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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

Having the spin bike in my room has made the world of difference for my 2 week quarantine - I was able to keep a regular exercise routine, and mix it up listening to various podcasts and music – it really helped both my physical and mental wellbeing. Super easy to organize and Julia and Steve are friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend!
Took Hotel Quarantine Exercise Bike Hire Brisbane in March 2021
October Pyrenees/Non-Cylist
What an amazing experience! Celebrating our 25th anniversary, watching my husband climb so many famous Tour de France climbs was a real treat! Steve & Julia were so welcoming upon our arrival at the train station and it just got better from there. We connected quickly with the other cyclists and one other non-cylist, all from different parts of the world. I especially enjoyed our meal times, chatting, laughing and getting to know one another. Riding along with Julia in the support van, each day more beautiful than the last was spectacular. I loved being able to watch my husband conquer his bucket list climbs and was able to get great videos and photos of him accomplishing them. Unfortunately the photos just don't do it justice! The beauty of the mountains, especially during the change of seasons was a sight I won't soon forget. Not knowing too much about cycling, the tour seemed well organized and the cyclists had everything they needed from great bikes & gear, to great guides and great support along the routes each day. The experience left us longing for more and has my husband already looking into a Spain trip that we hear through the grapevine Veloroo might soon be planning. Fingers crossed!! I highly recommend using Veloroo for your next cycling tour!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019