Cycling in Cologne

Cologne is very flat, so it's easy to get around by bike and the sights along the Rhine River are gorgeous and easily accessible from the seat of a bicycle. Cologne is improving the bicycle infrastructure a lot these days.

Cycle Paths/Routes:

Along the shore of the river Rhine. Through the greenbelt that surrounds the city completely. Over the bridges that connects both parts of the city.

Attractions/sights accessible by bicycle from the city centre:

Shore (>1km) Greenbelt (>1km) Old town (>1km) "Schäl sick" (2km) Palaces of Brühl (15km) City of Düsseldorf (40km) City of Bonn (30km)

Mayor's stance on cycling:

They are slowly improving the infrastructure for cyclists. They noticed that cycling in the city is the future of urban mobility.




Mainly Flat

Bicycle theft:

No problem if you have a good lock!

Cycling at night:

Most streets are well lit

Read more about bicycles on public transport in Cologne

Take a guided bike tour in Cologne