All posts tagged: Fat Tire Bike Tours

Berlin Day 2 Fat Tire City Bike Tour

Well rested after another great nights sleep, we headed into town via coffee & breakfast, jumping off the train at Alexanderplatz and finding Fat Tires office almost straight away. We have used them before in Paris, bike tours being a great way to see the sights and gain orientation of the city, all whilst learning a bit of history along the way. Our tour goes for about five hours, covering off most of the important landmarks and sites of historical significance. We meet our tour guide dude Randall, who hails from Brisbane, get kitted up, and away we go. Most of the ride covers the old Eastern side of Berlin, which seems to have more interest, starting with a great example of how not to marry up buildings which survived the bombings of WW2…soviet style styling!! Down to the Bebelplatz, site of the Nazi book-burning madness of 1933… Through Potsdamer Platz, And on to probably the most significant site of the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie. Even though the checkpoint is only a replica, the real …

Fat Tire Bike Tours

Paris, France Very excited to be in Paris, so started with brekky in our room, with obligatory croissants. Down to nitty gritty, and a load of washing!!! Running desperately short on jocks……just saying! We have booked 2 tours with ‘fat tires bike tours’, one during the day, and a night ride which included a boat ride on the Seine. First stop, the Eiffel Tower, past some very nice folk selling genuine memorabilia, then some more nice folk, and finally some of their cousins! The Eiffel Tower is a very impressive structure, but more of that later. Sized up for bikes, main dude Drew welcomed us, and away we go. Biking is a great way to see the sites, which included amongst others the following, Ecole Militaire, where Napoleon trained Musee de L’Armee & Hotel Des Invalides, where Napoleon is buried Place De La Concorde, where many lost their heads to the guillotine Musee du Louvre, where the Di Vinci Code started Arc de Triomphe du Carousel, the poor mans arc…but very lovely Eiffel Tower, stunning …