• Pre-tour Checklist

    GET READY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE!

  • Pre-tour Checklist

  • Pre-tour Checklist

Thank you again for making us part of your stay in Berlin!

Step 1 of 3:  Reserve any additional activities

After booking your first tour you are able to join any of our other tours in Berlin and receive a discount of 25% per person!  Spaces do fill up so we highly recommend that you make reservations early.  Tours are great compliments to each other so be sure to explore all our tour options and reserve any additional activities, receiving your discount by using the “promocode” found in your booking confirmation.

Tip:  Your booking confirmation also contains a discount code for bike rentals, so if you want to explore Berlin on your own after tour, a bike rental is a great option!

Step 2 of 3:  Your Tour Checklist

Joining the tour is super simple, and we have everything you need in our shop from bathrooms and wifi, to bottled water and sunscreen.  But, there are some helpful tips to make sure you have a happy tour:

  • Watch the weather - we have ponchos for sale in our shop in case of rain, and we will buy them back if you don't use it.  It's a great idea to grab one, like a rain insurance policy.
  • Be prepared to be outside - that means use the sunscreen in our shop before tour, and bring a hat if you are worried about the sun.
  • Bring layers - the weather can change quickly, especially if you are joining one of our afternoon or evening tours, so bring extra layers.  There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can take small items with you, or extra layers can be tied onto our Segways, too.
  • Leave your bags with us - other than some cash and your camera, you may not want to carry a bunch of stuff with you, so feel free to lock it up in our shop for free while on tour.  TIP:  pre-pack things you wish to leave with us so you don't get delayed starting your tour.

Here are some tour-specific reminders:

Bike Tours

  • Lunch money - that's right kids, we stop for lunch on tour so make sure to have some cash with you as lunch is not included in the tour price.
  • Travelling with kids - we have all kinds of kids' bikes and equipment.  Please stop by the shop prior to tour to make sure to get the right size so you don't get delayed starting your tour.

Segway Tours

  • Driver's License - in Germany riding a Segway is considered driving, so make sure you have your license with you.  And since you are driving, please do not drink alchohol before tour.
  • The right shoes - flat soled and comfortable is the way to go.  Segways are so cool you don't need to make a fashion statement while on tour, so please leave your high heels or roller-bottom shoes at home, they will give you trouble driving - not fashionable.
  • Arrive a few minutes early - there is a short disclaimer to sign, so please arrive at our shop a few minutes before your tour time.

Mosaic Sachsenhausen Memorial Tours

  • Have your ticket - You need an ABC ticket for the train ride to the memorial camp and back.  If you need help, arrive a few minutes early and ask your guide.
  • Have the memorial entrance fee - everyone entering the camp as part of a group mus pay €1,20 directly to the camp when you enter, so please have that ready.

Step 3 of 3:  Finding our meeting point - it's easy

All tours leave from Alexanderpltz, a central hub of Berlin's easy-to-use public transit system.  You can reach Alexanderplatz by Tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn, or bus.  Should you choose to arrive by taxi, the address is Panoramastr. 1a, 10178 Berlin, but the easiest thing is to tell the driver to take you to the entrnace of the TV Tower (Fernsehturm).  Due to scarce parking, we do not recommend that you drive yourself to the meeting point.

Once at the Alexanderplatz station, walk towards the entrance of the ginat TV Tower...

Alexanderplatz

Easy to reach by Tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus, or taxi

Finding our meeting point in Alexanderplatz...

Bike Tours

All bike tours meet at the entrance of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm).  You will see our guides there along with a large red flag 15 minutes prior to your tour's departure time.  Should you have trouble spotting your guide or you are not sure, don't worry.  Our shop is just around the right-hand side of the tower entrance.

Segway Tours

Segway Tours meet directly at our shop at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm).  When walking towards the tower entrance from the Alexanderplatz train station, go around the right-hand side of the tower from the entrance and you will see our shop there with bike and Segways in front.

Mosaic Sachsenhausen Memorial Tours

Tours to Sachsenhausen with our friends at Mosaic Tours e.V. meet in front of the entrance to the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm) in Alexanderplatz.  Your guide will be waiting there shortly before your tour time and will be holding a large green sign with an "M" for "Mosaic."  If you don't see your guide, don't worry.  Just walk around the right-hand side of the tower from the entrance to the Fat Tire bike shop and we will be happy to help.

Thank you again for coming on tour with us!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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