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Why us?

Rentabike is Melbourne’s best, oldest, and most experienced bike hire and tour company.

We’ve been hiring bikes on the banks of the Yarra River since 1976 and running tours for 15!

We’re located on the main Yarra riverbank bike trail – in the beautiful bluestone vaults right below Federation Square.
As well as a fleet of light 21-speed hybrid bikes with easy step-through frames and adjustable seat heights we have tandems, baby seats, child buggies, children’s bikes and touring bikes with racks and saddlebags for anyone heading out of town.
We’re open every day of the year, except Christmas Day, from 10am to 5pm weather permitting.

As well as personal service and advice we offer free helmets, locks, sunscreen, repair kits and a great free map of Melbourne’s Top 5 rides (right) with every hire.
On it we’ve marked all our favourite places to visit, shop, eat and drink.
If you need to leave luggage, strollers etc. at the shop while you go for a ride that’s no problem and no charge.

We’ll fill your drink bottle for free, or ice water is available for just $2 a bottle. We provide free sunscreen.

Our loyal customers include singer Rod Stewart, Qantas and Tourism Victoria as well as Melbourne’s top private and state schools.
Our tours have featured on The Great Outdoors, Postcards, Coxy’s Big Break and Getaway as well as countless overseas TV programs from Indonesia to Holland.
Our tours have a guaranteed maximum of 8 riders, so you get personal attention from a great local guide.

Our tour guides treat all guests like friends visiting from out of town with whom we want to share all our favourite Melbourne things… from food and café culture to sport, laneways, parks, rooftop bars and more.

After taking our Real Melbourne Bike Tour you can keep your bike free of charge for the rest of the day… and enjoy half-price bike hire for your entire Melbourne stay (up to a week).

Murray Johnson
Rentabike and Real Melbourne Bike Tours are owned by former journalist, newspaper editor and photographer Murray Johnson.
Murray hails from Echuca on the Murray River, but started school in Tauranga, New Zealand and spent a year in Ontario Canada as a Rotary exchange student.
He has studied cooking in Italy, ridden through Chianti and Tuscany, and recently rode 1100km in two weeks on a Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain.
He’s a father of four who speaks French, enjoys golf, swimming, cooking, wine, snow skiing, photography and motorcycling and has a lifelong passion for travel.
Murray is also a professional photographer with 40 years of experience in teaching, family portraits, wedding, newspaper, magazine and travel photography.

Private Tours

Private bike or walking tours of Melbourne are also available on request and can be tailored to meet your group or family’s individual needs with a local guide all to yourself.
For any inquiries you can email Murray direct on info@rentabike.net.au or phone +61 417 339 203.


Book Now

For bookings less than three days in advance phone Murray on 0417 339 203
Dial from overseas: +61 417 339 203
Or email: info@rentabike.net.au


Why walk when you can ride the sights?

We are located in “Vault 14” at “Federation Wharf” – that’s the riverside level below Federation Square. Take the lift or stairs beside Prince’s Bridge down to the river level. We’re between the wonderful Riverland and Pilgrim bars near the river cruise ticket offices.

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