Dolomites holiday in Italy

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Dolomites holiday in Italy

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Our aim is to make our Travel Experiences sustainable for the long term: we know that tourism can have both an exceptionally positive and potentially negative impact on local communities. For this reason, we promote responsible travel that means: to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.

We start from the beginning, helping our travellers to choose their customized daily experiences based on these sustainable categories:
- Green
- Hand-made
- Eat local
- Live local
- Sport
- Adrenaline

Furthermore, we try to organize low carbon trips and we do it since the design of our Travel Experiences.
For this one, in particular, we minimised carbon emissions making the following considerations:

- LOCAL SERVICES - We choose local suppliers, which had adopted sustainable practices. In this Travel experience we suggest to use public local transportation.

- WATER CONSERVATION - We support initiatives that encourage conservative use of water (like refilling water bottles or turning off water when brushing teeth), so we kindly ask to our travellers to read the Responsible Travel Conduct that we will send before departing for South Tyrol

- LOCAL FOOD AND GOODS - We include and strongly inspire our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods (like organic food, natural local products which come straight from the garden to the kitchen, or in this case from the huts to the table)

- WATER BOTTLES - We encourage our travellers to refill a water bottle from water 'bubblers' where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues

- RECYCLING – Our Local guides also provide travellers with awareness on how they can reduce and recycle in South Tyrol.

- PUBLIC AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSPORT – Since we have a high range of biking/hiking tours in our offered experiences, we strongly encourage our travellers to choose ecological and public transportation, like bicycle during their free time (especially during their hikings or walks in the nature)

Community

This Travel Experience is planned to ensure that we support local communities by:

- SMALLER-SCALE LOCALLY-OWNED ACCOMMODATION – Choosing local B&B /apartments or agritourism, like the ones of this trip. We wanted for our travellers something different, distant from the chaos and we found it: in South Tyrol our travellers could relax and have the right gateway from their everyday life. Thus, we usually choose all our accommodations that provide sustainable practices like recycling or changing towels on request.

- LOCAL GUIDES - Hiring local guides for how they tell their territory. In this way we could learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies

- FARE WORKING CONDITIONS - Defining a tariff policy that calls for a clear decision-making freedom of the price by its suppliers, stakeholders, partners and local guides

-TAILOR MADE TOURS - Organizing tailor made tour for the limit size of 8-10 people because we believe that larger group could not join the real experience and could otherwise impact on the local communities

-CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING - Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding, like the visit to a local family-run distillery or wine cellars. How many people have actually seen how wine, liquors or spirits are made right in front of their eyes? We strongly believe the only way to appreciate this ancient tradition is to meet the local producers and to take part at one of their guided visits/tastings.

-LOCAL SUPPLIERS - Recommending local eateries and stores to our travellers to engage locally-owned and operated services to support local people (like artisans, wine producers, organic farmers and so more). We chose them one by one, shaking their hands, learning their stories and feeling the passion they put in their own activities. During all the wanderings, all our travellers will taste traditional food directly from who produce it (gelatos, bakeries, olive oil, fresh appetizers and so more).

-RESIZING SEASONALITY – This Travel Experience emphasize the interesting aspects (events, traditions and natural views) of South Tyrol in low season as well. For this reason we suggest our travellers to visit it even in summer time

- ARTISAN AND IMMATERIAL HERITAGE – Helping to keep alive traditions and supporting ancient knowledge, like the traditional wine cellars or distilleries.

- SLOW TOURISM - Promoting slow tourism as an alternative to everything-at-once, which allow travellers the “luxury” of look, taste and feel its final destination even in the Dolomites (UNESCO site). For this reason, we kindly ask to our travellers to read the Responsible Travel Conduct what we will send before departing for South Tyrol.

- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT – Each traveller will receive our Responsible Travel Code of Conduct before arriving in South Tyrol. In addition, our local guide will explain during each daily experience the right travel code and will answer to whichever question concerning it

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