Put to the Test – E-Bikes

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Top Picks
Put to the Test – E-Bikes

Gray & Co. put e-bikes to the test in Piemonte this summer, where they were a great equalizer for participants with differing fitness levels. Reports Carolyn: “The e-bikes seem a bit clunky at first glance, but they allow for effortless pedaling in such hilly places as Piemonte, Tuscany or the Veneto. Everyone could cycle together and ...

Industry Accolades – Chile & Amalfi

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Top Picks
Industry Accolades – Chile & Amalfi

Our friends at the new Vira Vira Lodge in Pucon, Chile have already been granted membership in the Relais & Châteaux collection of properties, while the newest of the fabulous Vik properties, Viña Vik, is featured in the latest Departures Magazine. Meanwhile, fellow cyclist, hiker and Amalfi dazzler Antonio Sersale was awarded the Virtuoso Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year award for Le Sirenusein ...

On a Roll – Guide Updates

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Top Picks
On a Roll – Guide Updates

Our team’s best oenologist, Paola, passed the highly-regarded Level One Court of Master Sommeliers wine exam; Silvia represented Gray & Co. at the Adventure Travel Trade Association Elevate Conference in Snowmass; Carolyn completed a metric century ride in Ontario’s Prince Edward County; Annie heads to the exclusive United Bike School in Portland for advanced mechanic ...

In The Press – CN Traveler, Outside & Profile

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in Top Picks
In The Press – CN Traveler, Outside & Profile

This month’s Condé Nast Traveler–in a new over-sized format-features Andrew Sessa’s take on our British Columbian bike offerings in “Ways to Enjoy an Endless Summer”. On Outside Online, Jen Murphy includes Gray & Co.’s trips to Australia in her “Burn & Bike: 7 Epic Cycle and Gourmet Foodie trips”. And in the new Profile Magazine, noted cycling expert Larry Olmsted identified Gray ...

In The Press – New York Times

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Top Picks
In The Press – New York Times

The New York Times featured Gray & Co.’s “New Take on Tasmania” in an article focused on biking as the best way to take in the island’s “old-growth forests, pristine lakes and endless beaches”. Saffire Lodge, located in the Freycinet National Park, is the ultimate place to stay. Check out additional media highlights from Forbes, Robb Report, the Financial Times and more at grayandco.ca/in-print. ...

Special Focus – AFAR Media

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Top Picks
Special Focus – AFAR Media

Cari Gray is a proud member of AFAR Media’s Travel Advisory Council, where she helps readers get “beyond the guidebook, experience a place like a local, and bring the pages of AFAR to life”. The Council just returned from meetings and island explorations on St. Barth’s, where Le Guanahani resort dazzled. Check out more award-winning travel, design, and lifestyle finds ...

Just Back From – Provence

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Top Picks
Just Back From – Provence

Gray & Co. bikers beat the summer crowds to the smooth and winding roads of Provence, where medieval villages perch above picture-perfect vineyards, olive groves, and orchards. New foodie finds this spring included Bistrot Chez Ju in Mollégès. With a menu that changes every day, we were lucky to taste their house-made Andouillette sausage. In Bonnieux, L’arôme chef Jean-Michel invited us to ...

More In The Press

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Top Picks
More In The Press

This month’s issue of Outside profiles Gray & Co.’s custom Provence trips. “[I]n the spring, despite blossoming fruit trees, irises, and wildflowers, the country roads are empty–and perfect for cycling. All you need to do is sign up for a bike trip arranged by Gray and Co.” In addition, the Financial Times‘ “how to spend it” report featured Gray & Co.’s ...