Frequently Asked Questions

We have collected some of the questions usually asked.
If your question is still not answered, please fell free getting in touch!

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Table of contents

  • Generally
  • Off-piste skiing / snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Mountain bike

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How do I sign up?

You register via our booking system on the website, under the page for the specific trip you are interested in. If you have any reservations we must be aware of when registering, or if you are in doubt about something, we will of course be happy to help.

When should I sign up for a trip?

There is no set time on when you have to book an adventure with us, but on the other hand, there is usually a limited number of available seats on most of our trips.

Therefore, we recommend that you sign up for your trip as soon as you are 100% sure that you would like to travel. In the vast majority of cases, airline tickets are also cheaper if you book well in advance.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, you have to pay a deposit when you sign up for a trip.

A deposit corresponds to approximately 20% of the total price of the trip. When you sign up for a trip, we will send you the invoice with the price of your deposit. From here you have 3 days to pay the deposit to secure your spot.

If you register less than 6 weeks before departure, you will usually be charged the full price of the trip immediately.

Do I have to book the trip or flight ticket first?

We recommend at all times that you book the trip with DBP Adventures before you buy your airline ticket.

The reason for this is that we can not guarantee you a free spot on a trip until you have been in contact with us. Many of our pre-arranged trips are quickly sold out.

Do I need a Visa?

You are responsible for obtaining a Visa for the countries that may require this. You can find further information on the webpage for your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Security?

If you are in doubt about the safety regarding your destination, please contact us directly. We can also recommend that you check the current status of your destination with your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What about vaccinations?

Several countries require vaccinations, especially if you have to travel for a longer period of time. It may also changes over time, which vaccinations you should have or not, and where, so make sure to stay updated with your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Do I need any insurances?

Many travel insurances do not include adventure activities, as this is something you usually have to choose for an extra cost. We therefore always recommend that you call your insurance company in good time, and make sure that you are e.g., covered during adventure trips on the water or in the mountains.

If you do not have a travel insurance or cancellation insurance, we recommend European Travel Insurance (Ergo Group), with which DBP Adventures has a partnership with.

European Travel Insurance offers both:

Cancellation insurance.

Travel insurance.

Annual insurance etc.

Finances and pocket money

It is difficult to predict how much pocket money you will need on your trip. This depends a lot on the individual person, as well as where and for how long you will travel.

It is also very different from trip to trip what exactly is included or not. Therefore, we would always recommend that you familiarise yourself well with what is included on your trip before you travel.

News and information

Would you like to be updated and follow the latest news on DBP Adventures? On our Facebook and Instagram you can regularly see photos, get news and participate in competitions.

You can also sign up for our newsletter if you want to be among the first to receive non-binding offers.

Should I have tried off-piste before?

Yes and no. You do not need to have tried off-piste much since before if you are traveling with DBP Adventures.

However, we would like you to be able to get down from all kinds of slopes, as well as have tried off-piste before a few times. Possibly, just right next to the slopes. You can also sign up for our development week if you are a complete beginner in the off-piste. In that way you can be sure to learn off-piste properly in your own pace.

Otherwise, you just have to have the guts, be smart and possess a regular basic form.

Can I choose whether I want to ski or snowboard?

Yes, on virtually all of our trips you can choose whether you want to ski or snowboard. La Grave is, however, probably the only exception where we recommend that you prefer to ski.

Which trip should I choose?

Our off-piste adventures:

Off-piste is markedly different from traditional slopes and the technique as you know it is a bit different. We have divided our trips roughly below.

North Macedonian Cat-ski:
Is for those who are in shape and want to try to get out where there are no others in the off-piste.

Development weeks in North Macedonia:
Is perfect for you who do not have a lot of experience with the off-piste, or just want to become a better rider. Here, there are instructors on the entire trip, that makes sure to give you great advice and guidance on how to become even better at off-piste.

Georgian Cat-ski:
Is for you who have practiced and tried off-piste before. We are in a group that travels together, nevertheless we make sure to differentiate the group according to every individual level. But this is not a trip for early beginners.

Icelandic Heli-ski:
A trip for the more experienced off-piste skier who wants to try the most ultimate adventure in off-piste skiing; Heli-skiing!

