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Explore even more by bike — travelling around Berlin with Brompton

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Explore even more by bike — travelling around Berlin with Brompton

Bike Touring Collection by Brompton Bicycle

7

Tours

13:11 h

110 mi

2,025 ft

Berlin has long established itself as one of the coolest cities in the world. Hip bars and cafés, lots of forests and water, a motley assortment of people and opportunities — dit is typisch Berlin! At the same time, the capital is increasingly becoming a perfect metropolis for getting around on two wheels. So with that in mind, why not go sightseeing by bike?

Thanks to its excellent public transport network, you can reach every corner of Berlin on your bike. What could make it even more practical? Well, imagine if you could fold up your beloved bike in just a few seconds and hop on the train. Wouldn’t that be perfect? That's what British inventor Andrew Ritchie thought when he developed his first folding bike in the 1970s. Since then, his Brompton brand has become a real cult bike — and ‘cult’ is Berlin's middle name.

With this Collection, we take you on seven Tours between city and countryside that are ideal for a folding bike. Don’t own one yet? No problem! You can rent a Brompton in some of the stores we’ve outlined in this Collection. Whether you have your own or a rental, you can travel with a folding bike on all public transport free of charge – even on the BVG ferries.

When you hop off the bus or train, simply unfold your Brompton and ride off – you'll get that real tourist feeling on the city Tour, which takes you to Berlin's most famous landmarks such as the TV Tower, Ku'Damm, East Side Gallery and Potsdamer Platz. In the north of Berlin, you'll roll past extensive fields and through shady forests. Meanwhile, the south is wonderfully watery: on the loop around Berlin's largest lake, you can sample hearty smoked fish from local fishermen and ride your bike onto a ferry. The Tour around Potsdam and Werder, which takes you along the beautiful Havel river, will give you island vibes.

Keep riding, hop on the train and continue! Hop on, hop off is easily doable by bike with a Brompton. Fancy a little more? The two-part Tour from Erkner to Fürstenwald is just right. If 60 kilometres (37 mi) sounds too much for a folding bike then let Heinz Stücke tell you a story. He grabbed his Brompton and covered more than 200,000 kilometres (124,000 mi) on several continents.

Last but not least, Brompton is currently looking for the best Brompton routes in Germany and is giving away great prizes under the hashtag #yourbromptontour. Invite Brompton Bicycles to your tour, follow brompton.de on Instagram and tag @brompton.de and #yourbromptontour and you will take part in the competition. Each tour will be immortalized in a collection for the whole community.

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    All in One: Berlin's Most Famous – mit Brompton rund um Berlin

    Easy
    01:09
    9.51 mi
    8.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Sightseeing on two wheels - hardly any other city is as perfect for this as Berlin. More and more car-free streets and pop-up cycle paths let you explore the city center again and again. And if your bike is just as flexible as the capital itself, the most famous hot spots such as Alexanderplatz, Kurf

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  • Easy
    01:20
    11.2 mi
    8.5 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Berlin not only boasts beautiful parks and extensive forest areas. Numerous ponds and lakes dot the capital with their blue polka dots. The largest of them is the Müggelsee, which you completely circumnavigate on this tour. Look forward to small and large sandy beaches, delicious smoked fish and a crossing

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    17.8 mi
    8.4 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Leaving the big city and everyday stress behind you, driving along wide fields and secluded ponds - sounds like a plan, doesn't it? And you don't even have to drive out of Berlin for hours. Grab your folding bike and hop on the S-Bahn to Ahrensfelde. Arrived at the outskirts, it's straight out into the

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  • Easy
    01:39
    13.9 mi
    8.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Havel meanders more than 300 kilometers through north-eastern Germany. On this tour you follow her a bit on her way to the mouth of the Elbe. But not only pure Haveli idyll awaits you: right in the middle is the tranquil island of Werder, which attracts many Berliners to the tree blossom festival

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  • Intermediate
    02:32
    21.2 mi
    8.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Brick buildings, beer and Borsig works - a colorful mix of history and cuisine awaits you on this tour. Explore Tegel Airport, which has not been shut down for that long, on a circumnavigation and follow the curves of the Spandau district along the water. And because your folding bike is so practical

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    16.1 mi
    8.0 mph
    350 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A bit out into the countryside or do you want to go for a big round? If it grabs you or you are traveling with an electric drive, then simply combine this tour with part 2 to form a beautiful round trip through Fürstenwalde, small villages and meandering rivers. For a half-day trip, you can of course

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    19.9 mi
    8.3 mph
    500 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The second part of this wonderfully green tour takes you from Fürstenwalde via the villages of Jännickendorf, Kagel and Altbuchhorst back to Erkner. You mainly follow the cycle path of the Oder-Spree-Tour (East). If you want to ride this route as your own day trip without part 1, then regional train

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    BOXBIKE Faltradshop Berlin

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the BOXBIKE shop you not only have a great selection of folding bikes. In the event that you want to take a test drive first, you can easily borrow one of the various Brompton models here. And if you spontaneously fall in love with a folding bike, part of the rent will even be offset against the purchase price.

    More at: boxbike.de

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    Das Spezialradgeschäft

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Normal is different! You will find what you are looking for in the specialty bike shop if you're looking for something special - whether it's a folding bike, recumbent bike or folding scooter. For those who make quick decisions, almost all Brompton models are available directly from stock on site.

    More information is available here: faltrad-direktor.de

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    Fahrradhof Steglitz

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the Fahrradhof Steglitz everything revolves - you guessed it - about bikes. Whether trekking, city, e-bike or folding bike, everyone will find something here. Have a look!

    You can get a first virtual insight here: fahrradhofsteglitz.de

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    Kultrad

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Kultrad is the absolute specialist in Brompton folding bikes. Before you decide to invest in one of the iconic bikes, you can take a test ride to see which model suits you best. Or you rent one for a longer period of time, some of which is offset against the purchase price.

    More information at: kultrad.de

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    The Urban Mobility Store

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you are looking for a specialist in folding bikes, there is no way around The Urban Mobility Store. The range both in the online shop and on site is impressive. Need a test drive?

    More information at: theurbanmobilitystore.com

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    velophil

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Expedition bikes with titanium frames, iconic folding bikes or classic touring bikes - you can get weak here. Before you make a final decision, you can of course take a test ride with the bikes.

    You can find opening times and everything else here: velophil.berlin

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    Zentralrad

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Sustainability and qualitative innovation are very important to Zentralrad. That's why you only get brands that follow these values, regardless of whether it's a classic touring bike or a super practical folding bike.

    Just take a look: zentralrad.de

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Highlights
    7
  • Distance
    110 mi
  • Duration
    13:11 h
  • Elevation
    2,025 ft

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