All participants must purchase travel insurance that is valid for this type of adventure trip and send us a copy of your insurance details prior to your arrival. Most regular health policies do NOT cover international travel nor an emergency air evacuation to the United States/Canada, but the travel policies do and are very affordable. We have included the insurance we think is the best in terms of coverage and affordability for this type of adventure holiday from Travel Nomads. Please use the link of our website so as to ensure you access the correct policy. The link to Travel Nomads is in the panel to the right of this page.( it links to their website).
All of the hotels will be serviced by our luggage trucks to provide pick-up and drop-off service during the tour. If you choose other accommodations, you must make arrangements to drop your luggage at the host hotel at the start of each day to ensure its arrival in the next town.
We will store all bicycle cases at our offices in Montego Bay,after your arrival and it will be returned to you at the end of the ride at our host hotel in Montego Bay.
Our luggage truck will carry two pieces of luggage per registered cyclist during the ride. Please try to travel light. You really won't have time or need for many clothes! In ROOMS resorts you are responsible to get your bags to your room too...so you want to avoid it being very heavy! Everywhere is casual for this tour. Cyclists must label their luggage. Cyclists will drop off their luggage in a designated location in their hotel at the start of each day . Luggage will only be collected from our selection of host hotels
Luggage will be delivered to the next hotel well before cyclists arrive in the destination city. You will not be able to access luggage while riding, so please plan accordingly. At the conclusion of the tour, all luggage items will be deposited at the final host hotel.
The Jamaica Reggae Ride does not handle bike shipping. This is a process that needs to be completed in its entirety by the participant through their airline.
CARIBBEAN AIRLINES - Fort Lauderdale
A very bike- friendly airline. Fit your bike into a lightweight bike bag and you can check it in. Check online for their bike size restrictions and try to have a bike box or bike bag that fits those dimenstions. In 2013 we got a waiver for all bikes and we will try again in 2014.I think its the most bike-friendly airline . Great services. Direct flight to Montego Bay. Book early to get the really good fares as the later you book the higher the airfare will be.
Here is their policy at the time of printing ( Please check yourself before booking)
Sporting equipment and musical instruments within the maximum linear dimensions are allowed at no extra costs, once part of your free checked baggage allowance with the exception of Surfboards.Cycling equipment accepted consists of one (1) single seater, non-motorised; touring or racing bicycle. The cycle must be placed in a cardboard container, pedals and handlebars should be encased in plastic foam or handlebars are fixed sideways and pedals removed. In the interest of safety, tyres should be deflated.
The maximum weight allowed per items is 23kgs (50lbs) and maximum dimensions (H+W+L) is 157cms (62 ins). Oversized sporting equipment and musical instruments will be permitted as excess baggage on a standby basis, at the applicable excess baggage charge.
WESTJET - Canada
$20 ( sporting equipment ) as a 2nd piece of luggage each way.