Duration: 4.5 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

Get a different perspective of the Victorian capital on this 4.5-hour small group Best of Melbourne Bike Tour. The tour departs twice daily and takes in many of the city’s key landmarks. It includes bike hire and a helmet. You can even upgrade to an electric bike! You’ll learn about the city’s early history, Aboriginal heritage and sporting culture, and make a stop in trendy Fitzroy for lunch (own expense).

Highlights

☆ Enjoy a safe and relaxed bike ride around Melbourne (90% of the ride is on bike paths and in parks)

☆ Visit key landmarks across the city, including the Botanical Gardens, Chinatown and so much more

☆ Learn interesting aspects of Melbourne’s history, and hear about the city’s Indigenous heritage

☆ Visit the trendy inner-city suburb of Fitzroy, where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase lunch

☆ Upgrade to an electric bike for an additional $25pp

☆ Maximum group size: 20.

Inclusions

☆ Guided small group bike tour

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

☆ Engaging commentary

☆ Use of a well maintained and comfortable beach cruiser or city-style bike

☆ Use of a helmet

☆ Free Wi-Fi at the tour meeting point

☆ Storage of personal effects.

What you can expect

There’s nothing quite like exploring a city by pedal power, and this fabulous 4.5-hour Best of Melbourne Bike Tour will give you an amazing introduction to the Victorian capital.

After meeting your guide and the rest of the group in the city centre, you’ll be kitted out with a comfortable beach cruiser or city-style bike and helmet. You’ll have the chance to access complimentary Wi-Fi and store any personal items you won’t need on the ride.

Once the tour gets underway, your experienced local guide will set a relaxed pace. You’ll make regular stops at points of interest along the way, where your guide will share anecdotes on Melbourne’s culture and history. The landmarks and attractions along the route of this Best of Melbourne Bike Tour include the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, the Shrine of Remembrance, Old Melbourne Gaol and the MCG.

You’ll visit some the inner-city’s famous laneways, and take in the vibrant street art. The tour then heads past the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, and on to the hip inner-city suburb of Fitzroy (made famous by several Australian TV dramas). There you’ll stop for a well-earned break. There’s the opportunity to purchase lunch or a coffee (own expense).

The tour also takes in the sights and sounds of Melbourne’s famous Chinatown, and there are one or two other surprise highlights that are guaranteed to delight participants of all ages.

90% of this Best of Melbourne Bike Tour takes place on designated bike paths and in parks, which makes it a safe and relaxed experience. Melbourne is an extremely bike-friendly city, and the tour is suitable for adults and children. All you need to do is let us know the ages of children at the time of booking, and appropriate bikes will be provided.

Pricing, dates and bookings

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Important information

This tour has one central CBD meeting point: 20 Rebecca Walk, Batman Park, which is easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

This tour operates twice daily, with departures at 11am and 4pm.

Please advise the ages of any children at the time of booking to ensure appropriate bike sizes are available on the day.

Upgrade to a Lekker e-bike for an additional $25AUD per participant. Simply follow the prompt when you book.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear. It’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or pullover, even on a fine day.

This tour operates in light rain. Please bring a rain jacket. You will be advised if your tour has to be cancelled due to the weather.

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