Take a bike tour through Brisbane to see some of the city’s top sights and destinations, from South Bank Parklands to the City Botanic Gardens. With a guide, you’ll cruise down bike paths that run near the Brisbane River, and hear about the history and culture of the city. Plus, learn about some of the city’s best eateries, shops and bars from your insider guide. When booking, you have three tour options: the morning tour (longer), afternoon tour or twilight tour (summer only, from December to February).
2- or 3.5-hour bike tour of Brisbane from South Bank Parklands
Learn about Brisbane’s history and modern-day attractions from an informative guide
See heritage-listed locales such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and City Botanic Gardens
Venture out to New Farm and Teneriffe on the longer morning tour
Pedal at a pace that is suitable for most bike riders
On the morning tour, enjoy a snack and a gallery or museum visit
Watch the sunset on the summer-only twilight tour
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Take the scenic route along designated bike paths and avoid traffic as you explore Brisbane by bike.
Your Brisbane bike tour starts near the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank Parklands. Meet your guide, who provides a safety briefing, and hop on your city bike with your provided helmet. Then take off, following your guide past Streets Beach, a swimming spot that overlooks the CBD (central business district) and Brisbane River. As you pedal, listen to some tips from your guide about dining and entertainment hotspots you may want to visit during your time in Brisbane.
Check out Kangaroo Point Cliffs, once quarried for stone in the 1800s, and listen to some of the history of Brisbane, dating back to the native Aboriginals. During your 2-wheeled exploration of central Brisbane, you’ll make stops to take photos and see key landmarks pointed out by your guide. See the Itinerary section for details on the three tours you can select from when booking—the 3.5-hour morning tour, 2-hour afternoon tour or 2-hour twilight tour.
Your tour concludes when you return to the starting point in South Bank Parklands. Total biking distance may vary depending on the riding skills and interests of your tour group; your guide may adjust your biking route to suit all participants.
Morning tour (3.5 hours): Pass the sights listed in the tour description, and continue over the iconic Story Bridge to the charming suburb of New Farm. Ride down tree-lined streets and into New Farm Park, a gorgeous park with riverside picnic spots, cycling paths and playgrounds. Afterward, head over to Teneriffe to see heritage sites, many of which are being revitalized thanks to recent urban renewal initiatives.
Gradually wind your way back along the waterfront near downtown, where some of Brisbane's finest riverfront restaurants are located. Pedal through the City Botanic Gardens, which boasts outdoor sculptures along with an impressive collection of native and exotic plants.
This tour makes a short visit to a gallery or museum, schedule permitting. You'll also stop in a beautiful park for a morning tea break, with refreshments included. Your tour wraps up at the Brisbane Wheel.
Afternoon tour (2 hours): Start in the afternoon and cycle around central Brisbane and the river as described in the main tour description. Twilight tour (2 hours; summer only, from December to February): Start in the early evening and catch the sunset as you wheel around central Brisbane and the river as described in the main tour description.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2018
Very nice tour. The guide was super friendly and was able to tell us a lot about the city. Biking wasn't too difficult. I would recommend it if you want to see a lot of Brisbane in a short amount of time.
I could not finish the ride but my friend did and said it was a fantastic ride. I am rating on the equipment and the advertised tour which I thought were not up to par. Although the tour guide was knowledgeable and professional and quite nice there were some problems with the tour as advertised. The bike equipment was not in very good shape and made it difficult to handle pedestrian traffic. The route was more difficult than advertised and was quite dangerous for unseasoned riders.
Despite the fact that the weather was not ideal on the day we did this tour, we had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. Right from the start, the quality of the bikes was great and the Ross, the guide, was well prepared, polite, friendly and easy to be with. He made it clear that the trip would be at a pace that suited us. He found the perfect balance between cycling time and stopping for commentary and I really felt we got to know the key areas and places of interest in Brisbane. We had to occasionally dodge the rain showers but as we were happy to cycle through these, Ross was happy to oblige. It was a great day and I would recommend this to anyone as an excellent way to see and learn about Brisbane. Martin from London
PRICELESS 3-hour biking through the most beautiful sites of Brisbane. We passed the walkable bridge, along the beautiful river with beautiful houses and 20 million dollar historical house. Love the weather, love the routes, love Brisbane so much!
We enjoy the biking as much as our 10-year old boy. It's not tiring as we stopped frequently under the shades. Learned lots of Brisbane city's culture....love it, love it and love it. Thanks David!