Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet, Sichuan Province
Description of Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet, Sichuan Province
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We all know that cycling is an ideal way to explore the countryside without damaging the environment. This is a special designed cycling tour from Chengdu to Kangdi and Ya`an. During this tour we will visit a number of historical villages and towns including Baoxing, Xiaojin, Danda, Donggu....Tour by bike is not only a great way to experience local culture, but this means we use less vehicles, less oil and less carbon.
Every tour produces a surplus of waste and hard-to-use biomass that is best kept in the food chain by feeding it to livestock. Before cycling , we will buy from local markets to prepare foods in moderation, such as bread, milk, instant coffee, jam, vegetable, sausage... We will try to eat them all, do not leaving too much food on picnic lunch site. Meantime, we also encourage clients to stick to bring all waste to next town on this cycling route and disposed of appropriately in local garbage collection facilities. These include recycling as appropriate.
We hope to leading a mostly plastic-free life in every groups that we organized. During this cycling and hiking tour in Chengdu, we will supply water for the riders from a support van. And we will highly suggest the riders carry with their own water bottle to refill the boiled water. It is different from other normal tours that buy plastic bottles that causing lots of waste with plastic bottles to add to landfill.
It is advocated to recycle paper and ink cartridges to reduce the waste in landfill sites. We turn off printers, computers, battery chargers and transformers at the end of each day and use energy-efficient bulbs and low-energy appliances.
PeopleOur itinerary has been designed to fully incorporate the local Tibetan communities we visit and we are exceptionally sensitive to the needs of indigenous people. We value their unique insights, knowledge, and hospitality, and believe that they too should benefit from tourism too.
Accommodations and Meals:
Along this tour, we work exclusively with small local businesses and use locally owned restaurants. Meanwhile, we will have meals in rural villages, away from the standard tourist trail. In this way we help to conserve a rural lifestyle and contribute to the overall sustainable development of the Eastern Tibet, also could ensure that local Tibetan communities and business prosper in a highly competitive market.
A fair wages to local guides and drives:
We engage locally-owned and operated services thereby supporting local people and communities as well as minimizing use of long and carbon-intensive supply chains. We use all local guides and drivers so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. All receive fair wages and are provided with training opportunities both direct from us and from the local tourism bureau. Our guides are also responsible for advising travelers of the appropriate recycling options available in each place.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.