With regards to the environmental impact, all our guests are encourage to respect the local flora, fauna and wildlife and to act responsibly. We share our knowledge of local plants, animals, geology, and local history to promote a greater love of the countryside here and hopefully give them a desire to protect it. This is covered during the welcome meeting, also our guests are given a detailed information sheet on this on arrival They cycle on designated cycle routes and make sure no litter is left behind. All of our business waste is recycled where possible through a local community initiative. All communication via fax is done electronically where possible, saving on paper. On arrival our guests are given information on recycling in this part of Spain. They are also given information in the form of a leaflet on how to minimize waste. All the information giving to customers, maps, routes notes and information packs are returned at the end of the holiday and recycled.
Our self guided and guided cycling holidays in Catalonia and tourism in general has benefited the local community here immensely, without tourism many of the local restaurants, hotels, guest houses and craft shops would not exist, all of which employ local staff. Many of the younger generation have also stayed due to the employment tourism brings to the community.
All of our accommodation is family owned and staffed by locals with their food being sourced locally. As our holidays run out of season they are particularly grateful of our custom.
We also believe our guests give a positive impact on the community. We encourage all our guests to interact with the local community, this gives both the guests and locals the chance to interact and embrace each others cultural differences. In order to limit the social impact of tourism all are guests are sent information packs about the local customs, religion, politics and history. We encourage our guests to visit local craft shops and to buy any provisions locally.