Eat Sleep Cycle Joins the Adventure Travel Trade Association

Adventure Travel Trade Association

We are proud to announce our new membership of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the largest global network of adventure travel leaders.

By joining the organization we’re committing to contribute to the sector in a meaningful way that protects the people, cultures and landscapes we ride through, and also create immersive cultural experiences for our guests.

The ATTA is an organization whose purpose is to nurture and professionalize the responsible and sustainable development of the adventure travel industry.

Like ATTA we believe that adventure tourism contains three main components for the traveler: 

1) physical activity

2) a connection to nature and the environment and 

3) an immersive cultural experience.

As tourism is one of the largest employers on the planet, it has a major impact on peoples’ economic well-being and the planet’s health. Furthermore, adventure tourism is inextricably dependant on human- and nature-capital; protection and promotion of these resources is key.

“The ATTA serves as a community that supports and engenders these efforts. While we believe that no organization is perfect in its actions regarding responsibility and sustainability, we affirm that it should be the intent of every organization to move towards such goals. Thus, the ATTA declares its affirmation and support of the following key issues:”


The ATTA affirms and agrees with the UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism


The ATTA believes in the protection of children from harmful effects of tourism and is a signatory of


The ATTA believes in the universal standards put forth by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (Based on the UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism), and that tourism businesses and destinations should adopt the criteria specifically in these four areas:

  • Demonstrating effective sustainable management
  • Maximizing social and economic benefits to the local community and minimizing negative impacts
  • Maximizing benefits to cultural heritage and minimizing negative impacts
  • Maximizing benefits to the environment and minimizing negative impacts

ATTA Members — when working under the auspices as aforementioned — will treat each other and travelers with respect and professionalism and conduct business with safety, honesty and integrity. As a community, we will seek to improve our own organization’s compliance with the points noted above. As a community, we will, wherever possible, seek to assist other organizations and professionals within the association to achieve success, both in the pursuit of the values noted above and in business.

At Eat Sleep Cycle we look forward to connecting with fellow ATTA members and continuing to shape our cycling experiences alongside the ATTA community.

Written by Louise Laker

The bike has always been an escape for me - a way to get rid of the stresses of the day, to set myself a physical & mental challenge, to meet great people and have ton of fun.

After years of studying, working in the sustainability sector and road racing on the UK circuit, I moved from London to Girona to pursue the dream of professional cycling.

Instead, something more incredible happened - I co-founded Eat Sleep Cycle in the cycling capital of Europe, Girona.

We create & deliver beautiful cycling tours all over Europe. We love what we do and that shows in our work.

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