We are a passionate family business that prides itself on hosting exceptional cycling vacations.
Whether it’s your first time travelling or cycling abroad, or you’re an experienced rouleur, our team at Ride International Tours takes care of all the details on and off the bike to create wonderful travel experiences.
Wherever your dream cycling location is, whether it’s:
Or anywhere else, you can count on our vast experience to create your perfect cycling vacation for individuals, couples and or groups, whether you prefer an all inclusive tour, a bespoke experience, or a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) type self-guided tour, we’ll create your perfect experience on and off the bike.
International cycling and mountain biking tours since 2007.
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Experience all the race stages of the Santos Tour Down Under, including the decisive KOM final stage.
Ride through the beautiful vineyards and hills of Australia’s most famous wine regions – the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Off the bike, enjoy artisan South Australian food, wine, craft drinks and speciality produce.
Join Ride International for a VIP experience of the Spring Classics.
Official Tour operators for the Paris Roubaix Challenge, our Spring Classics Tours include entry to both the Tour of Flanders sportif and Paris Roubaix Challenge events, there’s a distance to suit everyone.
Join us for the Ultimate Giro d’Italia tour as we take in the exciting – final 10 days of the Giro d’Italia, plus classic rides of the Italian Alps, Passo Stelvio, Dolomites, Lake Como region and many more.
Experience the thrills and excitement of the 32ND edition of the L’Étape du Tour de France.
The L’Étape du Tour event will take place on Sunday July 7th, 2023 on the same route as stage 20 of the Tour de France, between Nice and the Col de la Couillole in the beautiful French Riviera, Côte d’Azure region
The stage is a perfect challenge of 138km with 4,600 metres of climbing.
Choose from our 100% Guaranteed Entry Tickets, or our inclusive 3 Day L’Étape du Tour
The Tour of Spain is the unheralded Grand Tour of cycling. It offers an explosive three weeks of mountaintop finishes raced in the late afternoon Spanish light and immersed in a culture of relaxed eating and drinking.
Here at Ride International Tours – Cycling Tours in Australia & Abroad, we believe that loving what you do is a key to enjoying your life. So, creating a company based on a sincere passion for cycling tours along the routes of the famous Grand Tours of Europe was a natural fit.
We love cycling, travelling, regional artisan produce and sharing the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years. It’s a marvel to see the towns and the races through the eyes of our tour guests, as well as meeting other travellers who’ve journeyed thousands of kilometres to be a part of these spectacular events.
When you mix our years of experience designing, hosting – guiding tours and our passion for cycling, you get a leader in the cycling holiday industry. Our goal for every cycling adventure we host is for guests to feel as if they are part of a family and experience the life of a professional cyclist. In order to reach our goal, we pour our hearts into designing and hosting your cycling tour.
When you book with Ride International Tours, you can rest assured that you are in excellent hands. We ensure your cycling vacation is better than you imagined by:
Inspecting the areas we take our guests, we don’t leave anything to chance.
Ride International Tours won’t outsource our tour groups to third parties, we travel with you for the duration of your tour.
Our carefully trained and hand-selected staff will travel with you throughout your cycling holiday. Your staff are friendly, knowledgable people on and off the bike, they are incredibly capable guides and are there to assist you to enjoy your perfect cycling vacation.
Our staff members are your hosts both on and off the bike. You will have our attention and care throughout your cycling trip.
We have plenty of preparations in place for any unforeseen cycling – mechanical difficulties you may encounter.
100% FOCUS ON
100S OF HAPPY
Excellent day out
We joined Grace and Pat for their Old Willunga Hill one day tour during the Tour Down Under. Despite not having been with the group the rest of the week we were welcomed in and enjoyed a wonderful day out. The day was perfectly planned from the ride out, to the lunch and location right near the finish of the stage. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and we will hopefully make our way onto another tour in the future.
Well planned and executed Tour Down Under 2020
Grace and Pat put us in excellent accommodations with great facilities. They planned routes for people with all riding abilities and even for non-riders. The aperitif get-togethers showcased different wines, beers and ales of Southern Australia. The rider support was great, they took care of us and our personal bikes. I will travel with them again.
I had a great week at the Tour Down Under. We rode all the beautiful hills of Adelaide. We had different riding each day and we saw parts of the race each day. Some days we saw the start and some days we saw the finish. It was very exciting. The Ride International crew were fantastic. They took care of every detail. My bike was ready when I arrived. They had ride snacks and beverage out every morning and at our stops along the way. We had three receptions throughout the week and some evenings to ourselves. Thank You Pat and Grace and staff.
Brilliantly run trips
Did TdU and TdF tours in 2019 with Pat and his team. Very well run tours, every detail thought of, all levels of rider catered for - highly recommend
La mia nuova famiglia. My new family.
Traveling to new places is always exciting, but meeting new people and making new friends is what's most important to me. Pat, Grace and the Ride International Team are still in touch with me today. When you tour with RI you tour with family. You're welcomed into their home, into their world of cycling and you become one of the family.
