Views of Freney Pillar on the Tour du Mont Blanc |  <i>Sarah Hunt</i> Experience the tulips during Spring when they are in bloom |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> Cycling through rural landscapes on Saaremaa Island, Estonia |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i> Cycling past vineyards in the Alsace region of France Hiking along the Alpine Pass Route |  <i>Andrew Bain</i> Barge departing Venice on our Veneto by Bike and Boat trip
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Covid-19 Safety Measures

Your well being is our priority 

Whilst the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on our passenger’s travel plans, our hard-working staff and our ground operators in Europe has been devastating, we are now looking forward with optimism to a brighter 2021.

The ongoing safety of our travellers is our top priority. Our style of travel is naturally already adhering to social distancing guidelines. However, our travellers will be interested in the policies adopted by our accommodation providers, boat operators and the government policies regarding public transport and social distancing. 

Individual countries, in conjunction with health authorities, have set policies based on ensuring the safety of travellers. Our partners will be strictly adhering to these policies and in many instances going beyond to provide hygienic and safe environments for our travellers.

Examples of what our travellers may expect when joining a cycling or walking holiday in 2021 (subject to change without notice depending on current health advice) are as follows: 

 

  • Cyclists on the Veneto Bike & Boat trip
  • Hotel Gosauerhof entrance in Gosau, Austria
  • a deluxe room at a Chateau Hotel in the Loire
  • Hotel used on Parenzana Cycle Trail from Italy to Slovenia and Croatia
  • Cycling past the palace in Palanga, Lithuania |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>
  • Cog train in Austria |  <i>Huggett</i>
  • The Louvre in Paris |  <i>Maurice Subervie</i>
  • The restaurant of the Cisterna Hotel

The above information represents examples of what procedures are likely to be in place for your trip whilst the virus remains. These will be dependent on the country and region of travel, local health authority advice and current conditions and may be adapted and changed over the months depending on these factors.  

As a traveller, we recommend you also take your own precautions at this time including:

    • using a face mask when social distancing is difficult, 
    • regular handwashing of at least 30 seconds, 
    • avoiding touching your face and 
    • ensuring that you respect social distancing requirements. 

    Such precautions are likely familiar already if you are out and about in your neighbourhood, visiting shopping centres and/or taking public transport.

    We appreciate that some of these new procedures may seem overwhelming, however it is important to remember that for the majority of the time, as you are walking or cycling during the day, the pleasures of active travel and exploring will not be compromised. There may also be some silver linings including reduced crowding of tourist sites and genuine warmth from locals happy to see travellers returning.  

    If you have any further questions, please get in touch with our friendly team of travel experts.

     



     

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