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Guided Tours During COVID-19

Making Plans for the Trip You Love

Updated June 3, 2022.

During this dynamic time, we know that you still want to travel and explore by bike. Here at Adventure Cycling, we’ve been leading tours for more than 40 years, and we’re ready to keep going forward. Your comfort and safety, along with the safety of other participants, our Leaders, and people in the communities in which we visit, is our top priority. While traveling by bike is never risk free, we’re taking steps to provide you with a great experience, enhancing our already tried and true standards.

We will continue to evaluate each tour as we get closer to its departure. We will make the final decision if a tour runs at least 45 days prior to departure, but know that changing conditions within this timeframe may affect the tour. We’ll be looking at federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions as well as recommendations from public health officials in making the determination as to whether a tour will run. 

Looking out for each other is more important than ever:

The spirit of an Adventure Cycling tour is camaraderie and togetherness. In a time where these ideals have been challenged, we ask that you do not travel to or attend a tour if your temperature is above 100F, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus within two weeks of your tour. We’re all relying on each other to make your tour a healthy and safe possibility for all. 

Arriving Healthy

Adventure Cycling has the following vaccination and testing requirements for all 2022 tours

Out of an abundance of caution and to help protect our participants, leaders, and people in the places we travel, for all tours Adventure Cycling will be:

  • Strongly Recommending all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to joining your tour. You can find CDC guidance on the vaccine here.
  • Requiring non-vaccinated participants to get tested before traveling with us on any tour regardless of local requirements within 72 hours prior to tour departure. You can find a testing site near you here. You can learn more about at-home testing options here.
  • Encouraging all participants, regardless of vaccination status to get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to tour departure.

All Adventure Cycling leaders, staff, and caterers are required to follow the same guidelines as above.

If you are unvaccinated but recently recovered from infection to COVID-19, we’ll accept a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 dated no more than 90 days before departure. You will also need to have isolated as per CDC guidelines and be symptom-free.

We will continue to evaluate these requirements as we make plans for the 2023 tour season.


Flexibility for Your travels

We know that making plans is important, and having the flexibility to change those plans is key. Our cancellation and transfer policy for our tours is available for you to view to help you make your plans.


Food

A fed cyclist is a happy cyclist, and having plenty of nutritious food on your tour is key to a great trip. Each of our tour models will handle food a bit differently.

Fully Supported

Our fantastic caterers are keeping sanitation a top priority. Our buffet lines will be spaced out with hand washing and sanitizing stations set up. Lunches will be pre-made or in a buffet line, and snacks will be grab-and-go style when possible. You'll have the freedom to space out while eating to reduce close contact with others.

Van Supported and Self Contained

We’ll be sticking to our group shared cooking model, with extra precautions. In a rotation with group members throughout the trip, you’ll shop and prepare food for dinner for everyone to enjoy. For breakfast and lunch, you’ll set out items for group members to make their own meals. We encourage you to wear a face mask whenever it makes you comfortable.

Inn to Inn

We’ll eat at established restaurants for breakfast and dinner, choosing small groups to sit with or a take out meal. You’ll still make your own lunch with the fixings provided, aiming for individually packaged items. 

Cleaning

After each meal, you’ll be able to wash your personal dish set as well as group dishes in the three-bin wash station — rinse-wash-sanitize — the same system used in restaurants.


Vans and Shuttles

Vehicles are present on our Van Supported and Fully Supported Tours. These vehicles are only used for emergency (medical or mechanical) and pre-arranged shuttles. You should come prepared to ride each day’s mileage.

Some of our tours in all of our tour formats have designated shuttles, run either by Adventure Cycling or another operator. Any time you’re in a vehicle operated or used exclusively by Adventure Cycling, you’ll need to wear a face covering. Vehicles will have their surfaces wiped down and sanitized.


Overnights

Our tours stay at a variety of overnight locations, from private campgrounds to remote campsites to motels, hotels, and hostels. We are checking with each overnight location about their requirements for our visit. For indoor overnights, we will pair traveling companions together to share a room, and work to have single supplements available to solo travelers who request one as often as possible. Some tours may not have the ability for a solo room. Please contact us if you would like to have a single room for any indoor overnights.


Group Dynamics

Traveling by bike is exciting, and sharing that experience with others can bring it to the next level. Now more than ever, we have the responsibility to look out for each other. While face coverings are not required outside of time in vehicles, we encourage anyone to wear a face covering when it makes you feel more comfortable. You’ll want to bring a face covering that you’re comfortable with (we’ll have extras just in case) as well as some personal hand sanitizer that you can carry with you. Your tour leaders will point out hand washing and sanitizing locations at each overnight. 


We Can't Wait to Ride with You

We can’t wait until the time is right to get back on the road or trail, and we’ll be ready to ride with you when it is. We also know that we can’t rush things and appreciate your support and understanding while we navigate our new way forward.


Tours in Canada

Tours crossing the US/Canada Border
For our tours that cross the US/Canada border, participants must fully comply with Canadian vaccination requirements. At this time, you must be fully vaccinated and bring with you proof of vaccination in order to participate on the tour.

Tours Exclusively in Canada
For our Tours exclusively in Canada, participants must follow the Canadian requirements for COVID-19. At this time, that includes either full vaccination or an extended quarantine.

For All Tours in Canada
For any of our tours in Canada, it is the participants responsibility to follow Canadian entrance guidelines. Failure to comply may result in removal from the tour without refund. You can find more about requirements here.

Registered participants will get more information about their tour’s specific requirements as we get closer to the departure.