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 each year since.
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 done some serious scouting and are now launching 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!
Live, Laugh, Ride …