Are there coronavirus protocols in place during the tours?
We realize that Covid-19 is a reality that is going to be with us for a while, so our upcoming tours will run differently than in the past. But rest assured, you will still experience great biking, camaraderie and adventure that are the hallmarks of our tours.
50% discount on single upgrades: We are temporarily suspending our roommate rotation option. In some cases, we are reducing the single room upgrades by 50% to make it more affordable to have your own room. Guests who have already paid for this upgrade on specific tours will receive a partial refund.
Tour size: We have reduced the maximum capacity of tours to keep groups smaller. This will help us to maintain safe distancing during meals, group meetings and shuttling.
Masks: All guests and guides are required to bring their own masks on tour and wear those masks any time they are not able to keep a safe distance of 6 feet from others. This includes shuttling in WomanTours vehicles. If masks are cloth, we recommend bringing at least two so one can be washed and dried while the other is in use.
Social distancing: During meals, orientations and other gatherings, we will practice social distancing, spreading seats apart or requiring masks to be worn when that distance cannot be met. Instead of hugs, handshakes and high fives, we encourage peace signs, namaste bows and other creative non-contact greetings.
Thermometers and hand sanitizers: We ask guests to bring their own thermometers and take their temperatures each morning. While WomanTours will have hand sanitizer available during meals and group gatherings, we also ask guests to have their own supply on their person for times when there is no hand sanitizer available, such as when they are cycling.
No guests of guests: Given the circumstance, we are temporarily suspendin the opportunity for family members or friends of guests to join the group for meals.
Meals: All meals will either be restaurant take-out or prepared by WomanTours guides following stricter food safety and Covid-19 protocols, and will be eaten outdoors whenever possible.
Self-monitoring: Pay close attention to your health 14 days before the start of the tour, during the tour and 14 days after the tour. If you start to feel ill during the tour, let your guide know as soon as possible.
More stringent cleaning protocols: WomanTours guides and SAG volunteers have stepped up cleaning and disinfecting protocols for our van, trailer, SAG vehicle, and for food service, bike repairs and all other related areas. We will also make sure our tour partners and vendors follow these practices.
Cancellations: We will continue to closely watch coronavirus-related national, state and local directives to determine if we can safely run future tours. If we deem it necessary to cancel a tour, we will inform tour registrants 45 days before the start of their tour. If tour registrants choose to cancel a tour before that time, our normal cancellation policy applies.
Travel Insurance: Travelex travel insurance policies will cover travelers if they contract COVID-19 before or during their trip. Please see www.travelexinsurance.com or 800-228-9792 to obtain a quote.