VéloRoo offers several exclusive, exceptional, personalised, fully-supported cycling adventures each year, coupled with quality, authentic accommodation, gastronomic dining and local cultural events. We bring you a dynamically balanced French experience, containing both cycling fun and sightseeing!
Only a short drive from Brisbane, ride with us and discover another world tucked away on the Sunshine Coast!
So get your cycling buddies together, get away from the everyday bustle, dodge the weekend crowds and traffic jams, take advantage of a great mid-week deal and a great week of cycling and,
Live, Laugh, Ride …
Arrive at your ocean-view apartment at The Point at Coolum Beach. Settle into the vibe of the Sunshine Coast, and get ready for your week of cycling!
Sit back and relax, soak up the chill atmosphere of an Australian holiday – with a bonus challenge – today’s route! Even a flat day in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland region is going to be bumpy. Today’s ride, a round trip from our base in Coolum through the luxurious vacation mecca of Noosa and on into the picturesque Noosa hinterland, is the longest day ride in our current repertoire. A dubious honour, making for an unforgettable day of cycling.
The Classique is a ride our French friends would refer to as bonne pour les yeux – good for the eyes – although you feel the burn, the epic scenery will inspire you to pull through.
We have a couple of sneaky detours planned to make sure you get only the very best views and impressions; by the time we roll back home along the Sunny coast all your senses will be well and truly sated.
Included meals: lunch
Today, your VéloRoo cycling holiday stage will take you into the wild and untamed heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to discover hidden vistas that will take your breath away. This is a relatively hilly stage with a flat finish, full of Sunshine Coast charm. Heading out from Landsborough, we will ride for the hills until we hit the stunning scenery of the Blackall Ranges.
Macadamia and pineapple plantations, as well as custard apple farms, line the route towards the Blackall Ranges, one of the best kept secrets when it comes to cycling highlights in the South-East Queensland. At VéloRoo we like to take the road-less-travelled and this quiet, rambling route is one of our all-time riding favourites, especially the broad panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, translucent and mysterious in the winter sun.
Everything about this ride is picturesque, from the tiny villages dotting the countryside, to the roadside fruit stalls with their honesty boxes. Even the odd 10% climb this route throws our way is too gorgeous to be a serious struggle.
And the descents – you will be giggling like a bunch of school children on excursion!
Included meals: lunch, dinner
Today’s riding stage is a classic voyage of discovery as we cycle through history along picturesque roads winding through small mountainside farms. Our chosen route feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy seaside towns.
This round trip, starting at our home base in Coolum, will take you into some of the most ancient landscapes of the area. Skirting volcanic plugs, riding our way up the sneaky gradients that will reward you with stunning views; there are some truly ancient treasures in store.
Today’s supported ride highlights the Sunshine Coast’s natural history and gives you a glimpse of some of the oldest farm and timber establishments of the region – including sprawling cane fields and pineapple farms. If you want to buy a pineapple, today’s your day!
To break it up, we take a leisurely coffee stop in Yandina, a beautiful little local secret nestled on the bank of the South Maroochy River. Our favourite little café serves a rich brew made from their signature in-house roast – the perfect pick-me-up before we roll back into Coolum, full of the joy of cycling.
Included meals: lunch
Today’s cycling journey is designed to show off local roads with distinctive character – some might call them character building. VéloRoo invites you to get into the spirit of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as we take you through some of the most charming and lesser-known nooks and crannies of South-East Queensland.
Our morning climb – starting at Woombye, home of The Big Pineapple – is strangely reminiscent of our favourite local French climbs. It has a homely vibe to it and the Australian bushland provides a pleasant shady cover as we work our way up. The roads truly are diamonds in the rough, making for a unique riding experience.
Once we reach the top of the range the going gets bumpy – but the views are worth it. Julia and Steve have put together a range of distractions and detours to explore the heights of the range to ensure you don’t miss a thing, before we start our descent.
You are in for a great, great descent, with sweeping hairpins and long, fast straights that will make you want to hoot with glee. The cycling route for this descent is bordered by wild, natural beauty the entire long, long, long way down.
Included meals: lunch
So this cycling adventure has come to a close – but we’ll be ready and waiting to take you on your next VeloRoo Cycling Adventure.