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.

+61 415 866 061 (mobile)
- SINCE 1997 -
Betty (MBD), racing XCO at Eildon

Its all about the racing

2023 Local Racing Events.

At Topbike we have always loved racing, and for the 2023 season we have boosted our sponsorship of local events. The Vic MTB series is one, and with the first race in Forrest, back in December, our 11yo daughter Betty decided she wanted to race (I swear we didn’t push her). So now, we have the whole family racing the series, which culminates with the Vic Championship race this coming Saturday, in Ballarat.

Our main photo here is of Betty, and while I’m sure she does have a race-face somewhere, as long as she enjoys it, it’s good enough for us. Two weeks later, we’ll all be racing National MTB Champs in Thredbo – where I raced my first ever nationals back in 1992. Followed by our Women’s race, and the Otway Odyssey.

We love racing…

Topbike also supports the following events:
Feb 18:  Hanging Rock Womens Handicap Race
Feb 25:  The Otway Odyssey
Nov 11:  The Dirty Warny

We’ve been sponsoring the Hanging Rock Handicap since its inception (one of our clients started it) and it’s a womens only race, that just keeps growing and growing.  Feb 18 is the date for ’23.


Welcome to the 2023 edition, brought to you by the same crack team from Hawthorn Cycling Club and friends, featuring the same scenic venue and great race vibes. Great value racing, and a massive stash of cash and non-cash prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors, including Topbike Tours, Pedla, Giant Hampton, Bikebox, Velokicks and more.
2022 participants, rated the event 4.7 out of 5 stars!

This year we are a Silver Sponsor of the 2022-2023 Victorian Mountain Bike series, and two other big races that happen to start in Forrest, The Otway Odyssey (since 2007) and the Dirty Warny, which had it’s first edition in 2022.


Top Main Photo:
Betty, racing XCO at Eildon
Photo 2: Above
MBW (My Beautiful Wife, Emma Colson) racing XCO at Forrest
Photo 3: Below
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Topbike Tours - Italian Climbs


We Return to Europe in 2023 and running our famous cycling tours in France (Corsica, French Climbs), Italy (Sicily, Tuscany, Piedmonte, South of Rome, Italian Climbs, Giro) and Spain (Spanish Climbs)

Paul Miller & Naomi, high on the Montegrappa - Topbike Classic Italian Climbs 2018

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

Wilier ebikes availble on all Topbike tours

More than Ebikes…

We are continuing to update our complete hire fleet, with new Wilier Triestina electric bikes (Triestina Hybrid model)Find out more about riding one of our electric bikes on tour here.  Better still, come and ride one.