Real Melbourne Bike Tours

Real Melbourne Bike Tours

  • from $110.00 AUD
  • Session Length: Tour runs four hours 10am to 2pm, but can vary a little so don't book any other activities before 3pm.
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Code: #113A298

With Real Melbourne Bike Tours you'll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Get your bearings as you explore Melbourne’s coolest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighbourhoods with the wind in your hair.

This tour was named the best in Melbourne by international fashion magazine Lucire which described it as "the jewel in the crown" of Melbourne tours.

Experience real Melbourne hospitality and sample some gourmet treats on this leisurely ride with a local guide. It’s the perfect way to start any Melbourne visit and was named one of the top 10 things to do in Melbourne by New Zealand’s Metro magazine.

Find out how an Italian cyclist founded Melbourne’s “Little Italy”, why Melbourne was originally called Batmania and why a stuffed Kiwi horse is the number one drawcard at Melbourne Museum in this tour designed by Melbourne journalist and photographer Murray Johnson.

Learn why Melbourne’s streets are lined with lava and its Eureka Tower is glazed in real gold.

Discover the Greek tavern that has no menu, the Spanish restaurant in a Scottish pub, and Melbourne’s best-kept-secret – Little Saigon.

The men’s salon that gives you a free Aussie beer with every haircut, the shop that boasts 15,000 cookbooks and lots more quirky “inside” info on the world’s most liveable, rideable city.

What they say:

Greg Dixon of New Zealand’s Metro Magazine said the tour was “by far the easiest way to get a sense of the place” and “highly recommended.”

Sylvia Giles in Lucire Volante wrote: “There are a number of tours… and the jewel of the crown is Murray Johnson’s bike tour.”

Monique Balvert-O’Connor wrote in the New Zealand Herald: “Given that we love both food and cycling, we’re in heaven.”

Shayne Currie wrote in the NZ Herald: “Murray’s bike tour is a gem, an intimate ride through the heart of Melbourne… regaled with one of the best city commentaries you’ll hear.”

Gia Rosenblum of New Jersey wrote: “I have been raving about the wonderful time we had ever since. You really provided the perfect mix.”

Included In Price

Four hour guided tour, coffee and cakes in Little Italy and lunch at Queen Victoria Market.

Participant Guidelines

This 12 kilometre ride is suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness and bike riding ability.

As it involves some group riding in traffic it's not recommended for children under 10, but we have baby seats and tagalongs for 4-5 year olds upon request.

Price Valid For

Per person

Booking Notes

Daily departures from Rentabike @ Federation Square.
Tour runs 10am-2pm.

Departure Time

Tours depart 10am sharp but be there 10 minutes early to sign up.

Numbers on the day

Mostly small groups of up to 12, but can do exclusive group bookings for 30 plus

Weather Exceptions

We operate in all weather all year-round. Contact operator in case of bad weather.

Meeting Point

Tours start from Rentabike bicycle hire shop, Vault 14 Federation Wharf (sometimes called Princes Walk) at Federation Square, down on the riverbank level near the Riverland Bar and river cruise operators.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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