Discovering the Dandenong Ranges just got more fun on two wheels! In partnership with local family-owned and operated bike company, COG BIKES Australia, you can now hire a bike from Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station bike hub!
Whether travelling by train or driving into the precinct on a lovely sunny day, choose from a range of standard trail bikes, e-bikes, balance bikes or children's pedal bikes, and explore the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail that runs alongside Puffing Billy between Emerald and Gembrook.
Book a steam train ride in, travelling from Belgrave to Lakeside Station, where your pre-booked bike and all-terrain adventure awaits, or begin your day at Lakeside and pedal to the metal in the morning, before jumping on board to enjoy a steam train journey from Lakeside to Gembrook Station.
If it's only off-road cycling amongst the towering rainforests and lush fern gullies of the region that you're after, then come along and simply hire a bike on-the-day, all day!
Once you're done, roll on in to the new Puffing Billy Railway Lakeside Visitor Centre and take advantage of the gift shop, café, and a railway museum.
BIKE HIRE PRICES
Up to two hours Lakeside Stop Over Hire:
Bike Hire Hub at Lakeside
Bookings highly recommended: 11 am - 3 pm Fri | 10 am - 5 pm Sat - Sun | 11 am - 3 pm daily in school holidays
Pre-bookings only: 9 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu
Bike Hire is offered and managed by our partner COG BIKES Australia.
- Please note, bike hire is available at Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station and can be combined with a train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return, Lakeside to Gembrook return, or separately as a stand-alone activity to visitors accessing the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail.
- Pre-bookings are essential for bike hire on Monday - Thursday (24 hours' notice required). Pre-bookings are also highly recommended Friday - Sunday + daily in school holidays and on public holidays.
- If travelling on the train, please ensure you return your bike to the Lakeside Station Bike Hub at least 15 minutes before your train's departure as stated on your ticket.