We are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there. So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.
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Two nights of this hotel-to-hotel independent walking holiday are spent at the Hotel La Conca del Sogno in the private cove of Recommone, just around the corner from Marina del Cantone’s bustling bay. Managed by the Tizzani family for over 40 years, this 7-room retreat started life as a quarry! Towards the end of the 1950’s, the viability of the quarry ceased, so Pietro Tizzani and his wife, Giuseppina, decided to take advantage of the immense natural beauty of their land and created a small, family restaurant serving fresh fish specialities under their panoramic pergola. Enjoy your two nights dining here!
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Having no minimum number means that groups sizes can be small and therefore the trips have less impact on the environment.
Walking has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself and, when you’re strolling from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can. On foot, you get off the beaten track, and you’ll find that people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist. Also, by walking independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you can soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place you’re visiting.
We proactively encourage walking clients to think about travelling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally and re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip.