– Two months before departure if you haven’t already paid in full for your tour, we will send a reminder for the remaining balance.
All tours: Before the start of each tour, we will email you the tour information, which includes advice on what to bring and pack plus the tour route files, etc.
Fully Guided Tours Are led by one or two tour guides depending on group size. We use a simple drop off system explained HERE, which enables the group to ride together without anybody getting lost, and also allows every rider to ride at their own pace without holding anybody up, so no pressure to ride faster than you want to. There will be no need to read maps etc, although we do still provide comprehensive GPS data that will allow you to ride separately from the main group should you wish.
Will I hold everybody up? – No, we run tours, not races! Whenever there is a group of riders you will inevitably get a wide range of experience and riding abilities no two riders are alike however you do need to be comfortable with the daily mileage. You are encouraged at all times to ride within your own capabilities.
I’m coming on tour by myself, will I fit in? – Yes absolutely! Everybody is welcome, we get a mixture of small groups of 2 or 3 people, couples, and solo riders on our tours. One of the main benefits of doing an organized tour is meeting new people and making new friends. As soon as you meet everybody else you instantly have something in common – Motorcycling!
Are women welcome? – Absolutely, it seems that more and more women are riding their own bikes or giving up their pillion seats. In fact, we are looking at running ladies only tours, if you are interested or would like to lead a tour please just send us an email.
What do we do in the evenings? – You are free to explore on your own or stay with the group, this is also a good time to get to know your fellow riders better and make new friends.
If I book a shared room who will I share with? – If you book with a friend, you will share a room with your friend, (unless you fancy a single room) just add your friend’s name into the booking form comments box. If you are booking alone and book a shared room we will try our best to pair you up with somebody compatible.
Motorways – We always try to avoid motorways and toll roads, but sometimes we may need to use larger roads to avoid citys, join up more interesting routes, or because of diversions or roadblocks.
Motorcycle – What type of bike do I need? Simple answer anything you are comfortable on if it can go around corners and is motorway legal! We also recommend it can maintain 70 mph in case we need to use larger roads or motorways. If you are unsure if your bike is suitable please contact us.
Maps – Sat nav – Do I need a Satnav? It’s not essential on our Fully guided tours there will be a tour leader and normally a backmarker with the group. If it’s a self-guided or Guided/escorted tour then we provide maps and coordinates for you to follow.
Do I receive any info before the tour? – Yes, we will send you our comprehensive rider information which includes details of your crossing, meeting point, hotel information including addresses and telephone numbers. You will also receive printable maps & GPS coordinates.
Is my payment safe? – The 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations require all holiday organizers to safeguard against insolvency. In accordance with the regulations, we will hold all client’s monies in trust until such a time as your tour is complete.
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failure to comply with these rules, incidents produced by not respecting the traffic laws, abandoning the scene of an accident, and/or exceeding the agreed rental period without any previous notice, will result in the security deposit being forfeited. And any damages will be the responsibility of the renter despite the cost as the insurance purchased does not cover the situations previously stated. All rentals are subject to the terms and conditions included in the rental agreement between Motor Tours Rentals & Services, S.L., and the hirers. The subject of the rental agreement is the authorization to the hirers to properly use the motorcycles property of Motor Tours Rentals & Services, S.L. for the reserved and confirmed rental periods.
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When booking a tour with Overland Motorcycle Tours you accept and agree to the Terms, Conditions, and Release of Liability herewith. On completion of your booking, you agree to these conditions by ticking the box “Terms, Conditions and Release of Liability”. We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is, therefore, your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.
A deposit will be taken for all tours to secure your place on the tour. For worldwide tour deposits, please see the tour page as these vary. On receipt of your booking, a booking confirmation will be issued by email, confirming your place on the tour. Tours booked within 60 days for European tours or 90 days for worldwide tours will require payment in full at the time of booking. Balance of the tour payment in such cases is made payable by bank transfer or PayPal.
Whenever possible, we will communicate with customers by email. However, we do not always send a final invoice reminder, so please note that we request the balance of payment for your tour two calendar months prior to departure for European tours. Late payment may result in the loss of your deposit and the cancellation of your tour booking. For Fly-ride & worldwide tours, the balance is due no later than 12 weeks before departure. If the balance of your tour is not received within 7 days of the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your place on the tour and retain your deposit in full, or alternatively, we may charge a late payment fee. Worldwide and Fly-ride tours include, but not limited to; Vietnam, India, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, United States, South America, Iceland, Australia, etc.
Circumstances beyond our control may dictate an increase in the cost of your tour. Any increase less than 2% of the published price will be absorbed within the original price – any increase over 2%, will mean we may need to add to the final cost of your tour, this may include; fluctuations in currency rates against the pound, for example, the Euro or Dollar. In such instances, you will receive an email and an updated invoice from Overland motorcycle tours detailing the additional costs. Failure to pay the additional costs may result in your place being canceled on the tour and loss of your deposit.
Surcharges may also apply to bookings where a shared room has been booked and we are unable to allocate another rider on the tour to accommodate that room with you prior to the tour departure cut off date, usually due to an insufficient or uneven number of twin-share bookings. Where a booking for a shared room is made, and no other booking is made to share with you, we may ask you to pay a surcharge for the use of the room on a single basis, this is usually calculated at a cost price to cover our out of pocket expenses only and is often a small surcharge to cover these costs, that said, it is very rare that we have to implement a surcharge.
The Euro exchange rate is currently changing on a day to day basis. We are monitoring this closely but if the Euro falls less than 2% against the pound we will have to submit amended invoices to cover the difference, as the tour is based on the exchange rate of 1.17 Euro to the pound. This includes existing bookings also.
Overland motorcycle tours will offer a promotional discount on a tour to fill the spaces on the tours. Such offers cannot be applied to existing bookings and are more often than not, for riders booking a tour late in the day. Your tour may have been booked months in advance, usually, this is to secure your place on the tour in the event the tour receives a high level of bookings when launched on our website or in other media. You will not be entitled to the discount offered if you have already made your booking. Canceling the tour to benefit from a promotional offer is prohibited unless you accept that you will lose your original deposit in full and make a new booking as a new customer.
By making a booking for a motorcycle Tour (“the Tour”) with Overland motorcycle tours I, the Participant, also confirm and agree that I understand and accept that:
I confirm that I have read, understood, and agree to the contents of this Acknowledgement and that I am 18 years of age or older.
In the event of a complaint, in the first instance, you should approach the tour representative. If you still consider that your complaint has not been properly addressed, you should put your comments in writing and send them to [email protected]
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