Explore Munich on a bicycle

By: | Published: May 12, 2016 4:56 PM

In the downtown area, in the meadows and woods as well as along the water, cyclists can take well-marked routes, bike paths or traffic-calmed streets to reach the attractions and sights in town

MVG Rad

A network comprising 1,200 km 745 miles of bike paths turns Munich into one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Europe. In the downtown area, in the meadows and woods as well as along the water, cyclists can take well-marked routes, bike paths or traffic-calmed streets to reach the attractions and sights in town. Cyclists can also stop anytime to sample the atmosphere, sipping a “Radler” drink (beer mixed in equal parts with lemon soda) or a cup of latte macchiato on a sun deck.

The bike rental system MVG Rad is the ideal complement to the U-Bahn (underground), S-Bahn (suburban railway), bus and tram.

Whether for the last mile of the journey or simply for exercise, one can travel as much as they wish whenever and wherever throughout Munich. The system consists of 1,200 bicycles and currently has 45 stations. It is intended that by the end of 2016 there will be a total of 125 stations available to users.

The key to the bicycle is to the new MVG more app, which is available for Android and iOS platforms. The user may take a break during their journey or return to the bicycle to a station of their choosing within the return area. It is thus ideal for sightseeing trips in the city. Usage costs eight cents per minute.

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