Tuscany cycling holiday, small group
Description of Tuscany cycling holiday, small group
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur journeys are by nature ecological, sustainable and take place in full respect of nature.
We are not a big company, but we are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.
We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources.
This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic; this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.
Our tour leaders will also educate travellers on how best to interact with the wildlife in the parks, for example advising people not to feed the animals to stop them becoming dependent on hand-outs from humans
The transfer by car are minimal and most of the activities are in nature, kayaking, walking, cycling. we often travel in natural environments that we respect and preserve. our leave no trace policy is total. in particular the Dolomites are Unesco site and we adopt all the attentions to respect this wonderful ecosystem. this journey takes place in environments outside mass tourism, and the structures that welcome us are small, remote and alternative, with a great sense of respect for nature. on all occasions we select restaurants that offer an original cuisine and that use local products, the taste for good food must also take place respecting nature and the eco-system.
PeopleWe are a local little company and we cooperate with local businesses and professionals. The guide who will accompany you is a local professionals passionate about his work who will share unique details and stories which you cannot find on guidebooks. Tours by private car are also provided by our company and the driver is friendly and happy to show you around.
The support to the local community is one of our gold rule. Whenever possible, we use local family owned accommodation. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit. our way of traveling tends to use small farms, agriturismo, restaurants that have a family management, this to enhance the sense of travel, have a direct relationship with the locals, and encourage and support micro local business.
It is important for us to contribute to developing an original and alternative way of traveling for this purpose. We include cultural visits that bring benefit to the local communities and families involved in these activities. The museums we visit are not so famous, run by local organizations.
We may be able to visit a nearby cheese factory.