About us

Our concept: Guided bike tours & classic bike rental

Colonia Aktiv is a young company that pursues three main goals as a tourist service provider:

  • Customer satisfaction – Your successful leisure experience makes our work fulfilling and varied.
  • Environmental protection – We firmly believe in the bicycle as an urban means of mass transport and, with our presence on the streets of Cologne, make a demonstrative contribution to climate protection and to a rethinking of urban and traffic planning.
  • Education – Broadening the intellectual horizons of our employees and guests is close to our hearts. We want to make Cologne’s history and culture come alive through loose infotainment.

The team of Colonia Aktiv

Besides Peter Unkelbach many other hands contribute to the success of Colonia Aktiv. Especially the guides have the task to prepare you an unforgettable day in Cologne. But also the organization in the shop as well as the maintenance of the bikes belong to a functioning team. According to the motto “hire good people and let them do their job” Colonia Aktiv works in a team on the success of the company.

About us

Peter Unkelbach

I grew up in the Cologne area and was already enthusiastic as a child when my family went to the cathedral city for shopping or cultural events. The great cathedral, the many shops and the colourful carnival have always fascinated me. After my military service and my studies of geography in Trier and Riga, I returned to the Rhine.

Since my diploma thesis about the history of Cologne as a fortified city, I have been intensively researching the topic of “historical geography of Cologne”. I have been leading guided bicycle tours since 2011, first as a student job and since 2012 under the logo Colonia Aktiv. The guided tours offer me the opportunity to convey my knowledge about the origins of the Rhine metropolis and to combine it with a communicative outdoor sporting activity. The contact with locals and guests gives me great pleasure.