Frequently asked questions

After having provided walking and cycling holidays for 30 years, we have a number of frequently asked questions. To help you make your decision on where you're off to next, have a read through our FAQs below...

Don't worry if you've still got a question, our expert travel team will be more than happy to answer your queries by phone or by email. Contact us here.

Booking with Compass Holidays
Most of our tours can be taken at any time but there are some which start on specific days which are usually Saturday to Saturday. To find out more information, please call our expert travel team on +44 (0) 1242 250 642 or email

We offer a luggage transfer service across most of tours so you don’t have to worry about your luggage during your vacation. We pick up your luggage the morning you are moving accommodation and take it direct to your next stop.

We can cater for travellers of all ages. We have a large range of bikes and accessories suited to adults and budding cyclists. We also offer fully-enclosed and waterproof tag-a-long (tandem) bikes for smaller kiddies who aren't quite ready to cycle too!

All of our routes have been tried and tested by our expert team with lots of stop-offs and attractions so younger members of the team can rest and enjoy all that’s on offer. Please call us on +44(0) 1242 250 642 at the time of booking to discuss your exact requirements.

Several of our tours do have the option to bring your four-legged friend with you, depending on availability. Please contact our expert travel team on +44(0) 1242 250 642 to find out which tours your dog will love too!

General Holiday Information

Most holidays give you the option of choosing a B&B or a hotel, at differing prices. Where these two different options are not mentioned, accommodation is usually limited to one of our hand-selected B&B accommodation providers. For further information on where you would be staying on a specific holiday, please contact us on +44 (0) 1242 250642.

Most of our holidays are offered at Bed & Breakfast or half-board, although where a hotel option is available, some can be offered at full board.

If you are looking at self-catering options, then don't worry! All of tours are organised to pass villages and towns so you will not be short of pubs, inns, and restaurants to relax and eat at, all of which are located in our Mobile App.

Some of the locations are quite rural and may require a car to reach the starting point, although there may be public transport at certain points along the way. The European tours will require air travel to get to your starting point.

Not quite sure where to start? Speak to our travel expert, Steve on +44 (0) 1242 250 642.

Activity Information

We offer a range of short breaks and holidays so each tour varies in length. You can determine exactly how far you walk each day, depending on your fitness levels.

If you are not sure, speak to our cycling expert Steve on +44 (0) 1242 250 642.

No, you can enjoy additional stop overs at various points along the tour if you would like more time to explore the local area.

Please contact our expert travel team on +44 (0) 1242 250 642 to organise your rest days.

Our tours all vary in degrees of hardness. All of the tours that you can view on the website will have fact sheets and note whether the walks are easy, medium, or hard going so you can make an informed decision before booking.

We have a large selection of bikes for hire for all the family including adult, children, tandems and tagalongs that are fully enclosed and waterproof for smaller children who can’t cycle. We also cater to those who would prefer to use an E-Bike instead.

We also hire out the necessary safety equipment to make sure you have a safe and pleasurable journey.

Of course you can, providing it’s roadworthy and safe. Unfortunately our free breakdown cover may not apply in these circumstances.

For punctures and minor repairs we do provide you with a toolkit with all of the essentials. For major repairs, please contact us immediately on +44 (0) 1242 250 642 so we can organise a serviceman to come out to repair or exchange the bike for you as soon as possible.

Still got a question?

If you still have a question regarding one of our activity holidays, please contact our expert travel team on +44 (0) 1242 250 642.

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