We introduce ourselves
Growing up in beautiful Burgenland in Austria, I stumbled into the cycling industry right after graduation. It quickly became clear that this would be a longer undertaking and so I actually stayed with the same company for 17 years.
I was still able to experience traditional and tested, handwritten notes, bookings and planning up close. Over the years, progress also moved in and so was modernized, adapted and further developed step by step. There was no stopping and the biketour-boom took its course.
I was right in the middle of it, instead of just there – in the truest sense of the word! The constant progress of the industry, as well as the new challenges and adventures have always been a faithful companion. I have never regretted “stumbling” into this trade. It was and still is a beautiful, exciting and lively branch in which I see myself fully absorbed in the future…
Grew up, born and raised in – the most liveable city – Vienna, which was chosen several times. After finishing school, I gained my first experience in tourism at an Austrian airline before I moved to a package tour provider. There I was able to gain over 7 years of experience in the field of customer consulting, quotations and bookings. But fate offered me an inevitable change into the cycling business, which I seized with excitement and confidence. Once I arrived, I immediately felt at home in my new job. This very special branch in form of travel by bicycle not only brought new dimensions of the way of traveling, but simply broadened my horizons beyond measure.
In the company where I worked, I was able to develop magnificently from start to finish, as I was given the opportunity and trust. My new passion was awakened and my ambition helped me to create completely new opportunities. From then on, I was up to mischief in the bike travel industry for almost 10 years and I’m far from done with it…
The common history
Daniela had already been in the cycling business for several years, when Christine joined – the same company!
It didn’t take too long and it was perfectly clear – we understand each other blindly. This is how collegiality developed into a close friendship. Over the years, this friendship grew constantly until it inevitably came to it: The common business idea! Since neither of us are particularly hesitant or anxious persons, it didn´t take long and the first plans were made.
Well, what can I say – the implementation has not been long in coming and here we are – with full power, zest for action and incessant enthusiasm, hopefully to be able to work in the cycle travel sector for many, many more years.
What do we attach particular importance to? Clearly – advising our customers is our top priority.
Due to our shared, long-standing experience, we have noticed that more and more personal, human and individual advice is being lost. Internet platforms, various links and tons of unexplained materials are transmitted – nobody has the overview of what is actually relevant or “just like that” sent along. The forest of information is constantly increasing and very few still take the time to decipher this confusion. No, we definitely don’t want to be like that!
Transparency, clear processes and procedures, as well as reliability are the most important things for every satisfied customer. Of course, sometimes mistakes can happen from time to time – but that also makes us human and exactly THAT is what we want to be – real, human people who still really care about customer service and on whom you can rely on. That’s why our motto is not just said like that, because….
WE are happy to advise YOU!!!
We are a modern online travel agency that acts as a travel agent.
It is with great pride that we can call ourselves the 1st Austrian Cycletour Agency! This gives us the absolute unique selling point on the Austrian market.
The trips in our assortment are carefully and with caution chosen, from the outstandingly large pond of biketour operators worldwide. We purchase the tours from renowned, well-known operators, with whom we have either gained many years of experience, or from companies that we check in detail for reliability and professionalism.
Would you like to save the trouble of searching for all providers? Then you’ve come to the right place! On our homepage you will find pre-selected tours, from various organizers, which we think are good and know that the cooperation works smoothly. We take care of everything you need from the offer, through the booking to your finished travel documents, to be able to provide you a relaxing holiday!
Did you still not find what you were looking for? Please contact us!
The market offers much more than meets the eye. Here´s the motto: Nothing is impossible! Many wishes or ideas can often be easily implemented. There are no limits on your ideas. Let us know how we can help you!
