This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Croatia biking tour, Zadar to Mali Losinj
Tourism is the world's fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and we, as a promoter of travel:
-respect the local culture -do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and -promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit.
That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.
Our environmental policy: We recycle all our waste paper. Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them. Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact. Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact. We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly. We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.
On our tour "Cycling from Zadar to Mali Loinj" we are offering our cusomers the unique experince of cycling through Northern Croatian islands including the town of Zadar. Islands are a unique environment with their way of living connected with the mainland but still preserving traditional habitats. We are originating our clintes to be ore awardness of specific spicies of wildlife. For example island of Cres is habitat of griffon volture, protected bird in Croatia. Island of Pag is well known by the world famous cheese which has special taste because of the specific conditions for sheep on island, so we are visitng local family producers such us Gligora.
All our staff are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. Guides are part of local sports clubs and except at the guiding job they are active in free time. On our biking and hiking trips we are helping local community with the marking bike trails and hiking paths to make more secure trips. Also all our guides have mission to take the garbage where ever they see it (on the sea, river, mountain...).
Our accommodation, for example on the island of Pag, is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments. On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. As well in our hotels we offer domestic food from the Adriatic sea such as Adriatic oysters, seabass or octopus.
We support the local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services. On tour we are offering our customers cheese made in small local farms on island of Pag. On our trip tour clients will have the opportunity to try the traditional Croatian dish "Peka" known as "food under the bell". Peka is a Baked dish with meat and vegetables made in a pot or a tray, the pot is put into the embers of a fireplace, in many houses here in Dalmatia, especially in the country side, you have a special place in the barn or on the ground floor of the house for preparing the Peka.