Coronavirus

Coronavirus


Dear guests,

First of all, we want to express our gratitude to all our guests. Not only do people respond sympathetically to the Coronavoucher (an initiative of ANVR and SGR), but we also receive many personal expressions of support during these difficult times. Also, a word of thanks to our main partners: our hotels, local parties, Bio-Racer, Fuji, SKS and Born, for their trust, support and their belief in cycling fun.
From the beginning of the existence of our company, we have committed ourselves 100% to personal service, good quality and ultimate cycling pleasure. And that is exactly the way we look to the future. The Corona crisis is not easy for anyone, but we trust that we will come out of this and that we will soon be able to create new cycling memories on the cycling paradise, together with you.

We will keep you as well as possible informed of developments. Below you can read the most current state of affairs.
 

Update 3-9-2020 

At the moment there is a negative travel advice for Mallorca from most European countries. We therefore cancel all trips with a departure date up to and including 19 September. Guests who booked a trip during this period will receive a personal message about this via email.


Update 17-8-2020

The Coronavirus seems to be reviving in Europe. Germany and the Netherlands have just issued negative travel advice for Mallorca and large parts of Spain. 

We are currently investigating exactly what that means for the booked trips in the autumn and will keep you informed via this website, via our newsletter and via facebook. Guests who have booked a trip for this fall will receive an email within a few days. 

All the best for now and be safe.  

Family Rompelberg 
Tiny, Fred268km, Letizia and Jetse


Update 11-7-2020

Yes, we are open!

Our main station in Playa de Palma, in Hotel Taurus Park, will be open again from 1 July. So you can go here for your cycling holiday or rental bike. In everything we take into account the locally applicable measures and protocols for the tourism industry.

Despite everything, it is currently beautiful cycling in Mallorca! From July 4 to August 15 we organize cycling holidays in the French Alps. You are also very welcome there and we will of course take into account the measures.  


Below you can read our previous messages about Corona, concerning canceled trips last spring:

 

Last text update on 21-5-2020

The Corona virus (COVID-19) has a major impact on everyone’s lives. To contain the corona virus in Spain and Mallorca measures are being taken. These measures are slowly being relaxed, we are closely monitoring the developments.

Due to this situation, we now cancel all trips with start date up to and including 18th of June. Our bicycle rental will be closed as well.

To all guests with a start date of their trip from March 15th up to and including June 18th we offer two options:

  1. Free rebooking of your trip to a date later this year. There might be price differences which could be to your benefit or to your disadvantage. With every rebooking we will talk to the hotel and make sure that any additional cost can be limited. For maximum flexibility, we are extending our autumn season this year to the period from August 28 to November 22. Our bike rental is opened all year round – in normal circumstances.
     
  2. Compensation in the form of a “Coronavoucher” for 100% of the travel sum paid to us (flight, arrangement, rental bicycle, group tickets). The Coronavoucher – an initiative of the industry association ANVR and the guarantee fund SGR – was created to offer travelers adequate compensation and to enable travel organizations to survive this phase. This voucher is valid for bookings within 12 months after issue (the travel date may fall outside this period) and for all our travel products such as packages, bicycle rental and airline tickets. Trips booked with this voucher are covered by the SGR guarantee scheme.

We use the emailadress solutions@fredrompelberg.com to communicatie with our guests about this matter.We will do our best to process rebookings and send the vouchers as soon as possible. Keep in mind that this can take a while because of the large number of requests. 

Was your cycling holiday planned with a start date between March 15 and May 31st? And haven’t you received an email yet? Then perhaps something technically went wrong. Send us an email via solutions@fredrompelberg.com and we will be happy to help you.

Stay healthy and hopefully we see eachother soon on Mallorca.

Family Rompelberg

Tiny, Fred268km, Letizia and Jetse

 

 * More information about the Corona Voucher:

The current Corona crisis has a magnitude and an economic impact that has not yet occurred in post-war history. The travel industry is one of the hardest hit, because currently no trips can take place and there are hardly any trips booked. This poses enormous financial problems to the travel industry. Many costs have already been paid in advance, such as e.g. flights and hotels, and in our case e.g. also bicycles and clothing.

Normally, if your travel organization cancels your trip, you will get a refund. The law that protects you as a traveler is in this situations impossible to follow for travel organizations. There is no money to refund the canceled trips now. If travelers would now claim their money, travel organizations would fall over, employees would be on the street and many guests would be harmed.

As a solution to this impasse, guarantee fund SGR and travel industry organization ANVR have taken the initiative to introduce the Corona voucher. This voucher ensures that the traveler is not duped. After all, he retains the right to a future trip, to the value of the paid travel sum. On the other hand, the voucher prevents travel companies from falling over by the obligation to repay all booked trips. Due to its great social importance, the Corona voucher has received approval from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and from the regulator ACM, the Authority for Consumers and Markets.

With progressive insight and in consultation with the ANVR, we have decided not to pass on the previously announced administration costs upon handing in the Corona voucher to the guest. This means, as our guest, you retain the right to 100% of your paid travel sum. Moreover, because the value of the voucher falls under the cover of the SGR, your money is guaranteed for you as a traveler – Guarantee fund SGR pays for your trip or refunds your money should we as an organization go bankrupt.
 

The official and current travel advice for Spain