VéloRoo’s 2016 Tour de France fun!

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The 2017 Tour de France route has been announced and with it comes the planning of getting to France to see it live! What keeps the Tour de France special is the different routes it takes each year.

This year we had the excitement of the Tour de France (le Grand Boucle) returning to our home village of St Genies de Fontedit. 1952, again in 2011 and now 2016!  Hosting a fabulous group of enthusiastic and passionate Aussies from all corners of Australia to celebrate the magic of the TdF, a highlight was the fun and participation we shared with the non riding partners, who after their exposure were converted Tour de France fans!

Our 4 live stages, each had its own discipline and personality allowed us full exposure to the essence of Tour de France!

The Pyrénées, our village Stage, the respected Mt Ventoux and an Individual Time Trial!

We hope you enjoy our TdF highlights photo collection as much as we all enjoyed experiencing it!

Vive la Tour!

Sunflowers! It can’t be a Tour de France highlights gallery without an iconic Sunflower photo!

VéloRoo’s peloton enjoying the prime position of the Mt Ventoux Vittel corporate box, strategically placed on a sharp pinch at the 5 k to go mark!

To the victors come the spoils! It’s important to remain hydrated when relaxing in the sun on the slopes of Mt Ventoux , watching the passing parade before the pro’s arrive!

DIDI !! TdF Icon! Arrrrgh 🙂

You don’t have to be on a mountain to see how the French embrace the Tour and profit from the opportunity of a picnic on the side of the road!

Riding among the camper vans and their occupants during our local 40 k’s stage ride was great fun. It’s impossible to hire a camper van in France in July!

Deep Breath in…and relax!

The non riders were delighted to visit a lavender farm during harvest, while the riders slogged it out on the Ventoux slopes.

“V” for Victory, VéloRoo and Ventoux!

Chapeau to the VéloRoo peloton at the famous summit sign.

Going where no TdF Pro rider could go during the 2016 Mt Ventoux TdF Stage, we returned to climb the Geant of Provence 2 days after the TdF Stage was shortened due to super strong winds.

With a morning spent exploring Gordes, it then became the perfect backdrop for our non riding guests to enjoy the passing TdF caravan and Pro’s. After lunch of course!


Looking for some World Tour fun? Our next VéloRoo World Tour adventure, is on Australian soil, our favourite the Santos Tour Down Under! Get in touch today!

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Don’t take our word for it - discover why our cycling adventurists have fallen in love with the Occitanie Region of Southern France and the VeloRoo way.

Bike hire par excellence. Steve and Julia do a remarkable job. From the very first inquiry throughout the whole month that I rode their bike it has been sensational - the beautiful environs, the impeccable service and care, the tour guiding which introduced me to one new area after the other coupled with super bike tips. This is the best bike hire experience I have ever had and have been doing this annually for seven years now. Vive la VeloRooTook Bike Hire in France in May 2017
For us, the tour was a perfect balance of challenging cycling in spectacular scenery and enjoying the local sights, delicious food and wine. Steve and Julia went 'above-and -beyond' to tailor the tour to the needs and interests of our group which included spending an extra day before the tour to ride around their home village of St Genies de Fontedit. Steve was a friendly, hospitable and enthusiastic cycling guide and Julia was superbly reliable and organised - always in the right place at the right time in the support van with refreshments, extra jackets (or a lift home).
We would highly recommend VeloRoo for a cycling holiday!Took Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge in June 2017