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International Students Welcome!

The best way to get to know a new city ... of course, by bicycle! And the best way to start riding in a new city? With a bike buddy, alongside like minded fellows... we're pretty sure!

If you are an international student and recently arrived in Melbourne, you are lucky - as we take you out on a guided bike excursion, showing you some great destinations to relax from busy student life and also how to navigate safely in city traffic. 

Ride with us along the Yarra River, find out about Melbourne's arts precinct and get to know a bunch of great people, some exciting places to drink, eat and hang out in the CBD, while we give you handy tips to tackle the busy road environment. 

You don't even have to have your own bike, courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share, you'll be provided with a blue bike and helmet for the tour. Too easy!

FREE, bookings essential!

Book your ticket

Check out RMIT's Newsline video featuring our International Student Tours from last year.

During the tour you'll be guided by trained bike buddies and covered by Cycling Victoria insurance. International Student Bike Tours are staged in partnership with The City of Melbourne and Melbourne Bike Share and act as bicycle orientation for international students recently arrived in Melbourne. 

 

 

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The best way to get to know a new city ... of course, by bicycle! And the best way to start riding in a new city? With a bike buddy, alongside like minded fellows... we're pretty sure!

If you are an international student and recently arrived in Melbourne, you are lucky - as we take you out on a guided bike excursion, showing you some great destinations to relax from busy student life and also how to navigate safely in city traffic. 

Ride with us along the Yarra River, find out about Melbourne's arts precinct and get to know a bunch of great people, some exciting places to drink, eat and hang out in the CBD, while we give you handy tips to tackle the busy road environment. 

You don't even have to have your own bike, courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share, you'll be provided with a blue bike and helmet for the tour. Too easy!

FREE, bookings essential!

Book your ticket

Check out RMIT's Newsline video featuring our International Student Tours from last year.

During the tour you'll be guided by trained bike buddies and covered by Cycling Victoria insurance. International Student Bike Tours are staged in partnership with The City of Melbourne and Melbourne Bike Share and act as bicycle orientation for international students recently arrived in Melbourne. 

 

 

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If you are an international student and recently arrived in Melbourne, you are lucky - as we take you out on a guided bike excursion, showing you some great destinations to relax from busy student life and also how to navigate safely in city traffic. 

Ride with us along the Yarra River, find out about Melbourne's arts precinct and get to know a bunch of great people, some exciting places to drink, eat and hang out in the CBD, while we give you handy tips to tackle the busy road environment. 

You don't even have to have your own bike, courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share, you'll be provided with a blue bike and helmet for the tour. Too easy!

FREE, bookings essential!

Book your ticket

Check out RMIT's Newsline video featuring our International Student Tours from last year.

During the tour you'll be guided by trained bike buddies and covered by Cycling Victoria insurance. International Student Bike Tours are staged in partnership with The City of Melbourne and Melbourne Bike Share and act as bicycle orientation for international students recently arrived in Melbourne. 

 

 

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