Low carbon places to stay reachable without flying
We've visited these lovely green places to stay and verified are
all reachable by public transport. Of course, for those places
that are in mainland Europe it's quicker to fly to them, but if
you take the slower, low carbon route, the journey becomes
part of the holiday. Less Carbon, More Fun!
June 2020: In the coming days and weeks, we'll be adding many more green places to stay
that are reachable without flying, so be sure to check back for more green holidays!
Four lodges and cottage on nature reserve in beautiful central Devon, within easy reach of the Tarka Trail, the Granite Way, Dartmoor, and North Devon's beaches. Go flight-free: train (or bus) to Eggesford Railway Station on the scenic Tarka Line (Exeter to Barnstaple) where owners can collect.
Walkers welcome | Cyclists welcome | Electric bikes | Natural Swimming Pool | Electric Car Charger
A collection of bell tents, off-grid wooden cabins as well as a few pitches for a tents in a glorious spiritual setting on the Loop Head peninsula created by two passionate nature/outdoors enthusiasts as a joint project with community members. The site is also a venue for events and yoga/meditation retreats.
Yoga and Meditation | Reachable by train, bus then bike
A luxury hotel and restaurant on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. It's a work of art, in that it sustains and celebrates all of this natural and cultural heritage while still managing to wrap guests up in a cocoon that is chic but not pretentious. The island is remote and rugged, wild and mysterious and has inspired artists, writers, photographers and musicians.
Walking and Cycling on island | Reachable by ferry
Treehouses and natural swimming pool close to Saint-Paul de Vence along from Nice on the Côte d'Azur. Go flight-free: train to Nice then either bus to Saint-Paul de Vence (then short walk to Orion) or train to Cagnes-sur-Mer from where you can get a short taxi ride to Orion.
Vegetarian, organic breakfast | Outdoor Natural Swimming Pool
Biodiverse garden | Reachable by public transport
A beautiful, authentic and organic farmhouse in a quiet and idyllic spot in the unspoilt north of the island. Go flight-free: train to Barcelona then ferry to Ibiza, then bus to Sant Joan/Portinatx where owners will collect you.
Walkers & Cyclists Welcome | Natural Swimming Pool - the first in Ibiza!
Owners grow & sell own organic fruit & vegetables grown in their own permaculture garden
A 19th-century stone farmhouse near Arriondas by the Picos de Europa national park - between the sea and the mountains. Go flight-free: ferry from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander, then either get a bus or FEV train to Ariondas from where it's a short taxi ride to the hotel.