If there’s one factor that can change the nature of your cycling trip it’s around the clock access to a gloriously in-depth local guide. Jean-Phillipe does more than stitch together seamless itineraries; as the founder of VeloTopo, he lends his intimate local knowledge and experience to leading custom cycling tours around Europe’s most epic destinations.
Jean-Philippe thrives in providing a great experience for others. The knowledge and research that it took to pull that off was truly exceptional. ~Ken Brott
A Tour De Force of Commitment
A native of France, a former mountain rescuer, and an alpine guide; Jean-Philippe not only has 16 years cycle guide experience to set him apart – he also has passionate knowledge about his home mountains of the Pyrenees, endless riding experience around Europe’s most challenging mountain climbs, and a firm tour de force commitment to making each custom cycling tour as mesmerizing as can be.
Guiding You to Glory
Whether you are a small tour group wanting to tackle the vast Tour de France mountain networks or you want to delve deep into the beautiful backroads of the Basque Country, the ancient trails of Girona, or alternative routes beyond the Alpe d’Huez - our secret stash of maps, knowledge of rare routes, and small road cycling confidence can take you the magical way. For those who are tempted by the allure of Europe’s most iconic cycling climbs; we can guide you to glory whether you are aspiring to conquer the mighty mountain climbs of Galibier and Finestre, or to tackle the drama of Tourmalet or Ventoux.
Delving Deeper into Destinations
Our cycle guide services aren’t just about having someone to show you the way – it’s about touching the local side of life on your guided rides. Inside knowledge when it comes to the best regional simmering dishes and wine, someone to deliver a slice of historic and cultural context of the area to lift your climb, and someone who knows the very best lodgings to lay your head. This is an experience you can only find with the privilege of a local guide.
Every Detail Fine-Tuned to You
As every cyclist knows, there may be days when your legs want to go a little slower, or times when your heart decides to push on for longer. There may be places that tempt you to sit a little longer, or cultural visits that capture the imagination. Another highlight of traveling with your own private guide is that every detail can be fine-tuned to your changing mood. At VeloTopo, we understand that sometimes plans and minds can change like the wind, and we are always ready to tweak the itinerary and to let the freedom of flexibility shine through.