|Questions and Answers
At M16441 we want to show you some of the best mountain biking in Cyprus. We provide mountain bike guiding for groups or individuals.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Our business has been operating since January 2005 and was formed after several years planning our "escape" from the stresses of the rat race. Having spent the previous 8 years doing as many outdoor activity adventure holidays as possible, we felt we could do it better and offer a unique accommodation base for mountain bikers commonly used to "slumming" it in dormitory style accommodation at the end of a long ride.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to proide a unique personalized service to all our cycling and hiking clients and show them the best of what Cyprus has to offer to outdoor enthusuiasts.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in 7 day small group (maximum 8 people unless it's a large group trip) mountain biking and hiking holidays in the unspoilt North West of Southern Cyprus. We cater for both experienced and beginner level cyclists and walkers and take pride in offering high quality bike hire and a truly personal service. Bespoke shorter or longer trips including multi-activity trips can be arranged for groups on request.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M16441 is jointly owned and founded by husband and wife team Helen and Alistair Smeaton. Helen was previously New Business Development Director at the highly successful UK fashion chain New Look Retailers and spent almost 20 years in the fast paced world of retail buying and merchandising before quitting to follow her passion and dream of running her own fitness-orientated business. Alistair is a former banker and chartered surveyor in the agricultural sector who met Helen in 1998 and discovered that they shared the same dream.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular trip is our one week intermediate level mountain biking holiday which includes 5 days of guided riding, all transport to rides, airport transfers (from Paphos airport), all breakfasts, lunch on ride days, homemade cakes/cookies at the end of a hard ride and 2 evening meals.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"Hi Helen & Al,
Just wanted to say a big thanks for last week's biking, Janet and I both had a really enjoyable time. Its so nice being able to see new parts of a country and be taken on trails where the guides clearly have so much experience.
James and Janet Mewson"