Low impact traveling
Leave no trace, take care of nature.
Take all trash, leftover food and litter with you, or dispose of it in a designated area, recycle when possible.
Keep your bike clean to prevent the spread of weeds and plant diseases.
Avoid animals and growing crops, avoid cycling through meadows or forests, unless there are signposted paths. If not possible, keep contact to an absolute minimum.
Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife influences their health, alters natural behaviours, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
Seeing wildlife in their natural habitat is a privilege; respect them and the habitats in which they live, and do not endanger them (avoid stepping on gravel bars, steep banks, etc.). For the best viewing experiences use binoculars or a camera with zoom.
Avoid wildlife during sensitive times (e.g. mating, nesting, raising young, or winter).
Rest, picnic, camp, swim or make fire only in places where it is allowed.
If you stop for a swim or go for a guided water tour, avoid stepping on gravel or sand islands, as these are refuges for wild nesting birds.
Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artefacts.
Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
Give back to nature
Let’s do it together!