Current members will receive a $50 discount on all 2020 tours. Please login to verify your membership status to apply your discount. Non-member tour participants will receive a complimentary one-year Adventure Cycling Association membership.
Thank you for your interest in our guided tours! We’ll be glad to have you along! Please read through these next pages thoroughly. They contain information on our cancellation policies, conditions of participation, and other valuable information.
After completing this form you will be asked to pay a deposit to reserve your space.
Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity recreation provider.
On our family-oriented tours, all participants under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
Whether you are currently a member of Adventure Cycling Association or signing up for a tour without a membership in place, all participants will be members by the point of the tour start. Adventure Cycling is a non-profit organization. We’d like to thank you for joining our tour. Your participation will be more than a fun bike trip, but your support goes on to sustain our mission to inspire, empower and connect people to travel by bicycle.
By signing up for one of our tours you are doing so with the understanding that you will be a positive contributor to the success and enjoyment of the tour. For most of our tours (the exceptions being Fully Supported Events and Inn to Inn trips), participants will have a shared responsibility for certain tasks such as being a part of a cooking rotation. Our unique way of running our small group trips can build a group cohesion that makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Our tours are made special by our participants. We thank you for making them so successful. More information on shared cooking can be found in this FAQ.
Updated April 1, 2020
Adventure Cycling Association Guided Tours Terms and Conditions Amendments due to Coronavirus COVID-19 effective April 1, 2020. All standard terms and conditions not explicitly amended below remain in effect.
The health and safety of all Adventure Cycling members, tour participants, and community members where we travel, is of the utmost importance to the staff and leadership of Adventure Cycling. These are challenging times. We want to provide support and options for your current and future planning.
The constantly evolving nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic and travel restrictions set in place by federal and local governments has found us navigating roads we have never traveled. We have amended our terms and conditions with the aim of providing our participants with more flexible options while maintaining a healthy organization to support the non-profit work that we do.
A deposit is required to secure your spot on a tour. No deposit is required to sign up for a waitlist.
If you must cancel your trip reservation for any reason, it is your responsibility to notify Adventure Cycling Association immediately in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. mail. Sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations or transfer requests via the phone.
Payment schedule: A deposit is due upon your tour registration. Final tour payment for 2020 tours has been delayed from 90 days before the start of your tour to 60 days prior to tour departure. If Adventure Cycling moves the determination of if your tour will run to 45 days before departure, your final payment will not be due until we have determined your tour will run.
Late Payments: If full tour payment has not been received 45 days before the tour departure, and we have not heard from you via phone or email about your full tour payment, your spot on the tour will be canceled and all funds previously paid will be forfeited.
We are evaluating all of our tours on a rolling basis, and in most cases are making final decisions for tours at least 45 days before the tour start date.
We are relying on national and local government advisories as well as our local contacts to help us make informed decisions that look out for the wellbeing of our participants, tour leaders, and communities in which we travel.
Adventure Cycling may cancel a tour at any time if the following conditions present in the 45 days prior to the tour start date:
If Adventure Cycling cancels a tour for any reason, you have the option to:
If you would like, we can turn your refund into a tax deductible contribution to support advocacy and route development work of Adventure Cycling.
*Previously deferred funds can not be refunded, but can be held in deferment to be used by 12/31/2021.
For all tours departing in 2020, if you decide you would like to cancel your trip the following options are available:
If transferring to a tour which costs less than the total funds already paid to Adventure Cycling, the difference can be used on another tour.
If within 30 days of a tour departure you have an illness related to COVID-19, please contact us.
The cancellation policy applies equally to any add-on services related to a tour, including but not limited to single supplements, shuttle services, additional lodging before or after the tour, optional activities, etc.
No refund will be given for the following:
In order to maintain reasonable tour prices and to support the health of the organization, Adventure Cycling Association can not make exceptions outside of COVID-19 related exceptions to this cancellation and transfer policy. Please consider travel insurance (outlined below) to cover any risk of your inability to attend the tour.
This policy is valid for participants who had not previously cancelled, transferred, or deferred their funds as of March 16, 2020 and/or the tour was cancelled by Adventure Cycling prior to April 1, 2020. Cancellations, transfers, and deferrals requested prior to March 16, 2020 will follow the cancellation policy at time of signup.
We understand this is a challenging time for everyone. We appreciate your support of Adventure Cycling and the non-profit work that we do to better bicycle travel for everyone. We hope to see you out on the roads and trails again soon.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Avoid purchasing non-refundable travel tickets before receiving confirmation through Adventure Cycling Association that your tour departure is a go. Adventure Cycling Association is not responsible for any travel costs or cancellation fees related to your getting to/from the start/end points of the tour.
Adventure Cycling Association's tours team sincerely wishes for every trip participant to attend and complete the tour of their choice. In an effort to plan for unexpected personal emergencies, health issues, weather, and transportation problems that might cause you to cancel or shorten your trip, travel insurance is strongly advised. Adventure Cycling recommends that you purchase travel insurance from TripAssure.
Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive:
60 days before the tour's start, each participant will receive a Tour Information Packet* via email containing logistical information specific to their particular tour. Maps, swag, and safety triangles are distributed at registration on the first day of your tour.
Go to our online sign-up form now.
*We provide these electronically to make our tours that much more green and to ensure you get this information as soon (and reliably) as possible. If you would still prefer a hard copy mailed to you, you can contact the Tours Department via phone or email after signing up for the tour, and we’d be happy to accommodate.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the Tours Department and we're happy to help!
Please note: You can also download a registration form, print it, fill it out, and send it in. Click here for our mailing address. Or, you can call us at 800.611.8687 and we can send you the proper forms by email, mail, or fax. Reservations cannot be made over the telephone, nor can we hold spaces without a registration form and deposit.