Travelling the world by bicycle means rediscovering the pleasure of the voyage, moving slowly across lands and different cultures. It means having the possibility of getting in touch more deeply with local realities, far from the regular touristic circuits, that exploit the resources of the destination countries, instead of involving local communities. To be Ambassadors for the Responsible and Sustainable Tourism means to spread and to respect the the Code of the Responsible Traveller principles, promoting a way of being a tourist much closer to the needs of the destination countries.
the code of the responsible traveller
Study the history,
the culture and customs
Do not be offensive
towards the culture of the host country.
Do not waste water
and energy resources.
Buy only local products
to support the economy
of the host country.
Face each situation
with spirit of
move by feet,
use bicycle or public transport.
Try to understand the daily life,
learn some words of the local language,
try not to visit only tourist locations.
Help to respect
the ecosystem of the planet.
Ask for permission
before taking pictures
or making video.
Do not use disposable products,
throw garbage into bins,
leave only your footprints on the spot.
What is it?
Responsible tourism is the tourism implemented according to the principles of social and economic justice and to the full respect of the environment and cultures. Responsible tourism recognizes the centrality of the local host community and its right to be a leader in sustainable and socially responsible tourism development in its own territories. Responsible Tourism works encouraging positive interaction between the tourism industry, local communities and travelers.
This definition was adopted by AITR during the 2005 Cervia Meeting.
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