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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Experience

SINCE 1997

2020 will be our 23rd year of European cycling vacations.
We are the most experienced Australian owner operated European cycle tour company.

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Safety

OUR NO.1 PRIORITY

Topbike Tours takes safety very seriously. All our staff are first aid trained and we carry a defibrillator on every tour. Safety of all our participants is our number 1 priority.

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Fully Equipped European Base

Marone, Lago ISeo

Topbike Tours has its own custom built (‘Fatto a Mano’) Italian made high-end carbon road bike hire fleet. We also have top of the range E-Bikes for Hire on all our tours.

Topbike HQ is our fully equipped European base and operational headquarters situated in the town of Marone on Lago Iseo in the Lombardia region of Italy. We have a well established local network and an extensive knowledge of the regions we operate in.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-bicycle” i_color=”grey” add_icon=”true”][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][qodef_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”three-columns” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”no” horizontal_alignment=”right” background_color=”#fafafa” item_padding=”0 23% 4% 8%” item_padding_1280_1600=”0 12% 4% 10%” item_padding_1024_1280=”0 10% 5% 15%” item_padding_768_1024=”0 5% 6% 0″ item_padding_680_768=”0% 10% 15% 40%” item_padding_680=”0 5% 30% 10%”][vc_column_text]

Tour Inclusions

INCLUDING OUR FAMOUS TOPBIKE KIT

Did you know Topbike includes ALL dinners, including table wine with meals…Here’s cheers to that!

We have more inclusions than any other cycle tour company.
Read about our full list of inclusions here:

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Tour Preparation

WE DON”T LEAVE THINGS TO CHANCE

At Topbike we try to meet you prior to your holiday. Each year we run a ride weekend at our riding base in Forrest (Victoria), or a dinner at our home in Melbourne. This enables us to sort out any issues such as hire bike and kit sizing, as well as get an idea of your cycling ability and tour expectations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-bicycle” i_color=”grey” add_icon=”true”][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][qodef_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”three-columns” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”yes” horizontal_alignment=”right” background_color=”#fafafa” item_padding=”5% 22% 0 10%” item_padding_1280_1600=”0 12% 4% 10%” item_padding_1024_1280=”0 10% 5% 15%” item_padding_768_1024=”5% 5% 5% 0″ item_padding_680_768=”5% 10% 10% 40%” item_padding_680=”0 5% 30% 10%” holder_badge_text=”Its a Holiday”][vc_column_text]

Fun & Enjoyment

GREAT EXPERIENCES = GREAT MEMORIES

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Staff

TOPBIKE TOUR LEADERS & GUIDES

Our staff at Topbike are chosen mostly for their personalities, enthusiasm and love of all things cycling … meet them here and make up your own mind, oh and some of them can ride a bit, fix the odd bike, and tell a joke in a foreign language…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][qodef_button type=”simple” text=”View Our Topbike Team Profiles” target=”_self” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-chevron-right” font_weight=”” text_transform=”lowercase” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/team/”][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-bicycle” i_color=”grey” add_icon=”true”][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][qodef_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”three-columns” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”no” horizontal_alignment=”right” background_color=”#fafafa” item_padding=”5% 22% 0% 10%” item_padding_1280_1600=”0 12% 4% 10%” item_padding_1024_1280=”5% 10% 5% 15%” item_padding_768_1024=”5% 5% 5% 0″ item_padding_680_768=”5% 10% 10% 40%” item_padding_680=”0 5% 30% 10%”][vc_column_text]

Special Accommodation & Dining Experiences

BOUTIQUE & QUALITY HOTELS  

At Topbike we use small family run quality hotels. We believe that when you are in a foreign country you should experience the true culture of that country, including hospitality and dining.  So when you are on holiday with Topbike, with the occasional exception of large cities, you won’t be staying at a chain hotel.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_text_separator title=”” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-bicycle” i_color=”grey” add_icon=”true”][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”yes” item_padding_680=”0 0″ holder_badge_text=”Experience the Local Culture”][qodef_banner hover_behavior=”qodef-simple” image=”3240″ link=”#”][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][qodef_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”three-columns” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”yes” item_padding_680=”0 0″ holder_badge_text=”We Love What We Do”][qodef_image_gallery type=”masonry” enable_image_shadow=”no” number_of_columns=”two” space_between_items=”tiny” images=”3050,3362″][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item holder_badge=”no” background_color=”#fafafa” item_padding=”5% 10% 0% 22%” item_padding_1280_1600=”0 10% 4% 12%” item_padding_1024_1280=”5% 15% 5% 10%” item_padding_768_1024=”5% 0 5% 5%” item_padding_680_768=”15% 40% 10% 10%” item_padding_680=”30% 10% 10% 5%”][vc_column_text]

Small Group Tours
Family Owned & Operated

EMMA COLSON & DAVID OLLE

Topbike tours is run by David Olle and his wife Emma Colson.
Over the 22 years we have continued to operate small group tours, choosing to grow smarter and not larger.
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