Compass Holidays Testimonials

We love planning and tailoring walking and cycling to suit you and it makes us happy when we receive such lovely reviews.

Take a look at what our previous customers have said about our service and holidays:

"The Cornwall walking tour was very good. Very good information provided and transport of luggage and hikes very good. Although some of the routes were demanding, we had a wonderful week!" - K.Luthy

“The trek itself is incredible, genuinely the most stunning views we have ever seen. The guide spoke almost fluent English, was easy to be around and was very helpful. During the trek there were also great recommendations on other activities that we could do and we experienced paragliding! The route that we took was amazing. We asked for something that was off the beaten track and usually we went most of the day without seeing anyone else. The traditional tea houses where you stay are incredible a bit basic but with everything taken care of including luggage, food and transport. The tour can also be flexible as we made a few changes to our trip and we really liked this. Although the trek is very physically demanding we were still able to enjoy it immensely, however I can see some obvious challenges if people think it is going to be a comfortable trek. Once you go above 4000 metres the oxygen gets really thin and it becomes a bit challenging to breathe. The food whilst tasty is solely vegetarian.  It is also worth noting that there is a bus journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes around 6-10 hours and although it does stop for bathroom breaks and food, it is a slow trip. We discovered that you can take a short 25 minute flight for $120 which is expensive but worth considering." - Rich - UK

“Thanks for finding us a great hotel in Bath. Thanks to everyone at Compass for their quick responses to our SOS calls while on the trails. We appreciate Compass putting together our trip with short notice and are ready for the next trip." - C. McBee - USA

 

“Thanks for a great vacation. Tour directions crystal clear. We really liked paths through crop fields, the small villages, the magnificent views. We debated this trip for a long time - it exceeded our expectations. Thanks. The 3 overnight stops were truly great." - Mrs Hill- USA

 

“Enjoyed the contacts and found the people at Compass Holidays and at the accommodation friendly and helpful." - Ms KC- USA

 

“Excellent. Everything that you needed" - Mrs D- Australia

 

"Firstly, we loved our holiday in the Cotswolds, thank you for all of the arrangements!" - Mr & Mrs H - Netherlands

 

“Excellent instructions and interesting routes. Would do it again." - SM- Surrey

 

“It was a wonderful experience and an incredible bike tour of the Cotswolds" - D.M.T- USA

 

"We had time to stop and listen to the cows tearing off the grass - a novelty for the kids...." - G. P- Southampton

 

“I just wanted you to know how much Fred and I enjoyed our Cotswold Cycling Tour. The bikes were first class, the route selection excellent (quiet lanes, interesting villages, and appropriate distances per day). The bed and breakfast chosen were first class, the food excellent and the proprietors friendly and fun. In short, this trip exceeded our expectations in every way, and we would happily tour with you again. I have expressed my satisfaction to my local Canadian Auto Club travel agent who made all reservations. Thanks again." - Mr J.W.- Canada

 

"I want to thank you very much for making Wendell's and my (and Belinda's for that matter) cycling trip so memorable. Your exceptional knowledge of seemingly everything to do with the Cotswolds (and England in general) made the trip quite informative in addition to fun. The scenery was magnificent, and the exercise was good for us too. All in all, it was a fantastic trip, and you helped make it that way. I will be happy to refer Compass Holidays to other people I know, and I am quite inclined to use your company again for myself." - Mrs S H- USA

 

"Dear Compass Holidays This is an open letter to anyone considering a cycling vacation with you designed to give the prospective client a hint of the outstanding service that you have provided us and the many wonderful experiences that we have had while vacationing with you. One is immediately impressed with the extensive knowledge of their business and the area that Compass Holidays has. One's trip is carefully planned in advance by a firm that has taken time to determine exactly what your needs and wants are. In our case we wanted small country inns with the amenities that we were use to at home. It's obviously very important after a long day of cycling that the accommodations be pleasant and comfortable. Our overnights included a number of out of the way places that tourists would never find, but once discovered will never be forgotten. The only time we went wrong is when we insisted on following up on a "hot tip" on a hotel from an acquaintance at home, it was definitely not up to the Compass Holidays standard. Obviously, one organises a cycling vacation for the riding and here again Compass Holidays shines. The bikes we rented were new and well tuned. After experimenting, Compass has found that the combination bikes are the best for the wide variety of terrain and surfaces that the touring customer will encounter. We were very impressed with the routes that Compass selected for us. They took us down small country lanes through tiny hamlets where life has not changed for centuries. We had detailed maps and careful instructions that told us every turn to make. If one is apprehensive about the need for the kind of van support and company riders that American touring companies provide, we can assure you that it is unnecessary and could even detract from the quality of your experience. Every crossroad in England is well marked, the English people are anxious to provide directions and if you do experience a problem Compass Holidays is only a phone call away and will be on the spot faster than any travelling van to get you going again. In conclusion, we could not have been more pleased with the quality of our Compass Holidays vacation and heartily recommend it to any one who enjoys cycling and wants to really experience another country. Sincerely, H & S. H" - Mr & Mrs H & S H- USA

 

"Strathallan is absolutely perfect. A warm and friendly atmoshere." - Mr & Mrs C- Switzerland

 

“Good map and descriptions" - Mr W- Switzerland

 

"We've enjoyed the great landscape of Cornwall" - Mr D B- Switzerland

 

“We met some very pleasant people, enjoyed wonderful views and scenery and appreciated all the trouble you had all gone to.  Many Thanks." - J & R.B - Victoria, Australia

 

"We had time to stop and listen to the cows tearing off the grass - a novelty for the kids." - G.P - Southampton

 

“Excellent, friendly service.  Eager to please.  Very happy holiday! Thank you!" - Mr & Mrs H - Germany

Hand picked accommodation

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Destinations

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About Us

Founded over 25 years ago, our vast expertise means we know how to plan an activity holiday with the best routes and scenery. Find out more about Compass Holidays here.