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

Travel Updates for Coronvirus

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!

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.

'Cranky Julie' was in show-room condition (that's the super light bike). Perfectly maintained and cleaned everyday.
Daily itinerary was spot on, adjusted as required to suit weather and rider ability.
Its not a cycling holiday without friendly hosts, good food and superb wine. We had all this!
Can't wait for my next trip with these guys...Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in June 2017
Did the South of France Vendange tour with a customised ride before (Mediterranean coast) and after (Mt Ventoux), which Steve and Julia arranged for us. Steve has some great routes off the beaten track with Julia and their dog Chien Noir nearby in the support car. The bikes were good quality and well maintained, perfect for both the rural back roads as well as the HC climbs. Catering was excellent - lucky we were riding to work off those calories as the food and wine were awesome - whether dinner at home/in the B&B or out in a restaurant. Lunches consisted of wholesome French restaurant meals or gourmet picnic out and about. Steve makes sure everyone finishes the ride whether with motivating songs riding alongside or useful tips to conserve energy and to get the best out of the bike. There were also many little surprises along the way. Looking forward planning my next trip with Veloroo!Took South of France Cycling Tour in Sept 2018