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Sustainable travel in the Burren

 

New Sustainable Travel Initiative for the Burren

 

 

A new initiative has been announced which hopes to bring more cycle tourists to the Burren while at the same promoting sustainable travel throughout the region.

The scheme has been developed by the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark and An Taisce Green Schools Travel, in conjunction with the Burren Ecotourism Network.

The ‘Free cup of tea if you cycle to me’ scheme will see cyclists offered a free cup of tea when cycling to participating businesses.

Among the local business and attractions taking part are Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey centre, Doolin Hostel, The Burren Smokehouse, Wild Kitchen, The Burren Centre, Hotel Doolin, The Boghill Centre, Kilfenora Hostel and the Farmyard in Corofin

The initiative coincides with the inclusion of the An Taisce Green Schools Travel and Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark Partnership in the longlist for the 'Best innovation for carbon reduction’ category of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

Project Manager, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Carol Gleeson said - "This is one of a number of initiatives that the Geopark and the An Taisce Green-Schools Travel Education Officer, Róisín Garvey, are working together to develop around the Sustainable Travel element of the Burren Specific Code of Practice. 

"Our aim is to raise the profile of the Burren and Geopark as a cycling destination. Burren Ecotourism Network members are already promoting cycling in the Geopark by offering similar discounts for persons arriving by bike or on foot but this initiative represents a more coordinated effort."






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