Terms and Conditions: 2017/2018 (Thursday, 28th September 2017)


Please read carefully the following terms and conditions. In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions, which form the agreement between BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD and you.


1. Booking and payment

To reserve your place on one of our tours, please complete the booking form and submit it with the deposit, which is 10% of the tour price. The deposit will be applied to the tour price or cancellation charges. Balances must be paid by 60 days prior to departure. The tour contract will become valid when BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD receives both the booking form and the deposit. The following booking conditions form the basis of your contract with BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD (company no. 123456). Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them.


2. Cancellations/refunds

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader (or the person(s) concerned in the event of a part cancellation) must immediately advise BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices. Notification may be given by e-mail. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following cancellation charges will be payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding any amendment charges. Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.

Cancellation Charges ;

No. of days before Tour start date  /   Cancellation fee as a % of Tour price

More than 60 days - Full amount of your deposit

40 days to 60 days -  30% of tour price

15 days to 39 days - 60% of tour price

6 days to 14 days - 75% of tour price

No show to 5 days - 100% of tour price


3. Single supplement

Trips are organized and priced on a mixture of single room and twin share basis, depending on the type of accommodation being used. Please see the tour notes for details specific to each tour and location. Additional single supplement accommodation may be available (except some locations) at some accommodation for an additional fee. If you book as a single traveller we will automatically pair you with a person of the same gender. For a guaranteed single room you must pay the advertised single supplement rate, subject to availability.


4. If we change your trip

While we will do our best to operate all trips as advertised, we reserve the right to change and correct errors in any of the facilities, services or itineraries described in this brochure and/or on our website at any time before or after your booking is confirmed. Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change. If a significant change has to be made, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible, if there is time before departure.

For “Guaranteed Departures”, we promise not to make any significant changes unless we are forced to do so by force majeure (see Force Majeure).  Guaranteed departures have a minimum of four people. However, if a trip consists of a group size of 3 or less due to cancellation, we reserve the right to remove the inclusion of a support vehicle where applicable and reduce the number of guides to one. In such a case, the guide will act as tour leader and carry out on spot repairs. Baggage will be forwarded on to every other hotel by courier in such a situation. Where this is the case, we will tell you as soon as we are able to.  Any such change(s) will not be a significant change. This guarantee does not, however, apply to any international or domestic flights that may be subject to change or cancellation in accordance with these conditions.


5. If we cancel your trip

We reserve the right to cancel a trip in any circumstances but will not cancel a trip less than 6 weeks before the start of the trip except for force majeure (see clause 7), or your failure to make all payments (including the final balance and any surcharge) when due. Please note, our trips require a minimum number of participants to enable us to operate them. If any trip does not have the minimum number of participants required to make it commercially viable, we are entitled to cancel it. We will notify you or your travel agent of cancellation for this reason not less than 6 weeks before the start of your trip. When the trip is listed as a “Guaranteed Departure”, we are confident we will have the minimum group size and we will not cancel the trip unless forced to do so by force majeure (see Force Majeure). However, for groups with less than 3 participants, we reserve the right to make changes to the number of guides and provision of support vehicle (referred to in clause 5). If we have to cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure to pay, we will offer you the choice of purchasing an alternative trip offered as a result of consolidation or another available trip from us (in either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of any difference in price) or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us. We regret we cannot meet any visa, vaccination or similar costs in the event of any change or cancellation by us. Similarly, as you are advised only to book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charge until a trip is guaranteed to run, we cannot pay any cancellation, amendment or other charges you may incur in relation to any transport or other arrangements which you have to change or cancel as a result of the cancellation of your trip.


6. Force majeure

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any injury, damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of “force majeure”. In these conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include whether actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, disease, fire and all similar events outside our control.