Road trip to Canada:
We take a tour of different destinations along The Powder Highway with a guide. You will be able to get some extra tips and tricks to get better on the off-piste by our local guide, but this tour is not for beginners.

Engelberg, Switzerland:
Engelberg is a perfect destination for both a whole week, but also for the shorter trip, now that it is easy to get there. We recommend that you join our mountain guide, but it is entirely up to you. You will find untouched powder snow, have time for a lot of off-piste runs and challenges for everyone, regardless of level.

Japan:
For everyone that wants to off-piste in super deep powder snow. You will have to go to Japan if you want a true Winter wonderland. Japan is known for the large amounts of snow that falls all year round. You can choose to go to either Northern or Central Japan.

La Grave, France:
If you want to try a unique destination in Europe where all off-piste routes are virtually accessible from a lift. Here everyone, even the experienced ones, will find great challenges due to the many steep and challenging slopes available.

Safety and security

Neither the travel company De Brede Planker “DBP”, DBP Adventures, guides or instructors affiliated with DBP Adventures take responsibility for injuries, losses or deaths. DBP Adventures encourages you to contact your insurance company before departure to ensure that the insurance covers e.g., off-piste skiing / snowboarding and adventure travels.

If you do not have a travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we can recommend European Travel Insurance (Ergo Group).

European Travel Insurance offers both:

Cancellation insurance.
Travel insurance.
Annual insurance etc.

Is there any free time on the trip?

Yes, there is free time on our travels, but be aware that our trips generally have an arranged schedule for those seriously interested in e.g., off-piste skiing / snowboarding.

This means that at most of our destinations there are not always cities connected to the accommodation we are staying at. This could also mean that there is not a large selection of restaurants nor opportunities for e.g., after ski. That is why we say that the off-piste skiing is our 100% focus and what is spent the most time on.

That said, there is still plenty of opportunity to enjoy some beers, a good book and some delicious food in the evening at the hotel.

Do I have to bring equipment myself?

You can easily bring your own equipment. Up to 85% of our travelers prefer to bring their own skis or snowboards. You can also easily rent equipment at our destinations. However, we travel to some unique places and therefore the selection of off-piste equipment may be sometimes limited.

If you are in doubt about whether you should rent or bring your own equipment to a specific location, please send us an email or give us a call.

Packing list for the off-piste

We have made a number of films (in Danish) on our where one of our ski instructors explains what we recommend to remember on the off-piste.

See them below:

 

Is there a “snow guarantee”?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will be good snow every day. No matter how much we want to.

We have skilled mountain guides with us on all trips. The will do everything in their power to find the best snow, every single day.

Should I have tried to surf before?

No you do not need to have tried to surfed before.

We have skilled surf instructors at all destinations who are used to teach beginners. And do not worry, you can easily travel together, even if you and your travel companion are on two different levels.

Safety and security

DBP Adventures only work with local surf instructors. They know the surf area, the sea and the waves. That is why we always recommend that you listen carefully to your instructors when you are out on the water.

It is not dangerous to surf, but like everything else you can be unlucky and get off on the wrong foot.

It is important that you have an insurance before your surf trip, since an accident can occur. DBP Adventures is not responsible for your safety. Therefore, it is important that you check with your travel insurance that they cover the activities you plan to practice, and that they cover the countries you will travel to.

Is there any free time on the trip?

On all our surf trips, surfing is arranged for a few hours every day. In addition, you decide for yourself how you would want to arrange your free time.

Some explore the area and town nearby, others sunbathe and relax. Many also spend their free time with booking an extra surf lessons or yoga session.

We can warmly recommend extending your surfing trip by a week or two e.g., we have had several travellers who have flown to Marrakech in Morocco one week before, and afterwards taken the bus out to the surf camp later on.

The same can be recommended in Sri Lanka, Bali and Zanzibar. When you already, have a fairly long travel to do, we can only recommend spending some more quality time at these amazing countries.

Accommodation

At all of our destinations it is possible to book a single room, a twin room or multi-bed rooms.

We will always try to accommodate you, regarding to your request. Whether you want to live alone or want to stay together with others. However, we must point out that the price can vary depending on which room you want.

