Bici Amour Tours was brewing as an idea for a long time because while we love to ride our bikes, our partners and friends don't always share our passion. We want you to experience a country and its roads, enjoying the best of local cuisines and tastes and unique experiences sharing all of this not just with your bike but your friends, family and partners who may not love the bike as much as you but with whom you love to travel with and want to share these experiences with.
We have partnered with Punto Tours to bring you the best experiences in Europe that bring to life our passion for food, wine, incredible scenery and outstanding accommodation.
I am fairly new to the cycling scene, having bought my very first road bike in February 2015. I was looking for a new hobby having spent the better part of a decade in the partner dancing scene and needed something to get me fit (again) and to broaden my social network. I very quickly realised that once you have a bike you spend half of your time thinking about all the places you can go on it!
Combine this with my 14 year experience as a travel agent and it seemed like a natural progression to organise cycling holidays. I’m very much of the “long slow ride” club and much prefer looking around and enjoying the scenery than smashing myself on a crit course or road racing.
Owner and operator of BikeTailor, I am an avid fan of cycling in its many forms. Like many, I had a BMX and then mountain bike as a kid that I rode to school and pulled skids with my brother, but lost touch with cycling sometime in my teens. I trained and raced in middle distance running for the better part of a decade before re-discovering the bicycle when entering my second degree here in Melbourne. My first cheap fixie led to a later “expensive” road bike purchase that reignited my love affair with cycling. My second degree was abandoned shortly after starting a casual job at a local bike shop and the rest is history.
Road, TT, Cyclocross and now mountain biking keep me occupied when im not at the shop. Downtime is usually spent reading about the latest cycling tech or watching my man crush Van Der Poel (sorry Wout!) crushing it in the mud over in europe.