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Please, read our FAQ before joining the tours.

General info

  • our tours are suitable for confident cyclists;
  • "Mienski vielašpacyr" tours (English: "Miensk bike tour") are not difficult, at medium speed, with many breaks on the way;
  • children under 14 can take part in the tours with their parents or close relatives only; in such a case that adults have to take responsibility for that children and testify it with their personal sign before the tour;
  • children from 14 through 17 inclusive can participate in the tours without their parents or close relatives, but with their written permission composed in the presence of our guide;
  • drunk, intoxicated, pregnant are not allowed to join the tours;
  • for regular public* tours: participants are supposed to be at meeting point 10 minutes before the tour;

*public tour is an open tour accessible for everyone; as a rule, they say "public tour" when they want to differ it from an individual, private tour (booked by an individual or a private groupe);

Bicycles
  • for the tours you can use any bike in good working condition;
  • we can arrange your bicycle hire with delivery to the meeting point (an average bicycle hire charge for 3 hours with delivery is 10 BYN; an exact bicycle hire charge depends on route's duration, meeting point, number of bikes you need - contact us for details);
  • please, note that when you rent a bicycle your ID card or some other equel document is requied;
  • for regular public tours: "Mienski vielašpacyr" does not guarantee that there will be free bikes to rent;
Safety
  • all participants of the tours of "Mienski velaspacyr" are obligated to know and to obey the following rules of safety cycling, composed on base of the Chapter 20 of the Rules of the road of the Republic of Belarus ("Traffic on cycles and mopeds"):
  • participants of our tours can ride at cycling tracks and pedestrian zone only, dismounting to cross the street when needed (it is allowed to cross a street without dismounting when the crossroad is marked for this with the special sign);
  • as an exception, if there is no other way, with guide's permission only it is allowed to cycle on the carriageway riding in one line not farther than 1 meter from its right edge;
  • during a tour all the participants have to ride in one line (like a column), not overtaking each other, with min. distance 3 m. between each other;
  • outside intersections on an unregulated crossing of the cycle path with a road, the cyclist is obliged to give way to vehicles travelling on this road;
  • when moving on the road at night-time and/or at insufficient visibility, the cycle must have turned on: in front — headlight (headlamp) emitting white light, on the back — lamp emitting red light;
  • cyclists are prohibited to use technically defective cycles; all the participants of our tours are responsible for the technical condition of their bikes personally; a bicycle rental office is also responsible for the bicycles it gives for rent;
  • cyclists are prohibited to ride without holding the handlebars and/or holding foots on pedals (steps);
  • cyclists are prohibited to carry passengers, except for cases of carriage on the cycle of children under the age of seven in additionally equipped seat or when the carriage of passengers is provided by the bicycle construction;
  • cyclists are prohibited to carry load which projects more than 0,5 meters in their length or width out of dimensions of the vehicle, and also load interfering with driving of such vehicle;
  • towing of a cycle and by a cycle is prohibited;
  • it's not necessary to use a helmet during our tours; anyway, the participants are responsible for their decision about using or not using helmets during a tour;
  • a participant of a tour who causes an accident is liable for it (all the cases should be approached individually);
  • before a tour all the participants have to sign personally that they got acquainted with these rules and are ready to obey them;
Weather
  • our tours run rain or sunshine, it is not a reason to cancel the tour and refund money to the client (see "Money refund");
  • "Mienski vielašpacyr" has a right to take a decision if the weather is appropriate for making a tour or not;
  • if it is rain there are free raincoats for your use;
  • in case of extraordinary events (as well as adverse weather) we hold the right to cancel or change the time of a tour, make it shorter ,with refunding, refunding partly or not refunding money at all to the clients (see "Money refund");
Prices
  • the prices for individual (private) and regular public tours are in the tours description (choose one of our tours);
  • we provide 15% discount for all of our tours (except an individual tour for 1-3 persons) for students (not depends on their citizenship), for pensioners and art workers (citizens of the Republic of Belarus), ID card is required;
