SHORT BREAKS TERMS & CONDITIONS

Bookings
All bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check availability with us then complete the relevant Booking Form, which with payment of a £50 deposit per person will secure your place.

Payment
Payment should be made to our account at the Nat West bank in the UK. Upon receipt of your booking form we shall send you paying-in slips for our account or alternatively provide you with the account details for you to pay on-line.

Confirmation
Upon receipt of payment of the deposit we shall send you a booking confirmation with details of the balance due which must be paid six weeks prior to arrival. Failure to pay the balance when due may result in cancellation of your booking. Payment in full is required for a booking made less than six weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation Charges
If you wish to cancel an on-road or off-road short break booking the following cancellation charges will apply:

Period of notice:
More than 42 days
21 – 42 days
Less than 21 days
Charge:
Deposit per person
50% of total cost per person
100% of total cost per person

 

* You should ensure you have suitable travel insurance to provide cover in the event of cancellation of your booking, including, for off road riding, cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.
* In the event that we have to cancel a booking other than in circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and either offer an alternative date or a full refund.
* Compensation will not be given in the event of cancellation due to “force majeure” events (e.g. war, threat of war, terrorist activity, natural disasters etc) or in the event we have to cancel because you have not paid the balance of the booking cost.
* If we decide that adverse weather conditions render a whole day’s riding unsafe we will refund £40 per person for on-road bookings and £60 per person for off-road bookings for each full day affected.
* If your homeward journey is delayed/cancelled it will be your responsibility to arrange overnight accommodation if necessary.

Your Responsibilities
You must be in possession of a valid British or EU passport. You must bring the originals of your driver’s licence, insurance certificate and registration document. It is a legal requirement in France to carry these papers with your bike.

Please check if prior notice to your insurer is required for a trip abroad as otherwise your cover may be invalid. You should also have European cover for breakdown and repatriation of your bike, yourself and any pillion. This cover should also include the costs of any hire vehicle required.

You must bring an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) – this will be required in the event that you need medical treatment. Failure to do so will leave you liable for any medical expenses.

You should arrange suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation of your holiday and repatriation in the event of illness or accident.

You must ensure your bike is in a roadworthy condition to complete the trip – minimum tyre tread is 1.6mm in France. There is no need to adjust your headlamp, but you should affix a GB sticker to your number plate.

In the event of travel delays resulting in your late arrival you may have to make your own way to Le Champ Masse. Bike Normandy cannot be held responsible for any additional costs you may incur as a result.

It is your responsibility to comply with any legal requirements for riding in France – a summary is on the Advice page of this website however it is only a summary and you should make yourself aware of the legal requirements.

Disclaimer
You will be required to sign the following Disclaimer upon arrival in France:

On-Road;
You are deemed to be in control of and fully responsible for your bike at all times. Bike Normandy, John and Jeanette Eggleton do not accept liability for any claims, actions, proceedings, death, injury, illness or damage howsoever caused other than through our gross negligence. We reserve the right to ask you to leave a ride-out at any time if in our opinion your conduct is not that of a conscientious rider. In the event that you are asked to leave the ride-out no refund will be given.

You will be required to acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the above Disclaimer, that you have suitable insurance for your motorcycle whilst in France and that you will respect the French Code De La Route.

Off-Road;
You are deemed to be in control of and fully responsible for your bike at all times. Bike Normandy, John and Jeanette Eggleton do not accept liability for any claims, actions, proceedings, death, injury, illness or damage howsoever caused other than through our gross negligence. You accept that by its nature off-road riding entails certain risks and that in participating in the ride-out you acknowledge that you are fully aware of such risks and accept responsibility for your own safely. We reserve the right to ask you to leave a ride-out at any time if in our opinion or the opinion of the guides your conduct is not that of a conscientious rider. In the event that you are asked to leave the ride-out no refund will be given.

Our Responsibilities
We shall provide a guide for the ride-out as far as it is within our control. We cannot be held responsible for anything beyond our control e.g. the unavailability of any amenities or the closure of any attractions. Every effort will be made to find a suitable alternative to fulfill the itinerary.

In the event you have any special dietary requirements we require advance notice to be given on the Booking Form.

In the event of an accident the appropriate course of action will be taken. This may involve a delay in the event that the emergency services are needed. our patience and understanding will be appreciated and the ride-out will continue as quickly as possible.