Dolomites to Lake Garda self guided cycling vacation
US $1460ToUS $1950 excluding flights
Description of Dolomites to Lake Garda self guided cycling vacation
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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This trip is wholly done under your own pedal power! Cycling is a quiet and sustainable way to travel that also promotes interaction with local people encountered along the way. We encourage clients to try local wines (at the end of the day’s cycling!) to give a panorama of the local vines, terroir and wine culture - from aromatic wine in south Tyrol like Gewürztraminer to sparkling chardonnay in Trento, to Valpolicella and Soave in Verona. Visiting local growers and supporting local produce helps an area to cut down on food transport miles and encourages sustainable agriculture in the area.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleWherever possible we encourage our cyclists to try local produce, to eat in locally-owned-run restaurants and bars. Maybe try the delicious cheese and bacon dumplings or Carne Salada, thinly sliced cured beef. We recommend buying delicious picnics in this way and make coffee and snack stops in local places. We hire bicycles from a local supplier and the luggage is moved from hotel to hotel by a local company that combines the bag transfers with self-guided and other clients in order to reduce the number of local motorised journeys. We stay in locally run hotels that employ people from the local region.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.