BikeToursDirect

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BikeToursDirect
1638 Berkley Circle
Chattanooga, TN
37405
United States

Web: www.biketoursdirect.com
Phone: 423-756-8907
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Email: jjohnson@biketoursdirect.com

About Us:
One-stop resource for bike tours in Europe. Choose from more than 200 tours in 30 countries. Guided group tours and self-guided individual tours, many with daily and weekly departures. BikeToursDirect represents European bike tour companies for excellent variety and rates. One-week tours from $550. Custom tours and endless advice available. 877-462-2423, www.biketoursdirect.com.

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BikeToursDirect provides a central resource for bicycle tours in Europe. We represent European bicycle tour companies--currently more than 200 routes in 30 countries--as well as local and regional tourist offices.

This translates into greater convenience, lower prices, more variety and more departures.

BikeToursDirect doesn't develop its own tours, and we don't lead the tours or ride with you. We leave that to our expert colleagues at the tour companies.

What we do is work with you to find a tour that will be the best vacation you ever had, and then help you plan your trip. 

We've been on some but not all of the routes (unless dreams count), but we've been briefed by the tour operators and received feedback from other clients. If we can't answer a question, we'll do our best to get the information for you. And if you can't find the right tour on our site, we'll work with our contacts and try to find or create one for you. 
 

Booking a tour is easy. We take care of almost everything. If you want to discuss a tour program first, please email us at info@biketoursdirect.com or call us at (877) 462-2423.

To request space on a tour, please visit on site at www.biketoursdirect.com and complete and send our online booking request. Please submit a separate form for each member of your party unless they are in the same family and paying and traveling together.

We'll contact the European tour company to determine if space is available. Once we hear from
them, we'll send you an email confirmation and charge your credit card a deposit of $200 per person. (We do not charge your card if we do not receive confirmation.)

Please allow 5-7 business days for the tour company to confirm. Reservations are subject to available space. Please do not make non-changeable travel plans until you receive our confirmation.

We'll send your hotel list, travel tips and arrival information about 2-3 weeks prior to departure. Complete maps and tour materials will be at your start hotel.


Payments
We take care of all payments to the tour operators. After we receive confirmation from the tour operator, we charge a deposit of US$200 per person. Full payment is due 60 days in advance of your tour departure. If your tour leaves within 60 days of booking, full payment is due within 7 days of confirmation. If your tour leaves within 28 days of confirmation, payment is due within 3 days. Payments and charges are due in United States dollars.

Important Information
Euros: With few exceptions, rates on our site are in Euros, which we convert to U.S. dollars for your final payment (if you book from outside the U.S., you must also pay in U.S dollars). Please use the Euro Converter (at the bottomof the menu bar to the left) as a guide only; it is the mid-point between buy and sell rates for major banks, and rates charged to consumers and small businesses are 3-8 cents higher. We charge you 3 cents higher.

Credit Cards: If you opt to make your final payment by credit card, we charge a 4 percent service fee on the full tour amount including deposit. This covers a portion of what we're charged by our processing service and allows us to offer tours without adding service fees on all bookings. You may opt to pay by check to avoid the fee.

Cancellation: When you submit a booking request, it is a binding agreement. BikeToursDirect charges $100 per person or 10% of total tour cost, whichever is greater, on top of tour company charges. For cancellation penalties from the respective tour companies, please see the "Terms and Conditions" sections.

Changes: We charge a change fee of 25 euros in addition to tour company fees—even for minor changes such as adding a night of lodging, changing hotel category, adding a person or adding bike rentals. Charging fees for changes allows us to offer tours without charging service fees on all bookings. Our commissions are generally quite low, and we do not receive any commission for extra nights, bike rentals and other "add-ons." Please be as sure as possible of your plans when you book.

Custom Programs and Special Departures: Special departure dates may be available along some routes at an additional fee. For custom programs of tours not listed on our site, BikeToursDirect charges a 10 percent planning fee.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend travel insurance. For the most comprehensive coverage, many insurance carriers require that you purchase the policy within 7-14 days of making your deposit.

Bookings and Payments: Bookings and payments are processed by Nonstop Travel of Torrance, California. A specialist in European travel, Nonstop was founded in 1984 and is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and IATAN (Intertational Airlines Travel Agent Network) and is a licensed California Seller of Travel (CST 1018469-10).

Consumer Protection:
Tour operators and other suppliers are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of their respective nations and of the European Union. Most countries require tour operators to put funds in escrow or have a bank guarantee to cover your payments through the end of your trip. These laws protect you in case of insolvency or fraud.

BikeToursDirect has been approved for and participates in the Better Business Bureau's BBBOnLine Reliability Program.

 
Please contact us at 1-877-462-4243 (1-423-756-8907) or info@biketoursdirect.com or visit www.biketoursdirect.com.  
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