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)
PO Box 1717 Collingwood VIC 3066 AUSTRALIA
holiday@topbike.com.au
- SINCE 1997 -

Topbike Ride Weekend, Tuscany and 2020 Calendar

Topbike Ride Weekend March 16 & 17 2019
Forrest, Otways Victoria

Our ride weekend is on this March 16 & 17, at Forrest, and is open to all.  We’ll be riding the Amy Gillet Granfondo loop (120k) along with the famous Turton’s Track loop (140k) with softer options available on both days.  Contact us if you would like the full itinerary.

Top Photo:

Left: Topbike the current generation, Cadel Ride 2019, G-Town
Right: Topbike, the next generation. Forrest ‘Red Cordial Crew’, Thursday night ride,  ‘BrewCrew’ is for the big kids.

Tour of Tuscany | June 6-16 2019

Our Tour of Tuscany is on again this year, and visits some of the lesser known areas, along with some of the well known places.  We’ll be kicking off in Pistoia, visiting Volterra, Radda in Chianti and finishing in the heart of Florence.  The Guides for this tour are Annabelle & Jamie Drew, who used to live just outside Pistoia during their ‘Pro’ careers, back in the 90’s.  (Annabelle recently wrote a post about her 100 reasons to love Tuscany). This tour is worth it, just for a visit to the home of the ‘King of Cappucino’, where the ‘schiuma’ (froth) stands so high, it rivals Mont Blanc.  Check out the full itinerary here.

2019 Topbike Tour of Tuscany - Eat-Drink-Ride - June5-15 2019

2020 UCI Calendar

Often in our business it becomes necessary to plan two, or even three, seasons ahead, so it came as a little surprise when I started researching what dates we could start our 2020 Giro and TdF Tours.

Le Tour has announced their start location and date – Nice, June 27  (It’s an Olympic year, with the Mens road race on July 25, hence the early start for the TdF).  While the Giro, and the UCI, appear to be vacillating, and are considering ‘The Big Start’ for May 16.  Mainly to avoid a clash with the Tour of California.

Fine, except that would leave just 20 days between the finish of the Giro and the start of Le Tour
NB.  If someone gets up for the Giro/Tour double in 2020, it’ll have to be either a Superman, or a ‘Valverde’. 

2018 Yearbook

Our annual Yearbook has been posted out to everyone on our mailing list.  There are a few remaining, if you would like a complimentary copy.  Let us know your postal address and we’ll send one your way.

More than Ebikes

Wilier ebikes availble on all Topbike tours

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.

Cucinare Report

Our beloved ‘Bespoke Harvest’ Restaurant & accommodation, in Forrest, is up for sale.  For those culinary types wanting to escape the big city, this is a great opportunity.  More info here.  

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