Pre-tour documents are the documents you receive before your tour.
You'll receive pre-tour documents via email, including your hotel list (for hotel-based tours) and information on how to get to your starting town and hotel or boat, tour operator contacts, packing tips, and other helpful information, about 2-3 weeks before your tour.
These items are supplied by the local tour company, and while we do our best to get the information to you well in advance of your tour, we're entirely dependent on the local company to get the information to us.
Tour documents are documents you'll receive on tour.
For self-guided tours, you will get (physical) packets with maps, route instructions, and sightseeing information at your start hotel (or boat). Please note that you will receive just one set per room or cabin unless you request otherwise.
Guided tours tend to have little to no on-tour documents as you are cycling with a guide.