General terms & conditions
With sending the booking form you are making an offer to enter into a contract with us. You may use our electronic form, or email it to us. By sending you the booking confirmation we are accepting your offer and therefore there is a binding contract between us.
With acceptance we send you a written confirmation including the first invoice covering the deposit (€500).
We call our quotes "Fair Prices" because they represent the effort we put into organizing your cycling holiday.
The €500 deposit must be paid 90 days in advance of your tour 'start' date. This deposit is non refundable. The full balance must be paid 60 days in advance of your tour 'start' date. Failure to do so may result in an increase in total cost or cancellation of your trip.
Tour de France Special. €1,700 before 30th April 2023. €1,800 before May 31st 2023. €1,950 before June 30th 2023. There is a 5% discount for group bookings of 7 or more people.
10 Icons Tour. €1,950 before 30th April 2023. €2,050 before May 31st 2023. €2,250 before June 30th 2023. There is a 5% discount for group bookings of 7 or more people.
Mizen to Malin Tour. €1,550 before 30th June 2023. €1,650 there after. There is a 5% discount for group bookings of 7 or more people.
a) The deposit of €500 is non refundable. If you decide to cancel your trip within 60 - 30 days of your tour 'start' date, we will refund you 50% of any fees paid to Braking Away Cycling Tours (other than your deposit). If you cancel within 30 days of your tour 'start' date, you will will lose the full amount paid to Braking Away Cycling Tours.
b) If you cancel but you find a suitable person as a replacement, and they pay the full amount of the holiday we make only an administration charge of (€100). By 'suitable' we mean someone of the same gender and with the same accommodation requirements.
c) If you leave a Braking Away Cycling Tours holiday once it has started you will be not be entitled to a refund of any amount.
d) We require a minimum of 4 riders to run a tour. In the unlikely event of a tour being cancelled by Braking Away Cycling Tours Ltd, we will refund you the full amount (incl deposit).
e) Braking Away Cycle Tours Ltd reserves the right not to accept nor allow to continue as a participant, any person whose physical condition, health or actions impede the operation of a tour or affect the welfare, rights or enjoyment of other participants. In the unlikely event that such a person is required to leave a tour it will be treated as leaving a tour early and no refund of any amount will be given
4. Health requirements
We describe our holidays as 'active' holidays because we cycle between 50km and 120km a day and between 1,500 and 3,100metres ascent on our French Tours. You are responsible for being suitably fit and healthy. Nevertheless we ask you to inform us in advance of any physical conditions or disabilities that could endanger you or other participants.
We advise you to take out comprehensive health, bicycle and travel insurance, including sufficient coverage for repatriation and additional hospital and medical expenses. Thus we strongly recommend that you review your health and personal insurance to meet the needs of you and your family in case of any loss of property, accident or injury during the trip. Braking Away Cycling Tours are not liable for any fatalities, injuries, accidents, loss of belongings or damage to bicycles while on the tour or in transit.
The extent of our services is described in every online tour description, which you can also print out. The itinerary may be altered at any time by Braking Away Cycling Tours as local conditions demand (e.g. weather, changed opening hours, changed ferry schedules). We shall inform you in advance in such an event.
Furthermore we shall not be liable for any drawbacks as the result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control such as strikes, war, civil or political unrest, border closure, quarantine restrictions, government actions or what is usually known as 'force majeure'.
7. Cycle hire
The equipment supplied, including all accessories, is provided on a hire basis. The hirer undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories. The hirer agrees to use the lock provided and to lock the bicycle to an immoveable object every time the hirer is not with the bicycle. Our guides will help you to keep the equipment in a safe place.
All prices shown are for accommodation sharing with one other rider. (Twin room). If you require single occupancy, there will be an extra cost. We will do our best to accommodate riders who wish to have single occupancy but it is not always available.
9. Final clause
If any one of these terms and conditions should be or become ineffective it shall not affect the validity of the other terms and conditions nor the contract as a whole.
Braking Away Cycling Tours Ltd;14 December 2022.