Tread Lightly in Greece
Off-road trails in Greece are predominantly used by local farmers for access to their Orchards and Farming fields.
Most of the trails are relatively easy to traverse, though some sections require (serious) offroad experience.
Every Offroad enthusiast should know the basics of minimizing impact in the outdoors and preserve the access roads for local farmers.
The TREAD principle promoted by the Tread Lightly initiative is a good Guide Line:
Tread Lightly! promotes Reponsible Recreation.
Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undsiturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield rightof way to those passing your or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.
Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.
Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.
Offroad Tread Lightly Guide for 4x4 Enthousiasts
The Tread Lightly initiative promotes a detailed Guide for 4x4 Enthousiasts;
Take a moment to have a look!