In light of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we have implemented the following safety measures for our tours. In general, unless additional actions apply, the three basic safety measures currently are:

  1. Wearing an appropriate mask or face covering when required.
  2. Frequent hand hygiene by washing hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap, or in absence of facilities, by using sanitizer.
  3. Keeping a distance from others of at least 6 feet/2 meters from people outside of our “tour bubble”.
  4. In the interest of all tour participants, staff and local communities, we are requiring our customers to be vaccinated for all 2021 departures.

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. In 2020 our European company operated a small number of trips so we have been able to practice putting these protocols in action.

On Tour, you can expect the following safety measures to be in place.

  • Group sizes may be limited and we encourage everyone not sharing rooms to observe social distancing standards throughout the tour.
  • We are observing and implementing official national and local COVID-19 prevention regulations throughout the course of the tour.
  • Depending on where we do our briefings, we may require travelers to be be masked during our tour briefings and any other group gatherings although that may not be necessary if we are outside.
  • Tour briefings and group gatherings will be held outside or in well-ventilated areas only.
  • When entering towns and cities where it is evident that larger crowds might be encountered, we will follow all local regulations which might mean wearing masks.
  • We will provide hand-sanitizer and recommend you also bring your own to take along.
  • In case a vehicle needs to be used, we require that hand-sanitizer be used before getting into the vehicle and masks be worn throughout the ride. Windows will be left open to allow for ventilation during the ride when possible. Vehicles will be sanitized daily.
  • When entering sites or establishments, we will comply with local official health and safety recommendations.
  • We will arrange group meals only at restaurants adhering to current COVID-19 regulations. If participants attend restaurants for meals on their own, we encourage that mask, sanitizing and distancing rules be followed. We can make recommendations of restaurants that have facilities that allow for distancing.
  • Only accommodations and hotels adhering to current COVID-19 regulations will be used on our tours.
  • We ask that you take your helmet, water bottles and bike rear packs to your room with you.
  • Bicycles and equipment will be sanitized before every use.
  • Luggage will only be handled by ExperiencePlus! Tour Leaders and luggage owners and we require Tour Leaders to follow sanitation protocols while doing so.

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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