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.

We were welcomed off the train by Julia & Steve and made to feel relaxed and well looked after from the very beginning. B&B VeloRoo chose for our stay was outstanding with the most yummy breakfasts & on occasion dinner. Made us feel like we were visiting old friends. The bikes were Cannondale and in very good condition. I needed my own seat fitted and some other changes nothing was to much trouble for Steve who not only was our ride leader but also a great bike mechanic. Our ride kits were cleaned daily by Julia whom also had the Sag Wagon ready if any of us needed a breather. The rides were picturesque with interesting facts thrown in along the way. The trips are tailored to each riders skills so no problem recommending this tour to all levels. We chose the wine and cheese tour, the meals were gourmet and the wine lovely and plenty. Would not hesitate in recommending VeloRoo to anyone wanting a well organised ride with the comforts of life added in.Took South of France Cycling Tour in Sept 2018
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