General Terms and Conditions
1.1)The travel agent brokers travel contracts for individual travel services (such as e.g. flight, hotel etc.), for package travel (as defined in Art. 2 Para. 2 Package Travel Act (PTA)) as well as for linked travel arrangements (as defined in Art. 2 Para. 5 Package Travel Act (PTA)) between the tour operator or service provider on the one hand and the traveller on the other hand. The travel agent provides their services in accordance with the legal regulations, in particular the Package Travel Act (PTA), and the Package Travel Ordinance (PTO) with the diligence of a prudent contractor.
Hereinafter, the company RADesel OG/Bikedonkey is defined as travel agent.
1.2)The General Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to have been agreed, if they have been made available before the traveller is bound to a contract by a declaration of contract or if the traveller was able to view their contents. They constitute the foundation of the contract of agency which exists between the travel agent and the traveller.
1.3)The present General Terms and Conditions shall apply to the contract of agency (see item 1.2). For contractual relationships between the traveller and the brokered tour operator, the brokered transport companies (e.g. train, bus, plane and ship etc.) and other brokered service providers, the respective general terms and conditions of each tour operator apply.
2. Role of the Travel Agent
2.1)In accordance with the information supplied by the traveller, the travel agent compiles travel proposals for the traveller. These are non-binding and as such do not constitute offers in the sense of Art. 4 PTA. If it is not possible to compile travel proposals on the basis of the information provided by the traveller, then the travel agent shall notify the traveller of this.
The travel proposals are based on the information provided by the traveller, which is why incorrect and/or incomplete information supplied by the traveller – in the absence of clarification from the traveller – may form the basis of the travel proposals. When compiling travel proposals, it is possible, for example, to use the price, the expertise of the tour operator/service provider, discounts, the best price principle and other factors, if applicable, as parameters (without any claim to completeness).
2.2)If the traveller expresses a concrete interest in one of the travel proposals submitted to them by the travel agent, the travel agent shall prepare a travel offer on the basis of the travel proposal in accordance with the provisions of Art. 4 PTA, insofar as these are relevant for the tour. The travel offer, prepared by the travel agent, commits the tour operator or, in the case of linked travel arrangements or individual travel services, the service provider. A contract between the tour operator and the traveller or, in the case of linked travel arrangements or individual travel services, between the service provider and the traveller is concluded when the travel offer is accepted by the traveller (= declaration of contract of the traveller, see 1.3).
2.3)The travel agent advises and informs the traveller based on the information which the traveller submits to the travel agent. The travel agent represents to the best of their knowledge the package travel of the tour operator brokered according to the traveller’s information or, in the case of linked travel arrangements or individual travel services, the service of the service provider taking into account the customary conditions in the country of destination as well as taking into account any particularities associated with the tour (e.g. expedition tours). There is no obligation to provide information on generally known circumstances (e.g. topography, climate, flora and fauna of the destination requested by the traveller), provided, depending on the type of trip, there are no circumstances which require separate clarification or clarification of the circumstances is not necessary for the provision and the course or performance of the service. In principle, it must be noted that the traveller consciously chooses a different environment and that the quality, facilities, food (seasoning in particular) and hygiene levels are related to the regional standards/criteria customary for the country/place of destination.
2.4)The travel agent shall inform the traveller in accordance with Art. 4 PTA before the traveller is bound to a package travel contract by a declaration of contract:
2.4.1.)Of the existence of a package tour by means of a standard information sheet pursuant to Art. 4 Para. 1 PTA.
2.4.2.)Of the information listed in Art. 4 Para. 1 PTA, insofar as it is relevant so that the package tour may be arranged and it is necessary for the execution and provision of services (e.g. in the case of an exclusively beach holiday, no references to sightseeing tours as in the case of study trips etc. are necessary, insofar as these are not part of the agreed services).
2.4.3.)Of whether the package holiday to be brokered for the traveller is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility, provided that this information is relevant to the package tour in question (Art. 4 Para. 1 No.1(h) PTA). A person with reduced mobility is a person with a physical disability (sensory or motor, permanent or temporary), in accordance with Art. 2 (a) VO 1107/2006 (Rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility), who limits the use of components of the package (e.g. use of certain means of transport, accommodation) and as such necessitates the services to be adapted to the special needs of this person.
