Abyss Adventures 🇸🇮

 

Abyss Adventures is located in the lovely village of Soča in Triglav National Park. Their activities unfold in a picturesque setting, offering authentic water experiences like rafting, canyoning, and kayaking trips. They focus on a personal touch, ensuring small group experiences for an enhanced adventure. Committed to eco-friendliness, they actively educate their guests about the surrounding nature and provide environmentally conscious transportation with pick-up services.

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

    • Encourage green mobility
    • Reduce single-use plastic

 

Discover more about Abyss Adventures here.

Soteska Vintgar 🇸🇮

Soteska Vintgar d.o.o. is a minority-owned company by Turistično društvo Gorje, which deals with hospitality and traffic activities connected with Vintgar gorge, one of Slovenia’s most famous natural attractions. The company is located in the Gorje village, just 5 km from the picturesque lake Bled. Dedicated to reducing their impact on the environment, they have been diligently engaged in activities such as giving preferences to offer their visitors local souvenirs and gastronomic products. They also strive to minimize the carbon footprint associated with the means of transport visitors use to reach the Vintgar Gorge.

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Vintgar Gorge here.

©Soteska Vintgar

Uskovnica Mountain Hut (PD Srednja Vas) 🇸🇮

 

The Uskovnica mountain hut is located on the vast Uskovnica plateau, above the Upper Bohinj valley in the Julian Alps. The hut, which was built by the Bohinj-Srednja vas Mountain Association and inaugurated on July 10th 1955, underwent massive renovation in 2022. The cottage is open all year round, offering 60 seats in the catering area and 13 beds in 7 rooms with private bathrooms, as well as 17 beds in dorm rooms.

The Uskovnica mountain hut is the proud holder of the Green Key eco-label. Its guests are urged to conserve electricity and water, to protect nature and visit the mountains responsibly.

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Uskovnica hut here.

©Planinska Koča Na Uskovnici / PD Srednja Vas

The Good Butler 🇫🇷

 

The Good Butler is a vacation rental management agency, located in Corsica, on the southern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. With a carefully selected collection of properties, it offers travelers a diverse range of accommodations tailored to their preferences. Each property is handpicked for its exceptional quality, ensuring that guests receive top-notch hospitality and comfort. With easy-to-use booking features and personalized recommendations, The Good Butler simplifies the travel planning process. 

 

With the First Mile project, they decided to:  

 

Discover more about The Good Butler here.

©The Good Butler

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:

 

Discover more about PAC and Pr’Budkovič House here.

Villa Flora (Eka Turizem) 🇸🇮

 

Villa Flora is an apartment house located in Gozd Martuljek, in the narrow valley between the Julian Alps and Karavanke ranges. It provides a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains, especially the Špik mountain group.

The apartment house blends with the environment in the spirit of alpine-style thanks to its traditional interior design, custom-made in solid wood, with finely crafted details. It offers 9 cozy apartments for 2 to 8 guests, with fully equipped kitchens and many additional details, that provide a feeling of home. In the garden, benches and tables are available for guests to rest, enjoy the view of the mountains, eat and drink, or just have fun with family or friends.

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Villa Flora and Eka Turizem here.

©Eka Turizem

Rifugio di Mare (Il Quinto Elemento Soc. Coop.) 🇮🇹

 

On an imposing limestone cliff, within a natural park, there is a museum area (MAPS) and the Rifugio di Mare, a guesthouse with bar and restaurant, created following the conservative restoration of a disused military battery. Sleeping here and waking up surrounded by nature is an unforgettable emotion. 

They set themselves the objective of protecting nature and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism, through measures already implemented and in progress: 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Rifugio di Mare here.

©Il Quinto Elemento Soc. Coop.

 

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.

©Paradisio n.4

Altai Italia DMC 🇮🇹

 

Altai Italia DMC is an incoming tour operator specializing in active and experiential holidays across Italy. They organize trips for individuals or small groups, aiming to provide travelers with unique experiences, exploring magnificent natural landscapes and off-the-beaten-path routes.
As specialists in Outdoor Tourism, they believe it’s their responsibility to promote sustainable and responsible tourism, fostering positive impacts while minimizing negative ones. They ensure the safety of their travelers and uphold respect for others and the territories explored. 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Altai Italia DMC here.

©Danilo Catania

Guarnerio Soc. Coop. 🇮🇹

 

Guarnerio is a cooperative company founded in 1982 and based in Udine, Italy. Their core business lies in cultural services. Since 2012, they have also expanded into Cultural and Sustainable Tourism, focusing particularly on managing and promoting cultural heritage.

In the tourism sector, Guarnerio has prioritized social structures, starting with the management of the Domus Augusta Hostel in Aquileia, a significant site for Roman archaeology. Their goal is to create a synergistic relationship between tourism, culture, and the territory, all with a focus on sustainability. They also collaborate with local authorities and prioritize development in internal areas.

Over the years,  Guarnerio has expanded its offerings, adding a hostel in San Vito al Tagliamento, the “Casa delle Giuggiole” guesthouse in Dogna, the Kantina hotel in Fusine Valromana, and most recently, Villa Serena in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Their aim is to provide a sustainable travel experience with an informal guest relationship, ultimately promoting the value of the territory. 

 

With the First Mile Project, they decided to:

 

Discover more about Guarnerio here.

©Guarnerio