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M08426 is run by Simon Proffitt and his wife Susana. Born in Lancashire, England, Simon has been resident in Santander for the last 17 years. He is a keen amateur cyclist and cycle tourist and is well acquainted with Spain and the Spanish way of life. Susana is from Logroño, capital of La Rioja.

M08426 is officially registered travel agency with the Consejería de Industría, Turismo, Trabajo y Comunicaciones of the Gobierno de Cantabria.

Enjoy peaceful country roads away from busy main thoroughfares. On the bike it’s just so much easier to stop and appreciate the many beautiful villages and scenery. A cycling holiday has so much to offer. On M08426 holidays everything is taken care of. Tours are supported yet self-guided so riders can choose their own company - or lack of it!
Questions and Answers
M08426 is run by Simon Proffitt and his wife Susana, and offers great cycling holidays.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

The business has been operating since the year 2000. Founded by myself, an Englishman and a hobby cyclist resident in Spain since 1985.

2. What is your company's mission?

To provide quality cycle tours and introduce people to what is a beautiful country.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Cycle tours, both guided and self-guided in Spain.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Simon Proffitt - previously involved in educational projects before setting up M08426.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Many, but mainly Northern Spain tours, due to the mild climate and the spectacular green scenery of this part of Spain.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

There are so many - difficult to say.

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Iris Eisenberg / Verified User Review
I participated in a tour called La Rioja in Spain.I got all the information I needed by e-mailing Mr. Simon Proffitt. The whole organization of the tour was very good. I got my maps and the manual booklet full of very good and exact instructions before head, delivered by mail, so I had time to prepare
myself. From the moment I landed I was taken care of very well. The tour was interesting, sometime phisically hard but every day there was something beautiful to see. The motels were clean, comfortable, ... view more romantic, and were
part of the culture we visited. In case of a problem on the way we could contact Mr. Proffitt on the sellolar phone and he came to help. I was very satisfied with the service I got and I think of doing a simillar tour next year.

 2  Tom Elsasser / Verified User Review
This was a mix of five Americans (four in my party) and about 18 from England. It was a great bunch of people and everyone got along extremely well. The tour is in a very beautiful, sometimes remote area of northern Spain. The trip was well thought out, and Simon did a great job providing support. He drove the Van, there was no accompanying rider(s) which was fine since everyone on the trip was fairly independent. Some of the hills were a little more than "rolling" with about 3 major climbs ... view more throughout the 8 day trip. A certain level of fitness is required for this trip. Simon Proffitt is knowledgable and accomodating. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

 3  William White / Verified User Review
We found the pace of the trip, the itnierary, the accommmodations all excellent. Simon and his crew strike just the right balance of helpfulness without being overly structured or intrusive. We
liked that we were with a group but not compelled to participate in activities with the group when we didn't feel like it. Scenery, history, route and route notes were excellent.

 4  Patty Flynn / Verified User Review
I brought my own bicycle, and am glad
since some people had difficulties with the ones they rented. Service,
attentiveness and hospitality could not have been better. I would definitely
take another tour from them. Price could not be beat.

 5  Peter Hopper / Verified User Review
About my M08426 Tour 10 - 18 May 2003
Tour Package name : Descent of the River Ebro
Promptness in answering questions : 8
Knowledge of product : 10
Overall trip experience : 8
Attention to detail and help during trip : 9
Comments :-
This was an accompanied tour for the full 8 days. It was very well organised
and thought out with great attention to detail and the ... view more accommodation
supplied of a more than adequate standard,although the quality and condition
of the hired cycles may not have suited all experienced cyclists.

In summary - a very enjoyable and exceptional experience.

 6  Rachel Scharfman / Verified User Review
(no comment was provided)

 7  Emlyn Whitin / Verified User Review
M08426 was fantastic and Simon Profitt was a willing and helpful coordinator. The only thing I would recommend to future cyclists in Spain is to be aware that that area of Spain (North) is very traditional in their eating habits (main, hot meal at 2pm and light dinner at 9 or 10 pm and a very small breakfast) and those habits are not the very best for people who are cycling all day. Cyclists will want to plan ahead and shop for supplemental rations to bring along with them. Also helpful is a good ... view more Spanish/English (French, German...) dictionary and phrasebook.

 8  Miriam Verbeek / Verified User Review
This tour operator was excellent in responding to our questions.

The trip was one of the best I have ever taken. The scenery we were taken through was breathtaking and the accommodation of very good quality. The tour operator was attentive to our needs and went well
beyond the call of duty to ensure that we were properly looked after.

We very much recommend this trip for anyone who has a good degree of fitness, likes to experience a somewhat "different" Spain, and surprising wilderness.