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Bike Hire

We are pleased to offer our guests a range of high quality Merida road bikes on all our Tour de France tours. Our bikes are checked and serviced after every hire and undergo a strict maintenance regime. Our expert guides will help you set up your rental bike upon arrival in France and will ensure all you have to worry about is conquering the roads of France. Please note that guest are required to supply their own pedals and shoes. We will be on hand to help fit your pedals to your rental bike for you.

Merida SCULTRA 400

Frame Sizes: S (50), SM (52), M (54), L (56)
Frame: SCULTURA LITE
Fork: Race full carbon tailored fork
Shifters: Shimano 105
Front derailleur: Shimano 105
Back derailleur: Shimano 105
Crank: Shimano Ultegra
Wheels: Merida Comp SL
Cassette: Shimano CS-5800, 11 speed, 11 – 32

Bike Hire Additional

We are pleased to offer our guests a range of high quality Merida road bikes on all our Tour de France tours. Our bikes are checked and serviced after every hire and undergo a strict maintenance regime. Our expert guides will help you set up your rental bike upon arrival in France and will ensure all you have to worry about is conquering the roads of France. Please note that guest are required to supply their own pedals and shoes. We will be on hand to help fit your pedals to your rental bike for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included when I buy a Mummu Cycling tour?

When you buy a tour with Mummu Cycling, you’re not only buying the experience of a lifetime but also a fully planned day to day itinerary so that you can ignore the logistics that you shouldn’t have to worry about when you’re on holiday.

Inclusions;
Accommodation
Meals: Daily breakfast, most dinners and a few lunches (differs per tour)
Snacks: Refreshments and snacks for van transfers
Energy Nutrition: Gels & bars provided for all rides
Airport/Train Station Transfers – Inbound and Outbound (differs per tour)
Transport: Daily transfers to activities, hospitality & experiences
Luggage Transfers
Mapped rides (available upon request)
Expert ride guides and support vehicles on all rides
Daily activities and access to VIP inner sanctum experiences (differs per tour)
Exclusive stage viewing access
Mummu Cycling merchandise kit
A5 itinerary booklet which includes Day to Day activities, hotel & staff info and travel tips (digital also available)

Not included;
Flights
Some meals: We give you plenty of time to go and explore the amazing cities we find ourselves in and our hosts can give you great recommendations that they frequently visit for your leisure nights
Travel insurance

Can I add things to a tour?

We know how much of a pain it can be to lug a bike box through an airport and then find a taxi that it can fit into.
We know how many times it can take repeating yourself to a hotel in Italy to book an additional night.

As part of your tour, we offer bike hire services available at a small cost that is heavily outweighed by convenience.

We also offer additional travel services such as;
Pre and post night accommodation bookings i.e. If you want to arrive earlier or leave later than our tour days (note this may affect transfers)
Ground travel services and bookings (train, coach, bus etc)
Hotel room upgrades

We can also add additional merchandise onto your order.

How do I know if I can handle difficult rides?

We cater to all types of riders at Mummu Cycling. Our tours are graded in difficulty out of 5;

1 Mountain tours – Leisurely rider
2 Mountain tours – Intermediate or weekend rider
3 Mountain tours – Frequent riders used to groups
4 Mountain tours – Confident riders seeking a challenge
5 Mountain tours – Seasoned riders

You don’t have to be an athlete to come on a Mummu Cycling tour – our ride guides are experts in riding with groups and are very accommodating to different rider abilities, so we can get you off the bike at any time if you feel like you need a rest. We encourage that you communicate with your hosts daily so that we can plan for half rides or leapfrogs up hard climbs in the support van etc.

You can ride as much or as little as you like, it is your holiday so if you don’t feel like riding one day you can jump into the spectator van and enjoy the day.

Can I still come even if I don’t ride?

At Mummu Cycling, although some of us are riders all of us are uber cycling fans! We understand the yearning to experience the Tour de France up close and personal and feel what the riders feel as they climb up the mountains. That’s why we put just as much work into designing our spectator itineraries that run back to back with our rides. We pack our spectator itineraries with VIP experiences and hospitality, access passes to some of the most exclusive areas within the villages and team meet and greets. Don’t worry, if you’re a rider you won’t miss out on these things either!

How big are the tour groups typically?

This always depends on the tour but generally a normal tour will have 7-14 people with a mix of riders and spectators. When we get to our larger tours, we can see up to groups of around 25-30 people. The more guests we have, the more staff we allocate to a tour so don’t worry, we ensure we scale our resources so that you always get the same great service on the ground.

How do I know which land arrangement to book?

We have a few different options depending on your travel plans – here is a land
arrangement key;

If you’re travelling alone;

Single – 1 x Double Bed – Travelling alone in your own room (Single Supplement Cost applies)

Twin Share Solo – 1 x Double Bed or 1 x Single Bed (differs per tour) – Travelling alone but sharing a twin room with another guest*

*Please notify us if you would like to bunk with another guest who has book themselves

If you’re travelling as a couple, pair or group;

Double – 1 x Double Bed – Travelling as a couple with a shared bed

Twin Share – 2 x Double Beds or 2 x Single Beds (differs per tour) – Travelling as a pair but sharing a twin room

Triple – 2 or 3 x Beds (configuration differs per tour, per hotel) – Travelling as a group sharing a triple room*

*If you’re travelling as a group of 3 but you all want to book separately, book as Twin Share Solo and notify us of the people that you would like to share a triple room with.

