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'. 




Don't let the winter stop you in your tracks!

It may seem very daunting cycling back from work in this cold and dark weather and it may seem very tempting to jump in your car and drive instead! However, it's important that you don't give into the weather!

It may be tough cycling in the winter, but keep at it and you will be rewarded with the benefits. Before you start cycling in the dark, you need to make sure that you have suitable lights fitted and the correct clothing. One of the main benefits is to your health. has proven to be directly linked to lowering body weight and body fat composition. A study has found that on average a person who cycles daily weighs half a stone less for a man and 5.5lb for a woman.

If you need any advice on what lights and clothing you will need over the winter, please for further information and the stock we provide. We also advise that you have your bike serviced regularly so that your bike is always in its best working condition!


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