Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions form the basis of the contract between us. Please read them carefully before initiating a booking.

Forever Cycle Tours

Forever Cycle Tours is the trading name of Forever Holidays Ltd, company no 7949146, registered in England & Wales.

Registered office: 8 Ridout Close, Bournemouth, BH10 4BY

The holiday

Your price includes:

  • Accommodation on the basis of two (or more) persons sharing a room
  • Breakfast and evening dinner
  • Return airport transfer for you and your bike
  • Place to place cycle tours:-
    – provision of printed daily route information and maps
    – unlimited supply of High 5 energy products , dried & fresh fruit and drinking water
    – en route baggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    – at least one support staff for every five guests
  • Self guided cycling holidays based in Morzine:-
    – route maps (printed & GPS based)
    – emergency rescue service

Additional extras which can be arranged include:

  • Single occupancy accommodation
  • Bike Hire
  • Supported day rides

Booking

All bookings must be made online through our website or on our booking form which should be emailed or posted to us. It must be completed by the party leader (who must be at least 18 years of age) for and on behalf of all the persons named on the form. A non-refundable deposit payment as specified at the time of booking must also be made. If the booking is made within 12 weeks of the date of travel then the full holiday cost is payable. When the booking and payment have been accepted by us an invoice will be sent confirming the contract between Forever Cycle Tours (subsequently referred to as ‘us’ or ‘we’) and the party leader (subsequently referred to as ‘you’). The party leader will be responsible for all the obligations of this contract on behalf of his/her party and will be deemed to be authorised to bind all members of the party to these terms and conditions. In this regard it is required that appropriate travel insurance is effective from the time of booking.

Your booking is accepted on the understanding that you accept the risks of such a holiday including the dangers inherent in cycling either on or off the road and any risks that result from (amongst other things) adverse weather conditions and the poor condition of any road surfaces.

Alterations to your booking

If you need to make changes to your arrangements after they have been confirmed you must make the amendments through the members area on our website or by email. We will endeavour to accommodate your requirements but we cannot guarantee such requests. We also reserve the right to levy an administration charge.

Cancellation by you

If you, or any member of your party, need to cancel any part of the booking once it has been confirmed, you must inform us in writing immediately. Cancellation charges will then become payable as set out below. The charges will be based from the date we receive the written notice to the date of travel.

  • 56 days or more: 100% of the deposit paid
  • 42-56 days: 30% of total holiday booking but not less than the deposit paid
  • 28-41 days: 50% of total holiday booking but not less than the deposit paid
  • 27 days or less: 100% of total holiday booking

If no written notice of cancellation is received and you or a member of your party does not travel the cancellation will be deemed to have been received on the day of departure. We reserve the right to resell any part of a cancelled holiday and this shall in no way restrict or limit our right to levy and receive cancellation charges. In the case of a part cancellation of an exclusive use booking no refund will be given.

Cancellation and amendments by us

In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to cancel or amend your holiday for the dates you have booked. We will either offer you an alternative holiday or if this cannot be arranged we will refund you in full all monies paid to us. We will not be responsible for refunds of any costs incurred with parties other than ourselves. Exceptional circumstances will be deemed to include occasions where there are five or less guests booked on a tour within 30 days of its commencement date.

Price and payment of balances due

Whilst we reserve the right to vary our advertised prices at any time, once your booking is confirmed and the deposit paid, the price shown on your booking confirmation invoice is the fixed price of your holiday. In the event that we reduce our prices subsequent to your booking you will not be entitled to any refund.

The balance of the holiday price must be received by us not less than 12 weeks prior to the date of arrival. If payment is not received in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you. In this case our standard cancellation charges will apply.

Insolvency

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Forever Holidays Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled.  1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Forever Holidays Ltd.

Force Majeure

We cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented as a consequence of ‘force majeure’. In these terms and conditions ‘force majeure’ means any event which we or the supplier of the service or services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events out of our control.

Waiver

By booking your holiday, you: acknowledge that you have received and read all guidance provided by us in relation to your holiday; accept that any guidance given by us as regards climate, clothing, special equipment, topography etc is done so in good faith, but accept that we cannot confirm its accuracy or completeness; acknowledge that it is your responsibility to arrange insurance to cover you during your holiday; confirm that you are aware of the physically strenuous nature of our trips and accept the risks and hazards of our trips, including the dangers inherent in cycling either on the road or off the road and any risks that result from (amongst other things) adverse weather conditions and the variable condition of roads and/or tracks, confirm that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to complete your trip and are aware of no medical reason or condition which would prohibit you from completing your trip; accept the potential for (amongst other things) delays, alterations, loss of or damage to property, inconvenience and discomfort; and accept that subject to the paragraph below, you participate in your trip ,and cycle, at your own risk.

Liability

Nothing in these terms & conditions limits or excludes our liability to you for death or personal injury caused by our negligence. Our entire financial liability whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise (including any liability for the acts or omissions of our employees, agents, consultants, and subcontractors) to you in respect of any breach of these terms and conditions shall be limited to the amount you paid per person for your holiday. We shall not be liable to you for any: loss of, or damage to, your property caused by your own act or omission; or claim for disappointment; or claim for loss of enjoyment; or loss incurred as a result of Force Majeure; or loss incurred due to the theft of bicycles including the loss of the bikes themselves; or loss incurred due to injury as a result of cycling either on or off road; or loss or injury incurred whilst riding without an approved helmet; or loss related to any business of yours such as lost data, lost profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of goodwill or other business loss that you may incur as a result of any breach of these terms and conditions; or other special, indirect or consequential losses. All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from these terms and conditions. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect your statutory rights.

You undertake to behave in such a manner as in no way to cause damage, distress, danger or annoyance to other guests, property and/or any third party. A breach of this clause shall terminate the contract between us forthwith and we shall have no further contractual obligations. All damages and breakages and any other outstanding liabilities will be charged to you and must be paid before departure.

Insurance

Medical treatment overseas and the cost of repatriation in the event of an emergency can be very expensive and so it is vital that you are adequately insured. It is a condition of booking that you have appropriate insurance and you are required to confirm on our booking form that you have this cover.

We are unable to accept responsibility for any costs that you or anyone in your party may incur as a result of failing to take out adequate insurance.

Passport, visa and health requirements

We cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto a flight or into any country due to failure on your part to carry the correct passport, visa or other documents required by any airline or authority.

Transfers and transport

Transfers may be by our own vehicles or with a third party provider with whom we might make arrangements from time to time. It may be necessary sometimes to combine guests arriving or departing on different flights which may require additional waiting time at the airport, typically this should be a maximum of 90 minutes.

On departure we will allow adequate time to transport you safely to the airport and in good time. We will not be liable for any loss if you are not a position to leave the resort at the time we specify. However, very occasionally unforeseeable and exceptional circumstances may delay the transfer. We will not be liable for any loss incurred by you as a result but instead the loss should be taken up with your holiday insurers.

Arrival & departure

Bedrooms will be available from 15:00 on arrival day and need to be vacated by 10:00 on departure day in order to allow sufficient time for cleaning and linen changes. We understand that you may wish to arrive early and depart as late as possible in order to maximise your holiday time. This inevitably means that two sets of guests could be in the premises at the same time and we ask that you be considerate and respect the privacy of other guests.

Cycling, tours & trips

We may suggest cycle routes on the public highway for you to follow by the issue of maps or GPS downloads. Whilst following these routes it is your responsibility to obey the rules of the road at all times and to ride in a safe manner with due regard for other road users.

The routes we provide whether in printed or digital form enable you to follow the correct course. We will support you in this endeavour but you are reminded that you are responsible at all times for your own actions whilst cycling on the public highway. We will not offer coaching or tuition services.

When taking part in any of our tours or trips it is necessary that you abide by the authority of the leader who represents the Company and whose decision is final. Completing our booking form signifies your agreement to this.

If you commit any illegal act when on a tour or trip or if in the reasonable opinion of the leader your behaviour is causing or likely to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others we may terminate your travel arrangements without any liability on our part.

Every care has been taken to plan routes and accommodation. However, local conditions such as road works, adverse weather or local events may require us to change the itinerary at short notice. In addition the condition and/or wishes of the participants may lead to an alteration of the route. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary or accommodation as required and without liability.

We will do our best to allow you to ride at a speed with which you are comfortable. However, we reserve the right to request you to transfer to our support minibus if, in the opinion of the leader, the progress of the group as a whole is compromised.

We cannot guarantee the composition of the group in terms of age, nationality, gender, singles or couples.

Where we provide advice on clothing, weather, equipment etc as part of your holiday, this is done in good faith and as such we are not liable if the information is not accurate.

A part of your holiday package includes a rescue service for guests who for some reason cannot make it back to Morzine by bike under their own steam. This could be as a consequence of physical exhaustion, mechanical failure or other legitimate cause. Any obvious abuse of this service will incur a charge equivalent to the taxi fare for such repatriation. Our rescue service only applies to road bikes and also will not be from any off-road location.

In the interests of providing our guests with an enjoyable holiday experience we consider that there should be at least six participants on any given tour. If this number is not reached within 30 days of the commencement of the tour we reserve the right to cancel it. Please refer to the ‘Cancellation and amendments by us’ section above.

Bikes, bike hire & GPS device rental

If you bring your own bike you will be responsible for its assembly, maintenance and overall roadworthiness at all times. We will not accept any liability if you request us to make any repair or changes to your bike.

All rental bikes will be checked over prior to your hire and set up to your requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure this set up is acceptable before commencing riding. Mountain roads can place extra demands on the bike, in particular on the brakes and brake blocks. It is your responsibility to ensure that the bike is in good order throughout the hire period. In case of the need to make repairs you must take the bike to our representative for remedial action. Rental bikes are only to be used on the public highway.

Whilst the rental price will include insurance for minor damage, you will be responsible for any loss or damage in excess of £100. In the case of loss through theft you must report the incident to the police within 24 hours and obtain a formal report. You will be liable for the full replacement cost of the bike concerned on an as new basis.

If we are unable to supply the specific bike that you have pre booked, a bike of a different brand but similar standard and specification may be offered instead.

In the case of loss or damage to any of our GPS devices you will be liable for the full repair or replacement cost on an as new basis.

Smoking

We operate a no smoking policy inside our accommodation and all our vehicles. If you wish to smoke please do so outside in consideration for other guests.

Complaints

If you have any complaints you must inform a member of our staff at the earliest opportunity. We will attempt to resolve the issue as soon as possible to your satisfaction. If at the end of your holiday you feel that your complaint has not been properly addressed you must notify us in writing within 28 days of your scheduled date of return.

Privacy policy

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Law & jurisdiction

The contract, booking conditions and any matters arising from them are subject to

and governed by English law.

September 2016 v.2.0

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