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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 - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

First I have to apologize for talking so long to write my review, especially since my wife and I had an amazing time. Steve, Julia and Neal are awesome. If you ride with VeloRoo you will have a fantastic experience period! I quickly told my cycling buddies back at home. In fact, one of my buddies rode the Pyrenees in Autumn of 2019 (see Dale's review) and said it was trip of a lifetime.

My wife and I did the July Pyreness/South of France tour. From a cycling standpoint, we are at completely different levels. I ride close to 6000 miles a year and love climbing. My wife is new to cycling and was just starting to use clip in pedals about 5 months before our trip. That said, Veloroo is able to accommodate the ride for everyone. They make the rides flexible for the riders. For example, instead of riding the entire Col de Tourmalet, Veloroo drove my wife and several riders up halfway and they were able to ride the rest to the summit. On any given day, you can ride as much as you want or at any time take a nice break.

We were very fortunate to ride with a group of riders primarily from Australia. And close friendships were quickly made during the trip and remain afterward.

A couple of shoutouts....

Julie, thank you for making things run so smoothly. I know it requires a lot of preparation and attention to detail. You did a marvelous job and are awesome. Steve is a lucky guy to have you.

Steve, your positive attitude, sense of humor, and passion really made our trip. I appreciate all of the help you did with my wife. She really appreciated it as well and is even more motivated to get more climbing under her belt.

Neal, we really appreciated all of your help and tips. We love all of your great stories and insight. Most of all you are one of the nicest guys you could meet.

VeloRoo really does treat you like family and you become part of their extended family after you ride with them.

Cycling to me is a passion and is potentially something that my wife and I can share doing together. After this trip, my wife has gotten the cycling bug and has already started planning for local rides that we can do together. I consider that a success.

Thank you VeloRoo!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in July 2019
A sixth (or seventh, you stop counting once you feel like adopted 'family') return to VeloRoo. Previous hirer of bike and the odd riding session - this time a first experience of their residential tours of the Pyrenees.

Completely wonderful experience and exactly as Steve and Julia had been describing for years: sold as seen! Both experienced in doing the grafting - and making it look effortless. Super little group of matched riders, all local knowledge deployed, kit washing and venue stops perfect. Great kit supplied and nil expenditure once on the road.

What particularly impressed me is that my fellow riders came from the US and Aus for this - I flew 90mins from 'down the road' (UK) - that's how special something of this scale and personality level is.

Refreshes the parts other big-name tours can't reach: a secret gem with a characterful, friendly VeloRoo family experience.Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019