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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A word from our clients

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.

Wonderful morning ride. Veloroo were very helpful from the offset suggesting different possibilities and how to get to them. Getting on the bus this morning to meet them wasn't sure what to expect but they didn't disappoint, equipment and knowledge of the area first class. The scenery was stunning and the ride distance and climbing judged to perfection for my ability. Steve even threw in some tips for improving my cycling. Will definitely be back again.Took Guided Day Rides in France in June 2018
How does gourmet food, French wine and cycling through some amazingly beautiful French countryside sound for a holiday?
Well if you are looking for an authentic French cycling trip, Trish and I have just finished our third cycling adventure in the south of France with VéloRoo and what a fantastic trip it was. Easy access to the region by train from Barcelona or Paris and from there, Julia and Steve look after everything including; pick up from Beziers train station, all your food, your bike, cycling kit, sensational cycling and outstanding accommodation.
This area of France also provides easy access to other French regions including Provence, Bordeaux and the French Riviera as well as the Ligurian coast of Italy and Barcelona and the Costa Brava in Spain.
Our three trips with VéloRoo include a ten day “Tour de France” adventure, a week of cycling in the Languedoc around St Genies de Fontedit and six days riding all the iconic Pyrenees mountain climbs that you watch every year when the “Tour” is being televised on SBS.
But if you don’t feel the urge to ride hills or your partner is a non-rider, do not concern yourself. Steve, who is a qualified Australian cycling coach, caters to all levels of fitness and Julia organises everything else down to the last detail including; local site seeing, local wine tasting, visiting local village markets and even a water colour painting class if that’s what you would like.
We have stayed in the area for additional days both before and after our cycling trips and with Julia and Steve’s local knowledge we hired a car for about fifty dollars a day and easily drove around the area soaking up amazing scenery, eating in quality restaurants and visiting historic towns like Montpellier and Avignon.
VéloRoo’s local knowledge make each day unforgettable and these guys are passionate about making sure you have the most authentic experience you can manage, both on and off the bike.
Trish and I have travelled to nearly 50 countries now and have experienced many different standards on our travels. I can honestly say, that the three trips we have done with VéloRoo have been three of our best.
Took Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge in October 2018