As we head into our spring season and the Covid vaccine gets more widely distributed, we're getting more questions about our travel requirements. Here's what you need to know about participating in a Bicycle Adventures trip this year:
Effective June 1, 2021, guests will be required to either provide proof of a negative Covid test or proof of vaccination before traveling with Bicycle Adventures.
- A negative Covid test will be required within 72 hours of departure for all non-fully vaccinated guests. Test results should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before departure or handed to your guide on the first day of your tour. If your test results are positive, you will not be allowed to join the tour.
- Proof of a completed Covid vaccination course can be used in lieu of a Covid test. A “completed Covid vaccination course” means that the guest has had 1 or 2 shots (depending on vaccine brand) and has completed the 2-week waiting period post final shot.
- To update us on your vaccine status, please email a copy of your vaccination card to email@example.com. If you have a current reservation, please be sure to let us know at least 15 days prior to your departure.
- Vaccines are strongly encouraged to travel with us. Most of our guests have shared with us that they have been vaccinated or will be by their tour departure. All our guides will be fully vaccinated soon.
We will continue to require masks in the van and follow local mandates around masks and social distancing. You can read more about the CDC travel recommendations here.
Your safety is our primary focus. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation to help ensure the health and safety of our tour participants and leaders, staff, and the communities we visit. We are following guidelines from local health authorities in each destination, along with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
- Face masks will be required any time physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible, including when riding in the van, and when specified by local policies.
- We are back to operating our tours with a single van in 2021.
- We will ask you to fill out a health questionnaire at the beginning of the tour, and temperature checks will be conducted daily.
- National Parks mask mandate:
- Masks are now required in all National Parks Service buildings and facilities. This includes visitor centers and restrooms.
- Masks are required outdoors within all National Parks when social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Masks are not required while riding but be prepared to pop one on for the morning route talk, when you roll into a rest stop or when you’re hanging out at the end of the day.