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What do the VéloRoo ‘Roo levels’ mean?

It doesn’t matter which VéloRoo cycling tour you choose, all our holidays have been created with our core principle Live, Laugh, Ride…

We believe a challenging spirit is more rewarding than a competitive spirit, that is why our holidays are all about emotion and enjoyment, on and off the saddle. Our tours are fully supported, fully guided and in destinations just a little out of the ordinary.

Our Roo grades are not based on speed, rather smiles per hour. Nothing is more enjoyable and emotionally pleasing than what comes from riding a bike through new regions and destinations.

If you are not sure which ‘Roo grade is for you, give us a call, we are happy to start the conversation.

1 Roo

FOR GRAVEL BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 20 – 35 km
Average Ride Time: 2 – 3 Hours
Ride Frequency: 1 – 2 times a week

I have been riding for a couple of years, on the road and bike ways with friends. I am relatively fit and comfortable with climbing and descending hills that aren’t steep. I feel confident to ride and control my bike on gravel paths and roads that are generally flat.

I want to expand where I can ride ride on my vacation, away from the traffic and the thought of riding on quiet unpaved gravel roads in the country and away from the suburbs really excites me.

2 Roos

FOR ROAD BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 20 – 35 km
Average Ride Time: 2 – 3 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 150 – 250 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I enjoy regular coffee rides with a great bunch of friends. I also ride for fitness and or work commutes. I enjoy being active and feeling like I have learnt that piece of carrot cake! I do enjoy an occasional physical challenge on slight inclines. I also don’t mind hopping in the VéloRoo-ber support bus when I’ve ridden enough.
I am really looking to explore and discover new areas away from the city routes that I always enjoy.

FOR GRAVEL BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 15 – 25 km
Average Ride Time: 2 – 3 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 150 – 250 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I have started riding on gravel roads and trails and I’m comfortable riding a gravel/mountain bike bike on loose, unpaved surfaces with short, gradual ascents and descents. Im confident to control speed and direction on packed gravel, but I know my limits and I’m OK to walk my bike when gravel surface becomes too steep, loose, or uneven.
I can’t wait to get out and do some nice longer days in the saddle and enjoy the sights sounds and smells of the country.

3 Roo’s

FOR ROAD BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 30 – 70 km
Average Ride Time: 3 – 5 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 300 – 800 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

Health and Fitness are important to me. I ride regularly a couple of times during the week. I look forward to a longer weekend rides of around 4 hours or slightly more and moderately paced. Im comfortable and enjoy hills and some moderate mountain passes. I like getting some speed on moderate descents.

FOR GRAVEL BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 30 – 40 km
Average Ride Time: 3 – 5 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 300 – 500 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I really enjoy the freedoms gravel bike riding offers. I can easily negotiate small sections of loose gravel. I try and ride on gravel regularly. I can comfortably control speed and direction on steep, loose, and uneven terrain. I ride at a moderate pace with one or two breaks along the way.

4 Roo’s

FOR ROAD BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 50 – 100 km
Average Ride Time: 4 – 6 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 750 – 1000 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I have been riding for quite a few years. In a week I ride on average 200k. I enjoy a fast average over an extended distance. I love to train, improve, and challenge my friends. I enjoy all terrain, with hills and big mountain passes. I enjoy a challenging ride on the weekend with friends or small groups.

FOR GRAVEL BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 50 – 100 km
Average Ride Time: 4 – 6 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 750 – 1000 m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I hardly ride my road bike anymore, preferring my gravel bike instead. I can confidently control speed and direction of a gravel bike over loose, steep, and uneven terrain with a mix of packed and loose gravel. I have attended a gravel events or two annually and I ride local gravel routes at least once a week and once on the weekend.

5 Roo’s

FOR ROAD BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 50 – 150 km
Average Ride Time: 4 – 8 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 1000 + m
Ride Frequency: 3 – 4 times a week

I think I will get rid of my car! I absolutely love riding and have been riding for as long as I can remember. In a week I ride on average over 250k. I love to train, improve, and challenge my friends. Holidays are planned around riding. I want to see the big monuments but also want to discover what other great places there are. I enjoy all terrain, with hills and big mountain passes. I prefer the challenge of a big distance ride rather than a high speed smash-fest on the weekend with friends or small groups and the all important coffee stop and banter.

FOR GRAVEL BIKE TOURS…

My Fitness and Riding Experience:

Average Ride Distance: 50 – 100 km
Average Ride Time: 4 – 6 Hours
Average Ride Elevation: 1000 + m
Ride Frequency: 2 – 3 times a week

I want adventure turned up to 11! When the tarmac stops, I want to be able to keep riding. Get me out into the back country, where hardly anyone has ridden before. (I’m looking at you, VéloRoo Pyrénées gravel adventure!) On the old gravel paths I will see panoramas that are beyond my imagination. I don’t seek super technical Mountain Bike terrain, but understand that sometimes gravel roads present the challenge that “hike a bike” is the only option and is all a part of the adventure.

Live. Laugh. Ride.

A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - here's some comments from happy VeloRoovians

Live, laugh, ride ... et manger. I love to ride, I love to laugh and I love to eat. This was a week of living!! Every ride was spectacular. The scenery was amazing. Julia and Steve assisted in an awesome week of experiencing all the magnificent aspects of riding in France. Their local knowledge made the difference to ensure we had an exceptional experience. Merci beaucoup mes amis!Took South of France Cycling Tour in July 2017
I hired a bike for hotel quarantine, and would definitely recommend. A high quality sturdy bike at a good price, and their delivery was fast and easy.Took Hotel Quarantine Exercise Bike Hire Brisbane in Jan 2021