Information regarding the Coronavirus
Currently, the Corona virus (COVID-19) is a major topic in Europe and unsettles many, not only in travel planning. We take your worries and concerns seriously. We want to inform you on this page how we deal with the current developments.
Your health is very important to us - that is why we are following the developments in Europe with great attention. We are in close contact with our local operators and thus receive reliable first-hand information. After all, we want you to have a worry-free cycling trip!
There is no question that Covid-19 will still be a determining factor in 2021. Nevertheless, we expect that the situation will slowly but steadily ease from now onwards, and that vaccinations and warmer weather will gradually lead to more predictability returning to our lives.
What should you consider before booking your trip?
Last week, several German federal states, among them Baden-Württemberg, have introduced new regulations which become applicable when a certain hospitalization rate is reached. When the rate surpasses a specified warning value, unvaccinated people who haven’t recovered from Covid must present a PCR-test in order to access certain areas of public life (e.g., interior of restaurants). When this hospitalization rate rises further to reach an even higher level, proof of recovery or complete vaccination is required. A PCR-test is not sufficient at this point. Similar regulations can be expected to apply in other federal states by autumn 2021.
For this reason, we strongly advise people who have not been fully vaccinated or recovered to abstain from booking a cycling holiday in Germany for this autumn. We would be happy to advise you on travel options to other European countries or recommend a cycling tour for the upcoming season.
Below, you will find an overview of the situation in other European countries, travel warnings and provisions for returning travelers.
Have you already booked a trip?
- If there is an official travel warning for the region of your cycling trip (e.g. by the German Foreign Office or the Robert Koch Institute or corresponding authorities in your home country), we will contact you. In this case, you can rebook or cancel the trip to a later date or to another destination free of charge.
- If it is not possible for you to reach your booked destination due to entry or exit restrictions (e.g. because you live in the USA and are not allowed to leave the country without an important reason), you can also rebook your booked trip to a later date or cancel it free of charge.
- Please be sure to contact us in advance to avoid any unnecessary costs.
- If there is no official travel warning for the region of your cycling trip, our regular cancellation and rebooking policies apply. We will handle rebookings to later dates within the season as accommodatingly as possible in justified individual cases. For many trips, we offer you a free rebooking option in 2021 in deviation from our travel conditions. If necessary, please contact us in advance so that we can find a solution together with you and avoid unnecessary costs.
- Since no one can foresee the further development and changes occur at short notice, we kindly ask you to wait if your travel date is more than two weeks in the future.
What should you mind before, during and after your trip?
Before your arrival
- Before you arrive, please inform yourself about test obligations and hygiene regulations on site. For a smooth travel start, we recommend taking a rapid antigen test in your hometown so that you can relax and look forward to the check-in at the first hotel. When you are fully vaccinated, make sure you have your vaccination certificate or digital vaccination certificate with you. There are generally no test obligations for fully vaccinated people in Germany. You will find further information and tips in your travel documents (in the case of short-term bookings, we usually deposit those at your first hotel).
If you are traveling abroad, please note that, depending on the destination country and means of transport, you are still obliged to fill out and carry along an entry form. Test obligations may also have to be observed. You will find a handy overview and up-to-date information on the website of ADAC (German language) and the German Federal Foreign Office as well as the authorities of the countries into which you want to travel.
- When traveling to Germany from abroad, different conditions apply depending on your country of origin (risk area according to the Robert Koch Institut) and means of transport (plane: general test obligation) (see "Return Journey” below).
As of June 20, 2021
During your bike tour
- For bike tours within Germany, the corona regulations of the relevant federal states apply. In almost all of Germany, there are test obligations for hotels and the interior of restaurants which apply for those who have not been vaccinated nor recovered. Usually, tests are valid from 24 up to 72 hours. However, validity varies from state to state and depending on the field of application. There are plenty of test centers. We recommend having yourself tested in the morning before the bike tour so as not to get stressed about searching a test center on your way and to avoid time pressure at your destination.
- In the case of cross-border cycling tours, the entry regulations of the perambulated states must also be observed (see travel information below).
- Returning to Germany from Germany: no restrictions
- Returning to Germany from non-risk areas by land: no restrictions, no entry registration
- Returning to Germany from non-risk areas by plane: compulsory test before departure
- Returning to Germany from high-risk areas: entry registration, compulsory testing, quarantine (unless fully vaccinated or recovered)
- Returning to Germany from a virus variant or high-incidence area: compulsory testing and / or quarantine and / or entry ban and entry registration (unless fully vaccinated or recovered)
- There is currently a general test requirement for air travelers to Germany.
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