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Terms & Conditions

All reservations with Ride International Tours are subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure100% cancellation fee of the trip price
Payment Methods:

We accept payment by credit card or bank transfer (Australian accounts only).

Trip Alterations & Cancellation:

Ride International Tours reserves the right to make hotel and route modifications which become necessary due to circumstances beyond their control and undertake to inform participants as soon as possible.

Note; Ride International Tours has not had to ever cancel a trip, but in the event we do due to circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel the trip in which case all payments including the deposit will be refunded. This will constitute full settlement.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for you to participate in any Ride International Tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance fully covers all of your personal requirements including: cancellation charges, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of an accident or illness.

Your travel insurance must also cover you for cycling activities and the associated risks as well as your baggage and cycling equipment.

Helmets:

An approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times whilst cycling. You must not cycle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Fitness:

It is imperative you ensure that you are of an appropriate level of fitness to participate in your trip.

Medical Conditions:

It is a condition of signing on for your trip that you notify us of any medical ailments from which you suffer which may affect your ability to participate in the trip.

Bike Maintenance:

Ride International Tours may include terrain that you may not be used to cycling on day after day. If you bring your own bike it is your responsibility to ensure it is serviced before your trip and is in a safe, roadworthy and “like new”condition.

We will not be liable for any damage or injury caused as a result of a failure caused by your bike, or its operation. It is your responsibility to bring with you any unique tools, electronic shifting chargers, special components which may be required for your bike. We will provide a list of “what to bring” in your trip information.

Your Accountability:

You shall follow the instructions of your Ride International Tours professional team of guides and staff at all times. Be a good sport, embrace your adventure and your new travelling cycling team.

Waiver

By booking your trip you acknowledge that you have received and read all of the information provided by us for your trip, including terms and conditions, an assumption of risk for cycling activities and waiver of liability.

“Claim” means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising including but not limited to negligence but does not include a claim against the organiser Ride International Tours by any person entitled to make a claim.

“Cycling Activities” means performing or participating in any cycling capacity either on or off road including in any authorised or recognised activities or events.

We shall not be liable to you for any: loss of, or damage to, your property caused by your own act or omission; or for disappointment; or claim for loss of enjoyment; or loss incurred as a result of events outside of our control; or loss incurred due to the theft of bicycles; or loss incurred due to injury as a result of cycling either on or off road, or loss related to any business of yours such as lost data, lost profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of goodwill or other business loss that you may incur as a result.

NOTE: Section 74 of the Trade Practices Act (“Act”) implies a warranty of due care and skill into contracts for the supply of services to consumers, as defined in the Act. To the extent that the warranty applies to any contract relevant to the Release and Waiver of Liability, it cannot be excluded.

  1. I declare that I am medically and physically fit and able to participate in Cycling Activities.  I acknowledge that I must, and I agree that I will, disclose any pre-existing medical or other condition that may affect the risk that either I or any other person will suffer injury, loss or damage.
  2. I acknowledge that the Ride International Tours relies on information provided by me, and that all such information is accurate and complete.
  3. I acknowledge that Cycling Activities are inherently dangerous. I recognise that there are risks specifically associated with Cycling Activities which include, but are not limited to, collisions and contact with other participants, the remoteness of the areas in which an event takes place, sudden and unexpected changes in weather, physical exertion and difficulties in evacuation if I become disabled.  I acknowledge that accidents can and often do happen which may result in me being injured or even killed, or my property being damaged.
  4. I understand and acknowledge the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol or any mind-altering substance before or during any Cycling Activity, and I accept full responsibility for injury, loss or damage associated with the consumption of alcohol or any other mind-altering substance.
  5. I agree to follow any rules set by Ride International Tours in connection with any Cycling Activities. In particular, I have been advised to wear an approved helmet at all times during Cycling Activities. If I fail to comply with the organisers rules and/or directions, I will not be permitted to participate or to continue to participate and no refund will be given.
  6. I have voluntarily read and understood these warnings and accept and assume all risks associated with my participation in Cycling Activities, including the possibility or injury, death, loss or damage.
  7. In consideration of the Ride International Tours accepting my booking I:

a) release and will release Ride International Tours from all claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my participation in Cycling Activities; and

b)  indemnify and will keep indemnified Ride International Tours into the extent permitted by law in respect of any claim by any person arising as a result of or in connection with my booking or my participation in cycling activities.

  1.  I further agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Ride International Tours against all claims made by any other person against the organiser in respect of any injury, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with my failure to comply with the organiser’s rules and/or directions.
  2.  I agree and acknowledge that, to the extent permitted by law, the organiser shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage I suffer or by any other person arising from or in connection with my participation in the tour, whether such injury, loss or damage was caused directly or indirectly by the negligence of the organiser or otherwise, or by the organiser’s servants or agents.
  3. To the extent permitted by law, I acknowledge and agree that all warranties, covenants and stipulations implied by law are hereby excluded.
  4. I agree to report any accidents, injuries, loss or damage I suffer during any cycling activities to the organiser.
  5. If I suffer any injury or illness, I agree that the Organiser may provide evacuation, first aid and/or medical treatment at my expense and that my acceptance of these terms and conditions constitutes my consent to such evacuation, first aid and/or medical treatment.
  6. Copyright and right to use image: I acknowledge and consent to photographs, video, audio recordings, multimedia or film likeness being taken of me by or on behalf of Organiser during my participation in the tour. I acknowledge that the photographs, video, audio recordings, multimedia or film likeness are owned by the Ride International Tours and that the organiser may use the photographs, video, audio recordings, multimedia or film likeness for promotional or other purposes without my further consent being obtained. Further, I consent to the organisers using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in the tour, at any time, to promote the tour by any form of media.
  7. Ride International Tours, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the tour if it believes the conditions are or will be unsafe pre or following the commencement of the tour.  If, the tour is delayed, modified, or cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labour difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of the organiser.
Governing law and jurisdiction:

These Terms & Conditions are governed by Victoria, Australia law and you and we agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Victorian courts in respect of any matter arising hereunder.

I acknowledge that I have read this assumption of risk. I fully understand it’s terms and that I have given up substantial rights by signing accepting it. I accepted the document freely and voluntarily without any inducement made to me and intend other acknowledgement to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent by law.