TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

 

Russian Cycle Touring Club (RCTC) organizes incredible adventure bicycle tours for the international cyclists to the most interesting places of Russia. Our bicycle tours give you a unique chance to see the real Russia, not from a bus window but from your bicycle saddle, accompanied by Russian cyclists. 

 

Reservation and Payment 

Step 1. Booking. You send us your application via email. 

Step 2. Confirmation. We send you the confirmation via email when we have minimum number of participants for the tour. Please do not make non-changeable travel plans until you receive the confirmation. 

Step 3. Deposit. You pay a deposit by bank transfer to our account or by card within time required. If you do not pay the deposit, RCTC reserves the right to cancel your reservation.

The balance of your payment is due three weeks before your tour begins. If you book via our agents you follow their booking policy. 

 

Cancellation 

A deposit is not refundable except a case if the tour is full and we can find another participant. In this case we can make full refund (minus transactions cost) or transmit your deposit to the next year. The cost of the tour (minus deposit) can be refunded up to the date tour starts (minus transactions costs). Riders canceling may transfer their tour to another person for a fee of 50 Euro. In the exceptional case of RCTC canceling a tour due to low enrollment (insufficient number of participants), participants receive a full refund of all payments received to date. In this exceptional case we can suggest to change the conditions of the tour. 

 

Limitation of Liability 

RCTC and its staff do all they can to make tours safe and pleasure. However, you travel at your own risk. RCTC is not liable for any participants' illness, injury, or death, property loss or damage before, during and after the tours. RCTC is not liable for accidents caused by consumption of alcoholic beverages, civil unrest, terrorism, crime, breakdown of equipment, forces of nature, lack of or limited access to medical attention in remote locations, and the adequacy of medical attention once provided. RCTC is not liable for expenses not specified as included in the tour, but which may be required. RCTC reserves the right to make route, itinerary and hotel changes as necessary for comfort and safety of participants or as a result of act of god. RCTC reserves the right to refuse any reservation and participation for a person whose condition or behavior may be a hazard to himself or others. RCTC cannot be responsible for inconvenience as a result of acting of third party (hotels, restaurants, banks, transport etc.) as well as the condition of the roads, participants' bikes, weather or nature. 

 

Participant Responsibility and Safety Statement 

Tour participants assume the responsibility to select a tour most appropriate to their physical abilities and interest. Participants are responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake their trip. Participants are also responsible for studying all pre-departure information, for bringing all necessary equipment and clothing, for acting in a manner considerate of fellow tour participants and the country visited. The participants are presumed to have the knowledge and bicycling riding and handling skills necessary to participate in the tour they have chosen. Participants should follow any written or verbal instructions that are given by RCTC guides. Children under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Under 14's should be attached to an adult's bike. Participants must obey the Highway (Traffic) Code, cycle in a safe and responsible manner, and ensure that their bike is roadworthy. All participants should ride with a helmet and have adequate medical insurance. 

 

Privacy Statement 

We state that we only use the information we collect about you with your consent in order to process your application and to tell you about our events. It is our strict rule never to disclose personal information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission (except in the case of formal legal instruction). We may need to know your name, date of birth, email address, address, passport number and other private information in order to process your booking. This information is used strictly for the purpose of organizing the bicycle tour, processing your visa support papers and will not be disclosed to any third party without your authority except cases which are required by tour organizing process. RCTC may make photographic or film records of its tours and may use such records for promotional purposes without compensation.

 

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