Rhodope Mountains walking holiday in Bulgaria

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Rhodope Mountains walking holiday in Bulgaria

Environment

To minimize environmental footprint, we limit the size of our parties for this trip to maximum 6 people. Our detailed tour information packs include a section on environmental responsibility and detailed instructions related to the ‘leave no trace’ policy, protected animals and plants in the area, etc. We encourage our clients to use the info packs and maps in electronic format.

In the Rhodope mountains, we are cooperating with the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and we have successfully completed joint projects related to bird protection in the area. In the Trigrad region we are cooperating with local non-profits and communities and have successfully stopped the construction of dams and water power plants on the rivers in the area. While many of our peers in the Eagle’s Eye area offer 4x4 tours to the viewing point, we recommend to our clients to reach the top by walking, and never include motor vehicle tours as options to our itineraries.

Community

In the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria, we typically hire local drivers (not the hotel transfer services or big taxi companies) to transport luggage and people on walking days. By using local transport services and locally owned and operated guesthouses and small hotels, we are giving back to local people.

We are supporting the local NGO Rekichka, which has been implementing a number of projects related to the development of sustainable tourism in the region in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union. This itinerary is designed to contribute to the local and rural communities in the Rhodope mountains, which is one of the poorest regions of Bulgaria. We encourage our guests to taste the local food and wines, buy locally hand-made souvenirs, participate in local events during their trips.

We also work closely with our accommodation providers so that we can provide unforgettable experiences to our clients whilst contributing to sustaining and promoting the local traditions to the benefit of the local economy.

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