Ventouro is an adventure cycling business founded by ex-Pro, double Olympian Tim Gudsell. Escape on two wheels for a luxury cycling holiday, or challenge yourself to train like a professional through the unforgettable New Zealand landscape.
Take a luxury cycling holiday in the most beautiful cycling locations in New Zealand or further abroad. Centred around distinguished wine regions such as the Hawkes Bay, you’ll experience the best of local cuisine, wine and culture, with handpicked accommodation each night.
Ventouro Pro.Train is the chance to take your cycling to a whole new level, with coaching, bike fitting and training camps lead by Tim Gudsell – ex-Pro cyclist – and his network of experts. Emphasis on everything from riding skills to event tactics and personalised training programs.... more »
Your coach, tour guide and the founder of Ventouro is Tim Gudsell, ex Pro cyclist. Tim is one of the very few New Zealanders ever to reach the Pro Tour of professional cycling – and there’s currently no other cycling coach in New Zealand who’s competed at that level. Tim understands what it takes for an athlete to compete physically and mentally against the world’s best, and he’s keen to pass some of that expertise onto you.
After 3 seasons in French amateur racing, Tim got his chance to shine as a stagiare (apprentice) for La Francaise des Jeux at the Tour de l’Avenir – the Under 25 Tour de France. With impressive performances during this time Tim was selected to go Pro, which he did for the next four years. Tim raced the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana, Paris Roubaix and many more. Did we mention he’s also a double Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist? Tim has spent his last few seasons guiding the New Zealand pro team Pure Black Racing to numerous victories – and snatched a few wins of his own during that time.
On top of all that, Tim’s a great guy who will patiently answer your questions, share his cycling trials and tribulation, and perhaps even join you for a cold beer at the end of the day (as long as that’s not going to ruin your personalised training schedule). Please feel free to contact Tim to ask questions about any of our tours or training camps.
What Tim brings to Ventouro
At the core of Ventouro are our Pro.Train camps – a professional coaching service backed by Tim’s years of experience in the highest level of the sport. This is your chance to be trained by an ex-Pro athlete for one-on-one training rides, with the creation of your own personalised program and weekly monitoring.
Tim brings in-depth knowledge of strength-conditioning programs, power files, cycling technique and efficiency, physiology and sport psychology. He loves to teach and see others grow – and we guarantee you’re in the best hands possible.