Spain cycling holiday near Alicante

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Responsible tourism: Spain cycling holiday near Alicante

Environment

We were instrumental in working with the regional environmental agency and the Quatretondeta town hall to get a significant area of our local mountain range the Sierra Serrella declared a micro reserve for Flora and Fauna under the EU Life 2000 initiative and as a result the entire mountain range declared as a reserve; which now means that no hunting activities are allowed within that area. This has had an important impact on wild life, particularly birds. The area now provides a secure environment for many species and in particular our resident eagle population of Golden and Bonelli’s eagles and the summer visitors, the Booted and Short Toed eagles. We take an active part in monitoring nest sites and reporting potential problems. Close by, other projects have seen the reestablishment of an important colony of Griffon Vultures after a 50 year absence from the region
In conjunction with local environmental groups we raised awareness for plans to asphalt one of the important trails into the mountains, for the purpose of opening up the possibility of building projects. As a result of our action the project was abandoned and later cancelled before construction could get underway.
We encourage our guests to act in a responsible way, and with an insight and understanding of this outstanding region, its people and their customs.

Community

Our business and home are within the small mountain village of Quatretondeta in which we live. Through our business and personal activities we provide and important proportion of the tax revenue for the village town hall.
Through cooperation with some village property owners we provide a much needed source of additional income and bring employment to our local village.
Our involvement in the local community has involved fund raising from the annual village fiestas which is the most important cultural event of the year and more recently we have organized music festivals. The 2013 event brought several hundred visitors to the event and filled local accommodation throughout nearby villages and provided a significant economic boost to local bars, restaurants and other businesses. This has encouraged local business owners to become more involved and we are now planning a bigger event for 2014.
All our purchasing is from local suppliers and where possible using local agricultural produce. Locally produced olive oil and almonds are available for our guests to purchase. Through our walking and biking holidays in Spain we support local income generation and small business enterprises by supporting locally owned accommodation, shops and restaurants.

Reviews of Spain cycling holiday near Alicante

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The area and the landscape are very fascinating. Also to live locally in a small relaxed village was something I enjoyed a lot .
Was cycling the whole week, the mountain roads were very good and quiet ( hardly no traffic) with majestic views.

My hosts were wonderful , very attentive , enjoyed the company very much.They also helped me a lot to plan my daily routes.
The evening meals were always a perfect finish for the day. Learned a lot of the local way of life, history and the nature.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you plan to cycle- which I recommend - consider that the mountain roads are also quite demanding. Really enjoyed the challenge and enjoyed when completed my daily routes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?



Yes- minimised any environmental impact . we used local supplies and services throughout the holiday. A tip -the local oil and vinegar products are very environmental and good quality

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Everything expected took place, plus the very positive experiences with hosts and the local village people . Will come back next year, maybe then also to hike on the mountains for nature observation

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Jarmo.

Thank you so much for your lovely review . We are delighted you enjoyed the region in
which we have made our home so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and we all enjoyed
your company greatly and we are now looking forward to seeing you again on your next
visit.
best wishes
Tom, Pat and Brian

Reviewed on 04 Apr 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I would say all of my holiday was memorable. Brilliant mountain biking, superb food, incredibly friendly and helpful hosts. Also the silence in the village and the beautiful scenery!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Go on holiday here. You will not regret it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think this is responsible travel at it's peak.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Brilliant village, hosts, biking, food. What more could you want?

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Krystyna

We really appreciate your wonderful review.
Thanks for bringing along so much fun and enthusiasm; we enjoyed your company very much.

Hopefully you have enjoyed the cultural part of your holiday equally.
Best wishes for the future and keep up your good work with the children

from all of us at Mountainwalks and Bike Experience.

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