Six New Rewilding Europe Trips Launch With Rewilding Europe Travel

Over the last few years, you may have seen terms popping up in the travel world like “eco-system restoration” and “rewilding” camps or journeys. In a piece I wrote last year for Hemispheres, I touched on the advent of global community camps dedicated to restoring ecosystems and landscapes, whether degraded from fire or agriculture. In a piece addressing sustainable wine travel, I included the work of Rewilding Europe, a conservation group that restores and protects natural processes and wilderness across the continent from Portugal, Italy, Germany, Moldova, Croatia, Romania, to Bulgaria.

Thus, I was delighted to learn of the recent announcement that Rewilding Europe had formed a fully-fledged independent organization with a clear impact purpose to develop, brand, and market rewilding landscapes as travel destinations, and promote nature-based travel in Europe. As a consequence, Rewilding Europe Travel was created and armed with a team of travel and conservation specialists to further that purpose.

I reached out to the co-founders of Rewilding Europe Travel, Duncan Grossart and Neil Rogers, for a comment.

“We’re thrilled that Rewilding Europe Travel is now the exclusive travel provider for Rewilding Europe. This offers exciting opportunities to create ‘nature positive impact’ at scale through connecting people to a wilder Europe” they wrote back in a joint statement. We want clients travelling with Rewilding Europe Travel to experience deeper and more meaningful connections with wild nature and the host communities they visit” they wrote.

I asked what the term rewilding meant to them, as there’s a variety of definitions within the community. To them, rewilding means “letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems, restore degraded landscapes and to create more biodiverse habitats. It also helps support vibrant communities through enhanced nature-based enterprise.”

Travelers heading out with Rewilding Europe Travel will experience some of Europe’s finest, often hidden nature spots, while learning about and contributing to rewilding efforts. Local nature-based businesses benefit from income, job creation, and developmental support from Rewilding Europe, creating a holistic benefit for the regions impacted.

Join the rewilding movement next year with these unique group experiences across six rewilding landscapes.

Walking the Coa and Upper Douro Valleys

Spend seven days discovering several Portuguese rewilding landscapes, national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites. With opportunities to spot vultures in a birding paradise, relax in stylish hotels and savor world-famous port and red Douro Valley wines.

Abruzzo Wild Heart of Italy

8 days discovering 3 national parks in Italy connected by rewilding nature corridors where wolf, Marsican bear and Apennine Chamois live. Hands on rewilding experiences with the local team, wildlife watching opportunities, and plenty of pasta and wine

Bison and wildlife tracking in the Southern Carpathians

Spend five nights bison tracking, learning about the flagship Rewilding Europe and WWF Bison reintroduction initiative. An adventure where nature and community come together in an incredibly successful project.

Aurora Borealis and Wildlife in Swedish Lapland

A Signature Winter Adventure that takes you through a wonderland of snow, wild nature and ancient culture during 7 exciting days. Be hosted by several local sustainable entrepreneurs, some of them members of Sami communities, that will inspire travelers with their deep knowledge and respect for the land they live in.

Affric Highlands and the Wild West Coast

Explores the rise of the rewilding movement through Scotland, visiting pioneering sites and learning from the people who are making a change. The beautiful hikes and wildlife-watching opportunities are complemented by local whiskey tastings and Scottish hospitality in cozy hotels.

Wild Rhodopes

Our signature trip in the Rhodopes explores one of Europe’s up-and-coming biodiversity hotspots in Europe. A birders’ paradise where community-based tourism, rewilding and traditional food come together in an immersive experience.

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