Melbourne BY BIKE

Personalised bike tours of Melbourne by a friendly local

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Why tour with Melbourne By Bike?

Small bike tour size - 8 person maximum. If you want an experience... much more than your average tour you've come to the right place. Do you like to ask questions about a new location and get honest answers from a local? We ask if you have any special interests prior to the tour and tailor the tour as we go. We can advise you on all the great things to do in Melbourne. 


What kind of bikes do we ride?

We have a fleet of bikes, mostly multi-speed 700c hybrids with light frames and big wheels for easy city riding. We have men's and women's "step-through" styles to choose from. 

Ride duration

We will meet at 9.50am and set out around 10am. The ride usually concludes around 2-2.30pm but we can sometimes run overtime... depending on numbers participating, weather, varying fitness levels, riding speed etc. so please allow for this in planning your day.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your tour please call +61 419 928 771 at least 24 hours before the tour starts. Please feel free to call that number if you have any concerns about the weather forecast or anything else. 

Where do Melbourne By Bike tours start?

Your Personalised Best of Melbourne By Bike Tour starts from out front of 707 Collins Street, Docklands, under the yellow geometric structure (catch free tram 11 or 48 up Collins St to stop D15 at Batman's Hill). 

We will be wearing a yellow fluoro vest. Together, we will walk you a short distance to the bikes.You're welcome to store luggage etc at the shop. We can provide backpacks if you want to carry a handbag, camera etc on the tour. 

Bike paths vs roads

Where possible we will ride on bike paths,  but some road riding is required to get to key highlights like groovy Fitzroy, Little Italy and the Queen Victoria Market. We have 20 years of experience in keeping people safe. We'll ask you to nominate your confidence level at the outset, so we can offer extra help to those who need it.  A comprehensive safety talk is given before each tour. Hi-vis vests are available for extra visibility/safety and we personally fit bikes and helmets for your protection.  We ride in a special formation proven to keep people safe. 

Who will my tour guide be?

Your tour leader could be Geoff, Rick, Trine, Peter, Leanne, Bryan, Paul, Michelle or Murray. We are all trained, professional, mature guides. In our other lives we are marketers, solar
energy consultants, ex-principals, teachers, retailers, film and TV producers, printers, photographers, journalists, town planners and more.

Click here to meet our guides.

What to bring

We'll give you a free bottle of cold water... so just bring yourself and a phone/camera. Wear comfortable cycling clothes... and layers are a good idea in Melbourne, as the weather can change quickly and often! Be prepared for Melbourne's famous "four seasons in one day."


Melbourne by Bike tours cost $120. It is a premium tour with premium guides. That price includes your bike and helmet, guided tour, lunch and bottle of cold water.