Constructing hiking and biking routes is one of the activities that communities can engage in if they want to promote green tourism. Many benefits come with the community coming together to construct such routes, among them, being the fact that such activities help in bringing the community together and fostering unity among the members. Some of the ways that the community can build cycling and hiking routes are as follows.
Taking a Hands-on Approach
It would be interesting for community members to come together and take up the tools required to create biking and hiking routes, and then start doing it themselves. This could involve slashing the bushes, constructing signs to give directions, and planting trees and flowers along the way. There are many inspirational stories on communities planting trees and engaging in other environmentally sustainable projects that you can use as motivation.
If community members cannot actively be involved in the process of creating the routes, they can be encouraged to give donations that can be channelled into creating such courses. Seeking contributions can be done in different ways, including having a fundraiser, selling wares or even having an auction that is specifically dedicated to raising funds for the project. They can also be part of the volunteers that go for fund drives to raise money for the construction of such routes.
Encouraging Young People to Embrace Such Routes
Once a community realises that the future of sustainability lies in the coming generation embracing its benefits, that will be on a step in the right direction. Community members should hold educational functions such as workshops and focus group discussions where they talk to younger people on the importance of having hiking and biking routes, and the part that young people can play to keep such ways functional.