Frequently asked questions

How long are your cycling tours?

Our standard European cycling tours are generally a week long. Check each specific cycling tour page for details and an example itinerary. We are happy to help arrange additional accommodation both before and after your cycling holiday with us.

Can we have a customised cycling tour?

Yes. If you have a group of friends wishing to participate in a cycling holiday together we can customise dates and an itinerary to suit your travel plans.  Simply get in touch with us and we can begin organising your custom cycling holiday.

What if we already have our own accommodation in France / England / Australia organised?

If you have a group of friends on holiday and already have accommodation organised we can provide a customised tour including guidance, vehicle support and lunches if you wish.  Simply get in touch with us and we can begin organising your custom cycling itinerary and costs for your group.

What size are the cycling groups on your European cycling tours?

We have an average group size of approx 8 – 9 guests. We are able to customise a cycling tour if you have a larger group.

My partner is not a cyclist. Do you cater for those who don’t wish to ride?

Absolutely! We arrange activities such as village and market visits, French cooking classes, painting classes, silver jewellery classes and then meet up with the riders during the long lunch break ensuring both of you can sample the local region at your own pace. Or you may choose to ride some days and take some days off.

We can cater to meet your cycling needs. It’s your holiday, after all.

Do I need to be a regular bike rider?

To get the most out of your cycling holiday, we recommend you get regular riding in at home over a period of time before your holiday. Our tours combine a measured balance of riding with general sightseeing. You will be active during the day so a general level of fitness would help you enjoy your cycling holiday.

What is Guaranteed Departure?

All standard VéloRoo Tours in France will definitely run on the schedules dates and will not be cancelled for lack of participation once we have at least one participant booked. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.

Any “Special Event” tours may have a minimum number and this will be stated on the cycling tour page.

Where are your cycling holidays located?

We run South of France Cycling holidays in the Hérault department of the Occitanie region, a picturesque pocket in the heart of southern France. Our tours go through villages such as Murviel-les-Beziers, Roquebrun, Berlou, Laurens, Faugeres and Pezenas. There is so much to see and a variety of cycling routes available in our area there is no need to move your accommodation base.

We also run 2 tours a year to the Pyrénées where we base ourselves in Luz Saint Sauveur and an annual cycling holiday to Italy.

What is the weather like in France?

Our tours are scheduled to make the most of the beautiful weather. Generally a standard cycling kit of cycling shorts and a jersey is all you will need. However mother nature is not something we can control! We recommend you check upcoming weather as your tour gets close to help you decide what to pack.

This is a weather website we use regularly: Prévisions météo à 3 jours pour Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit, and this website shows historical weather: weatheronline.

For our Pyrénées cycling tours, weather can be changeable in the mountains. We advise to bring kit for cold weather and the potential of rain or wind.

What dates do you run cycling tours?

Check out our cycling tour dates for the latest.

What is included in the tour price?

Check on the specific cycling tours page, however generally our cycling holidays all include accommodation, transfers to and from the local train station or airport, all breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners as outlined in the specific cycling tour inclusions.

We also provide vehicle support to carry any extra gear required and to cater for a shorter ride if you choose. VéloRoo can also offer personal assistance with travel planning and general requests.

What is not included in the tour price?
  • Airfares,
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Transport to the tour start location,
  • Transport after the tour,
  • Accommodation before or after the tour (however this can easily be arranged at an additional charge),
  • Personal items purchased,
  • Additional food, drinks, snacks outside what is stated in the inclusions for the cycling tour,
  • All alcohol except for a set amount of local wines if included with lunch and dinner.
Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. You are required to provide proof of travel insurance to participate in our cycling tours. We recommend insurance should be taken out immediately to cover you for cancellation in the event you need to cancel your cycling holiday due to unforeseen circumstances.

Live. Laugh. Ride.

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.

Riding with Steve as a tour guide made the difference. As a group of three MAMIL's, we booked two days of riding with Steve ... Having Steve as a tour guide significantly improved the whole experience from the distance covered, the speed, the hills, the countryside, the views and, of course, the cafes and restaurants!
Steve is a top bloke for both having a laugh and learning from so in conclusion; lots of exercise, lots of fun and a quality bike ..... hassle free and worth every penny.Took Guided Day Rides in France in May 2017
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