As riders, we understand the blessing that is exploring the great outdoors and being in touch with nature. We feel that we, who explore the world’s trails and backroads, have a greater sense of communion with nature, local cultures and people we encounter along the way. And as a company, we are also aware that we must give back to nature and local communities to keep this relation sustainable, so that we can fully enjoy it.
We subscribe the mission statements of “Responsible Travel” organizations and invite you to take part in this mission with us.
Whenever you join one of our tours, you are planting an indigenous tree in Portugal, where it’s needed the most. Alongside Portuguese ONG “Plantar uma árvore”, Live Love Ride plants one tree per rider that joins our tours, every year. We choose indigenous trees, and regions that have been most affected by fires or intense exploration, in an effort to help replenish the natural cycle. This helps offset our carbon footprint and makes our rides even more enjoyable!
In January 2019, we have planted 200 trees in Sintra’s Natural Park, to help replenish the Sierra, which was attacked by fires in the summer of 2018.
We invite you to fully explore the nature surrouding you, and help protect it, by reducing water use in your tour, not leaving trash and residues unnatended and minimise damage to the environment, wildlife and marine ecosystems.
Download our app, in which you can experience all the aspects of your tour, avoiding unecessary printing of any documents and tapping into the power of your smartphone in order to fully experience our tours. In our app, you’ll also find further pre-trip information on the social and political situation in each destination and suggestions of ways to minimise negative impacts on local cultures.
On our tours, you’ll always be accompanied by local guides, as we understand this enhances the experience and adds to the authenticity of your visit. We also choose local suppliers, accomodations and restaurants, that employ locally and help better transmit the feeling, gastrononomy and cultures of the region in which you are travelling.
We also invite you to support these local communities with your business, so that they can live out their traditions, cultures, and imaterial patrimony for many years to come.