Accommodation & meals: We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Adler in Villabassa, an area of the Dolomites which doesn’t see much tourism in the summer months. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible.
Community: The group eats lunch in independents restaurants and cafes in the surrounding areas. The majority of local cafes and restaurants are family run business and use ingredients which are all sourced locally.
Group size: This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.
Activity: Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a cycling trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. This cycling tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts and discover what life is really like in the Italian Dolomites.
UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.