Inside Santa’s Sack – Top Places to Play

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in New finds, Top Picks
Inside Santa’s Sack – Top Places to Play

Santa has checked his list for places to thaw out after his winter efforts. He’s spotted new bike rides in South Africa as well as among the volcanoes of Chile and beaches of Uruguay. Cuba is getting easier to explore each month. There’s great surfing at the new Amanera in the Dominican Republic and at his favourite, Mukul Resort in Nicaragua. And Santa knows that both ...

Just Back From – Portugal

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in New finds
Just Back From – Portugal

Portugal promises to be a newly popular destination for 2016. Guide Silvia is just back from uncovering the very best of the Algarve, Alentejo and Douro Valley. There are plenty of smooth roads, whitewashed villages, vineyards, and great hotels. It’s tough to top the new Six Senses Douro Valley, with its superb lodging and outstanding spa. And The Yeatman ...

Inaugural Trip – Tasmania

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in New finds
Inaugural Trip – Tasmania

In the New Year, Gray & Co. launches a new trip to Tasmania, where we’ll be biking the outskirts of Hobart, spinning along the white sand beaches of Freycinet National Park, and dining with the devils. Highlights include pinot noir vineyards, Hobart’s MONA museum, and the outstanding Saffire Lodge where we’ll be based. Tasmania can ...

Insider Picks – Mallorca Musts

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in New finds
Insider Picks – Mallorca Musts

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is the darling of many Gray & Co. guides since it features terrific road biking and hiking nine months of the year-not to mention outstanding hotels, restaurants, and beaches. For pizza in Pollensa and cafés in Valledemosa to descents in Deia and gelato in Palma, check here.

New Finds – Active Base Camps & Destinations

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in New finds
New Finds – Active Base Camps & Destinations

Our dear friends at Awasi are launching their new lodge with 12 villas near Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Opening in March will be the new Bahia Vik in Uruguay. In New Zealand, the Robertson family of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown opens their new Owners Cottage to bikers and hikers. For Barossa Valley bikers ...

Just Back From – Mallorca

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in New finds
Just Back From  – Mallorca

Beautiful Mallorca, Spain has inspired the likes of Miró, Chopin, Robert Graves, and Gray & Co. guide Carolyn Werry. This spring, Carolyn was captivated by the island’s superb biking on more than 350 miles of paved roads: “You can ride among the olive groves  or head up along the seaside colls, most featuring endless Mediterranean views after ...

Focus On – France

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in New finds
Focus On – France

When it comes to biking and hiking in France, few places top Provence and Burgundy. Provence is everything you’d imagine: cobblestone alleys, fields of lavender, hilltop towns, earthy cuisine, and elegant accommodations. Burgundy, however, is equally charming with its small villages, smiling cows, elegant châteaux, gently sloping hillsides, and row after perfect row of vines. ...

Just Back From – Northern Patagonia

Posted on May 6, 2013 in New finds
Just Back From – Northern Patagonia

Chile’s Northern Patagonia is as remote as it comes, with immense natural beauty that encompasses fjords and glaciers, old-growth forests, craggy peaks, and a multitude of pristine lakes. Lucky for Gray & Co., there are also quiet well-paved roads and plenty of scenic trails. Accommodations rise to the challenge, starting with the island of Chiloé’s ...

New Finds – Biking In Oz

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in New finds
New Finds – Biking In Oz

The Tour Down Under near Adelaide, Australia is the start of the New Year circuit for elite cyclists. Gray & Co. riders also love the roads of the Barossa Valley, the epicentre of the Tour. Add a visit to nearby Kangaroo Island, where bouncing wild roos, wallabies, and koalas are easily spotted. The stunning Southern ...