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ABOUT US

Our Mission

Darling Downs Trike Tours offers tours to suit every budget and taste. We are able to cater to all abilities and ages to bring this wonderful experience to most people. The oldest person on our trike so far is 90 years old so feel free to contact us as age and abilities are no barrier.

Trikes are a safe and comfortable way to tour winding country roads. Elevated passenger seats provide excellent views of the landscape. 

Sit back and enjoy the ride on one of our tours or plan your own.

Darling Downs Trike Tour options include custom-designed tours especially for you or you may choose from our suggested tour itineraries.

Jade Gilchrist-Tour Operator

Jade has been working in the leisure and health industry for over 20 years in both aged care and disability services.  Initially she had purchased the trike so she can take aged care residents for rides at her local nursing home in Clifton QLD.  With so much interest in the trike from the public she ventured into starting Darling Downs Trike Tours.

Terry Gilchrist-Authorized Driver

Terry has been a motorcycle enthusiast for over 50 years and as an experienced rider has become the main driver for our tours. Also a musician for many years playing in local bands and involved with the music scene. Terry knows how to keep our clients entertained while exploring the local area. 

Further Information

Trike Tour Package Inclusions

Trike tour packages do not include: alcoholic beverages, optional tours and sightseeing excursions, gratuities, travel insurance and insurance coverage for injury to the passengers.

Tour Booking/Payment

The final balance payment is due 14 days before the tour starts.

If you use a credit card to make payments with us, you will need to pay a fee of 2% which we will add at the payment stage.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling after booking confirmation, but prior to your final payment, your 10% deposit is non-refundable.

If cancelling after final payment has been received:

• 7 days prior to departure date – 75% is refunded.

• 4 days prior to departure date – 50% is refunded.

• 2 days prior to departure date – 25% is refunded.

• Less than 1 day prior to departure date – No refund.

Fairweather guarantee- To ensure you get the best tour possible we will reschedule from as little as 2 hours before with our fair-weather guarantee. Should it be bad weather, Illness, COVID restrictions. Medical certificate from you GR for medical illness applies.

Unused Tour Sectors

If a participant fails to join a tour or leaves prior to completion, no refunds can be made. No refunds will be made in respect of any part of the tour that are not used or undertaken.

Mechanical Difficulties – In the event of mechanical breakdown Downs Trike Tours will make every effort to provide another tour at another time.

Release and Waiver, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity

Every participant of a tour operated by Darling Downs Trike Tours is required to accept and sign a release and waiver, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement form of rights before tour starts. Darling Downs Trike Tours cannot accept any tour participant without a duly signed release and waiver, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement form.

By booking a trike tour you agree that you understand and agree to the indemnity release details summarised below, which the actual indemnity release form will be signed on the morning of the tour, which is between you and Darling Downs Trike Tours and Jade Gilchrist Tour operator.

You agree that you are participating entirely at your own risk and that you, your successors, executors and administrators will release, indemnify and not instigate any claim, demand or expense against Darling Downs Trike Tours od Jade Gilchrist for any personal injury, loss of life or damage to personal property suffered during or subsequent to events on the tour.

The participant must acknowledge that any road whether sealed or unsealed, or any other venue upon which you travel, may have muddy, sandy or rocky surfaces with defects either hidden or exposed as is the nature of some roads. You must agree to obey and observe all rules and directions given during a tour, whether given in writing or verbally by the driver and Darling Downs Trike Tours has the right to exclude you from any tour for non-adherence to any rule or direction given.

You must acknowledge that trike riding, can be dangerous and that participation in a tour organised and promoted by Darling Downs Trike Tour may expose you to the possibility of injury or death and further, you must acknowledge that the way other people may ride, drive or act is outside the control of Darling Downs Trike Tours.

You must acknowledge that there may be no, or inadequate facilities for treatment or transport of participants if participants are injured. You agree that you understand that travel insurance to cover all forms of personal injury, repatriation or costs in the event of death is essential and it is your responsibility to ensure you have appropriate cover.

You agree to wear appropriate motorcycle safety equipment at all times and that you are medically fit to undertake a trike tour.

You must agree that you have read and understand the summary indemnity release, full version signed upon morning of departure of tour, and agree that participation in a trike tour is entirely at your own risk.

Safety and comfort

Our driver is trained in first aid and are equipped with first aid supplies and mobile phone for any necessary first aid attention. You will be briefed on conditions of expected itinerary.

Before every tour begins, your driver tour will give each participant a safety briefing.

• It is the participant’s responsibility to adhere to all traffic regulations. All local road rules must be complied with.

• Helmets are mandatory.

• Participants must be aware of traffic, road conditions, weather and other motorcyclists.

• Participants understand that motorcycling is a dangerous activity and are aware of these risks and fully accepts these risks.

• Participants ride at his/her own risk and are legally liable for injury or damage to fellow participants or other road users

• Participants must follow the directions of the trike driver all times.

• The driver reserves the right to terminate a rider’s motorcycle tour if he considers the passenger is unsafe either to himself/herself or to others, or for offensive behaviour, and thereby forfeiting the balance of the trike tour.

Baggage

If you wish to carry a camera, water, wallet or purse you may want to also bring a small backpack worn to the front so that it is easily accessible.

Release of Liability

Darling Downs Trike Tours accept no responsibility for and shall not be liable in respect of any loss, damage, alterations, delays or changes arising from circumstance outside its control, such as, but not solely, war or threat of war, riot, industrial dispute, civil strife, fire, adverse weather conditions, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disaster, technical transport problems, computer malfunction, cancellation of scheduled or charter airlines, closure or congestion of airports or ports, or financial failure of contractors or departments or pandemic illness and restrictions.

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