Sustainability is a new term used to describe efforts to maintain healthy balances in our planet given the circumstances of product waste and its management. This philosophy evokes people, businesses and governments to think outside the box and use ancient wisdom and modern technology in order to leave behind a legacy that is livable for the next generations.
From talented youth entrepreneur in Uganda who transforms car
tires into durable flip flops to plastic bottles being transformed into light
bulbs, or even houses, art and toys there are countless opportunities to learn
how to be creative with the environment.
Couple of days back I traveled to Shkodra because a dear acquaintance of mine works for an international organization that promotes conscious urban development. Shkodra has an established tradition in bike riding and in the city one finds one too many people riding bikes. The whole community is educated with this value. Eltjana tells me that Shkodra has been awarded many times with champion prizes as a city that leads in bike riding in the south eastern region of Europe.
Certainly a feeling of freedom permeates the physical body when cycling around whether alone or in a group the experience is fascinating. You can travel far with a bike not extremely far but as far as you feel your sense of freedom restored and your sadness alleviated. If you got music with you even better.
On ShkoderByBike one can find many opportunities or bike tours. Some of them take you to the nearby villages where you can see monumental bridges, archeological sites, prehistoric settlements, Byzantine churches, Albanian alps, rivers, beaches etc.
Moreover one can eat organic local food. Here is a full list of their rural tours and many other pictures reveal the true beauty of the nature Rural Tours