Ecotourism & sustainable tourism in Spain

Ecological tourism or nature tourism has more and more followers over the years.
Spain has become one of the main countries of the European Union in terms of ecotourism.

Ecotourism destinations in Spain receive 21 million annual visitors, according to data from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. The reason for this is that Spain is the country with the most Biosphere Reserves in the world, a condition that increasingly attracts more visitors.

Thanks to this increase in the number of tourists who opt for more sustainable tourism, the number of ecotourism accommodations or environmentally friendly rural accommodations has also increased.

Three activities promote ecotourism in Spain:

  • guided sports activities, such as trekking or kayaking.
  • guided walks or bike tours through nature.
  • guided cultural activities, such as visits to monuments or sites.

In short, people who practice sustainable tourism in Spain are interested in nature and in carrying out activities in contact with it.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SPAIN

We are convinced that cycling is one of the healthiest, funniest and most responsible ways to discover new places.

At Lazypedals we offer you the opportunity to meet the local population and spend your money in small local shops, accommodations, restaurants, etc.

We encourage our clients to visit historical places such as Monasteries, ancient cities, medieval castles, etc…

We do not limit ourselves to offering only a superficial bicycle tour of the area. We want you to learn more about the way of life in the Valencian towns you visit, their culture and traditions.

Our goal is to offer a very personal service to each and every one of our clients, at all times, especially when faced with any type of problem.

ECOTURISM DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN

Ecotourism destinations in Spain are concentrated in inland rural areas, where their livelihood depends on small family businesses such as local shops, restaurants, rural accommodation, small workshops, etc.

Your trip can contribute to the development of these rural areas by supporting their small local businesses.

Our commitment to these ecotourism destinations in Spain is to ensure that Lazypedals employees are 100% local.

What does this mean? Well, you will be attended by a team with extensive knowledge of the region and excellent relations with all our local partners.

Most of the accommodation we use are small rural houses and family hotels. This keeps the countryside alive, allowing people to live and work in remote areas while maintaining and improving their property.

We work with local taxi drivers whom we contact in case you need a transfer.

Spain also has wonderful gastronomy. We encourage you to try our traditional dishes! We recommend local restaurants where our clients can enjoy tasty Mediterranean dishes.

Our ecotourism destinations in Spain offer a wide variety of landscapes and you will be able to try the typical food and drink of each area.

For example, in the inland area of ​​vineyards and orchards you will taste their meats, wines and desserts.

If you visit the coast you will enjoy a wide variety of fish and shellfish and, above all, when you visit the Albufera you will be able to enjoy our most typical dish, paella.

SOCIAL IMPACTS OF TOURISM IN SPAIN

Let's see what our main actions are to promote the sustainability of ecotourism in Spain:

To offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated on each trip, we have committed to making donations to a local group to carry out reforestation projects in the areas where we operate our activities.

How are those emissions calculated? Well, taking into account taxi transfers or luggage and bicycle transfers on our tours.

We strive to make our business as clean as possible, in every way, trying to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

An example of the extent to which we care about this issue is our careful choice of materials that we use to clean the bikes at the end of each ride.

We have a specific workshop for our bicycles where we recycle everything: tires, brakes, cables, etc. In addition, we use ecological products for cleaning.

We are trying to make an effort to save paper on our pre-trip information. We are currently changing our format from providing tourist information on sheets of paper to creating a small brochure. This means using less paper!

We look for ways to reduce the social impacts of tourism in Spain on the soil, natural resources (such as water), vegetation, fauna, the landscape, garbage, etc.

Lack of control can deteriorate our ecotourism destinations in Spain, that is why from Lazypedals we seek to cause benefits for the environment. We want to generate positive impacts to protect our natural spaces.

Get to know Lazypedals and discover a new way of doing tourism: ecotourism in Spain.