In the spring it’s nice to wear long pants, a blouse or a long-sleeved shirt. In summer, sunny days can be hot, sometimes asking for shorts and t-hirts. It’s best to come prepared for changes. It can always rain, no matter the season. A raincoat is recommended. Depending on the bike tour the use of a helmet is, for safety reasons, recommended as well. This is not mandatory.
Regarding The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the north of France it actually does not rain that much … but the idea that it might rain at any moment gives that impression. This uncertainty is caused by the location of the country by the sea, by the absence of mountains and by the fact that we are on the border between hot and cold climates. Depressions can blow from the sea without being interrupted by mountain ranges. Temperature during spring usually stays between 10 and 20°C. In summer there is an increase in temperature and thermometers can reach 30°C. The days are long and the sun goes down by ten o’clock in the evening.
Each participant must have a valid passport for at least 6 months. Each participant is responsible for any visa required and all necessary vaccines. We recommend that you contact the health and customs service in your country. If you can not make or complete the trip because you do not have the correct documents, all the financial consequences will be on your own account. Participants must purchase their own flight ticket.
If you cycle once in a while, it’s worth while strengthening your workout in the months before your trip. This way, you will feel more comfortable with the group and enjoy the ride more. Most of our tours have a combination of flat terrain, undulating landscapes with climbs and descends. It all requires some physical training but in general our tours are accessible to everyone. During the biking days we have various stops where you have time to relax and enjoy the places of interest we pass.
Participants on our trips must be adequately insured against all risks, including medical costs and repatriation to the home country, ambulance and rescue. Damage that is acquired while participating on our trips must be claimed at your own insurance company. CicloTurismoEuropa accepts no liability. CicloTurismoEuropa can also not be held liable for any loss, theft or injuries attributable to negligence of the participant. CicloTurismoEuropa takes responsibility only when a mistake is made by the guide or organizer. This also applies to damages caused to third parties (Civil Liability). We advise you to insure against all risks that may arise during the trip.
CicloTurismoEuropa can not be held liable for any loss, theft or injuries attributable to negligence of the participant. CicloTurismoEuropa takes responsibility only when a mistake is made by the guide or organizer. The participant will follow all instructions of the guide, as they relate to activities of CicloTurismoEuropa. CicloTurismoEuropa should be informed about relevant information. At registration, all medical and/or physical details should be reported. Of course we will keep this information confidential. Incomplete or incorrect information may lead to exclusion of participation. When this is the case, all costs will be paid by the participant. Participants need to be aware of the difficulty, heaviness and risks of the activities of CicloTurismoEuropa. As health and fitness concerns: the participant needs to consider themselves to be able to participate in the activities of CicloTurismoEuropa, without compromising themselves or others. CicloTurismoEuropa will not accept any liability for any consequences of cancellations or changes made by transport companies. The value regarding liability of CicloTurismoEuropa can never go above paid travel fees.
After breakfast we ask you to put your luggage in our van. Valuables (passport, money),a raincoat and water can be carried in the saddlebag. During the day we have 2 or 3 stops, more or less every 20 km. The first and last stops are small to have a coffee and visit the bathroom. The second stop is for lunch and will take more time. We always have lunch together. Regarding dinner: every night we make restaurant reservations for you. You are free to participate or not. At the end of the day we will discuss briefly the following day, like the route, excursions and stops.
Your accommodation will be in 3 and 4 star Hotels. Our Hotels are well located in or near the center of a city. This gives you the opportunity to explore the city by foot at night. Sometimes we have a hotel in the historic center. In this case the building may be old and does not have an elevator.
The van functions as a support car. You can make use of the support car at points agreed in advance, usually at the stops. Emergencies are an exception. There are 2 seats available. The support car is also used for carrying your luggage. We have a limit of 20 kg per person.
Breakfast is included in the package. The costs for snacks, lunch and dinner are not included and would be more or less €45 per day per person.
Yes, the bike rental is included in the price of the itinerary. The electric bike has a surcharge of € 15 per day. Each bike has a 20 L waterproof saddlebag.
Please have a look here: https://www.cicloturismoeuropa.com/en/bicycle-rent/
You can bring your bike yes. Make sure your bicycle suits the type of terrain we ride on (paved, unpaved, gravel). It should also be technically okay. CicloTurismoEuropa can not be held responsible for damage or theft. When you bring your bike you receive a discount of €10 a day.
