Pr’Budkovič House (Pac) 🇸🇮

 

The charming hostel Pr’Budkovič House, managed by PAC, is set against the backdrop of the Julian Alps located in Bohinjska Bistrica. Guests are welcomed into a warm and inviting atmosphere that promises comfort and convenience. Each room is thoughtfully designed to offer cozy accommodation after a day spent exploring the surrounding areas, with a blend of traditional charm and modern simplicity, ensuring a restful stay for all who visit.

The hostel also rents quality MTB and E-MTB bikes and discounted activities such as boat rental, rafting, kayaking tours on the Sava river, paragliding and many more for guests staying at the hostel. Common areas such as the dining room and big reception, invite social interaction with fellow travelers, fostering a sense of community that is often cherished by those who stay there. The hostel is in the process of getting certified as a sustainable and green accommodation and encourages all visitors to join in the preservation of natural resources and beauty.

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

    • Reduce single-use plastic
    • Encourage green mobility
    • Reduce energy consumption

 

Discover more about PAC and Pr’Budkovič House here.

Paradisio numero 4 🇮🇹

 

Paradiso n.4 is in the heart of the historical center of Siena. Her owner chose to turn this house into a B&B also for its position, easily accessible by every sustainable way of transport. 

Since its opening (2009), Paradiso n.4 has been committed to reducing its impact on the environment by recycling, using Ecolabel products, avoiding plastic and disposable objects, and choosing local, seasonal, and sustainable products for breakfast.  

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Paradiso n.4 here.

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Vesterålen Rorbuer 🇳🇴

Vesterålen Rorbuer is a resort located in the Vesterålen archipelago, an area known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural history. One of the highlights of Vesterålen Rorbuer is its authentic Rorbu accommodations, which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Rorbus, or fisherman’s cabins, were traditionally used by fishermen during the cod fishing season. These cabins were built on stilts over the water, allowing fishermen to easily access their boats and the ocean. Today, many of these historic cabins have been renovated and converted into comfortable accommodations for travelers. Staying in a Rorbu is a unique experience that allows visitors to connect with the area’s rich fishing heritage and enjoy stunning views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. 

Vesterålen Rorbuer AS has great respect for nature, and admires it with great force. They strive to reuse old materials and interiors rather than buy new ones. They make sure that guests can spend a car-free holiday, thanks to all the activities right outside the door of the rorbu. A minimum of 5% of their profit each year goes to support social/environmental/physically active initiatives. 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Vesterålen Rorbuer here.

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Min Ája 🇳🇴

 

Min Ája was established in 1963 under the name of Karasjok Camping. Today the campsite consists of cottages, a camping area, newly renovated facilities, a BBQ hut, a playground, a Finnish sauna with panoramic windows, and an outdoor jacuzzi with a view. They also offer various activities, mainly in winter.  

Silje is the third generation of hosts, and lives at the campsite with her two boys. Min Ája is located in natural surroundings. Shielded, yet close to nature, as well as the Sami Parliament and other famous, sites and cultural activities of various kinds. In winter, there is a snowmobile trail right up to the cabins, so the basis for snowmobile safari is excellent! Skiing enthusiasts can use the same track to get down the river ice, and onto the many ski slopes in the area! 

Min Ája is taking measures to be eligible for the Green Key certification, and being a part of the First Mile project strengthens that process. 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Min Ája here.

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Kvitnes Drift AS 🇳🇴

 

Kvitnes Gård is an old farm located in Vesterålen. A few years ago, it was refurbished and transitioned into a well-renowned farm-to-table restaurant. Besides the outstanding fine dining experience, the farm also offers charming accommodations in different old farmhouses on the farm.  

Their main philosophy is very closely linked to permaculture and the regenerative movement. They have already come a long way when it comes to food production and food waste. With this project, they want to start working with more focus on reducing energy consumption. 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Kvitnes Drift AS here.

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Boutique Hôtel Villa Montesquieu 🇫🇷

 

Boutique Hôtel Villa Montesquieu is located in Laudun. This imposing building bathed in light opens onto a garden where vines and Mediterranean plants coexist, lulled by the murmur of water. The relaxing atmosphere of this place invites relaxation from the first moments. Adorned with a contemporary green wall, the boutique hotel Villa Montesquieu offers its guests an accommodation service reminiscent of a bed and breakfast, while ensuring the services and comfort of a 4-star establishment. This establishment guarantees a peaceful place to recharge, offering its guests an escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Additionally, it offers a dining option to its clientele, showcasing local dishes and prioritizing locally sourced, homemade products. 

 

With the First Mile project, they decided to:  

 

Discover more about Boutique Hôtel Villa Montesquieu here.

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Hôtel la Résidence 🇫🇷

 

Nestled in the heart of the city of Narbonne, Hôtel La Résidence*** occupies an elegant 19th-century mansion, delicately combining charm and authenticity. Ideally located just a stone’s throw away from historical monuments, museums, and the tranquil Canal de la Robine, this charming establishment appeals to clientele seeking relaxation or business travel. Within the bar of Hôtel La Résidence***, guests can indulge in a selection of local wines from the prestigious regions of Corbières and Minervois, providing an authentic gastronomic experience of the area.

 

With the First Mile project, they decided to:  

 

Discover more about the Hôtel La Résidence here.

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Hôtel Le Saint Géniès 🇫🇷

 

Nestled in a privileged location, the Hôtel Le Saint Geniès is an ideal destination for exploring Uzès, the Cévennes, Provence, and the treasures of the surrounding region. With its proximity to iconic sites such as the majestic Pont du Gard, the famous arenas of Nîmes or Arles, and the fabulous Palais des Papes in Avignon, this hotel provides an ideal base for curious travelers. Featuring 20 elegantly decorated rooms equipped with all modern comforts, Hôtel Le Saint Geniès is committed to sustainability by offering buffet breakfasts with artisanal, organic, and homemade products. Additionally, it promotes slow tourism, allowing guests to explore the region at their own pace, and provides a dedicated workshop for the maintenance of their guests’ bicycles. 

 

With the First Mile project, they decided to:  

 

Discover more about Hôtel Le Saint Géniès here.

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Ibis Styles Lavaur 🇫🇷

 

The Ibis Styles Toulouse Lavaur is a hotel that provides a haven of peace ideally situated between Toulouse, Albi, and Castres. Just a 10-minute walk from the train station and downtown Lavaur, this hotel offers easy access to the treasures of the region. Thanks to its prime location, guests can stroll through the charming Jardin de l’Évêché, admire the Jacquemart of the Saint Alain Cathedral, and explore the Museum of Pays Vaurais, while leisurely wandering along the Grand Rue to meet local merchants. 

This establishment, open 24/7, offers comfortable rooms, perfect for both business trips and personal getaways. 

 

With the First Mile project, they decided to:  

 

Discover more about Ibis Styles Toulouse Lavaur here

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