Beyond having an amazing experience on and off the bike, both your and our European team’s health and safety are our primary concerns.
Our European team is led by Bruno Ramain, the tour leader for both Venetians and Othello. Bruno is a magnificent veteran guide who just returned from pre touring Morocco last week (for Venetian riders you can read the email we sent post this pretour below). He is currently taking a custom group from the USA following the Tour de France. Life is almost back to normal in Europe and North Africa!
So we are thinking and planning not just our Odysseys but the requirements around these for Covid, transitting countries and getting the most out of your adventures. We are here to take this stress out for you and make your trip run as smoothly as possible. Of course, we cannot make complete guarantees, but we have the essential first-hand experience of traveling/borders/customs, etc post covid!
So in brief to enter the countries for the Venetians and Othello Odysseys (specifically Italy, Croatia, Morocco, Spain or Portugal). You must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before your arrival, or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before your arrival and you must show a vaccination certificate. However these do change and we will keep you up to date with expectations for the countries you are travelling to.
You will need to complete these in your own countries before traveling. Once you are on the ground with us, we will take care of getting these tests organised, as needed, as we transit between countries. In the days before the end of tour, we will assist you to have a test in time to have the result before you go through customs again. These may be different times for people. If for some reason, the test we have isn’t the ones recognised for this, we will get you to a test centre. These are absolutely everywhere with quick results.
I know these are very uncertain times and travel is more logistical than ever but we are planning for this. Please don’t let it worry you in your run up to your Odyssey. It will be an utterly incredible journey, all the more sweet and adventurous for doing it post the 2 years everyone has endured!