By Courtney Hayden
Traveling brings joy, challenge, excitement, and cultural understanding to our lives. Unfortunately, whether your plane is taking off for another continent or you are buzzing around in a city taxi, fossil fuels are fueling your experience. Although a staycation is a great environmentally-friendly option, there are also ways to green your long-distance travel! Bicycle tours, for example, allow you to connect with the local culture, stay active, and conserve resources.
Picture riding your bike through Paris. You breeze by glancing up at the Eiffel Tour and easily reach Le Louvre– all without boarding a crowded bus or burning up petrol in your rental car. Small Bike Tours has made effortless bicycling in Paris a reality. Each tour lasts about four hours, and takes visitors through both well-known attractions and charming hideaways. With Small Bike Tours you will not have to worry about getting lost in a bustling city or having an ho-hum, typical tourist experience. Tours are limited to ten people and knowledgeable Parisian guides lead the adventure. Travelling with the whole family? There is also the option to book private, personalized tours.
If you are going to Paris, or just around the corner, Sierra Club Green Home encourages you to take your sustainability mindset with you. Look into tours and activities which minimize the environmental impacts of travel, while still giving you the opportunity to get to know a new place.
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