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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Historically, cycling in Spain has been reserved for children and die-hard enthusiasts, however things are changing with Catalunya taking the lead in developing an extensive cycle network for leisure and novice cyclists. We are very keen to support this initiative and have doubled our cycling offerings in the region over the last couple of years. By taking clients off the beaten track, we ensure that they have the opportunity to stop off at local cafes for coffee, local markets to purchase picnic supplies, and in tiny artisanal village to buy local goods.
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.
Customised road cycling tour in Girona, Catalonia
From €288.50 - €399.50 8 days excluding flights