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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What to Bring on Your Topbike Tour

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COMPULSORY WEARING ON ALL TOURS”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Lightweight rain jacket, the ‘assos’ rain jackets are highly recommended”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Layers are better than one thick item, i.e. singlet/undershirt (2)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Cycling knicks (2 pairs), jersey (2), and wind vest (Topbike provided kit)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Cycling shoes & socks (MTB shoes with recessed cleats make walking around easier)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Very light sandals or thongs if you want to use road cycling shoes”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Cleat covers if you are using road shoes”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Spare cleats if you are using road shoes (it is not always possible to easily buy your model in Europe and they do wear out very quickly if you are walking around in them)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Two Drink biddons”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Gloves, long fingered if doing alpine tours even in summer”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Small puncture kit, 2 spare tubes & pump or CO2 head (mounted to your bike, these items are provided on hire bikes)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Very small set of Allen keys”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”A neckwarmer if doing alpine tours”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Leg and arm warmers”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Bootie covers (optional)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Sunglasses”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Small on bike lock to prevent the snatch and grab theft (provided on hire bikes)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Please note that Topbike uses solid D locks and heavy cables when locking all bikes together, however there are occasions when you might stop for a coffee that these small locks are handy”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Front and rear flashing lights”][/qodef_tabs_item][qodef_tabs_item tab_title=”Off Bike:”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”A good pair of walking around shoes that will double up as your stepping out shoes”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Light-weight clothes, (requiring no ironing) make life easier while travelling, you can get by on 3 changes of clothes in total, only!”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Sun cream, sunglasses, floppy hat”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Small toiletry bag/ear plugs”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Beanie”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Lightweight daypack that can also be comfortably carried on the bike if required”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”A small towel”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Bathers (if going to France and planning on swimming in a public pool the bathers must have the bikini line exposed ie budgie smugglers NOT board shorts)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Camera and leads to connect to PC (as we collate all photos at the trip conclusion)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”A small amount of hand washing powder concentrate”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Money: Credit cards (at least 2) and Euros in cash”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Mobile phone: NB activate ‘global roaming’ by calling your service provider prior to departure. Your phone is useful for texting and for making local calls whilst in Europe however for any other calls (to and receiving Australia) it is preferable to buy a local chip upon arrival in Europe”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Mobile phone charger”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Power adaptor for Europe”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Personal medications, it is advisable to carry a doctor’s letter for any script medication”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Back up copies of your travel documents (passport, credit cards, insurance policy, tickets, etc should be scanned in and stored remotely for instant access in the case of loss or theft)”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Passport/tickets”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Australian Medicare card”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Australian Drivers license”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Mesh bags are useful to separate clothing, have a spare for dirty clothes”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”A headlight can be handy for night reading”][/qodef_tabs_item][qodef_tabs_item tab_title=”Hiring a Bike?”][qodef_icon icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-bicycle” size=”qodef-icon-huge” type=”qodef-normal” icon_animation=”yes” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ link=”#”][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”You’ll need to bring your own pedals, shoes, helmet and bidons. “][qodef_icon_list_item icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-check” icon_color=”#66dbc9″ title=”Bring your own saddle if you love it.”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][qodef_banner hover_behavior=”qodef-simple” image=”2996″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]You can find out more information about Bike Hire here:[/vc_column_text][qodef_button type=”outline” text=”Hiring Bikes / Topbike Bike Hire” target=”_self” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-chevron-right” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/hire-bikes/” margin=”10px 0 0 10px” color=”#171717″ hover_color=”#66dbc9″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” border_color=”#171717″ hover_border_color=”#66dbc9″][qodef_button type=”outline” text=”Hiring E-Bikes / Topbike Electric Bikes” target=”_self” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-chevron-right” font_weight=”” text_transform=”” link=”https://www.topbike.com.au/e-bikes/” margin=”10px 0 0 10px” color=”#171717″ hover_color=”#66dbc9″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” border_color=”#171717″ hover_border_color=”#66dbc9″][qodef_separator border_style=””][/qodef_tabs_item][/qodef_tabs][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1505915953334{padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;}”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]