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We understand that personal circumstances sometimes force people to cancel their travel plans.  Therefore, we have tried to be as generous as possible with our following policy:

Travel Insurance

We recommend working with Allianz Travel Insurance.  Many of our guests have used them in the past and never reported a problem.  Be sure to identify yourself as a Cycle of Life Adventures traveler when securing your insurance.  1-866-884-3556

Here’s what Elaine M. wrote after a fall during our group tour of Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013:

“I also want to Thank You for recommending travel insurance!  It was essential for $122.  I believe my hospital bills will be covered or minimal, but the primary benefit was leaving it to them to arrange my way home with an EMT medic.  I couldn’t fly from Asheville because the planes were small and required climbing a dozen stairs.  They arranged a comfortable car to Mississippi, 1st class seats and a comfortable car to my home.  All in all, life is good!”

Trip Cancellations

We offer the following cancellation policy for our shorter, domestic tours that require a $500 deposit to sign up.  In the rare case Cycle of Life Adventures must cancel a trip due to low enrollment, we will do so at least 30 days prior to departure.  If we cancel fewer than 30 days prior to departure, we will issue you a full refund plus a $500 credit toward any of our other tours.  If we must cancel a trip for another reason, such as natural disaster, we will issue you a full refund.  In all cases, we will not be responsible for any personal expenses incurred, such as airline tickets.  Cycle of Life Adventures reserves the right to make route and lodging modifications as needed.

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 days before tour departure: forfeit $200 of your deposit.
  • 50-59 days before tour departure: forfeit 25% of the complete tour price.
  • 30-49 days before tour departure: forfeit 65% of the complete tour price.
  • 15-29 days before tour departure: forfeit 85% of the complete tour price.
  • 0-14 days before tour departure: forfeit 100% of the complete tour price.
  • No refunds are possible after the tour begins.


In addition, you may transfer $350 to another trip up to 60 days before departure.  On domestic US trips, you may also transfer 50% of the trip price, less $50 up to 30 days before departure.  Cycle of Life Adventures will hold any “transfer funds” on account through December 31 of the following year.  Any money left on account beyond this deadline will be forfeited.

Client Responsibilities

On our tours, you’ll be required to follow the safety policies and procedures of Cycle of Life Adventures, LLC. and our guide.  Also, you’ll be required to sign a Participant Assumption of Risks, Acknowledgement of Inherent Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor of Cycle of Life Adventures, LLC. upon your arrival to the tour.

Epic Tours

Please see the specific epic and cross-country tour descriptions for information regarding our cancellation and transfer policy for those tours.  Those tours require a nonrefundable $300 deposit.