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A short word from Mike McLean owner and guide at Mountain Bike Kerala.
These are uncertain times for everyone, yet around the world and here in India a sense of normality is returning and we are looking forward to getting back on the bikes with you as our guests as soon as it’s safe and possible to do so. Based on travel advice in your country, regular updates which we receive from the Government of India and of course what life looks like here on the ground in the regions that we cycle in India we are now gearing up and ready to go out on our trips starting end of October 2020 so look out for regular updates here and on our Facebook page.
We have set out below the present status regarding travel and tried to answer your most important questions but please message/ring or e-mail us if you need any further info on anything.
In the meantime our shop is open and lined up with even more goodies to keep us all going through these next few weeks and months.
Thanks for you support and hope see you on the trails soon.
Mike and the Mountain Bike Kerala Team
25th June 2020 Update
For trips departing on or after October 25th the following applies:
If the UK FCO, global or local health authorities advise against travel or impose severe restrictions on movement within a country, we will amend, cancel or suspend trips as required offering flexibility to transfer your travel plans to an alternative date or different tour free of charge (subject to any difference in published tour cost)
We adhere to UK FCO advice, and we will not operate tours to areas where the advice is against all non-essential travel.
Decisions about whether we can operate upcoming tours are updated on a rolling basis based on current advice. Where the advice for a country is temporarily against all non-essential travel, we will not normally make changes to tours more than 6 weeks before the date of travel.
When is your next tour?
All the scheduled dates that you see on the website are confirmed to go at this point in time. We will have an update end of July regarding our scheduled October/November 2020 tours and all other tours scheduled past that point. We remain committed to the social-distancing, all travel and non-travel advisories that are prevalent in India and in the rest of the world and as such all our guiding services and tours are on hold till end-October 2020.
I want to book on October 2020 Singalila Ridge tour can I be sure it will run?
We will block your spot on a 1st come 1st served basis. Please check on your own countries travel advisories, we are regularly taking updates from the Indian government if it’s safe to travel and when we are 100% confident that we can run the trip without compromising safety and the integrity of the tour then we will ask you for a deposit. We will update you regularly about upcoming travel advisories and we have the most flexible bookings in the industry as so that’s fully transferable deposit for 24 months from booking and no change fees to move to another holiday.
Why should we book with you in the future?
We understand any concerns that you as our guests or future guests may have about any upcoming travel plans and future holidays with us at Mountain Bike Kerala. As ever our priority is always the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We are, as you are probably well aware, a small specialist operator who ride bikes because we love to ride and run tours to India as it’s the country we live in and a country we love, a place that inspires us on and off the bike with the trails, the spectacular landscapes, the food and most of all the people that we meet along the way who are overwhelmingly friendly, curious and make every encounter an unforgettable one..
We are entirely reliant upon you as our guests to keep the locally owned hotels, the tea shops, the local eateries and of course Mountain Bike Kerala going and we are acutely aware that without you and all our other riding friends support and encouragement these last 16 years we would not be here. The situation is is fluid but as a well-established company we have robust plans in place. I do hope you will continue to travel with us, either now or in the very near future.
I need a bit more info on things.
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Stay safe and hope to be on the trails with you all soon.