The bottom line is people are amazing. Everyone brings something unique to the table. Our practice is to avoid exploitation or discrimination in any circumstance, and to support local initiatives, so that the local entrepreneur benefits most.
We are continually learning about limited resources in Asia, especially considering the large population. Environmentally speaking, on the tours our aim is to leave very small footprints… or tire tracks. Small details are important, such as using 5-gallon refillable drums of water and bike bottles, instead of small plastic water bottles. In addition we carry all of our garbage to larger cities where they can handle it. There are several charities that we work with, especially during our School tours, where we combine fantastic cycling and hiking, with “hands on” helping within the local communities.
Here are the names of some of the charities we have really enjoyed working with: