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Responsible tourism Archives: Environmentally-friendly transportation

Saddle up on the island of Texel!

In Holland

Discover Texel – an island full of Dutch charm

Want to escape without flying, to sit on the train in the early morning, open your favourite read occasionally glancing at the North Sea? The island of Texel awaits you, as does your bike. Sandy beaches, dunes covered with heather fields, an historical lighthouse, rich populations of birds and seals… The scenery is set for a week of change and iodine.
From CHF 1,040.–

Tinos, a wild and authentic island

In the Cyclades

Walks for the naturalist, botanist and for those interested in the islands culture

Discover the Greek island with Sylvain Garraud, a mountain guide/naturalist as well as a naturopath-herbalist. Sylvain will share all the wonders of Tinos with you. This island was Athens vegetable garden at one time; with the artichoke is its symbol, it keeps a rich, healthy and lively Mediterranean culinary tradition. Agriculture, animal husbandry and the harvest continue to be living practices despite the wind that leaves its mark on the strongest olive trees. The island radiates light reflected by its blue-grey and white marble so famous throughout Greece. Tinos is surrounded by a brilliant blue sea and an immaculate Mediterranean sky. It is bathed in serenity where those passionate about the great natural spaces, epicureans, and lovers of simple and jovial life will succumb to its charm.
From CHF 1,490.–

Nature and history meet on the coast of Croatia

In Croatia

Jump from island to island along the coast and discover these small islands of wonderful nature and history

Whether you prefer the mountain to the sea, or vice versa, or like both, Croatia has a lot to offer: explore its magnificent National Parks or take a walk along the rivers, cruise from island to island from Pula to Dubrovnik (over a thousand islands!), from one cultural wonder to another, from one century to another, from one landscape to another, and from one piece of history to another. Whether you are looking for active travel, relaxation or cultural visits, Croatia has it for you.
Depending on itinerary choice

Inner beauty and outer beauty, all blended in Bhutan

In Bhutan

Find happiness on the roof of the world

Bhutan, isolated both geographically and politically, is fascinating. Its perpetual quest for preservation of its cultural heritage coupled with that of the happiness of its inhabitants make the country seem a miraculous citadel which the stressed West looks upon with envy. There are many ways to discover Bhutan, depending on your desires – walking, biking, relaxing, hiking, mountains, countryside, or culture. It is a journey that should be prepared for well in advance. It is like a tasting menu that, once experienced, gives a burning desire to try it again.
Depending on itinerary choice

Japan under a blanket of snow

In Japan

Try the North in winter

Japan. The North. Winter. In this itinerary Matthieu Zellweger opens a door to the northern Japan during the season that fascinates him most: winter. Designed as an exploration of the further reaches of this far-flung country (Sapporo, Japanese Alps), it takes you from Hokkaido back to a cultural center of the country (Kanazawa) and then to the big city — Tokyo. This itinerary will offer you in turn modern and light aspects (the Snow Festival in Sapporo if the dates allow it), a fascinating and unfamiliar city (Hakodate), a total immersion into the harsh Japanese winter in Kakunodate before you marvel at the cultural beauties of the country further south in Kanazawa. Of course you will experience traditional Japanese inns (“ryokan”) as well as very contemporary places. Will you allow your curiosity to follow the path that Matthieu opens to the north of Japan in its most beautiful season ?
From CHF 5,865.–

Istanbul with a local

In Istanbul

With one foot on each continent, you are carried along by the current of the Bosphorus

Visiting Istanbul is all about taking the time to let your senses be stimulated.Istanbul takes time – time to feel the city, time to see the magical and unforgetable sights some very touristy and some the true and living neighborhoods, time to taste Ottoman cuisine, time to watch the fishermen throw their line in the Bosphorus …
From € 1020.–

Unknown Japan with Matthieu

In Japan

Go explore beyond appearances

Japan is a mysterious and very attractive country where a guide will help you to understand the traditions, its history and its social codes. Mathieu invites you to experience his Japan – the places that draw him back, the cuisine he loves, the areas he enjoys to walk through. With Mathieu Japan reveals itself.
From CHF 5,980.–

Out of the blue into the green on mountain bike

In Bolivia

Enjoy a vertiginous descent on mountain bike

After exploring the capital La Paz ranging 1,000 m from uptown to popular areas, reach the shores of Lake Titicaca and its natural and cultural heritage, which includes the life of its inhabitants on the well-known floating islands. Then, over three days, ride down 3,000 m on mountain bike through the high-altitude tropical forest and then the jungle, with many things to see along the way. Enjoy a few more days and go for a rafting descent or, for experienced mountaineers, dare climbing a 6,000 !
Dès CHF 1,490.–

Culture, white salt and blue sky

In Bolivia

Widen your horizons

Encounter Bolivian culture in all its forms: hectic in La Paz, ancient and mysterious at Lake Titicaca with the vestiges of the Tiwanaku civilization and contemporary with the inhabitants of the floating islands, the salt workings, only means of survival around the Salar flat, and finally explore the Altiplano and its natural wonders. Stay a few more days and immerse yourself in the colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi.
From CHF 1,785.–

Fauna and Flora, medieval villages, landscapes, space and tranquility

In Spain

Spend a week in the Outback

In the heart of the Guadarrama National Park — one of the richest areas of biodiversity in Europe — experience some hidden facets of Spain: beautiful villages, a captivating history, legendary birds (vultures, eagles, owls) and fascinating people who are promoting slow tourism in the real sense.
From CHF 1,380.–