2.4.4.)General passport and visa requirements of the country of destination, including approximate time limits for obtaining visas and for completing health care formalities (Art. 4 Para. 1 No. 6 PTA), provided that this information is relevant to the package in question. Upon request, the travel agent will provide information on foreign currency and customs regulations. General information on passport and visa requirements, health care formalities as well as foreign currency and customs regulations for travellers with Austrian citizenship can moreover be obtained by selecting the desired country of destination under https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/laender/. EU citizens can request this information from their relevant representative authorities. It is assumed that a valid passport (which e.g. is not expired, not reported stolen or lost, etc.) is generally required for travel abroad, and the traveller is responsible for its validity. The traveller is responsible for complying with the health care formalities of which they have been notified. The traveller is responsible for obtaining the necessary visa, unless the travel agent has agreed to process the procurement of such a visa.
2.5.)In accordance with Art. 15 Para. 1 PTA in the case of linked travel arrangements, the travel agent shall inform the traveller, before the traveller is bound by a declaration of contract, that the traveller cannot make use of any rights which apply exclusively to package travel, that each service provider is only liable for the contractual provision of their service and that the traveller benefits from insolvency protection in accordance with the package travel ordinance. In accordance with Art. 15 Para. 2 PTA, the travel agent is deemed compliant with this duty of information if they provide the relevant standard information sheet in accordance with Appendix II, PTA, provided that the type of linked travel arrangement is covered by one of these standard information sheets.
2.6.)Special requests by travellers which are akin to customer preferences (e.g. sea view) are fundamentally non-binding and do not result in a legal claim, provided these requests have not been confirmed by the tour operator as a requirement of the traveller in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 2 No. 1 PTA or for linked travel arrangements or individual travel services said request has not been confirmed by the service provider as a requirement of the traveller. If a confirmation is issued, a binding service agreement exists.
The travel agent’s declarations represent a commitment to forward the traveller’s requests to the tour operator/relevant service provider and do not constitute a legally binding agreement as long as they have not been confirmed by the tour operator or, in the case of linked travel arrangements or individual travel services, by the service provider.
3. Obligation of the Traveller to Provide Information and Cooperate
3.1.)The traveller is to provide the travel agent with all personal (e.g. date of birth, citizenship etc.) and factual (e.g. planned carriage/importing of medication, prostheses, animals, etc.) information, which is relevant to the trip in a timely, complete and truthful manner. The traveller must notify the travel agent of any issues relating to its person or its fellow travellers (e.g. allergies, food intolerance, no travel experience, etc.), and of its and their special needs, in particular with regards to any limited mobility or health-related issues and other restrictions which may be relevant for either the preparation of travel proposals/ travel offers or for the execution of the tour and provision of travel services (e.g. for hiking trips etc.), if necessary by submitting a complete qualified certificate (e.g. medical certificate).
3.2)In the instance of reduced mobility or other limitations or special needs in accordance with item 3.1 (e.g. requirement of special medication, regular medical treatment, etc.), which would possibly affect the execution of the trip, the traveller is advised to consult a doctor prior to booking as to whether the traveller in question is able to travel.
3.3.)If the mobility of the traveller only becomes reduced in the period between contract conclusion and trip commencement or if other restrictions within the meaning of item 3.1 arise during said period, then the traveller must inform the travel agent immediately – for reasons of proof it is recommended to do so in writing – so that the travel agent can inform the tour operator or, in the case of linked travel agreements or individual travel services, the service provider accordingly.
3.4.)The traveller, who has had a booking made for themselves or a third party by the travel agent, is considered to be the client and thus assumes the obligations of the contract of agency vis-a-vis the travel agent (e.g. payment of costs etc.) in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 2 PTA, unless another agreement applies.
