How do you keep uncovering such hidden gems like Blackberry Farm? Who would have thought eastern Tennessee could be a venue for great biking and luxury? You, of course!! Tennessee afforded a combination and backdrop for this years physical challenges, sybaritic deliciousness, and renewal of the camaraderie amongst old friends. You pamper us (with the right dose of irreverence), encourage us, and support us to a fairythywell. It’s hard to imagine how such treatment could be any better.
P.S, Miami, FL
Willamette Valley, Oregon
I’m just back from biking with Gray & Co. in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg was a terrific base. We biked among vineyards, forests, orchards and charming small towns. Of course, the pinot noirs and local restaurants were outstanding!
C.D., Beaufort, South Carolina
Your gang did a great job. The climbs were tough but rewarding.
Tom Brokaw, New York, USA
Myanmar is no doubt one of Asia’s most enticing and authentic travel destinations. The people are so welcoming and the experiences so unique. There were countless National Geographic moments. Gray & Co.’s team raised everything to an even more outstanding level–from seamless logistics and brilliant guides to the best pagodas for sunset.
J.W., Toronto, Canada
I could not have imagined a more exhilarating holiday. Thank you for all you did for us, and especially for getting us onto two wheels. I loved the core sense of sporting exercise, but also the camaraderie of the group, the lovely afternoons of relaxation, and always the fun evenings. And what terrific places you found for us to eat, drink and stay. It was lovely all the way through. A huge thank you.
R.W., London, England
Texas & California, USA
The Hill Country, Texas and Santa Ynez Valley, California trip was excellent with detailed planning, support and great biking. Everyone had a wonderful time and we all look forward to our next trip with you. Thanks for another fun packed trip.
D.B., Williamstown, MA
For the ultimate custom active trip, look no farther than Gray & Co. Their attention to detail and impeccable taste is unrivaled. The detail and effort that goes into the planning is remarkable. They listen to your preferences—then deliver experiences that go far beyond your expectations. On my recent cycling trip to Mallorca, we rode carbon fibre bikes that they provided along quiet winding roads. We stayed at exquisite hotels, including the Orient Express La Residencia. It was over the top in all the right ways.
Betsy Donley, CTC ATC
Camelback Odyssey Travel, Pheonix, AZ
The biking and hiking trip to Burgundy organised by Gray & Co. was simply spectacular. No detail was overlooked and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. The research was impressive and they were superbly organised, always good natured, and huge fun to be with—simply a pleasure. I cannot recommend them highly enough. We are already planning our next trip.
T.B., London, England
Another terrific gathering of great guys in great venues – thanks to your superb skills. Regards and gratitude to Paola also. All the best,
US Ambassador H.C.
Thank you so much for another wonderfully organized biking trip. I think you know that it is a highlight, probably the highlight of each year for most of this group. The combination of the genius, generosity, and spirit of our host and the execution skills of you and your colleagues made for memorable experiences once again. The choice of hotels, restaurants, biking routes, etc., etc., etc. was truly wonderful. I had a ball. Thank you again.
P.S., Florida, USA
We had such a fabulous trip! It exceeded every expectation – we cannot imagine anything being improved upon! I miss my pain chocolat every morning…
T.F., Massachusetts, USA
Suffice to say that Cari & Paola, the bronze at the tiny museum in Sciacca, two tough rides from Eremo Della Giubiliana, the temple at Agrigento and a little dancing at Taormina made this trip among the best we’ve done–so thank you for another stellar performance. You do a superb job in every facet of trip planning and execution–the consummate pro. Thank you for all your kindnesses and considerations. I very much appreciate just how much you do and how well you do it.
B.G., Massachusetts, USA
Amalfi Coast, Italy
I have known Cari for many years and she stands amongst the most competent professional travel planners and organizers I have ever met. No detail is too small or unimportant for her to look into. She ensures everything works seamlessly so every traveller enjoys a successful and wonderful trip. This—combined with her innate curiosity, sense of adventure and extensive experience—makes Cari a travel professional whom I highly respect and strongly recommend.
Marchese Antonio Sersale, Owner
LE SIRENUSE, Positano, Italy
We started our journey in Western Australia at the Cape Lodge—what a great choice! Every ride was about 34 picturesque miles, with flocks of parrots overhead and kangaroos in the fields. Experiencing the brilliant Australian wines selected for us was magnificent. And having been in the food business for 33 years, I can say that every meal was meticulously selected and served. The rides were so well executed and the whole trip felt masterfully planned—and that’s before we even started the marvelous New Zealand leg! Biking out of Wharekauhau Lodge was stunning. What a luxury it was to be a guest on the most amazing bike trip ever.
G.A., New York, USA
Gray & Co. brought their creative style of private cycling to Australia last year and delivered a first class trip. Their stylish and innovative itinerary was supported by professionalism and attention to detail—particularly with regards to safety and the practicalities of cycling in a foreign country.
Charles Carlow, CEO
WILD BUSH LUXURY, Sydney, Australia
Queenstown, New Zealand
Gray & Co. offers an unparalleled level of service and experience. The degree to which Cari and her team ensure their clients’ expectations are met is second to none in the travel trade. For the group that came to Cape Kidnappers in March 2010, Gray & Co. did three separate advance site inspections in which every detail was considered. The group enjoyed our property—from kiwi tracking, biking and golf to cuisine and facilities. I admire Cari and her team’s attention to detail; they always go the extra mile.
Julian H Robertson III, Managing Director
KAURI CLIFFS & CAPE KIDNAPPERS
Laos and Cambodia, Asia It was a lucky day that I met Cari Gray. I felt luckier still when I phoned her about designing a bespoke bike trip for my clients over the Christmas holidays–with just two months to get it done– and she said yes! Perhaps luckiest of all were my clients, who got to experience the best trip possible to Laos and Cambodia. Gray & Co. goes the extra mile all day long! I have NEVER dealt with a more thorough, honest, caring, supportive, and professional company. I was thrilled from beginning to end! Gail Rosenberg, Largay Travel