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FAQs

How much will my electric bike holiday cost?

EBike Holidays

How much will my electric bike holiday cost?


As a guide, a 2 night weekend cycling break starts at £385 per person. The exact cost depends on your chosen accommodation and number of nights. Contact us for more information.




How do I book my cycling holiday?


You can complete our booking form or simply contact us with your requirements and preferred dates and we will provide you with a range of suitable options.




How active do I need to be to enjoy an EBike cycling holiday?


Don't worry! Our electric bikes make cycling easy and fun. Simply contact us and we will happily recommend a cycling break to suit you.




Can you tailor my EBike holiday to suit me?


Yes with pleasure! We want you to enjoy your perfect cycling holiday in the National Forest. We will happily put together the perfect itinerary for you.




What should I pack for a UK cycling holiday?


You will need layers of comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for cycling in - trainers are perfect. We recommend that you bring sun cream and a sunhat in summer and a raincoat is useful in every season. And don't forget the camera!




How easy is it to ride an electric bike?


If you can ride a normal bicycle then you will love riding an electric bike. Just like a normal bike, you need to pedal as you go. However, the electric motor provides a helping hand when you need a boost, such as going uphill.





Walking Holidays

Can you personalise my walking holiday to suit me?


Absolutely! We specialise in tailoring our walking holidays to suit guests' specific requirements. Simply call or email and we will put together the perfect itinerary for you.




How do I book a walking holiday?


Either complete the booking enquiry form or contact us with your requirements and preferred dates. We will check availability and come to you with confirmation.




Are the walking holidays easy?


Our walking holidays are designed for guests wanting an easy, gentle walking holiday. The countryside in and around the National Forest is quite gentle and our holidays range from 6 – 8 miles per day, to 10 – 12 miles. We can of course personalise a holiday itinerary to suit you, should you wish to walk further or fewer miles each day.




What should I pack for a walking holiday in the UK?


Weather in the UK can be changeable. We recommend that walking holiday guests pack layers of clothing. You will need some comfortable walking shoes. These should be suitable for muddy paths in wet weather. A sun hat and suncream are essential for walking on hot summer days and a raincoat might be required in any season. We suggest that you bring a small day pack, to carry items that you require during the day. A thermos flask can also be very handy to enjoy a hot drink along the way. Keen birdwatchers will want to bring binoculars and photographers will want a camera suitable for carrying on your walk.




How fit do I need to be to enjoy a walking holiday?


Our walking holidays are designed to be gentle enough for anyone of average fitness to enjoy, with daily mileages starting at 6 - 8 miles per day, leaving plenty of time to explore along the way. The walking in the National Forest is quite gentle, with just the odd short strenuous climb.





Payment

How do I pay for my cycling or walking holiday?


You can pay by Paypal, credit or debit card or bank transfer. We will send you a secure link, once we have confirmed availability.




When do I pay for my holiday?


A 15% deposit is payable at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday. PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL CURRENT COVID PAYMENT TERMS





On Holiday

Can I arrive for my walking or cycling tour by public transport?


Absolutely! We encourage our guests to let the the train take the strain and are proud to hold the Good Journey Mark for welcoming car-free visitors. We offer a 5% discount on any holiday if you travel to the National Forest by train, bus or coach. You can plan your car-free journey here.. We can arrange collection from the nearest suitable train station to take you to your first hotel. At the end of your walking or cycling holiday, you will be taken back to the station. Contact us for more information.




I am travelling from overseas. Can you arrange airport transfer?


The National Forest is in the heart of England and attracts many overseas visitors every year. It is served by both East Midlands and Birmingham airport. We can arrange a transfer from either airport if required.




Where do I leave my car?


You will leave your car at your first stopover, whilst you enjoy your cycling or walking holiday. This is included in your holiday price.




What happens to my luggage?


We transport your luggage between hotels, leaving you free to enjoy your day's cycling or walking. If you are cycling, we provide panniers for you to carry your essential items each day. We recommend that walkers bring a light day pack with them.





COVID 19

What if  I need to change my walking or cycling holiday plans because of COVID 19?


It's fair to say that things can still change pretty quickly. To ensure that you can book your UK cycling or walking holiday with confidence, bookings made before the end of April can be changed at any time up 4 weeks before your holiday start date. Should you be unable to enjoy your walking or EBike holiday, then we will refund your deposit in full, any time before full payment has been made.




Do you have special COVID 19 payment terms?


To help guests book their UK walking or cycling holiday with confidence, we have reduced our deposit to just £75 per person for all 2021 holidays, with no further payment due until 4 weeks before you travel.




What if my walking or cycling holiday is cancelled because of COVID 19?


We want guests to be able to book their cycling or walking holiday with confidence that their money is safe. Therefore, we are offering guests a COVID 19 money back guarantee. If Government COVID restrictions require us to cancel your holiday then we offer a choice of rescheduling your holiday, to a date to suit you, or a full refund within 14 days.




Do I need travel insurance for a walking or cycling holiday in the UK


We strongly recommend that all guests have travel insurance for their cycling or walking holiday, just as you would for a holiday overseas. For 2021 holidays, we suggest that you ensure that your travel insurance will cover you should you test positive for COVID 19 prior or during your tour. We also suggest that you choose a policy that includes cancellation cover, should you wish to cancel your walking or cycling holiday at the last minute.




What other steps are you taking to ensure that guests can safely enjoy their walking or EBike tour?


We're working hard behind the scenes, to ensure that your walking or EBIke break is as safe as possible. We have attained the Visit England Good to Go accrediation and put in place all necessary risk assessments and codes of conduct. Learn more about our COVID 19 planning.





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