The Topbike Difference
We like to think that Topbike provides a unique small tour group experience that sets it apart from other tour operators. This is based on:
2023 will be our 25th year of cycling vacations.
We are the most experienced Australian owner operated European cycle tour company.
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.
Topbike was the first Australian cycling company to purchase an AED in 2011. This is just an extension of our commitment to care for our clients and place SAFETY AS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.
Fully Equipped European Base
Marone, Lago ISeo
Tours has its own fleet of Italian brand Wilier carbon GTR team road bikes. We also have the latest E-bikes (electric bikes) Wilier Triestina Hybrid 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.
INCLUDING OUR FAMOUS TOPBIKE KIT
Did you know Topbike includes ALL dinners, including table wine with meals…Here’s cheers to that!
We also (where possible) provide picnic lunches. More inclusions, less fuss so you can just relax and ride.
We have more inclusions than any other cycle tour company.
Read about our full list of inclusions here:
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.
Fun & Enjoyment
GREAT EXPERIENCES = GREAT MEMORIES
At Topbike, we understand that cycling is only part of the holiday entertainment and we ensure that any opportunity to experience some extra fun be taken advantage of, here’s some photos from the past adventures…
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…
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.
Small Group Tours
Family Owned & Operated
EMMA COLSON & DAVID OLLE
Topbike tours is run by David Olle and his wife Emma Colson.
Over the 26 years we have continued to operate small group tours, choosing to grow smarter and not larger.
Our business is our life passion and we want to share that with you on tour.