Conditions of Participation

BaltiCCycle (BC) is not a commercial tour, all organizers are volunteers, and the registration fee collected goes only for covering organizational expenses. Every year the route is different therefore it is impossible to work out all details in advance. Research and checking roads of such long transcontinental route is hardly possible because of time and economical reasons. Joining the BC you become a part of the team, and we expect from you a good will and a right understanding of our principles and rules. Your assistance in organizing daily program and solving all difficulties is highly appreciated.

Note. The ride will happen if more than 10 participants will register for the whole tour. The deadline of registration is December 1, 2011. If we not collect enough participants the current ride conditions can be changed or ride cancelled. In that case you will receive all paid membership fee back. After registering you will be informed by email about the registration progress regularly.

The BC 2012 “From Beijing to London” is scheduled for participants having experience in long-distance travel. To cycle the whole route is a big challenge. You should be prepared for adventures, extreme weather conditions and unexpected obstacles on the road. The ride is open for everybody but before signing you should think about your mental and physical capability to complete it.

BaltiCCycle participants gather for the ride from different countries and continents. We recommend bringing on your bike a national flag or other symbol that local people could see us as international friendly cycling community.


Organizational rules. Though the route is going in other parts of the world we try to keep our organizational principles similar to the previous BC tours.

Arrival/Departure. You can join and finish the ride at any point of the route. Cost of the arrival/departure is not included in the participation fee. You have to plan yourself how to join or leave the group. We can pick you up for the additional fee in the radius of 50 km. It will be possible during the whole period to contact the ride organizers by mobile phone or email. Leaving from the intermediate points of the route should be not a problem: the public transport connecting villages with big cities is available almost everywhere on the route. Though the ride schedule is fixed but the real dates can be slightly shifted (plus/minus 1-2 days) because of bad weather conditions or other unexpected obstacles. Have it in your mind when planning arrival. Click here to find the rough recommendations where it is more convenient to start or finish the ride.

Visas. It is recommended to obtain all necessary visas individually. If you need assistance we can issue a recommendation letter after your registration.

Ferries/flights. We will use ferry service going from China to South Korea, then to Japan, and from Ireland to UK, also some inner land ferries. We have to fly from Japan to USA and from USA to Ireland. The prices of tickets are not included in the participation fee, and you have to pay for the tickets separately. The dates are known and you can look for flight tickets individually, some recommendations you can find in Arrival section. We will book ferry tickets for a whole group:

Catering. It is highly recommended to bring along a gas stove for preparing meal in the campsites. There will be wild parts of the route without restaurants and supermarkets. Entering unpopulated areas it will be a possibility to carry some reserve of products as well as drinkable water in our van.

Vaccination. Special vaccinations are not required, but better to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and ticks. Additionally in China against Hepatitis B virus, Typhoid fever, Tetanus and Diphtheria.

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 strongly recommend to carry all necessary personal stuff in the panniers of your bike. The service of luggage transportation is limited to 25 kg in one standard bag 50 cm x 90 cm (you will receive a bag after arrival), and it is included in the registration fee. We will not have the same support car during the whole ride, and in every country we have to rent the new one. Therefore you should be ready to carry all your stuff  a few days on the bike while all car formalities be arranged or in case of emergency (car accident or some other unexpected circumstances). If you plan to transport any additional bag in the support car you have to indicate when registering and pay in advance (2 € per diem).
Neither organisers nor drivers are responsible for safety of your luggage. You should insure your luggage against theft personally.

Membership fee. For BC2012 we had to fix membership fee higher than usual because the route is going through countries where wild camping is hardly possible. The average participation fee for the whole ride is 16 € per diem but it differs depending on the number of your participation days. To promote long-term travels and support those who are going for long distance the participation fee for the first 30 days of travel is fixed to 20 € per diem, for 31-60 days 18 € per diem, and for the days from 61 to the end of travel 15 € per diem. Because of very high accommodation prices the travel days in Japan are additionally charged by 10 € per diem. If a half of the participation fee is not paid until deadline (3 months before your start), the registration fee increases by 15% automatically. The second half of participation fee must be paid before your start date, otherwise it increases by 15% as well.
You have to indicate the number of days you plan to travel in the table of the Registration Form, and your registration fee for the whole tour will be counted automatically. To organize the whole event with fewer troubles we ask everybody who has intention to take part in the tour to fill the registration form as soon as possible.
The registration fee will not be required from the local cyclists who are invited to support the ride and will cycle only 1-3 days. The local participants will be asked to pay only for the sleeping places. The organizers will appreciate if local participants will purchase a package with ride symbols (T-shirts, flag and sticker, all for 15 €).

You have to indicate the number of days you plan to travel in the table of the Registration Form, and your registration fee for the whole tour will be counted automatically. To organize the whole event with fewer troubles we ask everybody who has intention to take part in the tour to fill the registration form as soon as possible.

The registration fee includes:

Discounts. For the first 60 days 10% discount is available for students (until 26 years old) and BC veterans who cycled more than 100 days in the previous BC tours. Discounts don’t accumulate. After 60 days of cycling the participation fee reduces significantly, and after that no discounts are applicable.  If  a cyclist reaches 100 days during the first 60 days of the ride, the discount is counted the first 60 days of.
The discounts are applicable only if the registration form and at least the half of participation fee is received not later than 3 months in advance before your start date.
Participants who obtain potential sponsors or support organizers before or during expedition in another way will receive a privilege discount negotiated personally.

Additional paid service (optional):

-booked by registration:


-booked during the ride:

Resignation rules. The date of resignation is fixed up 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 it determines the amount of refund. The membership fee for the travel days exceeding 60 days after resignation date are fully returned, and for the first 60 days are returned in the following manner:


Patronages. The Polish Olympic Committee, magazines “National Geographic / Traveler”.

Additional information. For additional information please contact organizers by emails, or mobile phones +37-253-386-905, +48-663-266-553.