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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 2020 VéloRoo, like countless other businesses, was served a somewhat large basket of lemons as the COVID-19 crisis put a stop to non-essential international travel…yes, we, too, believe that cycling is essential, but try telling that to the powers that be…so, in true VéloRoo style, we decided to make some delicious lemonade.

Expanding our operations to include guided cycling tours of Australia – specifically our gorgeous home turf, the Sunshine Coast – had been something we had always wanted to do – no better time than the present!

We have launched our first selection of hand-crafted cycling tours of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland; and we are excited to share the gems we’ve discovered!

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 - discover why our cycling adventurists have fallen in love with the Occitanie Region of Southern France and the VeloRoo way.

Having recently organized a Sunshine Coast Cycling tour with Steve at Veloroo, my husband and I were extremely impressed with how professionally run the tour was conducted and how reassuring it was to have Julia in the support vehicle. His local knowledge of the beautiful quiet country roads was second to none and being able to accommodate our different fitness levels was brilliant. Would have no hesitation in recommending Veloroo for your Cycling Tours. We will definitely be back.Took Australian Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cycling Tour in August 2020
We were welcomed off the train by Julia & Steve and made to feel relaxed and well looked after from the very beginning. B&B VeloRoo chose for our stay was outstanding with the most yummy breakfasts & on occasion dinner. Made us feel like we were visiting old friends. The bikes were Cannondale and in very good condition. I needed my own seat fitted and some other changes nothing was to much trouble for Steve who not only was our ride leader but also a great bike mechanic. Our ride kits were cleaned daily by Julia whom also had the Sag Wagon ready if any of us needed a breather. The rides were picturesque with interesting facts thrown in along the way. The trips are tailored to each riders skills so no problem recommending this tour to all levels. We chose the wine and cheese tour, the meals were gourmet and the wine lovely and plenty. Would not hesitate in recommending VeloRoo to anyone wanting a well organised ride with the comforts of life added in.Took South of France Cycling Tour in Sept 2018