When should I book?

We recommend you book as soon as our tours go on sale because we tend to sell out very quickly. The best way to keep track of when tours are going on sale that you may be interested in is to register your interest on our website.

It can be challenging for us to release the full details of a tour sometimes because often we have to wait for route announcements. If at any point in time a tour isn’t on sale, we can always take a pre-tour registration deposit which will secure you a spot on the tour even before it is on the website. Please contact us if you need more information about this process.

What should I bring?

We recommend you pack clothing and travel essentials that you would take on any holiday plus a few bits of extra riding gear depending on the requirements.

Get in touch if you have questions about this as we can give you expert advice based on the tour you’ll be coming on as requirements differ depending on weather etc.

If you’re hiring a bike from us, be sure to bring your own pedals, helmet and lights.

If you’re bringing your own bike, make sure it has been serviced prior to departure and ensure you bring a saddle bag with tools.

What if my merchandise included in the tour price doesn’t fit?

2 words – No Problem! Just let us know and we can organise a pre-departure swap or a swap on the ground. If you’re located in Melbourne, come to our head office and you can try on anything you like.

How do I book?

Simply choose the tour you’re interested in attending and find the button that says ‘Book Now’. This will ask you to register your details – if you want to proceed to booking click book & pay now or if you just have questions just click ‘Enquire’ and we will get in contact with you via email or telephone.

‘Book and Pay Now’ will collect further booking details from you and as how you would like to pay. You can pay directly by credit card or you can choose ‘Direct Deposit’ and we will send you an invoice with our bank details listed.

If you have any questions about the booking process, please email:
accounts@mummucycling.com

What if I want my own room?

Each spot on tour is sold as twin share, meaning you buy half a twin room and
bunk with another guest.

A single supplement is an additional cost for a single room. Each tour has the option to add a single supplement to your order, meaning you would have your own room the entire trip. If you are travelling solo and you would like your own space after those long rides, just ensure you click single supplement at check out or let our sales representatives know you’d prefer to be in a single room and we can make the arrangements.

The Mummu Cycling Team


Marcel Berger
Marcel is the founder and CEO of Mummu Cycling. Over the past decade Marcel has designed and led groups to the largest cycling events in the world. Marcel’s expertise in cycling event management has led him to senior operational roles at the UCI, A.S.O and other major cycling organisations. Marcel’s expertise centres around operations and logistics, and his skills have propelled Mummu Cycling into one of the leading tour operators around the globe.

Marcel Berger


Stuart O’Grady (OAM)
Stuart is a former professional cyclist. He made his professional debut for the GAN cycling team in 1995 and went on to ride for some of the biggest teams in the professional peloton including CSC, Saxo Bank and Orica GreenEDGE. He is an Olympian and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist, 17 time Tour de France contender and of course, the 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner. Stuey partnered with Mummu Cycling in January, 2017 and has since played a key role in helping achieve the Mummu Cycling difference.

Stuart O’Grady (OAM)


Kelly Cooke
Kelly Cooke is the wife of former professional cyclist and Tour de France Green Jersey winner Baden Cooke. Kelly joined the Mummu Cycling Team after returning to Melbourne following 9 years in Europe while Baden raced on the World Tour circuit. Kelly has a background in Marketing and PR and has worked on sporting events around the globe including the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.

Kelly Cooke


Matthew Goss
Matthew is a former Australian professional cyclist. Most famous throughout his career for his fast finishes, he has two Giro D’Italia Stage wins to his name and a very impressive Milan San Remo victory in 2011. Matt competed professionally from 2007-2016 for numerous highly ranked World Tour squads including; CSC, HTC-Highroad, Orica-GreenEDGE, Mtn-Qhubeka and rounded out his career with the British contingent One Pro Cycling. He now resides in his hometown Tasmania and has teamed up with Mummu Cycling as a key ride leader.

Matthew Goss


Liam Atchison
Liam is Mummu Cycling’s resident mountain biker. His mountain bike has taken him everywhere from Alice Springs to Mount Everest and he says the opportunity to combine travel and cycling into one is a dream job. Liam has planned and led tours in Europe, USA and Australia and cannot wait to share his knowledge on and off the bike with our guests.

Liam Atchison


Paul Dirienzo
Paul has been with Mummu Cycling for several years and has assisted the management and delivery of cycling tours across Europe, USA and Australia. He manages all of our tour bookings and administration and ensures that your tours and our office run smoothly at all times.

Paul Dirienzo


Darren O'Grady
Darren O’Grady started racing when he was 16 and has represented South Australia on the track and road. He has ridden everything from the Crocodile Trophy (Mtn Bike) to Track Championships and many road races. Darren is also a qualified spin instructor and bike mechanic.

Darren O'Grady


Emily Collins
Emily is a former kiwi road racer currently living abroad in Europe. In 2010, Em took the plunge and began competing internationally and went on to race professionally throughout Europe and the USA between 2013-16 for Wiggle Honda and Team TIBCO. She studied Business, Marketing at Massey University and since retiring from competition has been working in this field.

Emily Collins