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Welcome to Topbike Tours
We specialise in quality cycling tours with small groups and are famous for looking after our clients. Our group size is limited to 13, we include all breakfasts and dinners, a full Topbike kit and ‘on ride’ supplements (drink powder and energy bars).
Topbike Tours was started by David Olle in 1998. His mission was to take people to Europe to experience the delight of cycling, the culture of small villages, the excitement of big races and the guilty pleasures of European culinary experiences. David now operates Topbike Tours with his wife Emma Colson as a small family business and a life passion. Topbike’s staff are hand selected, usually with a variety of bike related skills but most importantly, with personalities that know how to entertain, amuse and have fun on tour.
For accommodation we reserve boutique hotels that are mostly family owned and operated. We have our favourites but we also include new locations that David and his wife Emma visit early in the season to ensure it meets Topbike’s comfort and cuisine standards (tough job but someone has to do it!).
Ride routes try to encompass the beauty of small villages: narrow roads with little traffic and the natural beauty of the landscape, roads that were built in another age, but resurfaced with hot mix to ensure pure cycling pleasure.
An Australian company, Topbike has a fully equipped European base and its own fleet of high quality hire bikes. This enables us to be set up for the season with all the additional items that 15 years in the business has taught us we need to carry.
Since 2011 Topbike has raised the safety standards for all tour operators and is now the only tour company to carry an Automated External defibrillator. We hope we never have to use it but if it makes the difference between one of our clients living and dying, we reckon it is worth the spend.
That’s the Topbike Difference!