participate - Systemic Cycles

Systemic Cycles developed the following tours so far - see below

Piedmont - Italy

the original Systemic Cycle tour

The Italian Piedmont region with a focus on the High Po river watershed was the prototype of Systemic Cycles in its current format. This rich agricultural diverse region stretches from Torino to the highest point of the Southern Alps, Monte Viso (3842m asl). Locally organized by the MonViso Institute (MVI), this tour is based on long-term contacts to partners from various sectors, such as stone pits as building materials, vineyards, limestone and hemp, mountain tourism, organic micro breweries, bicycle shops and community actors, and many more. The tour finishes at the MVI mountain campus in the community of Ostana with some joint synthesis mapping and a local outdoor food event with regional actors.

Program and dates for 2022 will follow shortly.

Hemsedal - Norway

exploring Northern space, culture and climate

Mountains and fjords, sea to sky, glaciers to apple orchards, traditional mushroom diets to questionable salmon fish farms, traditionally painted wood cabins to stunning contemporary structures, oil industry and electric mobility - Norway is a country of beauty, space, design and contrast. We explore Nordic cultures in Western Norway and interact within a dichotomous picture of culture, land use, and economy.

Program and dates for 2022 will follow shortly.

Innovative Berne - Switzerland

surprising progression in an exciting landscape 

Bernese people are known as slow and a bit lazy (Martin as a native "Berner" is allowed to say so). As in many areas things are developing now and many interesting things in terms of Sustainability, regional, circular Economy and about Food are ongoing. We interlink some of the regional Actors in a 4 day Systemic Cycle Tour to connect with this system and become part of it.

Experimental Tour dates: End of August 2022.

More Details will follow shortly.

Beyond Tourism - Mallorca

Mediterranean island diversity

Mallorca as an island is the perfect scale for designing bio-regional regeneration. This is due to its diversity as of topography, soil types, fauna and flora, the combination of sea and mountain, the Mediterranean climate, and also social diversity from traditional farming to expats from around the world, yet all contained within a clearly defined island parameter with the size of a region. Mallorca is a world class cycling gem. So the combination of bio-regional weaving with cycling simply is ideal. Daniel Wahl as a regional weaver lives on Mallorca and introduces us to a rich network of interested actors, secret bathing spots and cool sacred mountain caves.

First Tour: March 2023.

Program will follow shortly.

train the guides

The initiation of a Systemic Cycles guide training program.

There are three components with an associated training program to become a certified Systemic Cycles guide:

  1. Start from being an experienced cyclist to become a bike guide with the physical, mental, technical, organisational and didactic skills and experience to safely guide a group on a fun bike tour; including buffer and tools for dealing with mental, physical and technical emergencies.

  2. Come with a deep interest and develop sufficient understanding and basic scientific foundational knowledge of sustainability science, resilience, bio-regional development, regeneration, circularities, worldviews, and design as nature.

  3. Become a systems thinker and acquire systemic design skills: the culture and toolbox to fluidly hybridise science, design and transformative praxis; to facilitate visual dialogue for diving into complexity; to intentionally identify synergistic opportunities in regional systems; to use scientific reasoning and research by design; to weave in transdisciplinary setting of continuous joint problem framing.

The first train-the-guide certification course will take place on Mallorca, Spain, from May 14-21, 2022. If you are interested in joining and relating with the three components above, please contact us.