Born from a long-term love affair with cycling and a desire to share our novel-thick native knowledge of Europe’s best cycling destinations, VeloTopo is about in-depth excursions that get right to the heart of cycling culture.
Jean-Philippe and Yumi are truly fascinating people who have lived a very full and exciting life. Their general knowledge is exceptional, their stories captivating and their attention to detail is first class. ~Tony McIntosh
Only the World’s Best Destinations
Europe is a land of giants and gorgeous terrain –there are few places on earth that captures such a diverse array of cycling routes and roads spanning multiple mountain ranges, cultural regions, and sensory rich countries. France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Andorra – these are some of the best cycling destinations on the planet, and at VeloTopo we felt compelled, not just to make these mountains our home, but to unravel and share their rare delights, challenging climbs, and epic routes with other passionate cyclists.
We have built our European cycling empire on perfecting the art of bespoke bike tours. While other cycle tour companies may venture to similar places, we firmly believe we do it in a different style and using a wealth of valuable skills to create your once in a lifetime cycle expedition.
For us, expertly handcrafting a custom and fully unique tour is key to building a bespoke bicycle trip that helps our guests push their boundaries and break new barriers in their cycling goals. Along, with in-depth knowledge of impeccable routes, vast experience of Europe’s most challenging mountain climbs, and staggeringly high US and European corporation standards – it’s our pure passion for cycling that keeps our clients coming back for more.
Founded and co-managed by French Pyrenees native Jean-Philippe, VeloTopo goes beyond the confines of your usual cycling tour. Along the way, we invite you to get a closer look at Europe’s most evocative cultures – with historical insights, regional fayre, fine wines, and exceptional lodgings.
Jean-Philippe has spent decades delving deep into these mountains, and with his skillset including mountain rescue, years of guiding, and first-class cycling, you can be sure that your cycling tour is in the best of hands.
Yumi, the other co-manager lends her expert hand to the logistic side; a long spanning history in large scale cycling event organization, a master of linguistics, and a cycling champ – her multifaceted approach and deep dedication ensure that guests get a tailored service that will become the stuff of legends.