Right now we get many questions about this summer's bike holiday and how we and organizers of bike packages reason in the shadow of covid-19. What cancellation policy applies? Is it safe to go on a cycling holiday? Here we try to pin down some question marks. Bike holidays in Sweden are fantastic and can be so this year too.
– We do not know exactly what situation we have this summer, and it is up to the individual to make a decision that feels safe. Our attitude is, of course, that everyone, cyclist or not, must first and foremost follow the recommendations of the Public Health Authority. With that said, it is crystal clear that this is not a year for a foreign holiday and if you act with common sense this could very well be a good year for discovering Sweden and trying a bike holiday. Sweden is fantastic and has so much to offer, says Katarina Bergstrand, CEO of Sweden by Bike.
Questions and answers for those who are thinking of booking a bike package this summer
What cancellation policy applies?
All organizers of bike packages are of course aware of the unique situation we currently have with covid-19, and have therefore adjusted their cancellation terms accordingly. This means that cancellation can take place very close to the travel date. Exactly how many days before you can re-book or off your bike package differs depending on which package you book. You will get more information about the exact last date when you book / send a request.
Do I dare book a cycling holiday during the covid-19 pandemic?
Exactly what situation we have this summer nobody knows yet - and of course we should listen to the authorities' recommendations and restrictions. In several contexts, the Public Health Agency has so far left hopeful about trips in Sweden this summer - and we - who are passionate about cycling tourism in Sweden are also. The organizers of bike packages do everything they can to make your cycling holiday as safe as possible - and as a bicycle traveler you mostly stay outdoors. Feel free to read our interview Monika Josephat at Sakura Tours who tells how they worked to change the business due to covid-19.
Take care of yourself and hope you enjoy one or more really wonderful cycling adventures this summer!
Current information from the Public Health Authority can be found here: www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se