28 November 2023
Sustainable tourism and cycle tourism, what a nice couple!
And even more so now that people are aware of the importance of new tourism models. They must be respectful of the environment and the local culture.
In this post we tell you what sustainable tourism is all about and why it makes a perfect match with the bikes we love so much.
Sustainable tourism is a way of discovering places in a way that respects the ecosystem.
In other words, minimizing the impact on the environment and favoring local culture.
It costs nothing to take public transportation or a bicycle to enjoy the places we want to visit.
Therefore, sustainable tourism for us is not a fad. It is a way of life.
And cycling is our favorite way to enjoy it, which also allows us to do sporting activities.
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), sustainable tourism “aims to meet the needs of tourists as well as tourism destinations, while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future”.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Among the objectives of this organization are the following:
In a way, it is concerned that the visitor enjoys as in any other type of tourism, but that the benefits are not only taken by large multinationals, while preserving the environment to curb rural depopulation.
Sustainable tourism is not exactly a type of tourism, but the modality to which we should aspire.
However, several typologies can be included in this framework.
Keep rolling and discover them!
Responsible tourism is tourism that engages with the environment in some way.
We know, being responsible is a bit ambiguous.
Therefore, we bring you some examples to make it 100% clear to you.
Simply being more conscious of each of our actions so that they do not damage the environment we move in.
Solidarity tourism is tourism that goes beyond traveling to enjoy and discover a new place.
Its objective is to assist in the development of an area.
It is usually linked to the work of an NGO in a specific destination.
Although actions in African countries are common, there are more and more places in our country where help is needed.
Agrotourism is one of our favorite activities at CiclaMadrid.
It consists of discovering the rural areas that you do not know. What we like the most is that it allows you to enjoy top landscapes without being saturated with tourists.
You can discover the rural world, the countryside, small villages and a great gastronomy.
We get hungry just thinking about those delicious dishes that can be eaten on a good cycling route.
Ecotourism is tourism that is concerned with the conservation of the environment and also takes place in nature.
As you can see, it is very similar to other types of tourism such as responsible tourism.
In this case, the most important thing is the preservation of the natural environment.
As we told you some time ago, cycling tourism is the tourism modality in which the bicycle is used as a means of transportation.
That’s why it goes so well with sustainable tourism:
Not to mention the freedom of schedule it gives you and the fact that it is a much more economical model.
As we told you, the main beneficiary is the planet.
In fact, these are some of the benefits of traveling by bicycle:
However, it also helps you because you breathe fresh air, save money and practice sports.
But above all, it makes you enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Join us in company or alone.
If you don’t know anyone, we have organized groups for you to meet other cyclotourism lovers.