Impact led travel
Immersive, intimate and carefully crafted experiences
Each Rewilding Europe Travel experience is carefully crafted by our founders in collaboration with local partners and community stakeholders.
We are not an adventure company nor a specialist birding or wildlife watching company. Our journeys, walks and photo trips are designed to immerse our clients in extraordinary natural and cultural landscapes in and around Rewilding Landscapes.
We focus on small group tours so that we can craft intimate community experiences, be stealthy around wildlife, minimise transport emissions per client and tread lightly on the land.
HELP NATURE AND PEOPLE THRIVE IN A WILDER EUROPE
Those who choose a Rewilding Europe Travel experience travel in the knowledge that they are genuinely helping to make Europe wilder. By extension, this means helping to address biodiversity decline and climate change and make the planet more liveable for all.
Rewilding Europe Travel is helping support the development of nature-based tourism in our rewilding landscapes. We will work with local partners to improve the choice and quality of accommodations, support guiding training, create authentic cultural experiences, implement international standards and drive demand for high quality local produce.
oUR TAKE ON THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
We know that the carbon footprint of travel is substantial and that our operations and trips contribute to increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As a company we minimise, monitor, manage and mitigate our CO2/GHG emissions and wherever possible those of our travellers.
We encourage our guests to travel by trains rather than fly to our trip starting points. We create trips that integrate human powered activities and focus on small groups to reduce CO2e per seat in vehicle transport.
HAND PICKED SUSTAINABLE GUIDES AND ACCOMODATIONS
Where environmentally and sustainably certified products and services are available, we will give preference to them wherever possible, and we encourage our travel partners to become environmentally/sustainably certified.
We have a policy for encouraging our tourism partners to select locally grown produce and to prioritise the purchase of local goods and services wherever possible.
We will work towards eliminating the use of single use plastics on our trips and encourage our guests to bring their own water bottles.
RESPECTULLY DISCOVER EUROPE’S CULTURE AND WILDLIFE
We provide pre-departure information about natural and cultural heritage of sites we visit and have guidelines on how we expect our tour groups to behave when around wildlife and when visiting sensitive cultural and heritage sites.
Our group interactions with free roaming wildlife, take into account cumulative impacts, are non-invasive and responsibly managed to avoid adverse effects on the animals concerned and, on the viability and behaviour of populations in the wild.
YOUR TRIPS HELPS US REWILD EUROPE
Each Rewilding Europe Travel trip includes the cost of planting native trees to help revitalise wild forest in the Scottish Highlands through Trees for Life. Planting native trees with Trees for Life has a whole host of other community and biodiversity benefits beyond capturing carbon. We envisage that over time similar carbon sequestration mechanisms will be available to partner with across a wider range of Rewilding Landscapes.
We encourage our guests to offset the CO2e generated by their travel to and from Rewilding Europe Travel trip starting points. If desired this can be done through purchasing native trees to be planted in the Rewilding Europe Travel Corporate Grove in the Highlands of Scotland.