Cycling is a healthy activity:“As any activity, cycling presents opportunities and challenges for minimizing COVID-19 risk of transmission. Cycling has been considered a healthy option for exercising and is recommended as a COVID-19-friendly form of transportation by governments. It is done individually in well ventilated spaces and gear sharing is easily avoided or managed…” – Adventure Travel Trade Association
Discover France Commitment:At Discover France, we make the safety of our customers a priority, and we’ve taken all the precautions and safety measures to adapt our protocols and those of our partners to ensure the safest trips possible with minimal impact on your experience[J1] .
Booking time briefing:When your trip is confirmed, we will send you a fact sheet summarizing safety and health measures we encourage you to apply during your tour. There will also be briefings at the time of arrival and we will explain the measures we and our partners take to manage COVID-19 risks.
Social and physical distancing:By favoring small groups, FIT or household groups we promote social distancing. We also maintain trip participant numbers as low as reasonably possible. Of course, physical distancing does not need to apply to household units and you can ride in your own “bubble” since the tours are self guided. When riding, groups are organized to promote physical distancing. We encourage you to consider riding staggered, not immediately following another rider, or not immediately next to another rider. We do understand that using face coverings while riding is a hard decision for cycling because of the potential to restrict breathing while exercising. However, we encourage you to use face coverings when physical distancing is not possible or during stretches of proximity.
Sanitized Gear and equipment:Our briefings have been adapted to avoid the need to get close to guests and to increase guests independence on basic tasks whenever possible, such as, bike sizing, helmet fitting, and basic adjustments. Also, our equipment is sanitized between each participant, and our guides are briefed and trained to follow a strict safety protocol.
Our partners and health and safety measures:All our partners – Accommodation, Transport, side activities, follow the Covid19 French health regulations and we provide ample access to hand washing and sanitizer. Of course we ask that guests sanitize hands when entering the company, before starting an activity and as often as needed.
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Covid-19 | Fact sheet during your trip