Here are the terms and conditions that apply to all tours by Ride in Tours.
THE TOUR OPERATOR : Ride in Tours, 196 Avenue George Sand, 37700 LA VILLE AUX DAMES, FRANCE registered at the RCS of Tours with n° 808 548 895
with the license N° IM037150002
THE CUSTOMER : the person that fill the booking form and tick the acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Any booking made by any other form that the one available on our website will not be consider valid until a sales conditions has been signed and printed by customer and return to us and a confirmation email has been received from RIT.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
The booking will be consider valid until a payment deposit of 30 % of the total of the tour has been made through our payment link that will be send to you by email.
The balance has to be paid 30 days prior the tour departure date. RIT will send you a bank secure payment link 7 days before the deadline. If the total payment is not made passed that delay your booking will be cancelled and the cancellation fees will applies.
All cancellations must be made on a written format and acknowledge by RIT.
The cost will be :
30 days before departure date : 30% of the total amount
30 to 21 days : 50 % of the total amount
Less than 20 days : 100 %
We strongly recommend that you contact a trip cancellation policy.
Any interruption of the tour by participant by any reason will be considered as consumed and therefore not be refund.
Ride in Tours will accept that the contract is transferred to another person eligible for that tour. A written notice must be send to us.
By us :
In case of a cancellation by RIT the total amount paid will be entirely refund to the customer. No compensation can be asked for tour cancellation of RIT.
It is important that you get a good full travel insurance policy before your trip, that covers cancellation, medical costs, lost luggage, and the eventual repatriation in case of serious damage or accident. Ride in Tours cannot be hold responsible for failure of the customer to arrange appropriate cover.
Ride in Tours assumes no responsibility for loss or damage or delay in delivering luggage to tour participants. Luggage turned over RIT for transport each day is done so at participant’s own risk. Luggage insurance is therefore recommended. We accept luggage in a limit of one per person any supplementary luggage piece may occure an extra cost
PHYSICAL CONDITION AND RIDING SKILLS
When joining a guided or self-guided tour of RIT customer must be in good physical condition for riding and keeping the pace of such a tour. We will ride almost every day and we cannot be hold responsible for not having the strength to keep up the rhythm. It is also vital that customer have the appropriate level of skills for riding a bike on different type of roads. (city crossing, eventual traffic jams, twisty mountain roads, riding under the rain, etc). Each participant accepts the risks and danger inherent to any motorcycle travel.
Before departure RIT will request a credit card deposit as a safety deposit for any damage that can be made to the motorcycle. The deposit is cancelled at the end of the tour when returning the bike.
The amount is 2 500 € (for BMW 1200 GS and YAMAHA 1300 FJR)
1 500 € (for BMW 650 GS and HONDA Deauville 700 NTV)
When booking with ride in tour you choose a bike category. You may have a preference and we will try to stick to it however RIT have its own fleet which is not extendable and we might not guarantee your choice when booking last.
Ride in Tours can’t be hold responsible for bad weather conditions. No refund will be made on that base. In case of unsuitable weather conditions that involve safety input RIT is authorized to modify the tour program without prior notice.
All customers must applied the road and regulations of the country. We cannot be hold responsible for any damage resulting of improper driving behavior. RIT will explain before the tour the road regulations valid in France.
Any driving offense made by participant will be paid by him. In case of caught on camera radar, RIT will give customer details to the authorities for any fine occurred during the tour even if the tour is closed.
RIT reserve the right to exclude any participants that have a dangerous driving behavior, without refund.
RIT will not accept riders without proper motorcycle equipment. (helmet, gloves, jacket). If equipment is needed, a prior notice must be made to us and a minimal charge will apply.
When riding with a guided tour as a group it is your responsibility to follow the group leader instructions . When riding in a self-guided tour you cannot leave the country or travel off road without prior agreement of RIT. Any breaches may invalidate your insurance cover or your tour agreement.
PICTURES AND MOVIES
All materials used during the tours by RIT is property of RIT and we reserve the right to use is for advertising or marketing. No legal proceedings can be made by any participant for using material where he or she can be recognized.
Our bike are well maintained however we cannot foresee any breakdown. A spare bike is available with the support vehicle (only with guided tours). RIT will make anything possible to provide a bike within 24H. In case of a lower model a proportional refund will be made.
The Hirer is responsible for theft of the vehicle unless keys are removed and the vehicle secured by all appropriate means :
Which mean that the vehicle have to be:
• secured with the U-lock through the day
• chained to a secure object overnight or stored in a garage
Where the motorcycle is lost or stolen the renter must immediately notify the police and Ride in Tours.
Failure to follow these restrictions will make the renter solely liable for any damage or theft to the bike.
It is customer responsibility to be in compliance with the travel regulations of the country. We will not supply our motorcycle to anyone not having his travel documents with him, or not up to date. Travel documents will be checked on arrival before delivery of the bikes.
Due to some unforeseen event RIT reserve the right to modify its tours (itinerary, visits, hotels). No compensation can be asked for that.
EXTRA FREE DAYS
On certain tours, anyone accepting to ride the bike back to Tours can benefit of 2 extras free days of riding. The bike is fully covered during that period. All other costs such as accommodation, gas and toll will be at customer expenses.
RIT is responsible for providing the services listed in the tour description according to the local standard and the accurate description of services offered in its literature. RIT carefully selects and constantly checks its contractors, such as hotels. RIT is responsible for conscientious travel preparations. RIT is not responsible or liable for any accidents. RIT reserves the right without prior notice to withdraw any part or all of a tour, to make such changes as may be necessary, and the extra cost, if applicable, resulting there from, shall be paid by the customer. Furthermore, it is agreed and understood that the owners, operators and agents of this tour including RIT are not the guardians of any customer's safety and they, individually or collectively, cannot be held liable in any way for any occurrence in connection with the operation or the client's participation in connection with the tour, which might result in injury, death or other damage to the client, his property or his family, heirs or assigns.
COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Please bring any complaints or suggestions to RIT or its tour guide to immediate attention. Do not wait until the tour is over. RIT take all customer complaints and or suggestions very attentively and will try to resolve these issues at hand immediately if possible.
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
In case of any dispute relating to this contract and to the extent permitted by law, the Court of Tours from which RIT depend will only be competent.