By booking on to a Yoga Hikes break, or holiday, you accept that you are participating in activities of your own accord, entirely at your own risk and expressly accept that neither Yoga Hikes or the organisers have any responsibility or liability for loss or injury.
Furthermore, you agree that Yoga Hikes bears no responsibility for the accuracy of information regarding public transport costs, times and conditions of carriage or statistical, technical or safety specifications regarding equipment, facilities, timings or costing either on its own or others websites or documentation.
Though Yoga Hikes will endeavour to offer what it believes to be accurate information at the time of publication for any event, you agree that it is ultimately the responsibility of each participant to satisfy themselves of any accuracy of information direct with third party facilities, enabling companies or persons.
Your booking, payment, actual or intended participation, also indicates your agreement that Yoga Hikes organisers reserve the right to change at any time & without prior or written notice the start, finish, duration, location, terms for any break, holiday or transportation it provides wherever the event organiser deems it, without a necessity to make refunds for doing so.
It is your responsibility to inform Yoga Hikes about any relevant health conditions in advance to ensure you are personally satisfied with any agreed actions relating to it.
We strongly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance cover at the time of booking. This travel insurance should cover you for all activities and cancellation and curtailment of your break or holiday.
Under certain extreme situations where it is considered dangerous, then we may modify, or change, the route to take account of any safety concerns.
A deposit is payable upon booking a Yoga Hikes break or holiday. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will only be refunded if the event is cancelled by Yoga Hikes or rescheduled by Yoga Hikes and the participant cannot make the rescheduled dates.
The balance of the payment for short breaks (of less than 7 days) is usually due 42 days (6 calendar weeks) before the start date.
For holidays (of one week or longer) the balance is due at least 12 weeks before the start date or as specified as per the trip details.
If the balance is not received by the due date, Yoga Hikes reserve the right to cancel the booking and re-advertise it.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a participant cancels a booking, the deposit is forfeited.
The deposit is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
The deposit will only be refunded if the event is cancelled by Yoga Hikes or rescheduled by Yoga Hikes and the participant cannot make the rescheduled dates.
Cancellation (more than 7 days notice)
If a participant cancels a booking less than 56 days (8 calendar weeks) before an event, but more than 7 days in advance, Yoga Hikes will endeavour to fill that place.
If Yoga Hikes is able to fill the cancelled place then Yoga Hikes will either :
(a) refund the advertised cost of the event less the non-refundable deposit.
(b) transfer the whole cost of the event towards another event. In this case the participant should book themselves onto another event to take within the next 12 months (ie no more than one year later than the date of the original cancelled event).
If the space cannot be filled, no refund will be made.
Cancellation (less than 7 days notice)
If a participant cancels a booking less than 7 days (1 calendar week) before an event, unfortunately no refund or transfer can be made.
Fitness To Participate
A good level of fitness is expected. Our trips are aimed at those who are active and fit, preferably with some walking/hiking experience.
Typically for a weekend, we will be hiking on rocky and uneven terrain for around 6hrs on the Saturday, and 4hrs on the Sunday and there will be upto 6 yoga classes throughout the weekend.
By booking onto a Yoga Hikes event, you accept responsibility for ensuring you are fit enough to participate in these activities.
We will generally keep a reasonable pace for the hikes but if you are unable to keep up, then we reserve the right to ask you to return to the start or suggest alternative activities and no refund will be offered.
Yoga Hikes cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage to, or theft, of personal belongings, or for any illness, injury or accident which may occur during an event or guided walk unless proven to be caused by negligence on the part of Yoga Hikes. Clients should take all normal, sensible precautions and exercise an appropriate degree of care at all times. It is recommended that clients carry insurance for personal optical or electronic equipment and this is often covered by household insurance so please check with your provider. Yoga Hikes holds full public liability insurance and we hold full professional insurance for the activities that we offer.
For all trips, we recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as you book. This should cover you for any cancellation, illness or any other circumstances that may prevent you from attending the trip, as well as any flight delays, lost luggage and any other additional travel expenses incurred.
We do not allow dogs on our walks or breaks.
The minimum age is 18 years of age
Smoking (of cigarettes/e cigarettes/vape pens) is not permitted during our Yoga Hikes events either inside or in a group environment. You may smoke in outside designated areas.
Optional Train Station Pickup and Drop Off
If there are more than 2 people interested, we are able to book a pickup at a set time from the nearest train station, and also return drop off. Cost will depend on numbers but we do need at least 2 people willing to share, taking the transfer on arrival and departure day to do this. We will book the taxi on your behalf, and the cost will be paid by and shared amongst those taking the transfer.
If you wish to arrive earlier or later, you will have to arrange your own way to the venue. If you miss the timed pickup/drop off time due to travel delays/cancellations/missed connections, sadly you will also have to make your own arrangements to the venue.