Frequently asked questions
How long are the tours?
Our standard tours are generally a week long. Check on the specific tour pages 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 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 a potential itinerary.
What if we already have our own accommodation organised?
Once again, if you have a group of friends on holiday and you already have your accommodation organised we can provide a customised tour including guiding, vehicle support and perhaps lunches. Simply get in touch with us and we can begin organising a potential itinerary and costs for your group.
What size are the groups?
We have an average group size of 6 – 8 guests to ensure that you will receive personal attention. However we are able to customise a tour if you have a larger group.
My partner is not a keen cyclist. Do you cater for those who don’t wish to participate on the bike?
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 needs. It is, after all, your holiday.
Do I need to be a regular bike rider?
We recommend to get the most out of your cycling holiday that 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 holiday.
What is Guaranteed Departure?
All VéloRoo Tours 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.
Where are your cycling holidays located?
We run our 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.
What is the weather like?
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 on the upcoming weather as your tour gets close to help to 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:
For our Pyrénées tours weather can be changeable in the mountains and we advise to bring kit for cold weather and the potential of rain or wind.
What is included in the tour price?
Check with the specific tour dates however generally our tours include accommodation, transfers to and from the local train station or airport, all breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners as outlined in the specific 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?
- Travel Insurance
- Transport to the tour start location of Beziers Train Station or Beziers International Airport
- Transport after the tour beyond Beziers Train Station or Beziers International Airport
- 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 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 holiday due to unforeseen circumstances.