Do I have to bring my own equipment?

For a start, we recommend that you simply borrow the surfboards that are available at the surf camps. If you have your own wetsuit, it can be very nice to bring it with you. But it is not necessary.

Of course, you should be more than welcome to bring your own surfboard, if you are an experienced surfer who has your own preferred board.

What should I bring?

You do not need much other than swimwear before you are ready for the waves. The surf camp has wetsuits and boards at your convenience.

If you have your own equipment you are more than welcome to bring it too.

Can we take the whole family away?

Yes, you can! Surfing is for everyone and almost all ages. We have experience with both the elderly and children who have developed a lot from it. The only requirement in surfing is simply that one must be able to swim and have basic strength.

Is there a “wave guarantee”?

Unfortunately, we cannot give a wave guarantee every single day. Although we would like to.

However, we have carefully selected our destinations, which are well-known surf spots, generally with good waves. At all destinations there are skilled surf instructors who know everything about wind and weather. They will always arrange the surfing based on where and when the waves are the best, and often we also chase the waves in the nearby area.

Photo and video

At several of our surf destinations you can arrange so that the instructors take photos and videos of you in action.

If you have a waterproof camera yourself, we definitely recommend taking it with you. Many surf camps offer boards where camera mounts are already mounted. You just have to ask for it.

Should I have tried to kitesurf before?

No, you do not need to have kitesurfed before.

We have skilled instructors at all destinations who are used to teaching beginners. You can also easily travel on the same trip, even if you and your travel companion are on two different levels.

Kitesurfing is to start with a lot more cumbersome than wave surfing, therefore it requires that you complete a course the first few days if you are a beginner.

Safety and security

DBP Adventures only work with local kitesurf instructors. They know the surf area, the sea, and the waves. That is why we always recommend that you listen carefully to your instructors when you are out on the water.

It is not dangerous to kitesurf, but like everything else you can be unlucky and get off on the wrong foot.

It is important that you have an insurance before your kitesurf trip, since an accident can occur. DBP Adventures is not responsible for your safety. Therefore, it is important that you check with your travel insurance that they cover the activities you plan to practice, and that they cover the countries you will travel to.

Is there any free time on the trip?

On all our kitesurf trips, kitesurfing is arranged for a few hours every day. In addition, you decide for yourself how you want to arrange your free time on the trip.

Some guests explore the area and the nearby towns. Others sunbathe and relax. Many also spend their free time on an extra hour kitesurfing.

Accommodation

At all of our destinations it is possible to book a single room, a twin room or multi-bed rooms.

We will always try to accommodate you, regarding to your request. Whether you want to live alone or want to stay together with others. However, we must point out that the price can vary depending on which room you want.

Do I need to bring my own kitesurfing equipment?

If you are experienced and used to your own equipment, we can recommend that you bring your own gear. But it is not necessary.

If this is the first time you will try to kitesurf, there is no reason for you to go out and buy all the equipment. You can rent it all through the kitesurf school.

If you have questions about renting equipment, please feel free to write or call us at any time.

What should I bring?

You do not need much other than swimwear before you are ready for the waves. The kitesurf camp has wetsuits, boards and equipment for you.

If you have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to bring it too.

Can we take the whole family away?

Yes, you can! Kitesurfing is for everyone and almost all ages. We have experience with both the elderly and children who have developed a lot from it. However, we must point out that children must be approx. 12-14 years old before they can get the most out of kitesurfing.

Is there a “wind guarantee”?

Unfortunately, we cannot promise you good winds every single day, even if we wanted to.

However, we have carefully selected our destinations, which are well-known kitesurf spots, generally with good winds. We have really skilled kitesurf instructors who know everything about wind and weather. They will always arrange the kitesurf lessons based on where and when the wind is the best.

Photo and video

At several of our kitesurf destinations you can arrange so that the instructors take photos and videos of you in action.

If you have a waterproof camera yourself, we definitely recommend taking it with you. Many kitesurf camps offer boards where camera mounts are already mounted. You just have to ask for it.

Should I have tried to sail a sea kayak before?

No, you do not have to since our instructor will give you a basic introduction to sea kayaking. However, we would recommend that you have a bit of basic strength, because we will paddle for many hours a day. And then it is important to be able to swim.

