About Compass Holidays

Compass Holidays specialise in walking and cycling short breaks and holidays around the UK and Europe. Founded over 20 years ago, our vast expertise means we know how to plan holidays to highlight the very best the countryside has to offer. Compass has also just launched a series of bike & boat tours around some of Italy's most breathtaking coastline.

A unique and active holiday with Compass allows you to get under the skin of the history, culture and natural beauty of some of the UK and Europe's most iconic and stunning locations.

Not only this, Compass will organise your holiday for you so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time away. Simply choose your activity, destination, dates and numbers and leave the rest to us. Want to know more about the quality of our service? Here's what our clients have to say....

Alternatively, find out more the owner of Compass Holidays, Steve Short.

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This year we were very proud to be a finalist for the Gloucestershire Business Awards. The award that we were recongnised for was 'Made in Gloucestershire Export Award'. 




Cheltenham Bikes restores a 1980's Raleigh Royal bicycle

Recently, we restored an old 1980s Raleigh royal bicycle. The owner of the bike had passed away, so it's been sat in a lonely shed for many years without being used. The son of the owner decided to clear out the garage, and after discovering the bicycle he planned on taking it to the rubbish tip.

Craig, our bike mechanic, was in town with his wife where they got talking to a lady who works at Cath Kidston. She began to enquire about his job, so he explained. However, when she told Craig about the bicycle she was impressed to hear that we would be able to restore the bike for her son to use.

The entire bike has now being renovated ' it has had a new set of wheels, tyres and inner tubes. It has also had a full strip down, with a new bottom bracket, brake, gear, outer cables and new handlebar tape. The bike is now in full working order and is now a family heirloom! 

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