Guarantee arranged | STO Garant
The terms and conditions (of travel) for CicloTurismoEuropa and the VAT scheme for travel agencies apply to this booking. This booking is covered by the STO Garant guarantee scheme. CicloTurismoEuropa therefore provides the protection required by law that enables it to refund you and, if transportation is included in the travel package, to repatriate you in the event of insolvency. You will receive an email from STO Garant (firstname.lastname@example.org) containing information about how you can pay for your booking. STO Garant holds your payment in reserve until the trip booked has come to an end. You can find more information about STO Garant at https://sto-garant.nl/en/travellers
The combination of travel services offered to you constitutes a travel package within the meaning of the Package Travel Directive (EU) 2015/2302 [if a travel package is involved]. This means that you are entitled to make claims under all EU legislation applying to travel packages.
In order to meet its statutory obligation to provide a guarantee, CicloTurismoEuropa uses STO Garant for all travel packages. STO Garant is a guarantee scheme, recognised by the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) . It consists of an escrow account in which your payment is held until your trip has come to an end. As the traveller, you do not pay CicloTurismoEuropa but instead pay the booking sum into the escrow account belonging to Stichting Derdengelden Certo Escrow, a payment service provider registered with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Stichting Derdengelden Certo Escrow processes all payments on behalf of STO Garant.
The booking payment is released to CicloTurismoEuropa by the escrow account the day after your trip has come to an end. If CicloTurismoEuropa files for bankruptcy or is granted a suspension of payments before your trip comes to an end, the booking sum will be released to Stichting Take Over (STO). Depending on the situation, STO will then ensure that the booking sum is refunded to you, that you are able to continue on your trip, or that you are able to travel to the final destination on your journey.
CicloTurismoEuropa has therefore protected itself against insolvency through STO Garant. If services are not provided by CicloTurismoEuropa due to insolvency, travellers can contact STO Garant, which has its offices at Torenallee 20, 5617 BC Eindhoven, Netherlands, by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling +31 (0)85 13 02 943.
You will receive the necessary information about how you can pay for your booking from your travel organisation. The full booking sum must be paid into the escrow account before the trip commences. This applies to all bookings. To participate on one of our tours please send your request to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving the request, you will receive an email from STO Garant (email@example.com) containing information about how you can pay for your booking. STO Garant holds your payment in reserve until the trip booked has come to an end. You can find more information about STO Garant in our Guarantee and Travel Terms and at https://sto-garant.nl/.
Prices quoted are per person and do not include airfare. The prices are based on a double or twin room. If you want to have a single room, please indicate this at the time of booking. In this case there will be a surcharge. If you book by yourself and do not want to pay a surcharge, we can have a look if it is possible that you share a room with another participant. If this is not possible, you will be informed in time. Your accommodation will be in 3 and 4 star Hotels.
At the time of booking we ask you to pay a deposit of € 150,- and the rest of the amount until 3 weeks before the start of the tour. The deposit is non refundable. Only in case CicloTurismoEuropa cancels the tour we refund your deposit. If the reservation is made within 3 weeks before start of our tour you must deposit the total amount. All payments has to be received on the escrow account of Certo Escrow. You can find more information about STO Garant in our Guarantee and Travel Terms and at https://sto-garant.nl/en/travellers
You can request cancellation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cancellation date would be the date that the email was sent.
Travel Cancellation Fees:
* The deposit of € 150, – is non-refundable;
* 100% in case of cancellation from 3 weeks before the start of the trip.
CicloTurismoEuropa can decide, due to a small number of participants, to cancel the trip. In this case an alternative is offered for another date or another itinerary. If you do not make use of the offer CicloTurismoEuropa will transfer back what is paid. Other costs that are made for the trip will not be paid by CicloTurismoEuropa. You will be informed about the cancellation due to lack of participants at least six weeks before departure. CicloTurismoEuropa has the right to cancel the trip in case of extreme road conditions, natural forces, border problems, strikes, illness or any other situation of force majeure. In case of cancellation by CicloTurismoEuropa for one of these reasons, you are entitled to a refund of the payment you have paid to CicloTurismoEuropa. If the cancellation occurs during the trip because of any of the above reasons, you are entitled to a proportional part of the fare. CicloTurismoEuropa will not pay for an alternative in case of cancellation. The costs of visas, vaccines and personal expenses in preparation for your journey will not be compensated. For claims you have, we refer you to go to your own insurance company.
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