In 2015 The Responsible Safari Co. are running the first ever Malawian Triathlon. A Bike, Hike and Kayak race in Malawi’s stunning and varied scenery, it will be a challenge that gets the heart racing with excitement and adrenaline in equal measure - and where better to do it than the luscious tea estates of Malawi, Central Africa’s highest mountain and the ever-tranquil Lake Malawi...
The Dutch tulip season is just around the corner, as the Netherlands celebrates National Tulip Day in january. Just to see these flowers blooming is what attracts visitors to come and experience this beautiful sight. Picking gardens in Amsterdam are filled vibrant, fragrant tulips but also many tourists and locals enjoying the flower season.
The French Alps are a relatively young mountain range, and therefore offer some of the most breathtaking vistas - sheer, angular snow-capped peaks, with secluded valleys nestled between them. As a holiday destination, the Alps are most often associated with ski-resorts and over-priced chalets. Increasingly people are now flocking to the French Alps during the summer months thanks to numerous eco-lodges which have sprung up in the region over the last few years.
There is no continent on Earth so suited for bicycle travel than Europe. The immense variety of landscapes, coastlines and cultures, as well as the superb quality of the bike paths and detailed sign posting contribute to the increasing popularity of cycling holidays in Europe.
Sanibel Island is an island located on the Gulf coast of Florida. With the city of Sanibel incorporating the entire island and with a population of just over 6,000, it is the perfect sunshine hideaway for any ecotourist looking to relax and soak up some rays. Most of the city proper is concentrated on the east side of the island, leaving the rest mostly free fof traffic - human or otherwise.
Europe is endowed with numerous fascinating green cities. And if you are looking to visit one any time soon, the following are ten of the best:
Amsterdam is the most populous city in the Netherlands, and is also its capital. Though more popular for its liberal drug laws and hippie culture, it is also a city that has very environmentally-conscious citizens. Not surprisingly, it makes extensive use of solar panels and wind turbines to generate energy.
Amsterdam is famous for its cycling culture. In the mid-70’s the city inhabitants made a positive choice for an alternative to the then suggested traffic plan, rejecting projects to build huge motorways through the city, and instead implementing a network of cycle paths and mixed traffic roads all over town. Nowadays cycling in Amsterdam is a bit of an art, a sort of ballet where chaos and harmony meet.
Croatia is a beautiful country with lots of great attractions to check out. Situated at the cross-section between Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe, it boasts a unique combination of climates and varying natural landscapes. If you are looking to visit this fascinating country any time soon, the following are ten of its must visit natural wonders:
This is happening! The 1st solar-powered road is open to the public.
Since November 12th 2014, 70m of bike lane in North Amsterdam are equipped with solar panels covered with tempered glass. For the 1st time, roads are used to “harvest” solar energy. The electricity produced is fed into the national grid but in the future could be used to power street and traffic lights or electric vehicles.