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Forrest Hire Bikes

33 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 448 843 236
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Great for inexperienced riders

This was my second visit and once again I had a wonderful time. Making a booking was easy via the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadine_and_Steven
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Melbourne, Australia
Amazing ride through the forest

We hired 4 bikes 2 for couple and 2 for my friends. I am doing this first time in Australia, I got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
batma9
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Melbourne, Australia
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The trails are set in beautiful Otway ranges near the Great Ocean Road and are a showcase of flowing, undulating single track that will provide a great experience for any rider regardless of their abilities. Our hire fleet was selected to be the best mix of comfort, stability and if required, speed. All bikes are set up for each rider before you leave and are supplied with a compulsory helmet. Opening hours are Weekends 8am - 5pm Public holidays 8am - 5pm Summer school holidays 8am - 5pm Midweek rentals can be organised with advanced bookings and minimum numbers.
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1 week ago
“Great for inexperienced riders”
2 weeks ago
“Amazing ride through the forest”
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33 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
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+61 448 843 236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit and once again I had a wonderful time. Making a booking was easy via the website....just a few clicks and I was done. Paula was really helpful when I came to pick my bike up. The bike was in good...More

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Paula S, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Nadine. Glad to hear that our booking system worked well and was easy to use. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and loved our wonderful trails. Look forward to seeing you here again soon. Paula

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired 4 bikes 2 for couple and 2 for my friends. I am doing this first time in Australia, I got bit of experience on biking in India but never gone in to Forrest to do the trails. My first time experience was amazing...More

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your adventure on our trails and that you appreciated the quality of our bikes. Come back again anytime.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a couple of bikes and went riding on the trails. The day was really good fun, service was excellent and the trails were easy to follow. Would highly recommend this to anyone who goes to Forrest. The bikes were also excellent quality.

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for the great feedback Hugh. We aim to please so we're quite chuffed to hear you had a great day. Hope to see you again some time soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been riding in Idaho, USA for about 10years and looking forward to an Aussie mountain bike adventure. This was perfect! Sandy and Paula were. Very accommodating and the bike, a 29er hard tail was well matched for the trails. Im a bit older than...More

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John. So pleased to hear you had a ball and enjoyed the ride and the scenery. We were very stoked we could sort you out with a bike on the day. The trails have been copping a bit of trash from the high winds...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The bikes we hired where fantastic, the service was faultless. The experience unforgettable. This is the second time we have used Forest Hire Bikes and are already planning our next. This is the best way to get into mountain biking without the cost. We love...More

Thank Anton S
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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thanks Anron. Its been a pleasure meeting your crew and getting them out on the trails. Look forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future Sandy

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Something that was just so unexpected to run into this cute little town with an amazing bike store to compliment the awesome fun tracks to ride around. The staff were super helpful and friendly! I've been a bike fanatic all my life and these bikes...More

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Michael. So pleased to hear you such a great time and found our bikes so much fun. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Turned up unannounced. Within 15 minutes we had a couple of bikes, helmets, a map and good advice on where best to ride with the time we had. Good quality hire bikes and well suited to local trails. With coffee next door and good local...More

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Glad we were able to kit you out and get you going quickly. Thanks for coming in and giving us a go. Drop in any time.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Great service to get us back rolling. Fantastic local knowledge of the trail network. Overall friendly and very helpful. Though we didn't use them, their rental fleet looked very well good and well worth consideration.

Thank Kevin S
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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thank you for the Feedback Kevin. We were glad to be able to help you out and get your crew back out on the trails Drop in anytime

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

First class service and support for the bike hire, with detailed guidance on the trails and including repair kit and helmet. We had a great day on the trails. Four hours pretty solid riding with a really nice variety of tracks and terrain. Some pretty...More

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Alexander M, Owner at Forrest Hire Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Hi Cluffy Thanks for being our first official TripAdvisor reviewer. Glad we were able to help you out and that your day was a cracker. Hope to see you again on your next visit.

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