  • our tours are always free for the combatants of the battle near Orsza in 1514, and for the insurgents of the national belarusian uprising in 1863;
How to pay
  • before the tour starts you can pay for it at the meeting point to our tour guide (only cash);
  • before paying for a tour in advance (not later than 24 hours before the tour starts) it is necessary to contact us;
  • you can pay for a tour in advance (not later than 24 hours before the tour starts) by:
  • - making a transfer of a necessary amount to our account for Belarusian Roubles (BYN) # BY87 BLNB 3013 0000 0724 5300 0933, BIC (bank ID-code): BLNB BY2X; Open Joint Stock Company “Belarusky narodny bank”, code 765; for private businessman R.M. Abramchuk, UNP (taxpayer ID number) # 192 201 977;
  • - paying to our guide (only cash) before any regular public tour at the meeting point;
  • for public regular tours: please, note, the number of the participants in a group is limited, therefore it is better to pay for tour in advance;
Money refund
  • if a participant pass a group during a tour no money is refund;
  • if you pay in advance, but arrive late for the tour and can’t find your group, no money is refund;
  • if you pay for a tour in advance but you can't take part in it, please, inform us about your absence not later than 24 h. before the tour. In such a case, you’ll get a full refund or will be able to join the next tour for the same price;
  • if you pay for a tour in advance but you can't take part in it, and if you inform us about your absence not later than 30 min. before a tour, you’ll get a 50% refund or you’ll be able to join the next tour for the same price;
  • if you pay for a tour in advance, but you can't take part in it, and you inform us less than 30 min. before the tour or you do not inform us at all, no money is refund;
  • if because of extraordinary events or adverse weather, that become obvious less than 24 h. before a tour, the tour-guide would cancel the tour or change the time of it, or make it shorter for more than a half (as for route), we refund a half of the money you've payed for the tour or suggest you to join the next tour for the same price;
  • if because of extraordinary events or adverse weather, that become obvious more than 24 h. before a tour, we would cancel the tour or change the time of it, we can refund all the money you've payed or suggest you to participate in the next tour with such a price;
  • if because of extraordinary events or adverse weather the tour-guide would make a tour shorter (as for route), but the most part of it would be already realized, no money is refund;
Number of the participants in a group
  • max. number of the participants in a group is 15 persons, so, as for a public tour it is better to pay in advance to be sure about your place in a group (see "How to pay");
  • min. number of the participants in a group is 1 person;
Time, duration, timetable of our tours
  • public tours (in belarusian and russian) run regularly since May untill September inclusive (and even besides that, if the weather is appropriate) according to the timetable that could be found in belarusian or russian version of this website, in Facebook and Vkontakte or via contacting us;
  • duration of the city tours is about 2-3 hours (depending on the route);
  • time and duration of an individual (private) tour should be discussed and arranged with a client individually;
Meeting point, finish point, route, distance of the tours
  • for individual (private) tours a meeting point has to be arranged with the client (contact us for details);
  • the Niamiha Metro station exit on the side of the Sports Palace (see map) is the most common meeting point for our city tours (except the tour around Lošycki park);
  • usually, the mileage of the tours is not more than 15 km., groupes stop for breaks regularly;
Language of the tours
  • you can book an individual (private) tour in Belarusian, Russian, English, Polish, French;
  • regular public sightseeing "Minsk.Best" tour is in Russian;
  • all the rest of the regular public tours are in Belarusian or in some cases in Russian;
Extraordinary events
  • if extraordinary events (revolution/ insects attack/ meteorites falling/ adverse weather etc.) would threaten the lives or health of the participants of a tour, the tour-guide holds a right to cancel or change the time of a tour, to make it shorter, refunding, refunding partly or not refunding money at all to the clients (see "Money refund");
  • if because of extraordinary events or adverse weather "Mienski vielašpacyr" cancels a tour or changes the time of it, you can find the information about in belarusian or russian version of this website, in Facebook and Vkontakte;


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