Motorcycle tours and bike rentals in Russia terms and conditions

General Terms & Conditions

Russian Moto Travel Company, also known as or Rusmototravel for purposes of these Terms and Conditions, is the provider of motorcycle tours and services. By signing the booking form, you agree to the following terms and conditions between Rusmototravel and yourself (Participant). Rusmototravel cannot accept a Participant without a signed booking form. A reservation is complete for a participant when the participant submits a signed booking form and deposit. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully.

Tours

Rusmototravel arranges motorcycle tours, provides motorcycles as part of the tour package and is responsible for providing the services (tour guiding, accommodation, fuel, vehicle insurance, arranging tickets to national parks, museums and other sights as listed in tour description) according to the local standards. Rusmototravel representatives and guides are representing us, but are not a party to this contract, and are not responsible or liable for any failure to provide any service as may be described in our literature or pertaining to the contract.

A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. This deposit secures a place on the tour. Payment in full is required 60 days (for some tours 90 days) before the start of the tour. If the total balance is not received 60 days before the tour start, Rusmototravel reserves the right to cancel the reservation.

Rusmototravel due to situations beyond its control (such as road work, hotel closures, or weather) 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 Rusmototravel is not the guardian of the participant's safety and cannot be held liable in any way for any occurrence in connection with any activity in connection with the tour which might result in injury, death or other damage to the participant, his property, his family, or heirs. Rusmototravel is not responsible for any damage caused to third parties due to the participant’s activities during the tour. The liability of Rusmototravel is limited to a total of three times the tour price irrespective of the title/claim.

Each participant is required to sign a waiver form of rights before the tour start. Rusmototravel cannot accept a participant without a signed waiver form.

Motorcycles

The pictures of the motorcycles in literature or on this website do not always represent the exact version of the motorcycles provided. Please email or call if you need specific or customization information on exact motorcycle versions. Rusmototravel reserves the right to substitute a motorcycle confirmed to a participant, but will make every effort to contact the participant prior to any substitution. Most participants ride the motorcycle that is confirmed for them. However, certain uncontrollable situations (such as mechanical problems, damage or theft) may require a substitution.

A security deposit of 1000 – 1500 Euro, depending on the model of motorcycle, must be paid to Rusmototravel at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition. The deposit will be refunded at that time. 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, Rusmototravel is not obligated to replace a damaged motorcycle.

A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. This deposit secures a bike. Payment in full is required 30-60 days before the start of the rental period. If the total balance is not received 30-60 days before the rental period starts, Rusmototravel reserves the right to cancel the reservation.

Safety gear

Participation in all our programs is only possible with a complete motorcycle riders & safety gear. This contains at least:

  • Helmet
  • Riders gear with protection at knees, elbows, shoulders and back
  • Motorcycle boots
  • Gloves

Rental of riders & safety gear is possible upon request.

Driving licence and driving ability

Every participant needs a valid driving license with "A" category (motorcycles), minimum age requirements of 25 years old and more than two years of driving experience to take part in the tour. The original needs to be shown at the beginning of the program.

Visa and Participant’s identity

The Participant is responsible for complying with passport and visa regulations and takes responsibility for consequences resulting from non-compliance. We will assist you in visa issues (e.g. sending a letter of invitation), but we cannot arrange them for you.

A change in the identity of the Participant is possible if the replacing person meets all conditions regarding the participation and can be completed if the booking party’s obligations under the travel contract remain effective if it assigns all or single claims under this contract to a third party. Rusmototravel must be informed about the transfer within 15 days before the departure date.

Cancellation

In case of a customer canceling his/her booking after confirmation, Rusmototravel reserves the right to withhold the deposit/tour charge in part for costs incurred. Cancellation fee is as follows:

Number of days prior to departure

Cancellation fee per person

More than 60 days

Advance payment  

(usually 30% of the tour price)

60 - 30 days

50% of tour price

Less than 30 days before departure

No refund

Situations beyond our control may arise which 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. Rusmototravel is not required to make refunds once the tour commences, regardless of the reason for the participant's inability to complete his tour.

Insurance

All motorcycles are insured with a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance. Rusmototravel recommends that guests take out adequate travel, health and accident insurance as well as trip cancellation insurance.

Miscellaneous

If the participant does not comply with traffic laws, Rusmototravel 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, Rusmototravel reserves the right to revoke this contract and remove the participant’s rental motorcycle.

If a participant is travelling solo, we will attempt to find a suitable roommate for the participant if the participant requests it. In the case where this proves impossible, a single occupancy supplement will be charged.

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

Photos and videos produced by Rusmototravel are the property of Rusmototravel. The copyrights rest with Rusmototravel. Rusmototravel can use all such material for advertising and marketing purposes, including images in which participants can be recognized, without any charge from the participant. Participants who submit photos to Rusmototravel agree to allow the use of such photos by Rusmototravel for advertising and marketing purposes.

Rusmototravel attempts to schedule its tours at a time when the weather is pleasant for motorcycling. Many tours pass through areas where weather conditions can change. Rusmototravel is not liable for unpleasant weather conditions and no refunds will be made for such conditions.

Complaints

Please bring any complaints to your tour guides immediate attention. Do not wait until the tour is over; we take customer complaints very serious and will try to erase occurring problems immediately.