In light of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we have implemented the following safety measures for our tours.

  1. When riding the ExperiencePlus! van, we require everyone to wear a mask. We recommend everyone also wear a mask when riding other enclosed vehicles.
  2. ExperiencePlus! is requiring that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. This policy is based on more than a year’s worth of experiences surrounding changing entry, testing, and quarantine requirements for travelers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19. Entry requirements and timelines for vaccine shots differ by country. We encourage all travelers to know the date of their most recent vaccination and review the COVID-19 Travel Planning Instructions page for summarized information on a country-by-country basis.
  3. At the beginning of the tour we provide each traveler with a COVID-19 Rapid Self-Test before joining the tour group. Test kits will be made available at your tour’s Day 1 or meeting hotel.
  4. We ask that you take your helmet, water bottles and bike rear packs to your room with you.
  5. We will provide hand-sanitizer and recommend you also bring your own to take along.
  6. If you start to feel sick with Covid symptoms please let your tour leaders know immediately. We will immediately follow our internal protocols which are guided by local health regulations, the CDC and WHO. These include testing and isolating the symptomatic person from the rest of the group.  If the tests results are negative we will ask the symptomatic person to take extra precautions when participating in group activities to prevent spread of any sickness to the rest of the group, until the person feels better. 

If someone tests positive for Covid on tour, we will take the following actions:

  • If your test result is positive we will ask you to leave the trip. If you have a roommate they can remain if they test negative but we do ask them to take extra precautions around the group for 3 days. The timeline for isolation varies depending on local public health regulations in your destination. Generally this is 5 or 7 days.
  • We will help with logistics for lodging and transportation during the time you have to isolate. 
  • If medical assistance is needed, we will follow our standard medical protocols on tour and support you in seeing a medical professional.   
  • If this happens at the beginning of the trip you may have the option to rejoin the tour if you fulfill isolation requirements and test negative on a rapid antigen test.
  • We will ask the whole group to take extra precautions for up to 3 days following the positive test result of a group member. This includes wearing masks and practicing social distancing during group activities, e.g. guided tours, meals etc.

You will be responsible for any extra expenses resulting from needing to isolate or taking additional tests.

We highly recommend you purchase Travel Insurance as most plans cover medical assistance for Covid and some plans also cover trip delay and trip interruption coverage which includes quarantine or isolation delays due to Covid. You can find more details about travel insurance on our Travel Planning Pages.  

These safety measures are based on and will continue to be updated and adapted as per US Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and local health guidelines.

Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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