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Local? Us too! And whilst tours are normally something that tourists do, Brisbane City Cycling is the perfect addition to your next Staycation, or, you know, just something to make an ordinary Friday or Saturday morning in Brisvegas a bit special.

To be perfectly honest, it wasn’t until we started researching this tour that we realised just how richly the history of Brisbane is carved into the CBD. From the indigenous land use practices through to early settlement, the way we live in Brisbane is built on the rich history of Meanjin, this place shaped like a spear (the Brisbane Botanic Gardens). And as a river city, the history really has evolved around the river, from the good of supplying food and transport to the early settlement, to the not so good of floods and ferry disasters. We are excited to ride past and show you it all!

With working from home, the Brisbane CBD is a lot less busy at the moment, making this the perfect time to get out and explore it! On a beautiful spring day, there is simply nothing liking a ride around the river, with a coffee/tea thrown in, it’s really the perfect morning. Brisbane City Cycling’s tours stick to the bike paths, leisurely meandering past the best of the river city’s sights. For those who haven’t been on a bike in a while (and for those who have), we stick to mainly flat areas, with the only minor challenges the bridges, which we are happy to walk up given then are perfect photos opportunities!

No bike ride is every complete without a coffee break (even if you use it to drink tea or hot chocolate). Our coffee breaks also offer the opportunity to enjoy two of the true highlights of Brisbane, either the West End Markets (Saturdays) or a quick whirl through the Queensland Art Gallery or the Gallery of Modern Art (Fridays). For those who need to give their legs a break, there a picnic rugs and river views for your to soak up as a very enjoyable alternative.

Of course the added perk of your Brisbane Staycation is that whilst you get to feel like a tourist, you didn’t spend hours travelling and no one has to look after your pets whilst you are gone. Just as if you had travelled overseas, we will happily supply you a bike and hygienically cleaned helmet so you just need to show up ready to ride.

We know we are lucky in Queensland to still be out enjoying the sunshine whilst our southern neighbours, and indeed the world grapples with COVID. Brisbane City Cycling is taking additional hygiene measures to ensure your safety and with small group sizes during COVID (we have reduced tour sizes to 5 guests) we are very mindful of the need to be COVID safe.

To sweeten the deal on your next Brisbane Staycation, Brisbane City Cycling offers all locals a 20% discount on all tour prices. Simply use code “Brisvegas” and supply proof of residence in the Brisbane City Council area (e.g your license).

So get planning on your next holiday at home and book a tour with Brisbane City Cycling!

Meanjin (the Brisbane Botanic Gardens) looking spectacular!