What is Envirotrek?

One hundred million tourists visit the European Alps and other European mountain destinations each year, and each of these tourists leave a footprint, often in the form of waste or rubbish. There is a need for on-the-ground action to remove this excess waste at these popular mountain tourist destinations. Envirotrek meets this need, makes real impact and empowers participants to embrace sustainable tourism, all wrapped in a fun, one-day experience.

Envirotrek is especially suitable for families with young children and youth, and teaches the youngsters in a fun way about cleaning up rubbish in mountain areas. Each participant is required to fulfill an important mission – Two hours of hands-on cleanup action! Envirotrek organisers have identified the most heavily impacted locations in the mountain area, our participants are equipped with health and safety protection and plastic (or biodegradable) bags, teams are established, each team is briefed on their area of responsibility and then each team undertakes their mission. Prizes are given at the end of each Clean Up mission for example for ‘The most garbage’, ‘The most unusual piece of garbage’ or the ‘Best Team Player’.

Having undertaken successful Clean Up missions, participants are hungry, so we provide a delicious BBQ lunch including meats, salads and vegetarian options. It is a great time to meet other people with a passion for the mountains, and many friendships have been built over this yummy BBQ. After lunch there is a group photo taken and the prizes from the morning mission are given.

A selection of mountain adventures are offered in the afternoon, from climbing, via ferrata, mountainbiking, canoeing, rafting, GPS-tracking, and more. Each location offers different activities so not all options are available at each event. It is a fantastic afternoon of fun and a chance to really enjoy the best of the mountains.

In 2014, the 6th year running, 5120 kilo’s of garbage was collected!. The same year, Respect the Mountains awareness reached more mountain tourists and provided essential awareness to a wide tourist audience.

Together Respect the Mountains and KEEN Footwear are committed to caring for European Mountain areas, so that future generations can enjoy these special environments.
Respect the Mountains is also supported by Barefoot Wines, Bergans of Norway and our local partners and volunteers.

Envirotrek costs 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for children under 12 years this year. This includes a BBQ and afternoon activity.

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Envirotrek North Wales, United Kingdom

  • 24 May, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • North Wales, United Kingdom

Flyer North Wales Welsh Flyer North Wales Beware: the meeting point ha ...


Envirotrek Landgraaf, the Nederlands

  • 20 June, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Landgraaf, the Netherlands

Location: Snow World, Landgraaf, the Netherlands Address: Witte Werel ...


Envirotrek Eifel, Germany

  • 21 June, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Eifel, Germany

Location: Heilsteinhaus, Einruhr, Germany Address: Franz-Becker-Stra ...


Envirotrek Schoorl, the Netherlands

  • 28 June, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Schoorl, the Netherlands

Location: Dopersduin, Schoorl, the Netherlands Address: Oorsprongweg ...


Envirotrek Freiburg, Germany

  • 12 July, 2015 at 09:30am - 4:00pm
  • Freiburg

Location: Schauinslandbahn-Talstation, Horben bei Freiburg, Germany A ...


Envirotrek Mayrhofen-Hippach, Austria

  • 14 July, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Mayrhofen-Hippach, Germany

Location: Gasthof Zillertal, Mayrhofen-Hippach, Austria Address: Bu ...


Envirotrek Samoëns, France

  • 22 July, 2015 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Samoëns, France

You can no longer sign up for this event online Location: Le Lac aux D ...

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