Mummu Cycling have been traveling the world, running premier cycling holidays in Europe since 2010. In 2017, highly decorated Australian former professional cyclist, Stuart O’Grady partnered with the company to provide a unique level of exclusivity, inside access and knowledge into the world of professional cycling and a look into the inner sanctum of the sport that cannot be found elsewhere.
Stuart has a lengthy, impressive list of palmarès from his 20 year-long professional career. Most notably – his Paris Roubaix 2007 victory, Gold medal in the 2004 Olympic Games Madison + a total of four Olympic medals, double World Champion on the track and 17 time Tour de France contender. To add – In 1998 and 2001 he wore the yellow leaders jersey for a total of nine days.
Best Guided Cycling Holidays Europe
Since partnering with Mummu Cycling, Stuart has played a pivotal role in ensuring the best guided cycling holidays in Europe are delivered. His level of knowledge and expertise on all things cycling ensure guests an exclusive opportunity to experience the world’s best, biggest bike races side by side with a former winner and top contender of many of the selected world-class events targeted.
Included in Mummu Cycling’s guided cycling holidays in Europe are the Spring Classics; From the Tour of Flanders, to the Ardennes Classics and of course, Paris-Roubaix. As a former winner (2007) of what most state as the hardest one day event in the sport, it’s hard to beat the opportunity to be guided along the very same cobbles he won on and ride into the iconic Roubaix velodrome alongside him. Stuart will share many-a memory throughout and to top, with his victory and honour of the race, comes the famous Roubaix ‘showers’ where his name is proudly engraved alongside other legends of the sport and victors of the race. The experience is unique and certainly a key part of delivering the best cycling holidays in Europe.
As an official Tour operator, Mummu Cycling’s biggest cycling holidays in Europe take place in July for the race that everyone raves about – The Tour de France. Throughout Stuart’s 20-year career, he impressively tackled the gruelling three week Grand Tour 17 times. The number of contentions alone is outstanding, so to then add multiple stage victories and a total of nine days wearing the yellow Maillot Jaune leaders jersey, is nothing short of exceptional.
Having raced there on so many occasions and also choosing to base himself in the South of France and use the incredible French terrain as his European training grounds throughout his career – it’s safe to assume he knows the roads and most famous Tour de France climbs and regions all too well. Add this to his countless race memories and stories to be told, as well as his impeccable level of skill and experience he’ll be sharing, will certainly make for a cycling holiday in Europe to remember.
In 2019, a succession of eight different trips will be available, including guided cycling holidays offering different itineraries. The ‘Pro’ experiences are more Tour de France atmosphere and race focussed, while the ‘Ride’ experiences are predominantly cycling focussed and on riding big kilometres. Non-ride experiences are also available for those who prefer to kick back and take it all in from VIP hospitality zones, champagne in hand!
Stuart O’Grady will also be leading the remaining two Grand Tour’s of the year and again, real must-do cycling holidays in Europe – The Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta a España. Held in the stunning Italy and Spain, both Grand Tours provide some truly spectacular bike racing. Stuart is also a two-time stage winner in the Teams Time Trial at La Vuelta and was a close contender on multiple occasions at the Giro d’Italia, so will undoubtedly have many fond memories to share, race tales to tell and roads to ride with Mummu Cycling guests.