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Travel Update for our cycling holidays in the Post Covid Climate

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Well this year isn’t going as planned is it! I read a quote the other day that summed it up for me –

 “There are decades where nothing happens, then there are weeks where decades happen”

And that’s certainly been the case for 2020. Firstly we want all of our VeloRoo family both present and future, to stay safe and well. Everybody has been faced with different situations. Some have perfected how to hold a zoom meeting in business shirt and pyjama bottoms. Some now understand why their dog gets excited when someone walks past the window. Some have dragged the old indoor trainer out of the garage and begrudgingly dusted it off. And some parents have realised that maybe their kids aren’t angels and their teachers deserve a medal 🙂

We have had so many clients that have had to reluctantly make changes to their 2020 holiday plans. So many birthday trips or other milestones events that will need to be celebrated in a different manner this year and then made up for with celebrations next year!

There will be life after Coronavirus. And when you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be here for you!

And the great thing is, the VeloRoo style of cycling holiday is already perfectly suited to coping with the post covid world!

That’s because our style is

  • small group specialists – we always have been!
  • always avoid the crowded tourist spots in favour of the quieter hidden gems
  • always enjoy exploring the space and tranquility of the open countryside by bike
  • always stay in smaller family run accommodation, not a big hotel chain. And now, more than ever, they pride themselves on the cleanliness of their properties.
  • always dine at small family run restaurants who pride themselves not only on the quality of their local food but the safe and clean environments in which they work. We don’t go to the crowded tourist trap cafes.

So please, don’t stop dreaming about that cycling holiday. Here at VeloRoo – Live, Laugh, Ride Cycling Holidays – we are looking forward to showing you our favourite cycling gems, sometime in the not too distant future.

Europe

From a practical point of view – We recognise the increased uncertainty that the current COVID situation may be causing in planning your future trips. We have released our 2021 dates for our South of France, Pyrenees and Italian Dolomites and More trips and also have our Spanish trip in the pipeline. So to help you book with confidence, we are offering a modified cancellation policy : until the situation has stabilised , we will be offering 100% refund on deposits for all new bookings made after 1st April 2020, for cancellations made more than 3 months prior to the tour start date.

Rest assured we are committed to our clients safety and health at all times, so should the current events preclude the opportunity for your travel in the future, we will continue to remain flexible.

Australia

For our Australian and New Zealand guests we will soon be revealing our Queensland cycling trips based around the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland. We believe that once we are allowed to travel within Australia (and most likely New Zealand will be included in our “bubble”) that everyone will be busting to get out on their bikes and experience an awesome cycling holiday. More details coming soon!

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Don’t take our word for it - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

I hired a bike for hotel quarantine, and would definitely recommend. A high quality sturdy bike at a good price, and their delivery was fast and easy.Took Hotel Quarantine Exercise Bike Hire Brisbane in Jan 2021
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 Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in October 2018