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.

Contact Us


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'. 




Winter Getaway: Cross Country Skiing

The evenings are getting darker, the weather is getting colder and winter is well and truly on its way. Banish the winter blues by booking an exciting tour to make the most of the colder weather.

Our 7 day, self-guided, cross country skiing tour will take you straight to the heart of the Italian Sexton Dolomite Mountains. As you ski through the winter countryside, you will pass Lake Toblach and will then follow a former Dolomite railway track to reach the Hohlenstein Valley. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Prags Valley and mountain pasture of Platzwiese. The route for this tour has been specially tailored, so skiers of all abilities can enjoy the fantastic experience.

The tour includes half board accommodation and ski hire. Additional nights and ski lessons can be booked on request.

For more information about this exciting cross country skiing experience or to book, visit or call 01242 250 642.


Warning: include(../lib/menus/quick_find.menu.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /homepages/8/d356266494/htdocs/clients/compass/lib/live/about-compass.inc.php on line 121

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '../lib/menus/quick_find.menu.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php5.2') in /homepages/8/d356266494/htdocs/clients/compass/lib/live/about-compass.inc.php on line 121