From Ogna to the end of the route, in Flekkefjord, the road gets challenging, as it alternates ascents and descents frequently and the wind may not be a good help if it blows on your face. But that's a part of ecotourism and biking in Norway involves adventure and setbacks.
So narrow it's almost invisible on a map, Chile does anything but blend in when you see it in real life. This visually diverse country is comprised of five tourist regions, all of which are home to some exquisite ecotourism opportunities. In addition to the prevalence of ecotourism in Chile, sustainable development and responsible travel thinking are prioritised here.
There is no easy route to Rurrenabaque, Bolivia. What looks like a very short distance from La Paz on the map is actually either a treacherous fourteen hour bus ride or a much pricier one hour flight. Given the obstacles, I was surprised to find that when my travel mates and I arrived in small town in Bolivia's Amazon basin, its entire face has been changed by tourism.
In celebration of ecotourism month in the northern Philippines province of Davao del Norte, MyNatour wanted to acknowledge the excellent efforts of the National Greening Program, and highlight some of the progress made towards a strong Philippines ecotourism industry.
Over a thousand kilometres off Portugal's west coast sit the Azores Islands, an archipelago of nine islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Ecotourism in the Azores is nothing short of ideal, with biodiversity of both flora and fauna, as well as an array of activities to keep you occupied. Whether you're looking for wildlife exploration above ground or under the sea, or want to spend your days splashing around in the clear waters, you can be sure that the Azores will deliver one impressive ecotourism experience.
The islands of the Bahamas are one of the most popular in the Caribbean, and for good reason - the beaches are phenomenal, the landscape is serene, and the resorts are spectacular for an ecotourism holiday. The Bahamas are known for their impressive accommodation options, and gradually many of these resorts and escapes have incorporated philosophies of ecotourism into their operations.
Dominica's island long Waitukubuli trail has opened. You can literally hike the entire length of this nature island from Scott's Head to Cabrits. The nature race group, "Leave a Footprint" just sponsored their first Forest run on the Nature Island.Dominica's Atlantic coast is also emerging as a serious surfing location:http://www.dominica-weekly.com/surfing-competition-in-dominica/Dominica was just rated a top nature location by National Geographic.
As the first Baltic nation to become a member of the World Tourism Organisation, Lithuania demonstrated the importance of ecotourism to the country. Between 2003 and 2006, a National Tourism Development Programme was developed, and a marketing strategy was developed shortly after that. Some of the areas in which Lithuania wanted to focus on were national parks, local tourism, and seas and inland waters.
India is a beautiful country, rich in spiritual traditions and ancient landscapes that captivate the imagination. Despite its deeply entrenched roots in the past, India is a progressive country, full of ecotourism experiences that both reflect their inspiring past, and their promising future.