Did the Melbourne bike tour with the shop owner Freddie on August 10, 2017. It actually ended up being a personal tour as no one else was signed up -- I was thankful he did not cancel for insufficient sign ups. Freddie was very knowledgeable about the city and had a genuine interest in relaying interesting tidbits of Melbourne's history. The bike ride was only mildly a couple of uphill stretches strenuous and Freddie makes sure it is safe for his guests. The bicycle has a comfortable seat and four gears which were easy to use. The handles are up so you do not have to bend over too much. The tires are wider so you feel safer/steadier. Freddie stopped, allowed some exploration and would give information which allowed riders to rest as well. There were bathrooms available as needed on this four hour tour lunch was about 30- 45 minutes, self-pay so bring some cash -- do not know if credit cards would have been accepted. Freddie was friendly, informative and appeared to truly like showing off some of the sites of Melbourne. This was a very good, relaxing time and gentle outdoor outing. I give this two thumbs up and think it is very well worth the time and money to do. I wish I would have done this activity my first day in Melbourne to help me reset my daily routine/adjust to the time change.
Visited Australia for 3 weeks and this was one of the best tours I did. Such fun riding around everywhere to see the sights and learn about Melbourne's history. I definitely recommend this tour if you're pushed for time. The bikes were well maintained and comfortable. Very good value for money too. Go for it.
Freddy's Bike Tours have a great thing going. Everything about it was good. The leader, Randall, was knowledgeable, humorous, tactful, pleasant, and took us to a great lunch spot. Took a tad longer than the 4 hours advertised, but that's only because there was so much content. Would do it again with this company--in a heartbeat.