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Steve Short – Managing Director
Compass Holidays is owned by Steve Short who has over 25 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. In the past, Steve and his partner ran a hotel in their local Cotswold town of Cheltenham successfully for 16 years. When they made the difficult decision to move on, it was clear that Steve not only wanted to stay in this sector but also to monopolise on his great love of the outdoors.
So in 1995, Steve set up the Cotswold Cycling Company offering cycling holidays in the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire. This was also the start of Steve’s bike hire service, The Bicycle Hub which is located at the Cheltenham Railway Station. There’s a great selection on offer from tagalongs, kid’s bikes, adult bikes to tandems – perfect if you wish to explore the local countryside; you may even see Steve out walking his two wonderful dogs while you’re at it!
It seems people shared in Steve’s passion for the Cotswolds countryside and so, three years later, he added walking tours to his portfolio as well as holidays in Cornwall and the Lake District and Compass Holidays was born.
Compass Holidays has gone from strength to strength since then and now offers self-guided walking and cycling tours across numerous counties in the UK as well as some memorable tours across international locations including Austria, Italy, Germany, Norway and even Nepal!
Whether you choose a walking or cycling holiday with Compass Holidays, one thing always remains the same. People booking with Compass Holidays know they can count on Steve and his team to provide a great service.