We have also set up some weeks where you get an EPP2 course included in the price of our sea kayak trips to Croatia. This is for those who want to experience more with sea kayaking. Write to us or call directly if you would like to hear more.

Can the whole family go on the trip?

Yes, you can! Sea kayaking is a great activity for all ages and we have experience with both the elderly and children who have gotten a lot out of it.

The only requirements for sea kayaking are simply that you must be able to swim and have built up a basic strength.

Safety and security

DBP Adventures only work with local sea kayak instructors. They know the area and the sea. That is why we always recommend that you listen carefully to your instructors when you are out on the water.

It is not dangerous to try sea kayaking, but like everything else you can be unlucky and get off on the wrong foot.

It is important that you have an insurance before your sea kayaking trip, since an accident can occur. DBP Adventures is not responsible for your safety. Therefore, it is important that you check with your travel insurance that they cover the activities you plan to practice, and that they cover the countries you will travel to.

What about equipment?

You will be borrowed the following gear on the trip:

– All kayak equipment: The kayaks are exclusive Prijon Tour Kayaks and made of HTP, which is hard plastic that is perfect for trips around the many Croatian islands. The single kayaks are from the brand Seayak, Marlin and Touryak 500. Double kayaks are from the brand Poseidon. Paddles, life jackets and spray decks are all from the Prijon brand.

– Water that you can fill in your water bottle for the entire stay.

– A dryback of 20 liters that keeps all of your personal items dry.

– A bicycle for the day, when biking in the mountains is on the program.

What should I pack?

We recommend that you bring the following:

– Sunscreen. SPF 30 or more.
– Swimwear.
– Hat / cap against the sun.
– Sunglasses that can withstand water.
– A sweater with long sleeves against the sun.
– A water bottle on min. 1 liter. You may also buy water bottles in Zadar.
– Possibly a warm sweater for the evenings.
– Shoes that can withstand water.

Photos and video

At our sea kayak destination you can arrange so that the instructors take photos and videos of you in action.

If you have a waterproof camera yourself, we definitely recommend taking it with you.

Should I have tried mountain biking before?

In North Macedonia, Italy and Chamonix there is something for person and every level of experience. We always recommend a good basic strength before you travel, and it is a good idea if you have tried mountain biking before but it is not mandatory.

At all destinations it is possible to take challenging trails or stay on the more beginner friendly route. We ride both mountain bikes and electric mountain bikes, not to be lazy, but to be able to ride around the whole mountain in a few days, enjoying the views and nature.

Can the whole family join?

Yes, the whole family can easily join! However, we would recommend that the children are at least 10 years old and that everyone has tried mountain biking before. There are trails for all levels, so everyone gets something out of the adventure.

Safety and security

DBP Adventures only work with local mountain bike instructors. They know the area and the mountains. That is why we always recommend that you listen carefully to your instructors when you are out riding.

It is not dangerous to try mountain biking, but like everything else you can be unlucky and get off on the wrong foot.

It is important that you have an insurance before your mountain bike trip, since an accident can occur. DBP Adventures is not responsible for your safety. Therefore, it is important that you check with your travel insurance that they cover the activities you plan to practice, and that they cover the countries you will travel to.

What about equipment?

You will be borrowing a mountain bike with the right equipment, on all our mountain bike trips. Either an electric or non-electric mountain bike depending on your destination.

What should I pack?

Mountain biking requires a little more equipment than when traveling on a regular vacation. Therefore, we have made a recommended packing list for the trip:

  • Base layer (underwear).
  • Shirts.
  • Thermal clothing.
  • Wind and waterproof clothing.
  • Undershorts or tights.
  • Bicycle shoes.
  • Gloves.
  • Ordinary everyday clothes + swimwear.
  • A good backpack.
  • Drinking bottle.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A small first aid kit.
  • Camera or phone.
  • Energy bars and / or energy drinks.

Photo and video

At our mountain bike destination you can sometimes arrange so that the instructors take photos and videos of you in action.

If you have a camera yourself, we definitely recommend taking it with you.

Do you have any questions? – Call us!
+45 31 60 04 07
Or send us an email
info@dbpadventures.com