7. Travel and cancellation insurance

You must have travel insurance when you travel with us. You and your belongings are at all times solely at your own risk. You are wholly responsible for arranging your own insurance. You must ensure that you have personal travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the trip in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate and appropriate cover including medical emergency helicopter repatriation. If you make your own arrangements you should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting or excluding protection for the type of activities included in your trip. You must ensure that all travel insurance purchased meets your particular requirements and you should arrange supplementary insurance if need be.


8. Route Changes

Whilst we try to ensure our trips run as advertised, BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD reserves the right to:

* Cancel or modify any routes within the tour or objectives set out in the itinerary.

* Substitute different or equivalent routes within the tour in place of cancelled or modified routes.

* Postpone, cancel or delay any such aspect of the tour if it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions which may affect the safety of participants and guides of the group.


9. Health and Fitness requirements

To fully enjoy and benefit from your holiday experience, you should be in good health and physical condition. If you have a medical, physical or mental condition you must disclose this to us upon booking. You are also obliged to do the same if your condition changes prior to departure.


10. Assumption of Risk and safety declaration

You acknowledge that:

* Cycling tours by their very nature, compared with conventional holidays, can be more challenging and demanding with a commensurately higher level of risk and involve potential exposure to injury and possibly death.

* The additional dangers and risks associated with adventure travel may include difficult and dangerous terrain, extremes of weather, including sudden and unexpected changes, remoteness from normal medical services and from communications and evacuation difficulties in the event of illness or injury.

* We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel any activity if we become concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person.

* You must follow our instructions and use any safety equipment provided at all times. For the above reasons you accept the inherent and increased dangers and risks associated with the proposed adventure and the accompanying risk of injury, death or property damage or loss.


11. Release and Waiver of Liability

In consideration of BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD accepting your booking and in consideration of you being permitted by BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD to join the tour to the extent permitted by law, you:

* Release, waive, discharge, hold harmless and agree to indemnify BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other representatives from all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, loss of profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the tour or any activities conducted in conjunction there within unless caused by the willful negligence or wrongful act of BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD and its employees: and regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to the claim you waive any claims you have, or may at any time have, against Bushido and its employees and you agree, by accepting the additional inherent dangers and risks associated with the tour, not to make any claim against or seek any compensation from BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD and its employees in respect of any personal injury, illness or death suffered by you or damage to or loss of property sustained by you as a result of your participation in the tour. To the extent permitted by law, all our liability for damage to your property, disruption to travel plans, or mental injury is excluded.


12. Privacy

The information supplied by you on the booking form will only be used and viewed by BUSHIDO ADVENTURE TRAVEL LTD. However, in the unlikely event of an accident, any special medical or personal information may be supplied to medical or emergency services personnel. From time-to-time, our staff, customers and suppliers may take photographs and video footage of trips in progress, including pictures of our customers. These pictures may be used in future marketing materials and stored physically and digitally. If you do not wish for your family to be filmed or for your pictures to be taken or used in this manner, please us and/or the photographer at the start of your trip.


13. English Law
The contract between us will be governed by English Law and any dispute will be resolved exclusively by the English courts. Our Terms do not affect your statutory rights.



注意: 日本国外の旅行は、イギリスの有限会社 Bushido Adventure Tours Ltd. が、イギリスの法規制に従って運営します。



1. ご予約およびお支払い



2. お客様による旅行契約の解除および払い戻し


3. 旅行契約の解除日および取消料



[1] 42日前にあたる日以前の解除


[2] 41日前にあたる日以降の解除([3]~[5]を除く)


[3] 20日前にあたる日以降の解除([4][5]を除く)


[4] 7日前にあたる日以降の解除([5]を除く)


