Conditions of Participation

The BaltiCCycle (BC) is not a commercial tour, all organizers are volunteers, and the membership fee collected goes only for covering organizational expenses. Joining the BC you become a part of the team, and we expect from you the goodwill, the right understanding of our principles and rules, as well as the offering assistance when organizers need it.

The BaltiCCycle 2011 is scheduled for advanced participants having experience in long distances. Gorgeous landscapes will surround you every day. The ride is open for everybody but before signing you should think about your potential to complete it not bringing troubles to yourself and others.

Organizational principles:


Arrival/Departure. The cost of arrival/departure is not included in the membership fee; you have to arrange transport by yourself. If you are going to join or finish the ride in another place, you have to plan it by yourself too. Click here to find the rough recommendations about arrival/departure options. It will be possible during the whole period to contact the ride organizers by mobile phone or email.

Visa. You will not require a visa to enter New Zealand if you plan to stay for less than 3 months and you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand. The citizens of most European countries don’t require visa to enter New Zealand. If you need you should obtain visa by yourself.

Vaccination. No special vaccinations are required, though tuberculosis and hepatitis B sometimes are recommended.

Catering. It depends only on you. It is recommended to bring along a gas stove for preparing meal in the campsites and enough drinkable water during the day. Drinkable water will be always available in the campsite.

Necessary equipment and documents:


Children until 18. Children can take part in the ride only together with parents (one or both) or another adult who is authorized by notary to take care and is fully responsible for the juvenile.


Luggage transport. We recommend carrying the necessary personal stuff in the panniers of your bike. The service of luggage transportation is limited to 20 kg should be packed to a standard bag (you will receive the bag after arrival), and it is included in the registration fee. In case of emergency (car accident or some other unexpected circumstances) you should be ready to carry all your stuff 1-2 days on the bike. If you plan to transport any additional bag in the support car you have to indicate when registering and pay in advance (2 EUR per day).

Membership fee. The membership fee is 14 EUR/day. You have to indicate the number of days you plan to travel in the table of the Registration Form, and your membership fee for the whole tour will be counted automatically. You have to register at least for 21 days period because of organizational reasons.

The membership fee includes:

Note. We have evaluated organizational expenses taking into account the exchange 1 EUR = 2 NZD which is not stable. If until the ride start the exchange rate drops down by more than 20% the organizers have a right to deduct compensation for underpaid campgrounds from participant’s membership deposit.



Additional paid service (optional):

booked by registration

booked during the ride


Additional estimated transport expenses:

Note. Prices can change for the year 2011; also another transportation options can be chosen during final planning of the route.

Registration procedure. The number of participants for New Zealand ride is limited to 40 (including only 10 places for the participants from Australian continent). Only the first 40 who will register and pay membership deposit (100 EUR) starting from April 1, 2010 will be confirmed for the New Zealand ride. After sending the Registration Form you will receive the Registration Confirmation Letter. Then in 15 days you have to pay your membership deposit. If membership deposit received in time you will be finally confirmed for the ride.

The membership deposit will be returned in one month after the ride finish. If due to some reasons you resign from the ride you lose your deposit.

Deadlines. The registration will start on April 1, 2010 and finish on September 15, 2010. If on September 15 the number of confirmed participants will be less than 15, the organizers have a right to cancel the ride or change the conditions. If  40 participants will be confirmed before September 15, the registration for the ride will be stopped.

To September 15 there are 31 confirmed participants. But there are still 9 vacant places on the list for the citizens of New Zealand and Australia. From September 16 they are open to register for everybody until October 15, 2010.

Resignation rules.
If due to some reasons the confirmed participant resigns from the ride he loses the membership deposit. The membership fee is returned depending on the date of resignation which is fixed on when the resignation letter is received by organizers (before the ride by email or, during the ride it should be delivered to the leaders of expedition and confirmed by them). The date is important, because resigning from the tour the participant receives his membership fee back in the following manner:




Additional information. The updated info will be sent to the registered participants. You can contact ride organizers by email +37253386905 or +48 663 266 553