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 - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

I completed a 9 day cycling trip with Steve and Julia in September. It exceeded all my expectations - cycling, food, hospitality, personalised service, attention to detail - the full French experience. I highly recommend the South of France Vendange tour, especially during grape harvesting season (!). We were also able to organise added extras on either end of the tour (Mediterranean border crossing from Spain to France) and a summit of iconic Mt Ventoux. Steve and Julia go above and beyond and are great company. Lots of thoughtful gestures along the way. Steve will even serenade you with 80s songs if that helps you on the ascents. I am already planning the next trip with VeloRoo.Took South of France Cycling Tour in Sept 2018
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