Who We Are?

about Veloscapes Travel

Hi, we are Bella and Steve an Aussie couple who love cycling in France.

Welcome to Veloscapes Travel where we help you plan the perfect cycling holiday in France.

France is an amazing cycling destination and a place we fell in love with. No matter what style of cycling you are after we can help you plan your perfect holiday through our bespoke travel planning services or via one of the many articles we have written on the site.

Two cycle tourers at the top of Col du Tourmalet

about us

We have both been keen cyclists for over 20 years. We enjoy all forms of cycling including road cycling, bicycle touring and mountain biking and currently split our time between Australia and the French Pyrenees. We are looking forward to summer 2024 and have a few bigger cycle touring adventures planned as well as enjoying the mountains of the Haute Pyrenees.

We have been lucky to witness the Tour de France numerous times and have watched stages on many of the iconic climbs including Alpe d’Huez and Col du Tourmalet. We have learned a lot about coming a watching this great race and helped numerous people enjoy the 2023 edition.

Bella from Seek Travel cycling the Cirque de Tromouse

Our story

We embarked on our first cycling holiday to France in 2013 with the goal of watching some stages of the Tour de France and challenging ourselves to riding some of the iconic climbs we had watched on TV. We both instantly fell in love with what France had to offer from a cycling perspective and started planning our next trip on the plane home.

After numerous trips in the following years, we made the decision in 2018 to make a permanent move to France and set up a business to help others plan and undertake cycling holidays in France. This started with Seek Travel Ride, launched in 2020, which offered numerous articles about French cycling destinations, practical information and cycling routes. In late 2022, a bespoke travel advisory service was launched through Seek Travel Ride with the goal of offering a service to directly help clients plan their own trips to France, both to cycle and to watch stages of the Tour de France.

In early 2023 the Seek Travel Ride podcast was launched by Bella. It provides a weekly episode that showcases awesome stories of adventures undertaken by people on bicycles all over the world. The show now boasts over 60 episodes and a growing community of like-minded people. With the continued success of the podcast the decision was made in late 2023 to move Seek Travel Ride as a site supporting the podcast and focusing on bicycle touring, bikepacking and exporing destinations all around the world by bicycle. Veloscapes Travel was launched in early 2024 to focus on France and the travel advisory service.