All trips comprise walking or cycling from one location to the next, minimizing environmental impact.
We strongly urge independent travelers to use public transport, local busses and trains to reach their destination or when they need transport during their holiday. With group tours, we try to minimize the amount of private bus transfers.
Most of our revenue is spent within local communities.
Most of the accommodations and restaurants used are family-owned and run small scale businesses, in order to maximize the local experience and leave the generated wealth within the community.
Wherever possible we work with accommodations and restaurants converted from traditional and/or historic buildings, asserting the importance of preserving local heritage.
Meals included, as well as recommended restaurants for independent dining, serve local/traditional cuisine made with locally produced/grown, often organic products.
To create employment in the area visited, local people are employed whenever and wherever possible.
In our offices:
- we use "green" energy to run the place. - We do not print a paper brochure, working only online and mostly via e-mail. - 95% of our work flow is digitally archived, having nearly completely eliminated printing. - We differentiate and recycle our rubbish.
We fight against tax evasion by requiring all suppliers to issue official invoices.
All internal and external staff are regularly employed and paid more than the union recommended wages.
s-cape in brief:
S-cape Travel designs walking, cycling, cultural and food & wine tours in France, Greece, Italy, Spain and other European countries. We are specialists in organising self-guided programs, small group tours, family holidays and tailor-made experiences. Our unique programs feature gourmet food, excellent accommodations, natural parks and destinations of great beauty as well as cultural interest.