Walking Ibiza

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We aim to show the other side of this magical island to visitors. We offer guided walking tours and holidays on Ibiza, with experienced trained guides, accommodation and transfers.
Member since: 14 Jan 2016

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

  • We hold regular charity events which raise money for local charities, such as our 2014 4 Day Challenge, where participants had to circumnavigate the island on foot, bike and kayak. We raised over 5000 euros, with proceeds going to a number of local charities such as Mojis Animal Sanctuary and Food for Ibiza. We also assist other charitable groups by organising their fund raising events.
  • We support local environmental projects such as Casita Verde (http://greenheartibiza.org/casita-verde/about), using their farm as a finishing point for walks so walkers can understand what this important project does.
  • All of our guides and support staff are either local Ibizans or they are long term expatriates, who reside in Ibiza all year.
  • We use local suppliers and businesses for our catering, equipment hire, accommodation and other requirements; for example local restaurants, kayak specialists, privately owned hostels and hotels.

Environmental responsibility

  • All of our guides and support staff are trained in the management and protection of the local environment when on walks and include this information to clients; for example not littering, not smoking (to prevent forest fires), walking on the agreed track to not damage wildlife, not picking plants unless given the go ahead by the guide.
  • When we wild camp with clients, we ensure we leave no trace of our campsite behind us and ensure our clients understand this policy and what it means for them. We endeavour to recycle all our camping equipment, such as the use of titanium mugs and water bottles, to reduce waste; and we explain this approach to clients.
  • We encourage clients to use our transfers which can take larger groups together rather than driving separately. Likewise, we encourage locals to carpool when attending a community walk.
  • Our caterers use local, organic food, where possible, provided in recyclable containers.

Social responsibility

  • All our guides are trained to the same standard on the islandís history and culture, and are able to explain to clients the key events and the main elements of Ibizaís unique culture. Guides also bring their own stories which add to the experience of Ibizaís diversity.
  • Ibiza has been a multi-cultural island since the 1600s and this continues today with locals living alongside a substantial long term expatriate population, from many countries in Europe, Australia and South America. We only use guides from these local or long term expatriate communities. Our guides speak a variety of European languages including Spanish, Catalan, French, English, Italian and German.
  • We have tours that include local historical sites such as the Lost City of the Moors, various look out towers around the coast, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dalt Villa (or old town) and also food tours, with sampling of local dishes from local restaurants.
  • Throughout the year we run our popular community walks, which are open to locals and ex pats and run on a donation basis to allow for different levels of income. These prove very popular with up to 50 people sometimes attending, and are a great social occasion as well, especially in the winter months.

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