Experience Ecotourism that is truly responsible and fun-filled, using low-carbon transportation - including hiking, biking, kayaking, (even ziplining!) while staying in certified green lodging, sampling healthy food and organic wine and supporting locally owned business agriculture.
The emphasis is on adventure, fun and discovery! Tours through Northern California include stops at San Francisco's famed Fisherman’s Wharf, travels through Marin and Sonoma counties, following historic railroad routes and scenic byways. Along the way you will travel through quaint villages and rolling farmland; sample internationally acclaimed wines of Sonoma County and visit organic markets, restaurants and farms; stroll through old growth redwood forests and experience the spectacular beaches of the Sonoma Coast.
On guided tours you can learn about the ecology, geology, history and pre-history of the area. Spend each night in locally owned and green certified historic hotels and inns and elegant B&Bs, with spectacular bay, river, ocean or vineyard views. Most lunches, breakfasts and dinners will be provided and will feature local organic food and wines. All transportation on our tours is provided by professional, insured vendors.
On your self-guided EcoOdyssey tours, you can hike, use bicycles and electric bikes to explore scenic trails, back roads, marshes and esteros rich with bird life. Kayak the Russian River and Tomales Bay, and take a thrilling optional zip line trip in the redwoods. Hike along creeks, exquisite beaches and coastal bluffs, and ride in an old fashioned wagon drawn by Belgian draft horses.
Promote economic growth by developing eco-tourism related programs and marketing activities that attract visitors in off-season and mid-week periods.
Facilitate a more sustainable community through the creation and maintenance of the green business program.
Promote stewardship of natural resources by working with local environmental organizations to lower the impact of tourism.
Develop a green transportation network linking tourists to local attractions and businesses and building a web of economic activity that will stabilize fluctuations in the local economy.
Support the connections of equestrian and bike trails and sustainable transportation and the development of sporting events such as biking, hiking, equestrian, wind & water sports.
Facilitate the procurement of additional signage to direct visitors and residents to points of interest and geographical destinations.
Promote eco-tourism by marketing the regions varied land and waterscapes and long coastline, green businesses & activity providers.