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A cycle holiday needs a combination of careful planning -to create the perfect trip - and great professional guides - to bring that perfect trip to life.

Since 1996 we’ve worked hard to build our own small team of expert guides, and at the same time forge partnerships with some impressive, professional people around the world. This page explains how this helps us to create, and then take you on, a range of wonderful travel experiences.

Planning in Partnership

As a small, independent company we always take a “hands on” approach to everything we do. When we work abroad we don’t just let local operators create tours for us to sell - at CycleActive we are involved in every stage of the planning process.

For over 23 years now our team have been designing cultural and adventure tours, writing for travel magazines, and leading journeys all over the world. Through strong partnerships built over many years, we have been able to share this knowledge with experts in every country we operate in.

This combination of local know-how and our long tour-planning tradition lets us create standout holidays, from easy tours in exotic lands to adventurous journeys in remote and beautiful settings.

When you call us we can use this knowledge to give you plain, honest advice. The team here is friendly and very well informed so we’ll always be ready to give you the low down on a destination before you book, or while you’re getting ready to travel.

Guiding in Partnership

Our guides deliver a level of safety and service that is hard to match. They are some of the best, most highly qualified and experienced leaders in the world – read their profiles and find out about our guiding partnerships around the world more

Our Corporate Partners

The companies listed below are great supporters of CycleActive and have worked with us in many ways, for many years.


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We’re proud to be working with the bike company we believe is leading the way in design, quality and performance across all cycling disciplines. With Canada's XC rider Emily Batty racing her mountain bikes, and British rider Reece Wilson racing in the downhill team for them too, this is a company that’s really driving the bike industry.

gore CycleActive


The serious cyclist needs serious clothing if they want to be comfortable and perform to their best in all conditions. For years we’ve been using Gore clothing and we’re working with them still, as no other kit lets our guides perform at their very best – wherever they are, whatever they’re doing, whatever the weather.


adidas CycleActive


The combination of high quality optics, flexible lens choices and a wide range of high performance designs made Adidas eyewear the natural choice for CycleActive and our guides. All staff wear Adidas on the trails, and CycleActive founder Chris Ford is an avid fan of the prescription insert system, which he has used since 2004.

osprey black logo


Osprey was born in California, 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.

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Our bike store partner for the southern Lake District with coverage of the whole of the UK – Wheelbase is officially the largest cycle shop in Britain. They stock every major brand that we work with – Trek, Gore, Torq and more – as well as a host of other mountain, road and bmx biking products. The customer service for you, your fleet or your centre is second to none.

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"Branded Water Bottles" are the only company CycleActive will work with when printing our high-quality useable bottle.  These bottles aren't just your normal cheap throw away freebie bottle.  Our CycleActive bottles are make by TACX who also provide water bottle for the Tour de France.  These none leak bottles with lockage mouth piece have years and years of life in them.  
torq logo

Probably the tastiest trail bar on the market, Torq Fitness bars now support CycleActive and provide us with all the bars we need to keep our staff and clients rolling. TORQ originally developed their range of performance nutrition products through a need to offer the highest standard of support to the athletes they worked with and TORQ has since evolved into the most desirable, respected and integral Performance Nutrition brand on the market today.