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Live, Laugh, Ride ... Cycling Tours since 2012

About us

VéloRoo is run by Steve & Julia, an Australian couple with a true passion for cycling!

On a driving holiday through the French Alps in 2004, we spotted some writing on the road. Turns out we were on Mt Galibier, dotted in markers for the Tour de France.
That year we were glued to the television, watching the overnight live coverage, keeping an eye out for places we’d seen on our travels. The scenery was absolutely spectacular.

Around the same time, we started to listen to Phil Liggett – The Voice of Cycling – and thanks to Phil’s enthusiasm for cycling, we took the first steps on the journey that would lead us to creating VéloRoo.

In 2007 we went to France to witness the Tour de France for the first time and it was love. We have been back to France each year since and have experienced some amazing places.

In 2009 we bought a medieval house in St Genies de Fontedit – and in 2011 we were lucky enough to have the Tour de France go right past our front door. It doesn’t get more inspiring than that!

We established our cycling tours and road bike hire business in 2012 – the name VéloRoo pays tribute to our inspirational travels in France and our proud Australian roots. Over the years we had discovered so many amazing cycling areas off the beaten track, we simply had to share them with others.

Over the next seven years, we expanded our repertoire of routes to include guided cycling tours across hand-picked regions of Italy and Spain – though we never tire of our French favourites.

In Australia we also have road bike tours in the Sunshine Coast hinterland as well as our Australian Gravel Tours through quiet country back roads in areas such as the South Burnett, Granite Belt and Scenic Rim near Brisbane.

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It is truly a passion for us to ensure people enjoy the perfect cycling holiday – no matter which continent you choose!

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A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

Pyrenees Autumn Challenge
Just came back from the dream vacation with VeloRoo doing the October Pyreness Challenge 2019, and it still feels like a dream! A great friend of mine did the July Pyreness/South of France, and spoke highly of the experience and had no doubt that I would love the route and the VeloRoo experience knowing me and my riding attitude.

It turned out to be better than what I could have asked for. Pre-trip, Julia was super responsive and helpful in providing all the trip information. She also went above and beyond to help find travel logistics on transporting from different parts of Europe to the meeting point of the Pyreness ride. It’s like a Genie helping you find alternatives and solutions on making a trip work! It is really good to be assisted and informed.

We had an intimate group like CyclingStealth11 pointed out, riders from quite a few countries and two non riders. Everyone was a bit anxious about the toughness and possibly other riders being super competitive. It was a relief that with Captain Steve and Neil’s lead, we really focused on “enjoying the climb and view”. The views around Pyreness was just amazing! Every climb is scenic, but scenic in a different way! Steve would pointed out the spots not to miss, I was so thankful when other riders would just stop, and take pictures of the spectacular view! We sing, we laughed, we made jokes, and we climbed (oh and we coffee break, too). We followed Neil like little fans asking of stories. Great hearing everyone’s stories along the way as well! These are special friendships made, that I would like to keep! : ) I already want to go back already while typing these out.

The food and accomodation was great, too! It was nice getting to taste the local specialty. I love being able to try and learn of the local, and embrace the friendliness of the local people from Pyreness area. It is a very unique experience. My mom joined us from Taiwan as a non-rider. She got to see the sights we rode, stopped at great viewing point, and also had a special hike with aforager. This was a special experience to mom at Pyreness even off the bike! Thank you, Julia and Steve for making this work for mom!

Who should consider VeloRoo?
- If you are looking for a great cycling vacation experience that is a little bit more budget friendly
- If you are cool with fully enjoying the view, letting go the baggage, speed, and stats
- If you like an awesome guide, who is more like your family (brother) rather than a scripted tour guide
- If you are not a good planner like me, and can get some help from the amazing Julia
- If you want to have the down to earth local experience, not fancy masseuse/racing crews or personal chef following you

There are also options of routes to consider! So find a route that suits you, and don’t be shy to send the email for more information. It will be an amazing experience whichever VeloRoo tours you decided! Speaking from my earnest experience. : )Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019
Exceptional - great service, great bikes, great ride. Steve and Julia were fantastic. Did two days of riding and couldn't fault the experience. Steve is obsessed with quality kit....bikes were superb. Will be back next year for more.Took in Aug 2017