Portugal Silver Coast cycling vacation
Description of Portugal Silver Coast cycling vacation
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe subscribe to the mission statements of “Responsible Travel” organizations and invite you to take part in this mission with us. Every ride is an ecosystem that needs to be protected to be enjoyed. Nature gives us everything free – we put it at the heart of our company.
The Serra de Sintra is a small massif placed in front of the ocean that rises up to 528 mts. Once dominated by the bush, the mountain changed its features after the introduction of several forest species. HO plant exoticism reaches greater expression in the parks of Pena and Monserrate. Cliffs, low cliffs, beaches, dunes and the snout of Roca guide a seafront that impresses with its vigor and where there are even trails of dinosaur footprints (Praia Grande do Rodízio).
So our pledge it to leave nothing behind but tire marks: We invite you to fully explore the nature surrounding you, and help protect it, by reducing water use in your tour, not leaving trash and residues unattended and minimize damage to the environment, wildlife and marine ecosystems. Download our app, in which you can experience all the aspects of your tour, avoiding unnecessary printing of any documents and tapping into the power of your smartphone in order to fully experience our tours. In our app, you’ll also find further pre-trip information on the social and political situation in each destination and suggestions of ways to minimize negative impacts on local cultures.
As this is a cycling vacation it is by nature a low carbon vacation.
PeopleAs riders, we understand the blessing that is exploring the great outdoors and being in touch with nature. We feel that we, who explore the world’s trails and backroads, have a greater sense of communion with nature, local cultures and people we encounter along the way. And as a company, we are also aware that we must give back to nature and local communities to keep this relation sustainable so that we can fully enjoy it. On this bike tour, you’ll always be accompanied by local guides, as we understand this enhances the experience and adds to the authenticity of your visit. We also choose local suppliers, accommodations and restaurants, that employ locally and help better transmit the feeling, gastronomy and cultures of the region in which you are traveling. We also invite you to support these local communities with your business, so that they can live out their traditions, cultures, and immaterial patrimony for many years to come.
In the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, in addition to numerous examples of erudite construction - the Vila Palace, with its unique chimneys - it also houses, in its rural area, curious manifestations of popular architecture.
The undeniable scenic value associated with this protected area was recognized by UNESCO by integrating part of the mountain and the historic center of Sintra in the World Heritage List with the category of "cultural landscape".