Topbike Tours - European Cycling Holiday Specialists

David Olle and Emma Colson

An Australian company, Topbike has a fully equipped European base and its own fleet of high quality hire bikes and E-bikes.

We specialise in quality cycling tours with small groups and are famous for looking after our clients.

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The descent to the Messina Strait, Forza d'Agro - photo Marco Broderick

2020 Tour de France – All about the riding, Corsica Tours, French Alps & Topbike 2019 Year Book

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Tour de France, July 10-20 2020
Pyrenees to French Alps: All the Big Climbs

Our 2020 TdF route is now up, and as promised we’re focusing on the riding this year.

We’ll be starting in the Pyrenees and finishing in the Alps. Along the way we’ll visit the famous climbs of Tourmalet, Aspin, Portet d’Aspet, Pailheres, Alpe d’Huez, Glandon, Galibier and see the race on the Madeleine.

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Base Tour – French Alps, July 23-29 2020

Just the Alps, no moving. Ride out – Ride in, everyday.
The final tour where we stay at the wonderful Pauline’s, in Le Bourg d’Oisans. She’s closing up at the end of 2020, so this is your last chance to dine at her table.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button text=”Base Tour: French Alps 2020 | July 23-29″ target=”_self” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-arrow-right” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/tour-item/french-alps-base-tour/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][qodef_single_image enable_image_shadow=”no” image_behavior=”custom-link” image=”7919″ image_size=”full” custom_link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/tour-item/french-alps-base-tour/”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_separator][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

‘Eat-Drink-Ride’ Tours | 2020 Tour of Corsica

Corsica, Corsica, Corsica.
Tour One is full, plenty of spaces on the other two. Dates Sept 15-25 2020 and Sept 28-Oct 8 2020.

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2019 Topbike Year Book.

Each year we produce a small Year Book featuring many photos shot throughout our season. Let us know your address and we’ll pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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Ebikes available on all tours, even the climbs tours – bring along your bestie…

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More than Ebikes…

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We are continuing to update our complete hire fleet, with new bikes from Casati and Wilier.  See our Insta feed for photos or find out more about riding one of our electric bikes on tour here.  Better still, come and ride one.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button text=”Electric (E-Bike) Hire” target=”_self” icon_pack=”” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/e-bikes/”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1566175680360{background-color: #171717 !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574566803461{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]

Photos:

Main Top: The descent to the Messina Strait, Forza d’Agro – photo by Marco Broderick
Below Row 1:
Unique TdF viewing opportunity on the Col du Lauteret
Below Row 2: Left: Alison meets the locals at the Tour of Spain
Right: Unique Ping Giro Fiat socks
(Images: David Olle) (Apart from the one by Marco Broderick)
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Wine Report – Madrid

We spent a few days in Madrid recently, well, not really Madrid, but an outer suburb, Majadahonda. It’s near where a Madrillian friend of ours lives, and once you’ve seen everything in Madrid this is the place to go for all the culture, without those damn tourists being everywhere.

There’s a photo included of the wine prices, per glass, for a bar where we had breakfast. The house Rioja (pronounced something like re-ocker) is 1.8 euro if you drink it in the bar, 20c more if you drink it out on the terrace. Even when you pay top dollar on the terrace, you can get three glasses, for the price of one in Melbourne…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” disable_element=”yes”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4727″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/tour-item/tour-de-france-paris-2019″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][qodef_button text=”VIEW TOPBIKE’S 2019 TDF PARIS” target=”_self” icon_pack=”” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/tour-item/tour-de-france-paris-2019″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” disable_element=”yes”][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][qodef_section_title type=”standard” position=”left” enable_border=”yes” title_tag=”” disable_break_words=”no” holder_padding=”5% 5% 0% 0%” title=”‘Grand Tours’ Cycling Holidays” 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*Editor’s Update: 27 August 2019
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