Georgia winter sports and wine tasting tour
Description of Georgia winter sports and wine tasting tour
This trip can be booked between 20th December and 27th March
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.
PlanetBeing environmentally conscious is an integral element in the way we operate and as such we remain aware of our day to day actions when travelling, as it is the little things that can create big impact.
- As part of this package (and all of our trips) we provide water filtration bottles to all our customers from the fabulous folk at Water To Go. We strongly encourage them to be used as alternatives to bottled water as often as possible in order to reduce our use of single use plastics.
- By using family-run, local guesthouses we are able to eat locally grown food and by doing so reduce the food miles and emissions often created from the importation of foods to suit the "Western" palette. We believe that staying local, eating local and experiencing local is the best way to get the most out of travel, and is kindest to our environment.
- On this trip all the snow we play on is au naturale - no cannons whatsoever!
- At our UK based office we source all of our energy from renewable sources, keep the paper usage as low as we can and have a strict recycling policy.
We aren’t offering tree planting as a panacea to ‘fix’ our emissions because put simply, it doesn’t work. However, we are still planting trees! Not in a far away land but less than 10 miles from our office in Bristol, the trees planted are aiding a rewilding effort by our friends in trust for future generations.
PeopleAs part of our responsible tourism mission we prioritise working with local communities and foster positive exchanges between them and us.
- Throughout our journey we will be enjoying the hugely generous hospitality of the Georgian people by using local guesthouses, wherever possible. Creating a circular income from our tourism within the communities we visit.
- As with all of our trips, in Georgia we will be employing all local ski guides and drivers. By hiring local we not only ensure the most complete and up to date knowledge of the slopes but we are investing in the local community, ensuring that economic benefits are retained on a local level.
- All our trips have opportunities to engage with local community projects; during our time in Georgia we will be visiting the family-run vineyard in Kakheti, favoring this small winery over the larger, more commercial producers. Furthermore, we will hope to have the opportunity to meet with the representatives developing the Transcaucasian Trail, an international development project working to build a 3,000km hiking trail across the stunning Caucasus mountains.