What a great way to explore the city. Melbourne By Bike offers an informative tour that is perfect for visitors to Melbourne, and also fun for locals to experience the city from a different perspective. Having lived in Melbourne for over 10 years, myself, I went on the tour and was nicely surprised to learn some new historical and quirky facts.
Safe and comfortable bikes
Melbourne By Bike is owned and run by Michelle, a friendly, enthusiastic woman who aims to please. Our 10am city location starting point began with a safety talk about riding and traffic, fitting of helmets and vests, collection of bikes from the bike share, a practice ride off the road, and then off we went from one sight to the next.
Michelle is an experienced rider who is committed to safety, education and fun. Having participated on bike tours in various cities around the world, Michelle knows how to plan an enjoyable and insightful tour. Moreover, having lived in Melbourne all her life, Michelle is aware of the best Melbourne has to offer. From parks, markets, shopping arcades, laneways, sporting venues, arts precinct, and rooftop bars, you will get a glimpse of Melbourne's best attractions that will tempt you to return to many of the sights at your own leisure.
Catering for riders aged 12 and above, this tour is great for families, groups, and singles, and is a fun and relaxing way to get exercise while exploring the city in a friendly environment. A moderate level of fitness is required, but do not worry, there are ample opportunities to stop and take photos, have a chat, pick up a quick bargain at the market, learn a little history, and make new friends. You may even be lucky enough to make your mark with art in an infamous laneway.
A light lunch is included
Safety is key
Melbourne By Bike run daily tours from 10.30am-2.30pm, and may be personalized to individuals' desires. When booking your tour, list your interests, whether it be architecture, beach, shopping, parks, or a little of everything; Michelle will attempt to adjust the tour accordingly. Start and finish points are arranged for the convenience of the riders. Maximum group size is 8 riders, so book early to avoid disappointment.
At $99 per person ($150 for a single person tour), this is a great value tour that includes a bike, helmet, light lunch, and a 4hr riding adventure. So all you need to worry about bringing is yourself, water, and a camera.
Have you been a Melbourne By Bike tour? Please share your experience by leaving a comment - we would love to hear about it.
I have also had the pleasure of joining a Melbourne by bike tour recently. What a fantastic day out. I am a Melbourne local and found it informative and great fun at the same time.
Michele is a fabulous guide, I would definitely recommend a tour for locals and tourists alike.