Terms and conditions

RIDER Academy is the Tour operator. Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully.

The booking form is signed between RIDER Academy (as the tour operator), and You (as a participant). By signing the booking form, you accept our terms and conditions. For a valid booking, the booking form must be signed and submitted both with booking deposit proof.

A booking deposit for the tour is required at the time of booking. The deposit is 500 Euro per person and it secures your place on the tour. Reservations are based upon the principle “first come – first served” and space on each tour is limited.

The full payment (balance) is due 30 days before the start of the tour. If the balance is not received 30 days before the tour starts, RIDER Academy reserves the right to cancel the reservation and keep the deposit. Before the tour start, each participant must sign a release and waiver of rights form. Otherwise, RIDER Academy has the right to cancel the tour for that participant.

RIDER Academy is responsible for providing the services in the tour descriptions according to the local standards. However due to situations beyond its control (such as hotel closures, weather etc.), RIDER Academy reserves the right without prior notice to withdraw any part or all of a tour or to make such changes as may be necessary, and the extra cost, if applicable, shall be paid by the customer.

It is agreed and understood that the owners, operators and agents of this tour, including RIDER Academy, are not the guardians of the participant’s safety and they cannot be held liable in any way for any related to any activity in connection with the tour which might result in injury, death or other damage to the participant, his property, his family. RIDER Academy is not responsible for any damage caused to third parties due to the participant’s activities during the tour. RIDER Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen items from our rental locations or support vehicles. It is recommended that personal valuables and documents are not stored in the vehicle’s luggage. RIDER Academy assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or delay in delivering baggage to tour participants. Baggage turned over to RIDER Academy for transport each day is done so at the participant’s own risk.

If the participant does not comply with traffic laws, RIDER Academy reserves the right to revoke this contract and remove the participant’s rental motorcycle. A participant is responsible for all traffic tickets received during the tour. A service charge will apply for all unpaid tickets. Participants agree to not cause any damage to natural surrounding or third parties through their actions while riding their motorcycles. In the event a participant repeatedly ignores rules or causes others to feel threatened by their actions, RIDER Academy reserves the right to revoke this contract and remove the participant’s rental motorcycle. Every participant needs a valid motorcycle license to take part in the tour. The participant is responsible for complying with passport and visa regulations and takes responsibility for consequences resulting from non-compliance.

The tour price includes hotel accommodation in double or twin rooms. If the participant travels alone, but wishes to share a double room, RIDER Academy will try to find a roommate that is in the same situation. If RIDER Academy cannot find a roommate, the single supplement will have to be charged. A limited number of single rooms are available at extra cost on a first-come basis, but availability cannot be guaranteed. Price of tour does not include all items not listed as included and all personal items.

In case of outdoor activities like swimming, white water rafting, rock climbing or any other activity potentially suggested as a supplemental activity to the tour, the participant is fully aware of the risks and dangers and accepts full liability.

Photographs and videos taken on the tours by RIDER Academy representatives are under the copyright of RIDER Academy. RIDER Academy can use all such material for advertising and marketing purposes, including images in which participants can be identified, without any charge from the participant. Participants who submit photos to RIDER Academy agree to allow the use of such photos by RIDER Academy for advertising and marketing purposes.

RIDER Academy recommends that you take out adequate travel, health and accident insurance, including third-party liability insurance.

RIDER Academy attempts to arrange tour dates at a time when the weather conditions are pleasant for motorcycling. RIDER Academy is not liable for unpleasant weather conditions and no refunds will be made for such conditions.

Tours operate on seasonal basis and where seasonal variances and/or weather conditions cause changes in the tour routing and accommodations, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly and alternate hotels, restaurants and roads will be used.

Please be sure to let us know about any special dietary requirements.


All our motorcycles are insured with Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance. The rental period is not interrupted due to damage to the motorcycle or the inability of the participant to ride the motorcycle. During the rental period, RIDER Academy is not obligated to replace a damaged motorcycle. If a participant provides his own motorcycle, no tour insurance will be provided by RIDER Academy.

RIDER Academy offers two insurance options, ‘Basic insurance’ and ‘VIP Insurance’. In case of ‘Basic insurance’ (included in the price) a security deposit (deductible) of 1000 Euro must be paid to RIDER Academy at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition and the deposit will be refunded at that time. Optionally, in case of ‘VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed and nonrefundable fee of 35 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to 500 Euro and it must be paid to RIDER Academy at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition and it will be refunded at that time.

RIDER Academy reserves the right to substitute a motorcycle confirmed to a participant (due to uncontrollable situations like mechanical problems, theft etc.), but will make every effort to ensure the booked model. If not possible, RIDER Academy will certainly try to contact the participant prior to any substitution.

Rental conditions are a constituent part of the contractual agreement between RIDER Academy (renter) and the customer (hirer), governing the use of motorcycles. Rights to deviations, variations or supplemental provisions, which shall be valid only in writing, reserved.


Cancellations received 60 (and more) days prior to departure will be subject to a 300 Euro per person cancellation fee. For cancellations received less than 60 days prior to departure, cancellation fee (per person) is as follows: 59-30 days= 40% of tour cost; 29-15 days= 70% of tour cost; within 14 days= 100% of tour cost. No exception to this policy can be made for any reason.

Up to two weeks prior to the tour start, RIDER Academy can cancel the tour if a sufficient number of customers for the particular tour is not reached. In this case the customer will be notified as soon as possible and RIDER Academy will offer to operate the tour if all participants agree to a supplemental charge due to the low number of tour members. If participants do not accept to pay the supplement, RIDER Academy will refund their deposit and payments in full, which constitutes the full settlement. RIDER Academy is not liable for any additional costs or losses incurred by the participant (for example the cost of pre-paid airline tickets, hotel reservations etc.) due to the cancellation of the tour due to lack of participants. Situations beyond our control may arise which may make it necessary for us to reschedule or cancel a tour, change itineraries or make substitutions regarding hotels, cities, guides and other travel arrangements. We do not assume responsibility or liability for any resulting losses, expenses or inconvenience to the participant. RIDER Academy is not required to make refunds once the tour commences, regardless of the reason for the participant’s inability to complete his tour.

When the tour cannot be started or has to be interrupted or ended for reasons outside of the control of RIDER Academy or its contractors or customers as well as in a case of force majeure such as riots, floods, earthquakes, strikes, etc. the contract becomes invalid.