Alpine GR5 guided walking holiday in France
Description of Alpine GR5 guided walking holiday in France
For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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 agency was born out of the founders' passion for the mountains and their associated activities, be it winter activities such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, or summer activities such as hiking nor cycling. They have walked, cycled and skied the very paths and routes that they offer you, with an ever-growing network of locals to accompany them.All of our activities are low-impact on the environment, and the guides are always on hand to gently educate on best practices, whether they be environmental or cultural. We use public transport when possible on hiking trips, or small local operators when this is not possible.
We operate a strict anti-litter policy on all our trips, and indeed all of our clients know and appreciate this.
In the office, we recycle as much as possible. Ink cartridges are reused, as is paper. Heating is electric, a clean source in this region of hydro-electricity, rather than wood-burning. Lights and electrical fittings are energy saving and everything is turned off in the evening. The region has a global recycling policy to which we subscribe, with the goal that 50% of all waste be recycled.
In view of the department’s natural setting and resources, responsible tourism is to the fore, and responsible practices are encouraged at all levels, from the individual guide to the largest ski resorts. We use public transport when possible on hiking trips, or small local operators when this is not possible. The region has a global recycling policy to which we subscribe, with the goal that 50% of all waste be recycled.
PeopleWe contribute to the local tourism industry by working with a network of local actors, that we have built up over the past 7 years. All our guides are local, and are all independent workers who are passionate about the region, it's mountains and culture, and have by choice created their own jobs in a trade that can be seasonal and dependent on outside factors, with all the associated difficulties.
Accommodation we use, whether in mountain refuges or chalets, or hotels, is all locally-owned and family run. Hotels and gîtes employ locally and are of direct benefit to the community. Food products are sourced locally, whether it be Provençal cuisine or typically mountain fare. All in all, if you decide to travel with us you will have a unique experience accompanied by locals who are passionate about their work and their region, its culture. You will experience the region as it is, with it's local colour and charm, with its local specialities and human-sized accommodation.
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