[5] 旅行開始の前日および当日の解除



4. 一人部屋追加料金


5. 当方による旅行契約内容の変更


「遂行確定」ツアーに関しましては、不可抗力によるやむをえない場合以外は、大きな変更がないことをお約束いたします(7. 不可抗力 参照)。旅行の最小遂行人数は4人ですが、旅行契約取消により人数が3人以下になった場合、荷物運搬用の車両の使用を中止したり、ガイドを一人に減らし、ガイドがツアーリーダーとして現場修理を行ったりする場合があります。その場合、お荷物は宅配サービスにてホテルにお送りします。このような変更がある場合は、分かり次第お客様にお知らせし、ご迷惑をお掛けしないようにいたします。大きな変更は行いません。尚人数の変更により、国際線、国内線のフライトに変更やキャンセルが生じた場合には、当方は責任を負いかねます。


6. 当方による旅行契約の解除
当方はいかなる場合にも旅行契約を解除する権利を保有しますが、不可抗力(7. 不可抗力 参照)または、お客様の期限までの支払いの不履行や不足(支払い残金や追加料金を含む)がある場合を除き、旅行開始の6週間前以降に契約を解除することはありません。旅行の遂行には最少人数が必要なことをご了承ください。いかなる旅行でも、商業的に実現可能な最少人数に達しない場合は、当方から旅行契約を解除する可能性があります。その場合、お客様もしくは旅行代理店に6週間以上前にお知らせいたします。
「遂行確定」の旅行につきましては、最小遂行人数が確保されており、不可抗力(7. 不可抗力 参照)以外の理由で当方が旅行契約を解除することはありません。しかしながら、参加者が3名以下のツアーの場合、当方はガイドの数の変更や、荷物運搬用車両の提供を取りやめる権利を有します (5.  当方による旅行契約内容の変更 参照)。旅行契約の解除が生じた場合は、速やかにお客様にお知らせします。出発までに時間があり、契約の解除の理由がお客様の支払い不履行以外の場合は、代替の旅行や、他の提供可能な旅行をご提案させていただきます(差額に応じて、お支払い、払い戻しが生じます)。または、当方にお支払いいただいた全額を返金いたします。また、当方による旅行の変更、取り消しがあった場合でも、お客様のビザ、ワクチン接種などの費用のお支払いはいたしません。同様に、交通機関などに関しましても、旅行の遂行が確定するまでは、追加料金をかけずに、取消や変更ができるようにしておくことをお勧めいたします。当方は、旅行の取り消しにより発生した、交通機関その他の取消料や、変更手数料はお支払いいたしません。


本約款および旅行条件書に明示的に別段の定めがない限り、「不可抗力」により当方がお客様との契約における義務を履行することができない場合、もしくはお客様が傷害、損害、損失などを被ると考えられる場合は、当方はいかなる責任、賠償も負いかねます。 ここでの「不可抗力」とは、当方もしくはサービス提供者がすべての適切な注意を払っても予測、回避しえない、戦争、その危険性、暴動、国内紛争、テロ活動、労働争議、自然災害、原子力災害、悪天候、病気、火事など、当方が関与し得ない一切の事由を含みます。

8. 旅行保険と旅行取消費用保険


9. 旅程の変更


-               旅程に記載されている経路や内容の取消しおよび変更


-               取消し、もしくは変更された経路に関する、別経路の設定


-               悪天候、積雪、凍結、または危険とみなされる天候が、参加者及びガイドに危害をもたらすと判断された際の、旅行のキャンセル、延期、または遅延









‐ 冒険型の旅行に伴う危険性には、難易度の高い危険な地形、極めて厳しい天候、想定外の突然の変更、通常の治療やコミュニケーションからの隔離、病気や怪我の際の救助の難しさなどがあります。


‐ 当方は、ご自身もしくは他のお客様を危険にさらすと判断したお客様に、旅行を離脱していただく権利を保有しています。また、何らかの理由で旅行中の活動の遂行がお客様の安全上問題があると判断した場合は、その中止を行う権利を保有しています。


‐ いかなる時も当方の指示に従い、提供された安全具を着用してください。お客様には上記の理由により、冒険型の旅行特有の危険性やそれに付随する傷害、死、物的損害や損失の可能性を受諾していただくこととします。


12. 免責