At just over 14km, our leisurely bike ride will take you past a number of the highlights of Brisbane, with ample time for discussing the charms of the city and taking a fabulous picture or two.
Australia is lucky enough to be home to the oldest living culture in the world, so, all Brisbane City Cycling tours start with an acknowledgement of Brisbane’s traditional owners, the Yuggera People. The tour meeting point is at Howard Smith Wharves, the city’s latest riverside precinct which has a beautiful view of one of the city’s key landmarks, the Story Bridge.
Prior to setting off we will run through a full safety briefing and allow a quick warm up ride to get you familiar with our bikes. You will be taken through the gears, have the bike adjusted for you and get in the groove for our day out pedalling.
The tour then winds its way along the river, past the gorgeous Customs House, through the City Botanic Gardens and past one of the only two remaining convict built buildings. Our Saturday morning tour includes a journey across the river on to the West End Market for coffee/tea and to stock up on morning tea under the fig trees. Be charmed by the riverside market; famous for their fresh food, relaxed vibes, opportunities to pat lots of dogs and local busking talent.
Following the market coffee stop, we will pedal back up the river, State Gallery and Libraries, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and on to the world-famous Southbank. Continuing along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, we will cross the river over the Story Bridge and enjoy an elevator descent to Howard Smith Wharves, just in time for lunch.
Brisbane City Cycling has stylish and practical bikes suitable for all riders, with a sturdy steel frame that offers a comfortable ride. The Uptown Cruiser is ideal for our shorter ride, with slightly raised handlebars to put you in a comfortable upright riding position, giving you time to take it all in. The bikes have seven gears with a double-sided chain guard that specifically designed to give your clothes maximum protection from getting caught.
All bikes come with a luggage rack and a basket to ensure you have room for all of your gear and any special extra supplies you source at the markets.
All bikes are regularly serviced and are lovingly maintained.