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VeloRoo Tips & Packing Suggestions

Packing Suggestions

What VeloRoo will provide for you
  • performance Road Bike
  • Helmet
  • Saddle – whilst our bikes come with their factory fit saddle we highly recommend that you bring your saddle that you know and love
  • Pedals – VéloRoo has Look / SPD SL / SPD MTB model pedals, however if you use a different model please bring those.
  • Spare parts – basic repair items will be on board the vehicle
  • Snacks and nutrition throughout each ride
  • VeloRoo souvenir water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • VéloRoo Jersey / Cycling Shorts / Gloves
What you will need “on the bike”:
  • One spare cycling jersey (generally your kit will be washed daily and ready for your next ride – but it’s safe to have one back up)
  • One spare pair of cycling shorts / bib knicks (once again your kit will generally be washed daily and able to dry overnight but just in case of cloudy weather)
  • undershirt / arm warmers / leg warmers depending on the season
  • light cycling vest and / or rain jacket (especially on the Pyrénées tours)
What you will need for “off the bike”:
  • Hat / Sunglasses / extra sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Walking Shoes
  • Neat casual attire
  • Jacket / light jumper for cooler evenings
  • An appetite for good food and wine!
Other items to remember:
  • Luggage – one suitcase and one carry bag – make sure your suitcase is manageable as at many places on the remainder of your European holiday you may need to carry your suitcase up old French stairs!
  • Photocopy of travel documents and passport
  • Chargers for your phone / camera / laptop etc
  • Travel adaptor for your chargers

Tips

Care of your Cycling Kit

To keep your lycra in tip top shape

  • never wash your kit in water hotter than 30 degrees Celsius
  • never use fabric softener

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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.

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
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