A bumble bee on a colourful flower - reasons why people choose us

Here at The Carter Company, we believe that travel by bike or on foot is the best way to really get to know a place. With 25 years of experience under our belt, we are genuine destination specialists with unrivalled, first-hand local knowledge of the areas we operate in. We believe in 'slow travel' and itineraries that give people plenty of time to slow down, stop for a coffee or two and soak up the atmosphere and culture of their surroundings. These are the reasons our customers choose to holiday with us again and again:

1. Genuine quality

We are picky when it comes to hotels! Our number 1 criteria is quality. We are unique in offering luxury hotels with cycling and walking. Our luxury itineraries feature 4* and 5* hotels, country houses, castles and boutique boltholes, hand-picked by our team for their quality, location and character. And for those who want genuine quality and charm, but without the luxury price tag, we offer a 'classic' version of our tours. Our commitment to quality stretches beyond accommodation: from our bicycles and water bottles to our handwritten luggage tags and maps, we aim to deliver walking and cycling holidays that are a cut above the rest.

2. Our insider Knowledge

Our creatively designed routes are unique to us, and give you the best chance to really get to know the area you are visiting. We put a lot of care and thought into designing our itineraries and between us we have personally cycled or walked every single one of our routes. We believe the beauty is in the detail. You'll feel like a real local with our insider tips and knowledge as your guide; alongside our route directions we provide a Carter Company Adventure Handbook which is packed full of interesting nuggets of information and all the knowledge we have accumulated in speaking to locals over the past 25 years on the best things to see and do in each area.

3. Top-notch customer service

Our service is top-notch – our customers receive excellent personalized care and you can trust us to pick hotels that offer only the best in service, character and location. Being a small team, we are also highly flexible, so if you want to add on elements to tours already listed on this site, or adapt them in any way, we can easily accommodate you. We also offer a tailor-made holiday service, designing bespoke bike tours and walking holidays to suit individual interests and needs. Just contact us for more information.