road cycling deluxe
4 days of sensational road riding! This tour is not our regular cup of tea, but we couldn’t let the beautiful winding and undulating asphalt roads of Skåne and Halland go to waste without putting together a tour that will see us pick the ripest of cherries from what this area has to offer in terms of road cycling. Still working on finalising the exact routes, but it will be great!
During the 4 days of riding, we will experience very diverse scenery including sea views, lush forests, vast open plains, lakes and some challenging hills across the ridges of Söderåsen and Hallandsåsen.
We add some extra spice to this tour in the form of high-end accommodation at X and Y locations (TBA), together with some decadent culinary experiences throughout the 4 days.
The tour is well suited for those who are active cyclists and used to spending quite long days in the saddle. We generally keep the average pace around 26-28km/h and we cover approximately 130-140km per day with roughly 1000 meters of elevation in average. We continuously gauge the ability and status of the group along the way and adjust things accordingly to ensure you all have a great time.
We take a few shorter breaks during the days to look at some interesting sights, maybe cool down in a lake and of course to enjoy a nice lunch around midday!
Pricing & Availability
Why guided tours?
We understand and appreciate that many of us like to explore new routes on our own at times, but we also know for a fact that it often takes more than one go before you find that hidden gem of a road that can be easily missed at first. Furthermore, something that looks great on the map might turn out to be less great in reality, for whatever reason.
Hence, we have spent many hours carefully composing and test-riding each route to ensure that we only ride the best of roads throughout the tour. Furthermore, we have made an effort to include many interesting sights such as castles, ancient historic sites, arts & crafts locations, culinary places of interest and so on along the way. This will contribute to a rich experience and showcase the beauty and large variety of southern Sweden. This means that you can focus on enjoying the cycling, the scenery and perhaps a chat or two with your fellow riders, and leave all the navigational and logistical duties to us.
During some stages of the tour it will be perfectly fine to go ahead, or fall a bit behind the main group if you would like some ‘alone time’, we promise not to forget about you! In other words, ‘guided’ doesn’t mean that we always have to ride wheel-to-wheel as one group.
Continuous access to a support vehicle
We call it ‘The Mothership’, our minibus and trailer combo that shadows us throughout the tour. The advantages of this logistical support are many and great! Among other things, it covers us in case of an injury or mechanical breakdown and it has a funny way of just appearing unexpectedly and provide us with refreshments and other goodies.
Type of terrain and scenery
The surface we ride on during this tour is of course 100% sealed roads. The scenery is a mix of vast open plains, lush forests, rich farmlands, lakes, ridges with challenging climbs and the sea. We have made a genuine effort to seek out the smaller back-roads and stay away from the busier ones, as far as reasonably practicable. Naturally, when we pass through more built up areas and towns it’s practically impossible to avoid more frequent interaction with other road users on asphalt roads, but luckily most drivers in Sweden are very respectful of cyclists so it’s generally no issues whatsoever.
Suitable bikes and equipment
In terms of bike choice, we don’t discriminate! We do believe the best tool for the job is a dedicated road bike, but as long as you can comfortably ride approximately 26-28km/h in average for around 5-6 hours per day you are more than welcome to ride whatever bike that tickles your fancy.
As far as other equipment goes, we recommend that you come well prepared with the most vital spare parts for your bike and personal gear/equipment that will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable tour. As mentioned above, the ‘Mothership’ can transport whatever gear/equipment you don’t want to carry with you during the days, so you don’t have to hold back on bringing stuff that will add value to your overall experience, may that be a yoga mat, a set of extra tyres, an extra chain, a few spokes or whatever.
We do have good local bike shop contacts, but we can’t guarantee that we can find the specific spare part for your individual bike on short notice, so please bring such items with you to reduce the risk of your trip getting cut short due to a mechanical.
If you are unsure of anything related to these aspects, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to have a chat and do our very best to answer all your questions.
Overnight stays; Accommodation Deluxe!
On this tour we have pulled out all the stops as far as accommodation goes. We will be staying 2 nights at X and then we move location and spend 2 nights at Y. More information about these high-end places of accommodation coming soon! (But the pictures in the gallery include a few clues 😉
Food & drinks
We love a good meal, accompanied by a nice drink! In other words, we will pass by a number of great restaurants, cafes, bakeries etc. during the tour and do our best to show you some of the great local food culture of southern Sweden. We mix and match when it comes to where we eat each day. We have a delicious breakfast each morning at our places of accommodation and we have lunch in various restaurants/cafes/bakeries. An amazing dinner will be served each evening, prepared by skilled chefs using quality produce.
We are aware of the fact that people have different tastes and dietary requirements, hence we always make sure that there are a number of choices available when it’s time to eat.
Number of participants
We have a maximum number of 12 participants per group on our standard tours (and generally a minimum of 4), excluding the guide/guides. This is due to both safety and logistical reasons, as well as to the general dynamic and nature of guided group-cycling. If you are a group of more than 12 people, please contact us to discuss the organising of a bespoke tour.
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Well, we believe that about covers it, but please have a look at the FAQ section for some additional information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we are more than happy to have a chat and ensure you have all the information you need.
Looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon!
/The Yolo Velo Team
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