Although we endeavour to present information and descriptions of a given tour as accurately as possible, participants are encouraged to make independent investigations of their own in terms of the weather prospects for the duration of the tour, the condition of the roads and the terrain over which the tours may take place. It is the responsibility of participants to decide for themselves whether or not any tour organised by us is either suitable or appropriate for them in terms of the challenges and risks that may be encountered.
Italian Cycling Tours Limited, its owners or employees shall not be liable for any delay or default in providing the service included in the tour if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control including, but not limited to, Acts of God, Government restrictions, wars, insurrections and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of our company or its directors and employees.
Cycling has inherent risks attached to it and Italian Cycling Tours Limited and its employees shall not be liable for any damages relating to loss of property or injury of any kind to any participant. It is the responsibility of each participant to take out travel and personal accident insurance cover. Therefore, you must be adequately insured against personal injury, medical expenses arising from accident or injury, property loss, theft or damage. All participants must provide proof of applicable personal accident and travel insurance cover before the commencement of the tour and on request.
By paying the tour reservation deposit and thus indicating a desire to book a tour with us you will be deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions of service of which this Disclaimer is part.
Your booking is accepted on the understanding that you realise and accept the dangers, risks and hazards inherent in any cycling tour activity.
All participants must agree to observe local laws and ensure that their conduct in no way puts at risk the welfare of any participant at an event or during a cycle tour.
Accepting confirmation of a booking signifies agreement and therefore during a tour if your conduct is considered by the tour and/or event organisers to be detrimental to the welfare of other tour and/or event participants in the group, you may be asked to leave the tour and/or event without right to a refund.
If for any reason you fail to arrive at the appointed time and place for any tour, we will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by you in joining the tour. No refund or compensation of any kind will be due to you or payable by us for any unused portions of your tour, including airport transfer arrangements, accommodation, food and services if you are unable or choose not to complete the tour.
Italian Cycling Tours Limited and employees shall not be liable for injury, damages, death, accident or delay to person or loss or damage to property due to negligence or default of any third party rendering any service included in the tour. You are responsible for any loss or damage to baggage, bicycles or personal possession or any consequential loss there from. You are also responsible for the safekeeping of all your valuables.
You must be adequately insured against personal injury, medical expenses arising from accident or injury, property loss, theft or damage. All participants must provide proof of applicable personal accident and travel insurance cover before the commencement of the tour and on request.
When you book a cycling tour with Italian Cycling Tours Limited, you undertake to conduct yourself in a manner that does not put at risk your own safety and that of other participants on the tour. In addition you accept all risks of the road and public highways of the tour regions including the challenging terrain, road hazards, vehicles on the road, hazards from other cyclists and other road users.
Cyclists can and do sustain serious injuries from such hazards. Italian Cycling Tours Limited and its employees or associates cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for the state of the roads or public highways of the tour regions or for the conduct of any participant or other road user.
It is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine his or her level of bike and road handling ability and whether or not our cycling tour is suitable for the individual concerned. Participants accept all risks to their physical well-being associated with this activity, such as their ability to withstand exposure to the elements, level and extent of physical exertion, tolerance and endurance. We make no assumption about any cycling skill or equipment fitness or physical fitness levels of any participant.
Participants will be using challenging roads and public highways while out cycling and it is for the participants to decide whether or not their cycle equipment, cycling speed, physical endurance and/or bike and road handling are of an appropriate standard for a given tour.
Cycling culture encourages self-sufficiency. Although we will be travelling together during the tour and will provide such services and assistance specifically described as being included in the tour, all participants are expected to equip themselves with the necessary cycling gear and suitable clothing for their cycling tour and events in which they may participate. This can make all the difference between a successful, comfortable, safe and enjoyable trip and a disastrous or uncomfortable or harmful or unsafe experience or even one that results in fatal injuries.
Whilst we would be happy to offer helpful suggestions, if asked, we accept no responsibility for any choices that are made by the participants. All participants' bicycles must be in a road worthy condition meaning that the participant accepts all responsibility for equipment failure of any kind and any resulting problems and/or expenses that may occur.
Cycle components and even cycle frames can fail unexpectedly for which we accept no responsibility whatsoever.
COMPULSORY PROTECTIVE WEAR
In order to minimize the risk of serious injury or death while cycling, the wearing of a suitable protective cycle helmet is recommended whether or not it is required by law. It is an essential requirement that a cycle helmet is worn in any events and participants who choose not to wear a cycle helmet maybe prevented from taking part.
Any rider who chooses not to wear a cycle helmet whilst participating in any cycling tour, trip or event organized by Italian Cycling Tours Limited and/or its associates proceeds at his or her own risk.
Each and every participant on a cycling tour assumes full responsibility for ensuring that any necessary spare parts, snacks, food and water are included in their daily event and/or tour pack to prevent delay, inconvenience, hardship and risk caused to themselves and other participants who may be indirectly affected.
If you should have a complaint during the tour about your hotel accommodation or any matter related to the booked tour, you must report it immediately to our representative to enable us to help resolve matters. If you feel the matter is serious, you should also submit your complaint in writing to us either by post or by sending an email message using our Contact Us messaging service as soon as possible or within seven days from the date of your last day of the tour.