Guadiana River cycling vacation, Portugal

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
By respecting and enhancing the historic heritage, authentic culture, traditions and distinctiveness of host communities: we issue the clients with the Tourismo de Portugal Algarve publication 'algarve cultural heritage guide'.

By emphasising the objective of the vacation on the local surrounding in addition to the physically advantage.

To maintain and enhance the quality of landscapes, both urban and rural, and avoid the physical and visual degradation of the environment: We supply non carbon emission transport (bicycles) and instruction clients to dispose of rubbish environmentally

To support the conservation of natural areas, habitats and wildlife, and minimise damage to them: We advise the client to follow the rules of the National Parks and Nature Reserves and to limit the visits to these areas to small groups of twenty or less.

We provide the clients with reusable water flasks and reduce the transport logistics to a minimum.

To minimise the pollution of air, water and land and the generation of waste by tourism enterprises and visitors. We use bio degradable products for bike cleaning and CO2 friendly lubrication:
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We engage with local communities in planning and decision taking about the management and future development of tourism in their area, in consultation with other stakeholders: By attending local and regional meetings of the Região de Turismo do Algarve concerning the Operação Turística Inverno - Algarve and attend workshops provided by Programa de Deolvimento Cycling & Walking no Algarve.

To maintain and strengthen the quality of life in local communities, including social structures and access to resources, amenities and life-support systems, avoiding any form of social degradation or exploitation: We support local charities annually with sponsored bike rides.

To strengthen the number and quality of local jobs created and supported by tourism, including the level of pay, conditions of service and availability to all without discrimination by gender, race, disability or in other ways: We use local guides and companies in addition to employing local people in our office.
To maximise the contribution of tourism to the prosperity of the Algarve, including the proportion of visitor spending that is retained locally: We offer our clients information to use use local cafes and restaurants on our routes.

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