VILLA-BASED TOURS - BOOKING CONDITIONS.

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Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 24th Oct '21 Update.

Covid-19 and booking your bike tour with confidence..

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

Although the Covid situation in France is greatly improved with high vaccination rates, low case numbers and a general "life back to normal" feeling, people may still be reluctant to organise overseas travel. So, in order to give you flexibility & peace of mind, we have put in place our no risk reservation policy, which allows you to book a future 2022 tour with us now, and with confidence.

  1. You can book now & pay later.

  2. Payment is due just 30 days prior to your tour date.

  3. Then, if you cannot travel, or do not feel comfortable travelling, on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any payments – no arguments!

We hope you find the above conditions reasonable; it must be said not many other tours are offering such good terms!

After a successful restart to our tours in Sept & Oct '21 - we are now looking to our 2022 dates - book now as the availabilities are moving fast.

Here’s a link to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html.

Hope to see you soon...

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Covid situation in France and French Travel Requirements.

So, the great news is, that we were able to restart our tours in September & October of 2021. And they all ran smoothly, as life in France is pretty much back to normal.

Vaccination rates are high at 88% for 12 year olds and above. And case numbers are way down from the 51k peak, we are currently at 4k.
For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and it's been great to have fun with our guests again.

Deconfinement is now total in mainland France; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums, Markets & Shopping Centres are open, and the Curfew is over. Regarding masks, outside they are no longer required, but inside public spaces (ie supermarkets, shops etc) they are compulsory.

France has had a "Pass Sanitaire" or "Health Pass" in place since Aug '21, and it has worked very well, opening up restaurants, cafés, museums etc just as before. Some of our foreign guests were able to get the official pass, and it worked perfectly well for them. And even those that weren't able to get it (due to the backlog) they had no problems whatsoever - a quick flash of their local proof of vaccination worked every time!

Please see the link below to the French administration site that will guide you through the procedure to obtain the “Pass Sanitaire”.

Currently, to gain initial entry to France, you just need to show proof of vaccination, either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government.

You will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement (it's very simple) that states you have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection, and that to your knowledge you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey. Please see the link below for the official French Government form to print off prior to travel.

So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is sensible, however, to check the conditions with your own local national bodies regarding travel to and from France. Below we have listed links to several official Foreign national bodies regarding their own travel requirements to France.

Also, at the end of your stay, should you need a Covid-19 test to return home, we will be happy to book this is in for you. It's a very easy process. PCR tests are charged at a price of 49€.

And remember, you can make a new booking with confidence, with our no risk reservation policy. Knowing that if things should change, we would refund payments – no arguments!

We look forward to seeing our bikers in 2022 - Vive les holidays! Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

*Please note that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not currently accepted for entry into the European Union.

Sworn Undertaking Form: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Procedure for Non-French tourists acquiring the French “Pass Sanitaire” Health Pass: https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en

Foreign Nation's requirements for entry into France - Links:
USA: https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221
UK: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
EU + Schengen area: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

Vaccination requirements.

We are confortable receiving our biker guests, as any international traveller entering France has to show evidence of their double vaccination.

Furthermore, and for your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so again we’re covered, and ready for more tours in 2022.

Covid measures and our tours.

We are of course implementing all necessary Covid-19 measures to keep everybody as safe as possible. Something that is relatively easy given that we have lots of space at our properties and that we run relatively small group numbers, with no more than 8 guests at any one time at the B&B - and no more than 6 guests at the villa. These are not mass tours.

Measures at the B&B -

  • Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the property, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
  • Additional daily cleaning measures at the property.

Measures at the Villa -

  • Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the properties, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
  • All bike equipment sanitised at the beginning and end of your tour.

Also something to remember is that our guests spend the majority of their time out biking in their own small groups, made up of family and friends. The biking is also in a low density, rural setting, with the majority of the time being spent in open countryside and the small villages that we visit along the way. Areas, that to date, have been less impacted by Covid-19 than urban areas.

Our B&B based tours are on the edge of the small village of Coustellet, whereas our Villa based tours are in the small village of Taillades.

Another advantage that we have is that you can minimise risks by using the quieter, smaller, yet convenient transport hubs to get to our locations. Marignane/Marseille airport is a medium sized, relatively quiet airport (yet it has good links) and we have the Avignon high speed train station (TGV) - which are both just a 50 min car journey away.

If you have any questions regarding an existing booking or a future booking, please contact us.

Hope to see you in 2022 for some great cycling in Provence – Neil & Nat Cowell - (Owners).

e now have a new No Risk Reservation Policy in place: You can book now & pay just 30 days prior to your tour start date. And, if you cannot or don't feel comfortable travelling on your planned dates due to Covid and need to cancel, we will refund any payments - no arguments.

Before you book your self-guided bike holiday we ask you to read and sign the following Terms & Conditions, as these form the basis of your contract with Provence Cycling Holidays (PCH), laying out both parties' responsibilities.

1. YOUR RESPONSABILITIES



2. BOOKING & PAYMENT PROCEDURE



3. CANCELLATION PROCEDURE




CANCELLATION BY US:



CANCELLATION BY YOU:



Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.
If you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, we will refund any monies paid - no arguments.


4. CHANGES TO BOOKINGS




CHANGE BY YOU:



CHANGE BY US:



5. ACCOMMODATION



6. BIKE EQUIPMENT



7. EMERGENCY BACK UP & TRANSPORT



8. TRAVEL INSURANCE



9. EXCLUSIONS



10. CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS



11. WEB SITE



12. PRIVACY



VILLA-BASED TOURS - BOOKING CONDITIONS.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 24th Oct '21 Update.