3.5.)The traveller is obliged to check all contractual documents (e.g. package travel contract, booking confirmation, vouchers) provided by the travel agent for factual correctness of their details / data and for any deviations (spelling mistakes; e.g. names, date of birth) as well as for incompleteness and, in the event of inaccuracies / deviations / incompleteness, to inform the tour operator immediately for correction – whereby the written form is recommended for reasons of proof.
3.6.)In order to ensure that travellers with reduced mobility (in accordance with Art. 2(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 on the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air) and their co-travellers, pregnant travellers, unaccompanied travelling minors and travellers in need of special medical care, are not subject to the tour operator’s limited obligation to bear the costs of the accommodation which is necessary as a result of impossible return transport due to unavoidable and exceptional circumstances, the travellers concerned must inform the tour operator or travel agent of their special needs at least 48 hours before the start of their journey.
3.7.)In accordance with Art. 11 Para. 2 PTA, the traveller is obligated to immediately and comprehensively report any perceived deviation from the agreed travel services, including the concrete description of the deviation/issue, in acknowledgement of the respective circumstances, so that the tour operator is able to remedy the deviation – insofar as this is possible or feasible, depending on the individual case – taking into account the respective circumstances (e.g. time difference, impossibility of contacting the expedition, existence of an alternative or an exchange/upgrade option, etc.) and the associated costs (e.g. cleaning the replacement room, finding a replacement hotel). Failure to report a violation of contract shall have an effect on any warranty claims of the traveller if remedial action could have been taken on site and if such reporting could have been reasonably expected. In accordance with Art. 12 Para. 2 PTA, failure to report a deviation can also be considered as contributory negligence in relation to claims for damages (Art. 1304 ABGB (Austrian civil code)). Reporting a violation of contract does not immediately guarantee services from the tour operator.
3.8.)The traveller is obligated to pay the fees agreed within the framework of the contract in full and on time in accordance with the terms of payment. The traveller shall indemnify the travel agent for any losses incurred by the travel agent in the event of non-payment (advance payments by the travel agent).
3.9.)In the event of claims for compensation or price reductions and the receipt of payments for compensation or price reductions in accordance with Art. 12 Para. 5 PTA (e.g. compensation in accordance with Art. 7 of the Passenger Rights Ordinance) or in the event of the receipt of other payments and services from service providers or third parties that are to offset the claims for compensation or price reductions of the traveller against the tour operator (e.g. payments by the hotel), the traveller shall inform the travel agent or tour operator of this situation completely and truthfully.
4.1.)When travelling on holiday, it is important to note that valuable objects, important documents etc. should fundamentally not be taken on the trip. In the case of important documents, it is recommended that copies be made and used, provided copies are accepted. It is not possible to exclude the possibility of theft of valuables and therefore the travellers must take responsibility for this risk themselves.
4.2.)Organising insurance cover (trip cancellation insurance, trip interruption insurance, luggage insurance, travel liability insurance, health insurance for travel abroad, protection against delays, personal protection, etc.), which guarantees sufficient coverage from the date of the package travel contract until the end of the package tour, is recommended. Additional information on insurance can be found in the tour operator’s catalogue.
5. Package Travel Contract
5.1.)The traveller shall receive a copy of the contract document or a confirmation of the contract on a permanent data carrier (e.g. paper, email) upon conclusion of a package travel contract or immediately thereafter. If the package travel contract is concluded in the simultaneous presence of the contracting parties, the traveller is entitled to a paper version. In the case of contracts concluded outside business premises in accordance with Art. 3 No. 1 FAGG, the traveller agrees to receive the copy or confirmation of the package travel contract on an alternate permanent data carrier (e.g. e-mail).
5.2.) Unless otherwise agreed, the traveller shall be issued with booking receipts, vouchers, tickets and admission passes, information on planned departure times and, if applicable, scheduled intermediate stops, connections and arrival times at the last delivery/contact address provided by the traveller in good time before the start of the package tour. Should the aforementioned documents include any inaccuracies/deviations/incomplete information in accordance with 3.5, the traveller must contact the travel agent or tour operator (see 3.5).
