Live, Laugh, Ride ... Cycling holidays since 2012

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.

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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.

Recently returned from attending the October ’19 Pyrenees Challenge cycling trip with VeloRoo. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations and turned out to be the trip of lifetime.

The scheduled rides (Tourmalet, D’Espagne, Aubisque, Solour, Tentes, Luz Ardiden) were well planned, well supported and unbelievably picturesque. Steve and Neil were great, safety-conscious guides who knew the terrain and local coffee shops/restaurants very well allowing us to focus on the climbing and taking in the beautiful landscape along the routes. Steve’s friendly and funny disposition, along with his underrated singing talents 😊, kept the tone of each ride refreshingly light and non-competitive as did the occasional picture and refueling stop.

The hired bike was relatively new and well maintained with appropriate gearing and brakes for the steep terrain. Supplied kit and helmet were of high quality also. Our accommodations in Luz St. Sauveur were very comfortable and conveniently located in close proximity to local restaurants, pubs, shopping and of course iconic climbs (Tourmalet Km 0 was a two minute walk from our hotel). Meals at local restaurants were very good-excellent and had several pre-selected menu options that usually featured three courses and included wine.
At our trip’s conclusion Julia and Steve distributed pics and thoughtfully edited videos of each of our cycling days which are awesome keepsakes and memories. These memories, and the friends gained, made this trip exceptionally satisfying. I am already looking forward to my next cycling holiday with Steve, Neil and Julia and highly recommend VeloRoo to any serious cycling enthusiast who is looking for a friendly, well organized and reasonably priced trip.Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019
I was luckily enough recently to have a few days in Noosa (glad to live on the QLD side of the boarder!). I have been there before and even taken my bike so I could explore the surrounding hinterland. However, this time I decided to take a guided tour with VeloRoo as I wanted someone who knew the area and the best bike friendly roads (rather than me trying to wing it and getting lost and not really getting the most of the time I had). I am so pleased I did. VeloRoo looked after me all the way; from our start at Noosa beach (blue sky, white sand, rolling waves – almost didn’t want to leave but glad we did) to our finish point back at my hotel. We were blessed by a magnificent warm winter morning (sorry southerners) and not much traffic getting out of Noosa and into the hills. The roads were smooth, the scenery sublime and Steve provided a running commentary of the history and interesting facts of the area we were riding through which made this more than just a ride in the hills. All the while the VeloRoo ‘support wagon’ followed us in case we needed anything. If you love to ride and are lucky enough to be in the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland, I recommend getting the Veloroo team to guide you. You could try and navigate your own way – I have done this before – however having someone know the best routes based on your riding ability and what is happening in the area was invaluable.Took Australian Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cycling Tour in Sept 2020