The story behind Mike's Bike Tours
Greetings from the Beer Drinking Capital of the World at the Foot of the Alps - Munich!
My name is Michael Lasher. I moved to this great city from Long Island, NY in October, 1993. In the summer of 1994 while working in management for McDonald's in Tourist Central (Tal, Marienplatz), I realized that no one was addressing the needs of the seemingly lost, lonely, bored and often visibly frustrated English-speaking travellers in Munich at all.
One day while riding my bike along the high shore of the Isar river through Maximilan's lovely Anlagen, I had a "Eureka" experience as a brilliant idea struck me. Like two-plus-two-equals-four, it was suddenly clear to me what I could do as an entrepreneur in Munich and simultaneously answer a question which I had been asked several times by tourists until then, which went something like, "Hey man, you live in Munich right? Can you recommend something cool to do here?". In that very moment I was convinced that I would start a company to be called, Mike's Bike Tours of Munich.
The following May (1995), after doing historical research, buying 20 used bikes and printing (actually photo-copying!) a modest brochure, among other necessary measures, I quit my job at McDonald's and started showing people a lot more of this great city than most seemed to me to have been experiencing on their own. In 1997 I started Mike's Bike Tours Amsterdam. Now in our 23rd season of consistent commitment to excellence in Munich and 21st in Amsterdam (2017), we have earned our outstanding reputation which truly precedes us when it comes to entertaining and informative city sightseeing tours, and continue to do so now more than ever. Over the course of 22 seasons, we are proud to have sent away many tens of thousands of visitors, literally raving about the overall quality and value of our Munich sightseeing tours, our superb service and most of all… how much FUN they had with us.
We have had what we do down to a science for quite a while, but we continue to raise the bar and improve where we can, year after year and are more committed today than ever to continue to truly deserve the reputation as not only the most popular and best-known but also as the very best sightseeing tour offered for English-speaking visitors to Munich. Here you can peruse over 3,500 rave reviews at Trip Advisor.com.
Whether it is our Classic, Superior, Third Reich or our Deluxe Bike Tour, or a private tour by bike, or on foot or by bus, car or minivan in or beyond Munich for your family or group - or our standard Day Trip to the Neuschwanstein castle, our amazing and NEW in 2015 7-day Discover Bavaria tours or bike rental in Munich, we have the experience and staff to accommodate your personal interest in how you would most like to experience Munich and / or its nearby surroundings. Our company is happy to offer you friendly and professional services at fair and competitive prices and we will strive to send you off as nothing less than another FAN of our company and the marvellous city of Munich, telling others you know for years to come, with enthusiasm,
"If you're ever in Munich, you HAVE TO do Mike's Bike Tour!"