6. Price Changes before Departure
6.1.)The travel agent shall inform the traveller clearly, comprehensibly and explicitly via a permanent data carrier (e.g. paper, e-mail) of price changes in accordance with Art. 8 PTA, as reserved by the tour operator in the package travel contract, no less than 20 days before the start of the package tour, stating the reasons for the price change. This information shall be sent to the last address provided by the traveller.
7. Changes to the Service Prior to Commencement of Travel
7.1.)The travel agent shall inform the traveller clearly, comprehensibly and explicitly via a permanent data carrier (e.g. paper, e-mail) of insignificant changes to the contents of the package travel contract, as reserved by the tour operator in the package travel contract, and which the tour operator unilaterally carries out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 1 PTA.
7.2.)Insignificant changes are defined as (whereby this is to be judged in each individual case) minor, objectively justified changes which do not significantly change the nature and/or the duration and/or the service content and/or the quality of the booked package travel.
7.3.)Significant changes may result in a significant reduction in the quality or value of the travel services which the tour operator is obliged to provide, if the changes affect essential features of the travel services and/or influence the package travel and/or travel execution. Whether a change or reduction in the quality or value of travel services is to be defined as significant or not, must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the nature, duration, purpose and price of the package tour as well as the intensity, duration and cause of the change and, where appropriate, whether any party can be made responsible for the circumstances that led to the change.
7.4.)If, in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 PTA, the tour operator is moved to make such aforementioned significant changes to the central features of the travel services which define the nature and purpose of the package travel (see 4 Para. 1 No. 1 PTA) or if the tour operator is unable to fulfil the requirements of the client, which were expressly confirmed by the tour operator, or if the tour operator increases the total price of the package by more than 8% in accordance with the provisions of Art. 8 PTA, the traveller may
-agree to the suggested changes within a reasonable certain period, as defined by the tour operator, or
-agree to participate in an alternative tour, provided this is offered by the tour operator, or
-withdraw from the contract without paying a cancellation fee.
For this reason, the travel agent shall, in the aforementioned cases, inform the traveller at the address last provided by the traveller of the following in a clear, comprehensible and explicit manner on a permanent data carrier (e.g. paper, e-mail):
-changes in the travel services and, where appropriate, their impact on the price of the package
-the reasonable period within which the traveller must inform the tour operator of their decision and the legal effect of failing to notify the operator of said decision within the reasonable period,
-where appropriate, the replacement package tour offered and its price.
The traveller is advised to submit their decision in writing. If the traveller does not submit a decision within said period, this shall be understood as agreement to these changes.
8.1.)In accordance with Art. 17 PTA, the travel agent is liable for booking errors (e.g. spelling mistakes) provided these are not based on an erroneous or incorrect or incomplete submission of the traveller or due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances in accordance with Art. 2 Para. 12 PTA.
8.2.)The travel agent is not liable for property damage and financial losses of the traveller in connection with the booking, if they are due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances in accordance with Art. 2 Para. 12 PTA.
8.3.)The travel agent shall not be liable for the provision of the service they have brokered or for the provision of a service which they have not brokered or promised to broker to the traveller or for additional services booked by the traveller themselves after commencement of the journey.
If the travel agent does not fulfil their duties to provide information or to protect against insolvency in accordance with Art. 15 Para. 2 PTA when brokering linked travel arrangements, they shall be liable in accordance with the provisions of Art. 7 and 10 as well as the 4th paragraph of the PTA which are otherwise only applicable to package tours.
8.4.)If the travel agent brokers a package tour of a tour operator based outside the EEA, the travel agent must prove that the tour operator complies with the requirements specified in paragraph 4 of the PTA (Provision of the agreed services, warranty, compensation, duty to assist). If this is not the case, the travel agent is liable for compliance with the aforementioned requirements in accordance with Art. 16 PTA.
