Conditions of Participation

The BaltiCCycle (BC) is not a commercial tour, all organizers are volunteers, and the collected membership fee 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 BC 2017 “Discovering Southeast Asia” is scheduled for advanced participants having experience in travels. You should be ready for adventures, adverse weather conditions (hot days and rain) and different obstacles. 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 symbols that local people could see us as international friendly cycling community.

Organizational principles. It is a similar trip to the previous BC tours.


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 than the planned start or end, you have to arrange it yourself too. We can pick you up for the additional fee (4 Euro per 10 km) in the radius of 50 km. You have to inform us about it at least 2 days in advance. Though the ride schedule is already fixed but the real dates can be slightly shifted (plus/minus 1-2 days) because of unexpected obstacles. Have it in your mind when planning your travel.
The cheapest flights to Ho Chi Minh are offered by the Russian Aeroflot and the Turkish airlines.

Ferries / Boats. We will not buy tickets in advance. The price of the boat through the Tonle Sap River and the Tonle Sap Lake (~255 km, 7 hours) is 18-25 USD, express 40 USD, other much more chepper.

Visas. Citizens of the EU need Vietnam and Cambodia visas. You must apply for one month multiple Vietnam visa on the internet. It costs 20 USD. You will have to pay additional 50 USD in the Ho Chi Minh airport. The Cambodia visa we will obtain at the border. It costs 35 USD. You should have your recent photograph (2 inches x 2 inches) to attach to the visa application. In order to be admitted into the country, tourists may need to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds for their stay and a return ticket.

Catering. It depends on you. Food is cheap and tasty in these countries, but it is recommended to bring along a gas cooker for preparing own meals in campsites. You must have enough drinkable water during the day – it will be hot. If the tap of drinkable water is not available in the campsite, you will find water in our van.

Vaccination. You should take care for the prevention of malaria. It is always good to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B viruses, ticks, Typhoid fever, Tetanus and Diphtheria. More recommendations about Vietnam click Vietnam, Cambodia and Cambodia

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

Neither organizers nor drivers are responsible for safety of your luggage. You should insure or protect your luggage personally.

Membership fee. 15 Euro per 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. Full membership fee must be paid at least 7 days before your start day; otherwise it increases by 10%.

The membership fee will not be required from the 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:




Additional paid service (optional):

1. booked by registration

2. booked during the ride:


Resignation rules. The date of resignation 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: