What To Bring
Casual wear for biking and hiking, wet weather gear and something to wear in the evenings is all that is needed. An extensive wardrobe is not necessary. Please limit your luggage to under 20kg/ 44lbs in weight - our guides find it easier to carry two small soft sided bags than one heavy bag.
Trip Notes will be sent on receipt of your Booking. giving comprehensive information on the country and area you have chosen to visit.
In each area we have chosen the best time of year to visit.
New Zealand's weather is variable. Summer temperatures are seldom excessively high with a comfortable average of 25C (75F) for the North Island and 22C (72F) for the South Island. The wettest months are winter - June, July and August - but periods of rain can be expected at any time of the year. Tasmania's weather is similar to the South Island's.
In Vietnam it will be 27 - 32 C at sea level, in the highlands cooler, especially in the evenings.
Three good meals most days, all accommodation to a very good standard, transport in a well appointed mini-bus, a tee shirt or road jersey and a commemorative certificate. Detailed daily maps with profiles - unique to Pedaltours - are supplied on arrival.
Arrival & Departure
If travelling from the Northern hemisphere we strongly recommend that you arrive a day before your trip commences. We will gladly make additional reservations and travel arrangements. Our Trip Notes list a range of suggested lodgings at each departure point. With prior arrangement, part tours may be taken at the daily rate.
A booking is confirmed only on receipt of a deposit, when our Trip Notes, listing accommodation, what to bring, and day by day route description will be posted. The balance must be received six weeks before the tour commences.
Many of the tours may be combined, please see the examples given on the tour description pages. Contact us for other possibilities, or for additional information and bookings for your cycling holiday. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for your second tour.
If for any reason it is necessary to cancel a reservation, the following will apply: Cancellations more than six weeks before trip departure, loss of 50% of deposit. Cancellations between three and six weeks before trip departure: loss of deposit. Cancellations within three weeks of departure will result in forfeiture of full payment.
You can transfer your payment from one trip to another up to six weeks before trip departure for a transfer fee of NZ$50 per person, after which our cancellation policy applies.
Different cancellation conditions may apply to custom tours.
There will be no refunds once a tour has commenced. We strongly recommend you take out travel, accident, medical, baggage and cancellation insurance. Medical Evacuation insurance is compulsory in Vietnam. Cancellation Insurance may be bought from Pedaltours at a very reasonable rate. Contact us for details. We advise against discounted airfares that carry restrictions.
Medical treatment as a result of an accident within New Zealand is partially covered by New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme but some hospital costs must be met by participant.