Published: September 30, 2016 by PICSPORADIC
The Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado – (SERNANP) is an environmental agency who’s mission is to ensure the conservation of the Peru’s natural protected areas and biological diversity by maintaining a low environmental impact.
SERNANP administers the Protected Natural Areas in Peru with the aim of sustainability managing biological diversity and ecosystems in a way that provides benefit to society.
In 2015 me and two Peruvian amigos approached SERNANP with the goal of promoting ecotourism within the country’s national parks. We proposed a media trip / expedition that would showcase the Natural Protected areas of Peru as explored by bike.
Bicycle travel is a unique form of tourism that has a low impact on the environment and is the perfect way to experience the outdoors. Through our expedition we would promote sustainable travel and publicize the efforts that Peru was making towards environmental conservation.
Principles of the Expedition
Capture the beauty of Peru’s Natural Protected Areas with photos and video as experienced by cycling.
Share a cross-cultural cycle touring experience with members from United States and Peru.
Demonstrate the use of bicycles and for tourism – generating new opportunists for the local economy.
Promote the country of Peru as a destination for mountain biking and adventure cycling.