Travelling in a sustainable way
21 November 2019 | By Marieke |
Users of Aevon trailers are travellers. Choosing to travel by bike is a way to choose sustainable tourism.
Today, travelling is very common and the very low prices enable everyone to travel, whether it’s near or far away.
However, travelling to a distant destination requires to take the plane and as everyone knows now, airlines are one of the biggest polluters.
What does it mean : being a sustainable tourist ?
Travelling in a sustainable way means that you need to take into account : the sustainable development, the protection of the environment, the economical and social impact on the local people.
Here are a few tips found by our travellers to become a sustainable tourist.
Travelling by bike
It’s a fact : moving around with the only help of your legs is better for the planet than using a car or a plane.
You just need to add an Aevon trailer to your bike so you’re free to travel where you like inside a country and why not, go for several months in total autonomy.
Travelling by plane
Of course, when you need to go far away, there is no other choice than taking the plane.
In that case, try to choose a direct flight. Making a stopover isn’t environmental friendly.
Once you’re on site, enjoy the places you’re visiting instead of jumping on the next plane to your next destination. If it’s possible, take the bus to go from one place to the next so you can enjoy the landscapes and really discover the country.
Choose the right time
Mass tourism has an impact on the local people.
The best example is Venice : the city suffers from the influx of tourists during the high season. Anyway, you can’t enjoy a place with as much pleasure when it’s crowded with tourists.
For sustainable tourism, choose to leave out of season. The locals won’t be dependent on the seasons.
Choose the place where you stay
Aevon travellers understand that : camping is the most eco friendly to travel.
Here is a picture from Bertrand in Colombia :
If you prefer to have a roof over your head, check out if your hotel has the HQE label (hight environmental quality) or choose to sleep in somebody’s home so you can share the energetic ressources.
During your trips, don’t hesitate to buy souvenirs made on site by the locals, ideally in front of your eyes so you’re sure where the object comes from. This has a positive impact on local economy and the object you’ll bring back home will have more value.
Drink in a sustainable way
During his trip from Mexico to Ushuaïa, Bertrand chose the solution of the water filter so he didn’t have to buy water bootles. There are hundreds of different models, don’t hesitate to take the advice from a specialist before making your choice.
In a country with drinkable water, keep your flask or your bottle with you. In a country with non drinkable water and if you don’t have a water filter, buy big sizes bottles instead of small ones.
Do you have other ideas ?