$99

  • Tours run when ships are in dock*
  • 4.5 hour tour (approx. 20km or 12 miles)
  • Guaranteed small groups (Max 8 guests)
  • Ride on City Cruiser bikes with easy gears and comfy seats
  • Helmet included
  • Experienced local guide
  • *Tours available on request from September - March

Cruise The Bayside Bike Paths

A perfect activity for cruise ship passengers
Freddy’s Melbourne Shore Excursion Bicycle Tour is perfect way to get the most out of your stop in Melbourne. A 4.5 hour relaxing bicycle ride around Melbourne this is a great ride for everyone wanting to stretch their legs being 90% off roads on safe bike paths and parks. You get a great orientation of Melbourne and the key landmarks that makes it one of the worlds most liveable cities year after year. We could tell you the best thing about this tour is the history, the beaches, the laneways, the great local guides, the small groups, the included lunch but that would not be it. The best part of this tour for you is we start where you are. That’s right when you step off your boat we are there waiting for you and your group to get going straight away. And because it is a Shore excursion we start when you are ready so there is never a rush to get to us. Now that is how to relax onshore! During our stops our guides will give you great tips on what to do whilst in town such as what’s on, and where and what to eat, if you have time you can even join our food tour later in the day (we even have a shower if you want to use it between tours). Join our guides and others from your cruise for an experience to remember forever!

Inclusions

  • Beach cruiser or City style bike with easy gears and comfy seat
  • Experienced Local guide
  • Guaranteed Small Groups (Max 8 guests)
  • Helmet
  • Stop for lunch & coffee with a great view (lunch included)

 Meeting Point

For our Shore Excursions we meet you in Port Melbourne with bikes all ready to go when you walk off the ship. That's right nowhere to get to nobody to find. You will see us as you walk off with our red bikes lined up. The tour will end at our shop in Batman park on the Tram line to Port Melbourne and Free Public Transport around the CBD.

  • The Yarra River The lower stretches of The Yarra River, or historically the Yarra Yarra River, where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape.
  • Port Melbourne The formerly industrial area has seen intense renewal over the past decade. As a result a diverse and historic area now features industrial and port areas along the Yarra, to open parklands, bayside beaches, and Bay Street’s famous restaurants.
  • Albert Park & Lake The park encompasses 560 acres of parkland including Albert Park Lake 120 acres and provides numerous ovals, sporting facilities, the Albert Park Public Golf Course, a 5km walking track around the lake, and the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.
  • St Kilda Known for its culture of bohemianism and as home to many prominent artists, musicians and subcultures. It is home to St Kilda Beach, Melbourne’s most famous beach, several theatres and several of Melbourne’s big events and festivals.
  • Botanical Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne. They are 38 hectares of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and exotic vegetation including over 10,000 species.
  • Shrine of Remembrance Built as a memorial of Victorians who served in World War I and now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. One of the largest war memorials in Australia it hosts annual observances of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
  • MCG & Melbourne Sporting Prescient The MCG, often referred to by locals as “The G” is the 11th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The centrepiece of the 1956 Olympics, 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1992 Cricket World Cup.
  • Melbournes Hidden Laneways A favourite with many on this tour we take our time to explore the diverse range of street art and associated subcultures through some hidden laneways in Melbourne’s CBD.
And some secrets we will keep for the day! Of course we would not tell you everything here but we always make sure we show you some special places close to our hearts around town and always include some local stories to keep you entertained.  
Here you will find answers to many of our FAQs about this tour. You can also find more information in our General FAQ section here. Are reservations required for this tour? Reservations are required for this tour. We suggest that you book in advance either directly with us or using your cruise activities desk so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and also to help us better plan for the day of your tour. What do I need to bring with me on tour? Be sure to bring your camera and sunglasses. We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour. There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you. Do I need to reserve a bike separately? No- the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest! Do we stop for lunch? Yes, we will make a stop for lunch or a coffee, depending on what time we get started, during the tour. Remember that the cost of food is included in the tour price, so make sure you relax and come along to enjoy your break on shore. Is this tour appropriate for kids? Our tours are great options for families and kids are very welcome. We have several types of kids’ bikes, seats, and helmets to make sure everyone of all sizes is comfortable on tour. What if I haven’t ridden a bike in a while? Don’t worry, it’s just like riding a bike! Our tours move at a very comfortable pace so don’t worry if you are a bit rusty. What happens if it rains? The tour will still run in case of light rain so come prepared with a poncho or jacket and we will be fine.