Porto Conte Regional Park sits just outside of the city of Alghero in Sardinia, Italy.
🥾 Discovery of Sleeping Giant Secrets Tour
The Discovery of Sleeping Giant Secrets ecotourism experience organised and managed by the park in collaboration with Biking Sardinia is an unmissable adventure into one of Sardinia’s prized natural parks packed with ancient history, culture and incredible natural beauty.
The local community plays a central role in ecotourism, offering a more authentic experience to the visitors. Guests pick vegetables for dinner with the hosts in their kitchen garden, do day treks through the park with local nature experts and they learn about the origin of Alghero’s Catalan dialect while exploring the narrow streets of the city.
Cycling on e-bikes throughout the tour gives visitors a real sense of the stunning landscapes and expansive natural beauty of Porto Conte, whilst happily knowing they are leaving little-to no carbon footprint behind.
♻️ MEET Network ecotourism model
Using the MEET Model for ecotourism development of the experience, as part of a sustainable tourism project called DestiMED PLUS, the park worked to prioritise sustainable practices wherever possible by hand-picking local providers and high-quality suppliers with strong social and environmental values and a willingness to be involved in a new and exciting form of ecotourism.
Using MEET’s impact monitoring tools, the park and Biking Sardinia were also able to significantly improve food waste and gained an understanding of what aspects of the tour could be more sustainable without having to sacrifice on quality.
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📹 Video credits: Green Traveller
📸 Photo credits: Giovanni Scarpa, Fondas Spinthakis, Natalie Beckett