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. Joining 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.

The BC 2017 tour “From the Basque Country to Apulia“ is scheduled for participants having experience in travels in mountains. You should be prepared for adventures, hot weather and unexpected obstacles on the road. 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.
BC 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. We try to keep our organizational principles similar to the previous BC tours, but each route is different; therefore, it is impossible to work out all details in advance.


Arrival/Departure. Costs of the arrival/departure are not included in the participation fee. You can join and finish the ride at any point of the route, and you have to plan yourself how to do it. We can pick you up for the additional fee (5 € per 10 km) in the radius of 50 km (100 km both ways). You should contact the ride organizers at least two days before. Leaving from the intermediate points of the route should be not a problem: the public transport connecting towns is available almost everywhere on the route. Though the ride schedule is fixed but the real dates in some parts of the route can be slightly shifted (plus/minus 1 day) because of unexpected obstacles. Have it in your mind when planning arrival.
The main points of our route are well connected by cheap airlines with many European towns. It should be not a problem to join or leave the group at any point of the route.
Click – here – how to prepare your bicycle to a plane transport.

Ferries. We need such service in Sardinia. The ticket from Barcelona to Porto Torres costs 67 € – on deck, from Cagliari to Naples 51 € – on deck. Transportation of the bicycle is included in the ticket price. You can book tickets individually on the Grimaldi site (the first ferry) or the Tirenia site (the second ferry), especially if you prefer more comfort – these ticket prices are valid if you book before May 31. We can do it for you if you mark a standard ferry service on the Registration Form – but you must do it before May 15.
Two more crossings by ferries in Sardinia to the San Pietro and Sant’Antioco islands are much shorter and cheaper, tickets we will buy there individually.

Catering. It depends only on you. It is recommended to bring along a gas stove for preparing meals in the campsites. The route goes through populated areas, and it will be not a big problem to find a restaurant or supermarket on the road. Because of heat you must remember to have drinks with you.

Vaccination. There is no any obligation, but it is always good to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B viruses, ticks, 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 on your bike. The service of luggage transportation by the support car is limited to 20 kg in one standard bag you will receive; it is included in the registration fee. 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).
Transportation of bicycle and luggage to the start / from the finish by the support car (must be delivered to a pointed place by yourself): one way– 40 €, both – 70 €. Number of places is limited.
Neither organizers nor drivers are responsible for safety of your luggage. You should insure your luggage against theft personally.

Membership fee. It is fixed 22 €/day. The organisational costs of this ride are higher than usual in particular because of very expensive accommodation in Spain and Italy. Wild camping is these countries is mostly forbidden, and the price of a pitch in official campsite often overcomes the price of a bed in hostel. If we have more than 30 participants for the whole route, the membership fee will be reduced.
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. To organize the whole event with fewer troubles we ask everybody who has intention to take part in the ride to fill the Registration Form as soon as possible. If the registration and the half of membership fee is not received until 1 months before your start, the whole fee increases by 10 % automatically as well as all discounts cancelled. The second half of participation fee must be paid 5 days before your start date; otherwise it increases by 10 % as well.
The membership fee will not be required from those local cyclists who help in organising the ride and will cycle less than 3 days. They have to cover only the sleeping costs. The organizers will appreciate if local participants will purchase a package with ride symbols (T-shirts, flag and sticker).

The membership fee includes:


Discounts. The discounts are applicable only if the Registration Form and at least the half of membership fee is received not later than 1 month in advance before your start date. Discounts don’t accumulate.


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 which is returned in the following manner: