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Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:54 on Thursday 18 June 2015
The YHA has invested chunks of change in upgrading their cycling provision at several of their hostels and it doesn't stop there - check out...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:02 on Wednesday 17 June 2015
A new publication has been produced highlighting the value of England's protected landscapes to the economy.
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 02:22 on Tuesday 16 June 2015
Writer Paul Bloomfield follows in the (bare) footsteps of pilgrims through the centuries on a walk across the sands to Normandy’s famous monastery-...
Posted by Lauren Jones at 12:25 on Monday 15 June 2015
Pedal-powered business Les Boîtes à Vélo from Nantes and Antwerp-based car sharing company, Tapazz, have won the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Award for...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:01 on Monday 15 June 2015
We have produced a series of videos about how to travel to Avebury and Stonehenge without a car... less carbon, more fun!
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 04:53 on Wednesday 10 June 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to Normandy
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:39 on Tuesday 09 June 2015
Campagne en Provence, popular with the retired crowd, yet also ideal for families to release free-range children where they can frolic at will with...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:16 on Friday 29 May 2015
A sophisticated oasis in the centre of France, Les Orangeries – it’s a great stop off point if you are travelling further south, but honestly should...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:36 on Friday 29 May 2015
Staying in Les Clauzades Vieilles is a rare chance to experience luxurious autonomous French Country living – perfectly imagined by an English family...
Posted by Liz Granirer at 01:14 on Thursday 28 May 2015
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, enjoy wildlife and star gazing and want it in a truly beautiful setting away from it all, this is definitely...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:12 on Wednesday 27 May 2015
Lance and Rain, privileged to be looking after this little corner of The Lot Valley, act as stewards for their old buildings bringing them back in to...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:49 on Wednesday 27 May 2015
Several stages of the Tour de France will pass through the stunning Lot Valley from 17-20th July this year. Here's our guide to some of the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:27 on Thursday 21 May 2015
Love the Peak District? Please complete our transport survey about bus services for a chance to win a collection of travel publications!
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:29 on Friday 15 May 2015
We're looking for an experienced sustainable transport consultant to join our expanding sustainable transport consultancy
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:39 on Tuesday 12 May 2015
Wheatland Farm, a clutch of eco chalets and a stone cottage in North Devon, has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the national VisitEngland Awards.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:28 on Wednesday 22 April 2015
On Thursday 23 April, Ashden will be hosting an online travel chat on twitter on the future of sustainable travel.
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 11:13 on Wednesday 11 January 2012
As we launch our Greentraveller Guide to West Sweden, Rhiannon Batten enjoys fantastic local food and peaceful solitude while camping in Dalsland and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:51 on Friday 27 November 2009
Greentraveller.co.uk won the British Travel Editors' Green Award at the inaugural British Travel Press Awards last night in London.
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 02:53 on Thursday 16 September 2010
Greentraveller attended a garden party at Clarence House (no less) where the Prince of Wales hosted performances and exhibits that celebrate...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:57 on Thursday 25 February 2010
Sally Broom describes her journey by train from London to Nuremberg.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 07:15 on Thursday 22 April 2010
A selection of the best green places to stay in England. Check availability and book the best prices.
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 02:28 on Monday 28 March 2011
Spring is here! Philippa Jacks suggests her pick of wonderful green breaks where you can see bluebells, daffodils, orchids and more in bloom.
Posted by Tobias Chapple at 10:18 on Thursday 20 October 2011
Our favourite winter holidays in the Dolomites, from snowshoeing to cross country skiing, all reachable by train from the UK.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:57 on Saturday 30 September 2006
Richard Hammond relaxes at the Lama Di Luna Farmstay, on Italy's picturesque Adriatic coast.
Posted by Jeremy Smith at 09:15 on Wednesday 17 March 2010
Explore Neolithic sites, forage for mushrooms and soak in some fantastic views on one of these guided walks.
Posted by Dizraeli at 10:06 on Tuesday 06 April 2010
As a rapper, musician and human being with an eco-conscience, the offer of a well-paid gig in Cairo dropped a dilemma in my lap.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:23 on Thursday 27 December 2007
Richard Hammond reviews places to stay in the South of France that can be reached by train...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:40 on Saturday 20 February 2010
Our Green Travel List, published in the Guardian newspaper, is the definitive guide to the most outstanding green travel companies
Posted by Catherine Mack at 10:38 on Tuesday 13 July 2010
Catherine Mack reviews The Shepherd's Hut at Mandinam, one of two huts perched in corners of a 450 acre working farm in the foothills of the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:02 on Tuesday 12 August 2008
Cycle hire schemes are proving to be a hit with both locals and tourists in several European cities... The Paris scheme, known as ‘Velib’, is a huge...
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 10:59 on Friday 09 July 2010
We asked our Facebook Fans what they think about Cornwall as our 'Destination of the Month'. Here are some of their replies plus our five...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:40 on Tuesday 08 June 2010
We're delighted to announce that professional travel writer Jane Dunford has joined greentraveller as one of our freelance contributors.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:41 on Friday 05 January 2007
Useful article by Patrick Barkham in the Guardian today on how to get the best deals on railways...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:49 on Saturday 06 January 2007
Richard Hammond interviews ten eco experts about their favourite places...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:48 on Sunday 07 January 2007
A new bus service has launched taking backpackers from London to Sydney via 20 countries in 12 weeks for £3,750 | Richard Hammond
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:25 on Monday 15 January 2007
Timeshares may have had their heyday, but the concept is proving to be a hit in Cornwall as a greener alternative to buying up little-used holiday...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:28 on Monday 15 January 2007
Hertz Car Rentals now offer greener cars for rental | Richard Hammond
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:46 on Tuesday 16 January 2007
Lorna Howarth, co-editor of Resurgence Magazine, wonders if there is any such thing as eco-tourism..."LAST YEAR I was asked to participate in a new...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:09 on Wednesday 29 November 2006
Train travel expert The Man in Seat 61 lists his top 10 short breaks by rail...Barcelona and FigueresVenice and VeronaDublinBerlin and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:14 on Friday 19 January 2007
After Slow Food, here comes Slow Travel...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:15 on Friday 19 January 2007
We don't have to let tourism take us to hell in a hand cart...The following article is written by Richard Hammond for Green Futures magazine, with...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:08 on Friday 19 January 2007
The Association of Independent Operators (AITO) has given this year's award for 'Achievement in Responsible Tourism' to KE Adventure Travel, which...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:25 on Saturday 20 January 2007
New Zealand is one giant adventure playground, and although familiar hotspots such as the Bay of Islands and Queenstown won’t disappoint, there are...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:49 on Wednesday 29 November 2006
Press release issued by Friends of the Earth on the threat of climate change and its implications for the British travel industry | Richard Hammond
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:00 on Thursday 18 January 2007
The following is a press release issued today by Friends of the Earth: Carbon off-settingJan 18 2006 A smoke-screen against action to cut...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:51 on Friday 19 January 2007
"A quality mark plan for carbon offset schemes, designed to give consumers greater confidence that their money is reducing emissions, has been...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:59 on Thursday 21 December 2006
See the full article by Tom Robbins about the costs of carbon offsetting
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:51 on Wednesday 24 January 2007
The following comment is by Alastair Sawday, publisher of Special Places to Stay. It was first published on Alastair's blog.Fear of flying - it's not...