Covid 19 Update
Kia Ora. The city of Auckland is currently in Lockdown Level 3, with the rest of New Zealand currently in Alert Level 2. With New Zealand's current border restrictions and international travel restrictions - International Travel is ON HOLD for the time being.
Thank you! The support that we have felt in the past few months has been absolutely amazing!! In March, as Covid19 started to effect everyone around the world, we watched our business and our livelihood, that we have built over 20 years - literally cease to function. It's no secret that it's going to be a tough couple of years for our wee family and for Escape Adventures - but it's your support that has put the wind under our wings.
We are really proud of NZ's leadership and response to this international pandemic which has no doubt saved many many lives here in NZ. But not to be taken lightly is the huge sacrifice that so many around the world have made to slow the spread. Border closures have meant that pretty much everyone we work with around the world is out of work... Their work hasn't just slowed down - it has completely vanished with no promise of when they will be able to resume.
Many are not as lucky as us. With your support of our new NZ based cycle tours, and so many of you willing to hang in there with us and transfer to next year rather than cancel is literally everything to us. Your booking deposits and your trust in us mean that for this year we can focus elsewhere (or actually right here!) knowing that as soon as it is safe and possible to do so we can and will pick up where we left off, host you in our fabulous destinations and support all our partners around the world again. We promise all of you, who are sticking by us, the NZ government who is currently supporting us and our families (for their financial support) and ourselves... we are going to rock through this and we'll be ready to be back on our bikes and exploring this wonderful planet with you as soon as we are able.
Please read on below... as we have been getting creative with some cycle tours here in New Zealand that you are going to love! Not only are they going to give you some wonderful adventures to stay fit for in the mean time... they will provide some work for our NZ crew, support NZ businesses and some income to our overseas crew as well... Wahooo! See Below for more info.
Kiwi's can't fly!! (for now). So while our wings are clipped we have spent the last couple of months putting together a couple of epic New Zealand rides to get you out into some of the lesser travelled parts of our stunning country. So, why not come and explore New Zealand on your bike with us? We are SO ready to get back on our bikes with you! Read on and get ready to RIDE! Wahoo!
Check out our new New Zealand cycle tours HERE!!
Alert Levels 1 and 2.
If the whole or any part of New Zealand are under Alert Level 1 or 2 at the time of our scheduled cycle tours - we want to reassure you that we CAN safely operate under Alert Level 2. And we WILL be operating under the government’s Level 2 hygiene and contract tracing guidelines.
Alert Levels 3 and 4.
- If any part of New Zealand that will effect us leading any of our scheduled cycle tours is in Level 3 or 4 Lockdown at the time of your cycle tour - the tour will be cancelled and you will be refunded in full (OR given the option of transferring to a later tour if you prefer).
- If any part of New Zealand that will effect you joining your cycle tour is in Level 3 or 4 Lockdown at the time of your cycle tour - you will be refunded in full (OR given the option of transferring to a later tour if you prefer).
We are currently taking bookings for New Zealand for 2020-21 and on all of our 2021 cycle tours. We understand that the plausibility of travel in 2021 is not yet completely certain. Therefore all bookings taken after March 12, 2020 will be 100% refundable (or transferable to a later tour if you prefer), if travel to your chosen location is still not possible due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
If you are booked on any one of our 2020 international Cycle Tours we will have been in touch with you directly. Your cycle tour and all tour payments have been transferred to a similar tour date in 2021. You may also transfer to another one of our international cycle tours or a different date (where possible) if you prefer. If you have any questions please contact us directly.