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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In 2013 we were very proud to be a finalist for the Gloucestershire Business Awards. The award that we were recognised for was 'Made in Gloucestershire Export Award'. 




Three men begin quest to complete the Cotswold Way in three days

Compass Holidays and Carry-a-Bag would like to wish Gary Newman and his friends the best of luck on starting their three day trek along the Cotswold Way.

The Cotswold Way is a 104 mile walking trail that runs North-South from the small Cotswold town of Chipping Campden to the historic city of Bath. The journey through picturesque villages and luscious countryside normally takes experienced walkers a minimum of six days to complete walking on average of 17 miles a day; however these three men have decided to conquer the route in just three days!

The trio will be walking up to 34 miles each day, the equivalent of four marathons in three days to raise money for charities close to their hearts, the British Lung Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer UK. Please help support them on their trek .


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