Can I do longer rides?
Yes. On almost all tours we offer options for longer riders.
How far in advance should I book my self-guided tour?
You can book a self-guided tour at any time. People have reserved with as little as two days' advance notice. However, sometimes hotel availability can be a problem. Our first choice hotels can fill up. The more advance notice we have the better chance we have of reserving our favorites. In the event that a place is full we can always find a room in a different hotel. In most cases this alternative hotel is similar to our favorite hotel.
Should I ride an e-bike?
E-bikes handle like regular bikes and can be a good alternative for those who have a partner who is a stronger cyclist. E-bikes can also be helpful for those who are recovering from injury or just want to do a more challenging tour.
I like a particular tour, but I woudl like it to be one night less. Can you shorten it?
Yes, we can adjust the number of nights on any tour. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on the details.
Do you have helmets we can use?
Yes. We can provide helmets at no additional charge.
Can I bring my own pedals or seat?
Many guests bring their own pedals and seats. We will be happy to install them on your bike.
I am alone. Can I do a self-guided tour by myself?
Yes. We can run our self-guided tours with one person.
Can I rent a bike without taking a tour?
Yes. Please see our webpage about bike rentals.
How do I get back to a larger city when the tour is over?
Transportation options vary from town to town. Most tours end in or near a town with good train or bus connections. Options are explained in the Detailed Itinerary for each tour (on the individual tour page click "Detailed Itinerary"). If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help with your pre or post-tour travel plans.
Can I talk to someone who has done this tour?
Yes. We can provide references.
Will my cell phone work in Europe?
Your phone should work in Europe, but you should consult your provider to understand the costs. Roaming costs can be high. Some providers offer a travel package which can be less expensive than roaming. If you have an unlocked dual-band GSM phone you can buy a European SIM card. If your phone is not unlocked you can purchase a cheap European cell phone (not smart phone) with a prepaid plan. This will cost about 50 Euro.
Where do I get travel insurance?
Charnes Tours does not get a finder's fee for sending clients to a particular insurer. With many insurance providers to choose from we encourage you to google "travel insurance review". You will find multiple website that compare insurers.
What at the terms and conditions?
What is a "Single Supplement"
Our tour prices are based on double room occupancy. A single supplement is a surcharge to cover the higher per person cost of the single room. In other words we ask for a single supplement for single room occupancy.