Experience Cologne actively!
Guided bike tours through Cologne since 2014
What’s it all about?
Colonia Aktiv is a young tourism company based in Cologne’s Eigelstein district. Founded by owner Peter Unkelbach in 2014, it started small with Colonia Aktiv and 50 bikes. In the meantime, not only the bike fleet has grown to over 100 city bikes, trekking bikes, e-bikes and tandems, but also the team: Colonia Aktiv consists of 5 permanent employees who welcome you in the store and a large pool of freelancers who guide you expertly and safely through Cologne’s streets and have the task of preparing an unforgettable day for you.
The Colonia Aktiv Team introduces itself
I grew up in Cologne and was thrilled even as a child when my family went shopping or to cultural events in the cathedral city. The large cathedral, the many stores and the colorful carnival have always fascinated me. After my military service and my geography studies in Trier and Riga, I returned to the Rhine.
Since my diploma thesis on the history of Cologne as a fortress city, I have been intensively engaged in the subject of Cologne’s historical geography. I have been leading guided bike tours through Cologne since 2011, first as a student job and since 2012 under the logo Colonia Aktiv. The guided tours give me the opportunity to share my knowledge about the origins of the Rhine metropolis and combine it with a communicative sporting activity in nature. The contact with the locals and the guests gives me great pleasure.
Team & Guides
Besides the team that welcomes you in the store, many other hands contribute to the success of Colonia Aktiv. Our guide team will lead you through the city in German, English, Dutch and sometimes in French or in the Cologne dialect. Each tour is unique and gets a very personal touch from our guides!
Our concept: Guided bike tours through Cologne
On our guided bike tours through Cologne, we pursue three main goals:
Your successful leisure experience makes our work fulfilling and varied.
We firmly believe in the bicycle as an urban means of mass transport and, with our presence on the streets, make a demonstrative contribution to climate protection and to rethinking urban and traffic planning.
Expanding the intellectual horizons of our employees and guests are close to our hearts. Through relaxed infotainment we would like to make history and culture tangible.
Over the years we have built up a large partner network in Cologne, Germany, Europe and worldwide. You can find an overview of all our partners here.