WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation
  • Twin share* accommodation in 4 star (or higher)  classic* style hotels or Villas style residences
Important Note

While we endeavour to accommodate you in the hotel that we have listed, it is common practice in many tourist towns that the hotels overbook. We book a lot of hotel rooms each year so it is not likely to happen to us but…. it can happen. In this instance the hotel will ensure that we are accommodated in a similar standard hotel in that town or in close proximity.

We stay at every hotel that we book and there are instances where the hotel does not meet our internal quality standards. In this instance we will change the hotel and notified booked guests in advance of the change. Our reviews are normally performed 6 months prior to travel so you will have plenty of notice.

On some race tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana) it is not always possible to book 4 star as some towns do not have 4 star accommodation. In this instance we will clearly identify the hotel and number of stars in the detailed itinerary.

Luggage Transfers
  • Our staff will deliver your bags to your hotel room (or ensure that the Hotel staff do this) each time we change accommodation
  • We transfer your day bag in the support vehciles so that you have a change of clothes when required
Transport
  • All transportation from your designated pick up and drop off point with your bike and one other bag per guest
  • Transportation to and from planned tour activities

 

Support
  • Throughout your tour there will be a minimum of 2 hosts (and up to 5 staff)  assigned to your group
  • Our experienced mechanics will ensure your bike is ready to ride each day*
  • Our experienced soignieurs are always on hand to iron out any muscular niggles that you may have
  • We ensure you have a ride host to ride with you on every ride every day to ensure you get the most from the experience
  • Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support will be in attendance on each ride.
  • Your host will always by close by to assist you with any major issues that you need resolved

*Major service items are at Guests cost

Tour Activities
  • Entrance fees into scheduled tour activities included on your itinerary
Meals
  • All breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners are included in the cost of our tours. Please check individual tours for details.
Hosts
  • Rest assured that you are in the best hands. You will have a minimum of 2 hosts with you on tour. All our hosts are highly experienced professionals whom are familiarised with the region you are visiting, this means they don’t need to learn the best roads, cafes, hotels and routes; we have already found them.
Other

For guests who are cycling

  • 2 x sets of SEARCH TRAVEL Cycling Kit made in Italy by Marcello Bergamo (2 x Sportivo bib-shorts, 2 x Sportivo jerseys, 1 x Sortivo wind vest)
  • Massages as required (every day of you like)
  • Complete mechanical support for you bike provided by our tour mechanic
  • Prepare for your tour like a pro. We include a 6 month Pro CyclEd Training Plan when you purchase a tour with us

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Airfares
  • Airfares to and from the tour
Transportation
  • Transportation to the tour pick up/drop off locations
Accomodation
  • Accomodation before and after the tour
Activities
  • Activities that are not organised and scheduled as part of a SEARCH TRAVEL Tour
Bikes and Equipment
  • Bike, helmet, pedals and saddles are not provided on SEARCH TRAVEL Tours
Travel Insurance
  • SEARCH TRAVEL does not provide travel insurance for tour guests. In order to protect you and your travel investment it is a requirement that you must have have travel insurance for your SEARCH TRAVEL tour which provides you with cover for baggage, cycling equipment, tour interruption & cancellation and medical expenses. Click here for a full version of our Terms & Conditions.