Nature Tours in Europe, 2001

Following my work with nature conservation and wildlife safaris in Africa, my focus turned to the rural landscapes of SW Europe, with its mountains, villages and vineyards. In 2001, by then in my late-twenties, I got a job with the Alternative Travel Group. ATG specialises in small-group walking tours and it has a long track record in supporting nature conservation and cultural restoration projects in the areas in which it operates. As a guide and trip manager, I led groups in areas of natural beauty across Portugal, Spain and France, including the Azores, Pyrenees and Rioja.

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