5 Tips for a more sustainable rural getaway

Disconnect, enjoy nature, live authentic experiences… This article is your cue to embark on a rural getaway!

Visiting places where time seems to slow down is ideal to stop the frenetic day to day we live in, and can help us to recharge energies to come back with more strength.

This disconnection, in addition, can bring more advantages, such as the incredible opportunity to contribute to a more responsible tourism and make a change for the better.

How can I make my rural getaway more sustainable?

Okay, we have convinced you and you have already decided to prepare your rural getaway… now, from Biosphere and EscapadaRural we bring you valuable tips and tricks so that, in addition to spending some incredible days, you can discover the charm of rural life while contributing to the protection of the environment and the welfare of local communities. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Here we go!

1. Explore new places and avoid overcrowded destinations.

Instead of following traditional, crowded tourist routes, venture into lesser-known rural areas. Spend time discovering small remote villages, hidden valleys and more authentic natural landscapes. By getting away from the popular tourist destinations, you will have the opportunity to enter a quieter environment and have an enriching experience where you can experience true rural life.

In addition, by visiting less explored places, you will contribute to the diversification of tourism and not only that, by staying and consuming in local businesses, you will also be helping the economic development of small communities.

2. Traveling in the off season

And with this rhyme, we recommend that you consider visiting rural destinations during the off-season. Avoiding peak seasons will allow you to enjoy a more relaxed and authentic atmosphere, away from the crowds.

Also, during off-peak periods, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with local residents, and you may even find yourself with more affordable prices.

3. Accommodation and local consumption

Once you have chosen your destination and the season in which you are traveling, the next step is to look for accommodation. This choice is fundamental, because with it you can not only benefit the environment and the local community, but also add value to your experience as a travelerx.

You no longer have an excuse! You can organize the ideal rural getaway by visiting places that you know work to generate a positive impact.

4. Authentic activities

Rural tourism offers a wide range of activities that will allow you to get to know nature and local culture. Explore hiking and biking trails and discover the natural beauty of the region.

You can also choose to take guided excursions to historical sites, participate in traditional agricultural activities or enjoy outdoor sports such as hiking, climbing or bird watching.

Be sure to choose activities and entities that promote sustainability and are beneficial to the local community.

5. Respect the environment and local cultures

When visiting rural areas, it is essential that you remain conscious of your impact on the natural and cultural environment. Follow the regulations and rules established to preserve local flora and fauna and avoid leaving waste in the places you visit.

Be informed and learn about the customs and traditions of the local community, value and appreciate the cultural and natural heritage of the region, recognizing the importance of preserving and protecting these resources for future generations.

By following these tips you can enjoy a pleasant rural getaway and, at the same time, preserve the environment and promote a more sustainable and conscious tourism, all in one getaway!

Text taken from: https://www.biospheresustainable.com