Covid-19 and booking your bike tour with confidence..

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

Although the Covid situation in France is greatly improved with high vaccination rates, low case numbers and a general "life back to normal" feeling, people may still be reluctant to organise overseas travel. So, in order to give you flexibility & peace of mind, we have put in place our no risk reservation policy, which allows you to book a future 2022 tour with us now, and with confidence.

  1. You can book now & pay later.

  2. Payment is due just 30 days prior to your tour date.

  3. Then, if you cannot travel, or do not feel comfortable travelling, on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any payments – no arguments!

We hope you find the above conditions reasonable; it must be said not many other tours are offering such good terms!

After a successful restart to our tours in Sept & Oct '21 - we are now looking to our 2022 dates - book now as the availabilities are moving fast.

Here’s a link to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html.

Hope to see you soon...

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Covid situation in France and French Travel Requirements.

So, the great news is, that we were able to restart our tours in September & October of 2021. And they all ran smoothly, as life in France is pretty much back to normal.

Vaccination rates are high at 88% for 12 year olds and above. And case numbers are way down from the 51k peak, we are currently at 4k.
For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and it's been great to have fun with our guests again.

Deconfinement is now total in mainland France; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums, Markets & Shopping Centres are open, and the Curfew is over. Regarding masks, outside they are no longer required, but inside public spaces (ie supermarkets, shops etc) they are compulsory.

France has had a "Pass Sanitaire" or "Health Pass" in place since Aug '21, and it has worked very well, opening up restaurants, cafés, museums etc just as before. Some of our foreign guests were able to get the official pass, and it worked perfectly well for them. And even those that weren't able to get it (due to the backlog) they had no problems whatsoever - a quick flash of their local proof of vaccination worked every time!

Please see the link below to the French administration site that will guide you through the procedure to obtain the “Pass Sanitaire”.

Currently, to gain initial entry to France, you just need to show proof of vaccination, either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government.

You will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement (it's very simple) that states you have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection, and that to your knowledge you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey. Please see the link below for the official French Government form to print off prior to travel.

So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is sensible, however, to check the conditions with your own local national bodies regarding travel to and from France. Below we have listed links to several official Foreign national bodies regarding their own travel requirements to France.

Also, at the end of your stay, should you need a Covid-19 test to return home, we will be happy to book this is in for you. It's a very easy process. PCR tests are charged at a price of 49€.

And remember, you can make a new booking with confidence, with our no risk reservation policy. Knowing that if things should change, we would refund payments – no arguments!

We look forward to seeing our bikers in 2022 - Vive les holidays! Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

*Please note that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not currently accepted for entry into the European Union.

Sworn Undertaking Form: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Procedure for Non-French tourists acquiring the French “Pass Sanitaire” Health Pass: https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en

Foreign Nation's requirements for entry into France - Links:
USA: https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221
UK: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
EU + Schengen area: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

Vaccination requirements.

We are confortable receiving our biker guests, as any international traveller entering France has to show evidence of their double vaccination.

Furthermore, and for your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so again we’re covered, and ready for more tours in 2022.

Covid measures and our tours.

We are of course implementing all necessary Covid-19 measures to keep everybody as safe as possible. Something that is relatively easy given that we have lots of space at our properties and that we run relatively small group numbers, with no more than 8 guests at any one time at the B&B - and no more than 6 guests at the villa. These are not mass tours.

Measures at the B&B -

  • Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the property, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
  • Additional daily cleaning measures at the property.

Measures at the Villa -

  • Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the properties, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
  • All bike equipment sanitised at the beginning and end of your tour.

Also something to remember is that our guests spend the majority of their time out biking in their own small groups, made up of family and friends. The biking is also in a low density, rural setting, with the majority of the time being spent in open countryside and the small villages that we visit along the way. Areas, that to date, have been less impacted by Covid-19 than urban areas.

Our B&B based tours are on the edge of the small village of Coustellet, whereas our Villa based tours are in the small village of Taillades.

Another advantage that we have is that you can minimise risks by using the quieter, smaller, yet convenient transport hubs to get to our locations. Marignane/Marseille airport is a medium sized, relatively quiet airport (yet it has good links) and we have the Avignon high speed train station (TGV) - which are both just a 50 min car journey away.

If you have any questions regarding an existing booking or a future booking, please contact us.

Hope to see you in 2022 for some great cycling in Provence – Neil & Nat Cowell - (Owners).

We now have a new No Risk Reservation Policy in place: You can book now & pay just 30 days prior to your tour start date. And, if you cannot or don't feel comfortable travelling on your planned dates due to Covid and need to cancel, we will refund any payments - no arguments.

Before you book your self-guided bike holiday we ask you to read and sign the following Terms & Conditions, as these form the basis of your contract with Provence Cycling Holidays (PCH), laying out both parties' responsibilities.

1. YOUR RESPONSABILITIES

2. BOOKING & PAYMENT PROCEDURE

3. CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

CANCELLATION BY US:



CANCELLATION BY YOU:



Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.
If you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, we will refund any monies paid - no arguments.

4. CHANGES TO BOOKINGS

CHANGE BY YOU:



CHANGE BY US:



5. ACCOMMODATION

6. BIKE EQUIPMENT

7. EMERGENCY BACK UP & TRANSPORT

8. TRAVEL INSURANCE

9. EXCLUSIONS

10. CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS

11. WEB SITE

12. PRIVACY

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