellation conditions of the Bike Tour Hamburg?

For individual bookings, cancellation is free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour. The cancellation period is three days for groups of up to 20 people. The cancellation period for groups of more than 20 people is seven days.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you can. The Bike Tour in Hamburg stops for a short break at a café or bakery on our tours, but it is not mandatory to consume the same. You can look for places to relax and enjoy the food you brought.

What is the dress code for the bike tours?

There are no specifications for the Bike Tour in Hamburg. However, you must wear comfortable clothes and footwear to move around well. The Hamburg weather can sometimes be very inconsistent; it is also windy along the Elbe. So, keep your weatherproof clothes handy. 

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