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“Peddle your way to an understanding of Sydney's vibe and geography.”

Bike Buffs - Sydney Bicycle Tours
Ranked #8 of 245 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
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Owner description: We would love to show you this sparkling harbour city from the engaging perspective of a small group guided bicycle tour. This is a fun, invigorating and memorable way to explore Sydney, away from vehicles with heaps of photo opportunities. "This was by far the best and most personal tour we did in Sydney, we loved having the freedom of a bicycle and a fun and educated tour guide. It was easy pedalling on excellent bikes, and we received cold spring water, a snack pack and best of all, a wonderful photo essay of our tour in our our inbox free of charge.
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“Peddle your way to an understanding of Sydney's vibe and geography.”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful day on the bikes. Great fun and good company. Thanks Bike Buffs! High light of my Sydney holiday!!

Visited June 2013
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Suffolk
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“A smashing ride”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was a fun exercise-flled way to see Sydney from many different vantage points,including two rides over the bridge, and around all the inner main harbour sights. And a no-brainer to do this 5-hour tour, when my husband's choices were otherwise to traipse around the shops with me! We did the Bike Buffs tour on Saturday June 15 alongwith 5 others plus Graeme. There is a reasonable amount of cycling (but thighs did not hurt the next day), but lots of food & watering stops (& dunny stops), plus photos opportunities. Graeme is a treat, say no more.

Visited June 2013
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“Great overview of Sydney”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was a very comprehensive tour of the major sights around Sydney harbor. Graeme does a great job of taking you around, stopping and giving some historical information on the location your are visiting. The tour lasts for a good part of the day (approximately 5 hours) but there is a stop for a snack (included) and a great garden and for lunch (dutch treat). Graeme also does a great job of taking pictures of the group along the way and emailing them out after the tour. For a first timer to Sydney, this is a great way to see the city and I would recommend making it one of the first things you do in order to help give you some idea of what you can do during the rest of your trip. One piece of advice - make sure your bike has a bell on it.

Visited June 2013
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“Great tour of Sydney”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I was surprised how much of Sydney we covered. Even though I was a slowest of the group (apparently other guys were very experienced bicyclists) it didn't feel rushed. Graeme is fun guy, really knows his city and a lot of its inhabitants. Unfortunately we did not meet Brad Pitt, though we did get to see secret garden and try some roasted macadamia nuts. A lot of stops for pictures. Also if you get a choice for lunch place, fish market was an awesome place. Overall an excellent experience!

Visited June 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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“A great way to see Sydney, especially if the weather is nice”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Graeme genuinely loves meeting people and showing you Sydney because he's very good at both. If you're the least bit concerned about your cycling skills, don't be. The pace is very manageable, with lots of frequent stops, and the few steep hills are short and Graeme is not in a hurry. The objective is to see Sydney and not race through the streets and Graeme maintains a very reasonable pace for that.

We got to see all the common tourist sites, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though we also got to see them from angles and vantage points that most do not. In addition, you get to see parts of Sydney that are bit off the traditionally beaten path. Graeme has his ever-present iPad that he uses to embellish his stories and descriptions and to take pictures that he'll give you (free) after the trip. They are good pictures too.

My only caution is that toward the end of the trip you'll be riding through a section of the CBD of Sydney and at the time we were there, which was a typical weekday/workday, there was lots of pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks and cars on the streets (there were bike lanes in some places but you still had to watch for pedestrians, cars, and buses). I spent a lot of time paying attention to and dodging them, which prevented me from fully enjoying my surroundings. Fortunately, we weren't moving quickly so it wasn't too much of a challenge and it's not a long portion of the ride.

This is a great tour to take on your first day in the city because it will give you ideas for places to visit with more time during your stay. If you don't have more time, it's a great way to get a detailed overview of the city and its surroundings. Graeme is

Visited June 2013
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