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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 - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

Borrowing this bike is the best thing I could have done during my quarantine. It helped me keep my level of fitness and also my sanity. I would just put on some sport and ride while watching it. It also has kept me motivated so when I finish I will be more willing to continue.Took in Feb 2021
For us, the tour was a perfect balance of challenging cycling in spectacular scenery and enjoying the local sights, delicious food and wine. Steve and Julia went 'above-and -beyond' to tailor the tour to the needs and interests of our group which included spending an extra day before the tour to ride around their home village of St Genies de Fontedit. Steve was a friendly, hospitable and enthusiastic cycling guide and Julia was superbly reliable and organised - always in the right place at the right time in the support van with refreshments, extra jackets (or a lift home).
We would highly recommend VeloRoo for a cycling holiday!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in June 2017