9. Travel Agent Fees:
The travel agent shall be entitled to reasonable remuneration for their services.
9.1.)Rebooking fee: If the traveller instructs the travel agent to have arranged services changed (e.g. rebooking to a different flight), which do not relate to erroneous or incomplete traveller information (see processing fee under no. 9.7.), then the rebooking fees of each tour operator apply.
9.2.)Cancellation processing fee: If the traveller instructs the travel agent to have arranged services cancelled, which do not relate to erroneous or incomplete traveller information (see processing fee under no. 9.7.), then the cancellation fees of each tour operator apply.
9.3.)Processing fee for erroneous/incomplete traveller information: For changes (e.g. rebooking, name change), which are necessary due to incorrect or incomplete information provided by the traveller, which the traveller is responsible for, the travel agent is entitled to the actual and not disproportionate costs, in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 2 PTA, in any case EUR 50 (see 3.5.).
10. Delivery – Electronic Correspondence
10.1.)The delivery/contact address of the traveller is the last address given to the travel agent (e.g. email address). The traveller shall notify the travel agent of changes, immediately. The traveller is advised to notify the agent in writing.
Questions / Answers / Information
How do i get a non-binding offer?
You have several options to contact us:
– In each of our tours you will find a button with “Request>>” in the upper right corner. Click on it and use the contact form to let us know what you want.
– Send us an email to [email protected]
– Call us on 0043 720 500 303
After successful contact, we will check your wishes and send you YOUR non-binding offer by e-mail.
I haven´t found a suitable tour for me.
Haven’t found a trip that meets your expectations? No problem!
Of course, we have not shown all available cycle tours on our homepage that are offered on this market. There are often shortened or lengthened variants, other start/end points or complete tourpackages that you have seen elsewhere than you can find here. We have more options than we can advertise – so it’s worth contacting us!
Which rental bikes do I get on site?
We have tried to provide you with example images of the possible rental bikes for each tour. Please note that these are always sample photos that may vary slightly on site.
Is insurance included in the bike rental?
It is fundamental to say that almost every bike rental already includes general insurance for normal damage from use. If this is not the case, you will be offered rental bike insurance either in advance or on site, with which you can insure major damage (e.g. in the event of an accident). If you have not found any information on this, please ask. Please note that theft of the rental bike can never be insured. The bikes must always be properly locked and secured. Should a theft nevertheless occur, a police report must be made.
Do I need travel insurance?
Whether you want to take a travel insurance or not is of course entirely up to you. In principle, we recommend taking an insurance – it can only be worthwhile. In the event of an accident, illness (incl. Covid) or death within the family, it can be expensive. For every trip booked, cancellation costs arise after the booking confirmation – usually at least 20%. The closer it gets to the day of departure, the higher the cancellation fees increase.
With travel insurance, you are not only protected against a potential cancellation and its costs, but also protected accordingly during your trip. Would you like to find out more or are you interested in travel insurance? Feel free to contact us!
I want to book.
In order to book a trip, we need your written consent in any case.
You can either use our booking form (on the bottom of every tour page as a pink button “BOOK NOW”) or send us an email with your details to [email protected].
Where can I see availabilities?
Our homepage is not checked for vacancies, so no availabilities are visible. Our offer describes all dates that are generally offered.
Only after we have received your booking , we check availability and give you feedback as soon as possible. Please note that each tour (hotel tour) can only be booked upon request. This means, that actual availability can only be checked after booking. Hotel vacancies change very quickly – daily changing accommodations can therefore not be checked in advance for availability.
In the case of bike + boat trips and home-based tours, where your accommodation does not change during the trip, we will be happy to ask in advance and give you possible alternative dates if necessary.
When booking a trip, the deposit of 20% is due immediately.
The final payment date can be found on your booking confirmation/invoice; this is due approx. 3 weeks before departure.
Payment is made by bank transfer.