Why VéloRoo?

Because our philosophy is – Live, Laugh, Ride …

We have 7 years of experience providing 126 guests (so far!) with an awesome cycling holiday!

Steve & Julia

VéloRoo is a family business, owned and operated by Australian couple, Steve and Julia. From your first email, contact or phone call you will be talking with one of us. (unless of course you come across one of our happy guests first who tell you all about it!)

Our goal is to give you a perfect cycling holiday.

You will have our personal attention throughout the entire tour planning phase, plus a wealth of cycling knowledge and bike holiday preparation tips from Steve and French travel logistics help from Julia. We have our own range of quality road bikes included in your package, so you don’t need to lug your bike around on the rest of your European holiday. Travel smarter and with less stress!

And then we get to the real fun part – your idyllic cycling holiday in France – and we are with you all the way! Steve will be your riding buddy and tour guide and Julia is always close at hand with vehicle support and supplies.

We will take you cycling on our fantastic, quiet cycling roads, and during our South of France tours we will guide you to a host of fabulous hidden treasures along the way; from local wineries to olive farms, with plenty of picturesque walks to breathtaking lookouts in the balmy afternoons. We will take you to only the best local cafes and restaurants, nearly all of which are run by husband and wife teams and all of which have a true passion for local French food and wines.

VéloRoo offers several exclusive, exceptional, personalised, fully-supported cycling adventures each year, coupled with quality, authentic accommodation, gastronomic dining and local cultural events. We bring you a dynamically balanced French experience, containing both cycling fun and sightseeing – perfect for couples with a non-cycling partner.

You know you’re doing cycling holidays right when your guests return for their 3rd and 4th tour with you, year after year! We can’t wait to do the same for you, and make your dream cycling holiday a reality.

au revoir!

Our current cycling holidays include:

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.

Pyrenees Autumn Challenge
Just came back from the dream vacation with VeloRoo doing the October Pyreness Challenge 2019, and it still feels like a dream! A great friend of mine did the July Pyreness/South of France, and spoke highly of the experience and had no doubt that I would love the route and the VeloRoo experience knowing me and my riding attitude.

It turned out to be better than what I could have asked for. Pre-trip, Julia was super responsive and helpful in providing all the trip information. She also went above and beyond to help find travel logistics on transporting from different parts of Europe to the meeting point of the Pyreness ride. It’s like a Genie helping you find alternatives and solutions on making a trip work! It is really good to be assisted and informed.

We had an intimate group like CyclingStealth11 pointed out, riders from quite a few countries and two non riders. Everyone was a bit anxious about the toughness and possibly other riders being super competitive. It was a relief that with Captain Steve and Neil’s lead, we really focused on “enjoying the climb and view”. The views around Pyreness was just amazing! Every climb is scenic, but scenic in a different way! Steve would pointed out the spots not to miss, I was so thankful when other riders would just stop, and take pictures of the spectacular view! We sing, we laughed, we made jokes, and we climbed (oh and we coffee break, too). We followed Neil like little fans asking of stories. Great hearing everyone’s stories along the way as well! These are special friendships made, that I would like to keep! : ) I already want to go back already while typing these out.

The food and accomodation was great, too! It was nice getting to taste the local specialty. I love being able to try and learn of the local, and embrace the friendliness of the local people from Pyreness area. It is a very unique experience. My mom joined us from Taiwan as a non-rider. She got to see the sights we rode, stopped at great viewing point, and also had a special hike with aforager. This was a special experience to mom at Pyreness even off the bike! Thank you, Julia and Steve for making this work for mom!

Who should consider VeloRoo?
- If you are looking for a great cycling vacation experience that is a little bit more budget friendly
- If you are cool with fully enjoying the view, letting go the baggage, speed, and stats
- If you like an awesome guide, who is more like your family (brother) rather than a scripted tour guide
- If you are not a good planner like me, and can get some help from the amazing Julia
- If you want to have the down to earth local experience, not fancy masseuse/racing crews or personal chef following you

There are also options of routes to consider! So find a route that suits you, and don’t be shy to send the email for more information. It will be an amazing experience whichever VeloRoo tours you decided! Speaking from my earnest experience. : )Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019
Best Part of Our Trip. I am not a big reviewer of organizations, esp if they are not five stars. In this case, writing a favorable review may not just be a nice thing to do but mandatory. Any of you out there who enjoy riding, amiable company, and crazy beautiful French countryside need to cycle with Steve. While there were many things about our trip that were fantastic (it is France, after all), our half-day ride with VeloRoo made the top of the list of things to do -- and do again, I hope.Took Guided Day Rides in France in Aug 2017