On the go with your bike

A young woman rides a bike through a park.
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Do you like riding a bike? Then you're in good company in Germany. Lots of people use their bikes for everyday transportation and go on bike tours in their leisure time. In cities there are special bike paths alongside streets and sidewalks. As a pedestrian, you have to watch out if you walk onto the bike path.

Throughout Germany there is a network of relatively well-marked cycling routes. Many follow rivers through beautiful landscapes and nature reserves, and are family- and child-friendly.

If you ride a bike in Germany, it should be safe for traffic. That means it should have working lights, good brakes and a few other things. A good thing to be aware of: occasionally the police will ask cyclists to pull over.