After weeks of indoor training, the lifebuoy for thousands of cycling enthusiasts who had to stay at home due to the global pandemic COVID-19, we seem to start the final stages of this quarantine in Spain, and the government has announced the four phases of de-escalation, in which the bicycle plays a special role and cycle tourism gradually returns to its activity.
At this stage, there are several sections that affect cycling tourism.
* Retail and Service: In some countries, bicycle purchases have grown tremendously as it is one of the most efficient means of maintaining social distance. In this phase zero, bicycle shops can start by appointment and with individual guidance of cyclists.
* Horeca, restaurants and cafes: our concept of "Stop & Go" will take on a special role, since only the collection of food will be allowed, no consumption on site.
* Sports: One of the most important novelties of May 2nd concerns sports, running, cycling and other modalities.
From Saturday, May 2nd, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., you can train individually.
You can train once a day and only within the community.
The government decides whether athletes and profs can train longer and at distance.
* Retail and service: stores can expand up to 30% of their capacity and receive customers, always taking personal hygiene measures into account.
* Horeca, restaurants and cafeterias: terraces opened to 1/3 of their capacity, allowing stops en route.
* Hotels and accommodation: the most important positive effect for cycling tourism in this phase. Accommodations are open, always subject to restrictions and without customers being able to use public areas, coming from the same province or island.
Phase without special changes for shops or restaurants, but with two important changes for cycling tourism:
* Hotels and accommodation: Common areas open, but limited to 1/3 of their capacity.
* Amateurs: Events and outdoor sports activities, but with limited capacity.
* Protocol for the reintegration of employees into companies: Although it has no direct impact on cycle tourism, it does on mobility by bike (discover the benefits of cycling to work here).
* Horeca: The capacity is increased to 50% of the permitted capacity both inside the building and on the terraces. Always with the prescribed safety distances.
* Hotels and accommodation: In this last phase for the new normal, public areas are used up to 50%.
* Amateurs: More relaxing capacity restrictions for outdoor sports activities.