Provence cycling vacation in France
US $1470ToUS $1530 excluding flights
Description of Provence cycling vacation in France
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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
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.
Planet and peopleExploring on-foot is the probably the best way to see nature at its best - whilst being kind to our planet - and this is one of the many reasons that make this tour environmentally responsible. To avoid damage to the landscape through which we walk, we aim to stay on existing footpaths, rather than creating new ones.
Preserving the wildlife in Provence is of huge importance and we support this by having a popular `look but don't touch' philosophy, this is enhanced by our `leave no litter' policy which means we also refrain from leaving food scraps behind which could impact negatively on wildlife. Combine the two and we can confidently say that this tour helps protect nature causing little if any imbalance to the eco-system.
The local villages we stay in are supported by the money our tours bring to the area. All of the accommodation we stay in is locally based and owned by French families, in turn the income they earn from us is used to support their extended families and put back into the local schools, shops and other amenities. When we eat in the small villages we always use local restaurants that specialise in using simple ingredients to create tantalising dishes. The raw materials they use are locally produced, ensuring farmers can continue to grow their crops using traditional methods that are kind to the fauna and flora.
As well as the above, we support a variety of charities and projects worldwide which support vulnerable communities and habitats including Friends of Conservation, Hope Worldwide and Send A Cow. We are also actively engaged with UK travel industry bodies which promote best practice in responsible tourism, such as Tourism Concern, The Travel Foundation and AITO. Our commitment to responsible tourism is not limited to our overseas operation and we have measures to ensure our UK office operates according to our responsible tourism policy. Carbon offsets for all flights booked with us are included in the tour cost.