I've been to the Tour Down Under and the Giro with them and I can tell you there was never a hitch. From cleaning the bikes to Five Star meals every detail covered. Every want met. And the best thing is you get to choose them for your next adventure. Grazie Grace and Pat.
Treatment like a pro
I traveled with Ride International Tours at the 2019 Tour Down Under and again in 2020. We were shown all the sights of Adelaide, shown the best vantage points of the race and had the chance to ride Adelaide's Mt Lofty, Glenelg Beaches, Barossa wine region, Corkscrew climb, Norton Summit and the famous Willunga Hill.
Pat and Grace really go out of their way to ensure everyone is having a good time on or off the bike!
Tour de smiles
Pat and his fellow guides knew the roads of the TDU fastidiously and were continuously greeted with smiles wherever we went. Whether it was on the side of the road in a climb, in a bar or in the bike - Pat and Grace bring a smile to everyone’s face who has ever met them. Absolute treasures.
TDU with Ride International Tours
My trip to the Tour Down Under with Ride International was excellent from start to finish. The accommodation was good, the food was great, the support riders knew what they were doing and the rides were well chosen. Pat and Grace are both total legends.
Tripadvisor rating score: 5.0 of 5, based on 8 reviews
OUR GUEST REVIEWS
“Amazing experience on and off the bike, great guides and seamless planning got us around Belgium and northern France in a way we could never do on our own. Unforgettable epic spring classics riding experience, with the team providing the right level of options for everyone and fantastic rental bikes. Highly recommended!”
- Jo Hole
“After having to delay in previous years due to other factors it was finally great to join Pat and Grace for the Paris - Roubaix challenge. They were both quietly efficient, friendly and thorough in their attention to detail. They ensured that we all achieved what we wanted and no task was too difficult.”
- Alan Ford
“Ride International Tours is fantastic. Pat, Grace and the entire team are experienced, genuine, helpful, passionate and very good at what they do. My son Tyler and I had the trip of a lifetime, with experiences and memories that we are so thankful for. If you are interested in a cycling vacation, I could not recommend a company more that Ride International.”
- Jim Bomklo
“Having just been on the 2023 Spring Classics Tour, I can honestly say that Pat, Grace and the wider team deliver a professional and well-coordinated tour program which includes many great experiences both on and off the bike. Every day was made easy for us guests in terms of being made aware of timing, schedules, transport, and general support from the whole team such as bicycle preparation and on route fuel stops. Furthermore, one cannot underestimate the benefit the team at Ride International Tours delivers through their knowledge of routes, roads and places to ride so you can be confident you will take maximum advantage of your time in their company.
Ride International Tours - Well done and thanks.”
- Ric Falconer
“We’d heard fantastic reviews of Ride International before embarking on our 10-day tour of the spring classics, and I can honestly say it still managed to exceed expectations.
From the transport and accommodation to the ride planning and event spectating, our tour had it all. Would highly recommend Pat, Grace and the team at RI to anybody considering an overseas cycling trip.”
- Elliot Smith
“Pat is the bike skills whisperer!
We worked together closely to improve my dirt skills ahead of cyclocross World Cups and world championships. With his help I achieved the best cyclocross World Cup result and world ranking ever achieved by an Australian - no small feat for an ex roadie!”
- Lisa Jacobs, 2 x times Australian Cyclocross Champion
“I often do one-on-one sessions with Pat to continuously improve my technical skills for World Tour racing. He has a magic way of breaking things down so that they become achievable.
We often work on race specific technique like riding cobbles, cornering, and hill climbing, but he also throws in some fun tricks along the way.
I always leave feeling confident in my abilities and having had a really fun ride.”
- Grace Brown, Professional Cyclist
“Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour. You and your team certainly exceeded my expectations, not only with the rides but local knowledge which helped make life simple.”
- Daren A . QLD, Australia
“It is the small things that you guys do behind the scenes that makes all the difference. It was an amazing experience to ride in Italy and experience the Giro first hand. Thanks again and looking forward to the next tour.”
- Stephen P . QLD, Australia
“Both Pat and Grace have excellent people skills, they build relationships quickly, they were always well organised with itineraries or plans for the day re weather, road changes, or unexpected issues that arose. Hard work from them made our tour of two weeks a dream holiday along with all the extra drama of the biggest cycling race in the world.”
- J. & I. Aplin . Napier, New Zealand
“I first met Pat and Grace on a cycling tour in Europe in 2013. Pat and Grace make the perfect team to run these types of tours, both are friendly, bubbly and outgoing in their personalities and each bring their own invaluable skills to touring with a group.”
- A. Saunders . Victoria, Australia
“Wow, two of the greatest tour guides I know. Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team to handle your once in a life time tour. I’ve done at least 4 two-week cycle tours with one or both of this husband wife team. Every one has been extraordinary. You will not go wrong with one of these two as your tour coordinators.”