Horizons Cycling stands proudly with more than 10 years of experience
Safety always comes first for us because we want you to be fully immersed in the experience. We meticulously plan all the logistics so your trip will be as smooth as it gets.
Adventure is our passion. We like to go to new places, the further the better; the more remote, the better. We love to take the less traveled route, explore secred roads and hidden corners. That is why most of our routes are point to point rides, as we love the experience of literally traveling through landscapes, countries and cultures on our bike..
We love authenticity, we love people and places that are true and unique to their nature. We think that this is what makes this planet where we live such a special place. All our trips are also a journey and a quest for authenticity. From the hotels and restaurants, to the route and the people that we meet along the way.
Coming from a long familiar tradition in the high end service industry, we have very high standards for the best service possible. We focus on empathy to really understand and meet our guests needs and adapt to requests and situations quickly and effectively.
We love to be treated with excellence and that is how we strive to treat all our guests. We meticulously take care of all the details in our trips so you will enjoy the experience at the highest level.
Let us serve you in making your dream cycling adventure a reality!
– Pau Sabater / Founder & Owner
pau sabater – founder & OWNER
Pau is a passionate human, a life enthusiast. He has travelled the world on and off the bike for many years and still wants to keep exploring new and fascinating destinations. He loves spending quality time in each location, getting to know the locals, their traditions and gastronomy in full depth, to then be able to share it with his guests and adventurers.
He considers himself a lifelong student and is always learning and studying about topics that fascinate him like: philosophy, health, wellness, psychology, business and more. He is always ready to find a moment for an in-depth conversation about any topic.
Meet our amazing team.
Content & operations manager
Alba is our local Marie Kondo and word freak. She is the one in charge of putting everything we do into ‘paper’, and the brains behind our social media, always diligent and efficient in her work. An explosion of joy, it is virtually impossible to feel sad around her, and Her incredible smile will for sure light up your day. New to the world of cycling but diving in head first, she is ready to climb any professional summits with her trademark passion and cheer. She’s known for sassily making sure everyone around her knows about her world travels.
Lead guide & logistics coordinator
Andreu is one of our most trustworthy guides and mechanics. He has been with Horizons Cycling since the beginning and it’s such a big part of our team. As an engineer and product designer that he is, he will always figure out a quick and effective solution for every issue that may arise during a trip. He is also a very strong cyclist and will encourage you while riding no handed going up the toughest climb of the day. He is a very professional and loyal guide and leader that you can trust for anything.
Physiotherapist and guide
Maria is one of our greatest collaborators. She is an osteopath and physiotherapist specializes in high performance sports. She has done marvels to improve our guests’ wellbeing in the past, not only for the trip’s wear but has helped many to recover and improve from injuries that they had carried for years. On top of her professional skills, she is the most kind and gentle person you could ever meet, she will always greet you with a beautiful smile and serve you with the greatest intention.
Trip designer & guide
Marco is an Italian living in France, making the most of both worlds. He has been a ski teacher and cycling guide for more than 20 years. He is the embodiment of professionalism and has service flowing through his veins. Always super attentive and encouraging, genuinely kind, he will go out of his way to make your experience absolutely memorable, always with a smile. He is a wine genius so if you are a wine aficionado, make sure to sit next to him at dinner, you will learn so much!
Marketing and design
Marta is as positive as a person gets. She is always looking for the solution and will light up your day no matter what. She coordinates our marketing, design, and web strategy. You might also meet her on a trip behind the camera or telling you about our latest and most exciting destinations. She is a force of nature, always striving to make a difference in the world but also in her immediate surroundings and personal relations.
Logan has spent much of his life pursuing both photography and the outdoors, which is what makes him the best person to capture the essence of Horizons Cycling. He is a calm presence that always lights up the mood with a great anecdote or a sarcastic comment. Passionate and a perfectionist about his work, his photography is a fusion of his architectural sensibilities, creative passion, and individual expression. And he has an extraordinary capacity to spark a story beyond the bounds of the captured frame.
Our local guides & experts.
Croatia & Balkans guide
Petra is a gem, with her many years of experience guiding on bikes and boats, and her deep knowledge of the history and culture of her region. She has a bubbly personality and is always on top of everything. She is thoughtful and with an excellent eye for detail. Originally from Zagreb, she has lived many years in Croatia and is currently in Slovenia getting certificated as a physiotherapist. Petra is also an exceptional cook, with a passion for local gastronomy and a good network of regional producers.
Mikel is a very important part of the team. As a logistics coordinator he will always be where you need him at the exact moment you need him. He is very easygoing, and he will always have what you need ready for you, even before you know you need it. He is from the Basque Country, and comes from a family of restaurant owners – he is 5th generation so the service industry runs in his veins! – and speaks four languages. Deeply in love with his motherland, he will take you on a voyage to the past with his enchanting tales and legends.
Spain guide & head mechanic
Marc is the best person to have around when unexpected things happen. His engineer’s brain will work absolutely anything out, he is the ultimate problem-solver and has a knack for creative and efficient fixes. A Catalan with Irish blood, he is as loyal as they come, and his trademark positive attitude and calm demeanor are a reflection of his big heart. As an avid cyclist, excellent mountain biker, and skilled mechanic, he is the perfect team member we like to have on our adventure trips!
United States guide
Chris is another of our trustworthy guides and leaders. He is a very strong cyclist who will challenge you at any opportunity that he has. He is American but has guided in Europe for many years now, so he will be able to share with you some of the best kept local secrets. As a professional mechanic, he will make sure all the bikes are in perfect condition every day and will solve any issues you may have. He’s a little quiet, but watch out when he speaks; he’s very funny!
Private chef & creativity expert
A ray of sunshine, an extremely creative person, and a visionary. Clara has a deep knowledge of how food can transform our health and well-being. She has been a professional private chef for over a decade – which has granted her many awards in her field. Her ability to make an art form out of food is a great asset on our most exclusive trips. She delightfully combines beauty with a conscientious use of resources. She has created unique techniques to achieve the highest level of cuisine using only seasonal and local products.
Norway & Scandinavia guide
Monica is a strong and ambitious person, and the definition of “wearing many hats”: trained as a chef and as an economist, she splits her time between cycling around her beloved Norway, working as a consultant in hospitality, and even writing a novel! In the 6 years that she has been riding, she has a few exploits in her belt, namely Oslo-Paris, Trondheim-Oslo (with some cross-country skiing in between), and even the Everest. She is a force of nature and a source of inspiration.
Italy & France guide
Luca is a very experienced and well-rounded bike guide. Italian and proud to be so. He has a passion for history so if you’re into it, stay close to him as he can whip out surprising facts at any given time. Previous guests affectionately called them “Luca facts”, and it has now become a real thing. But don’t be fooled: he is a perpetual-motion machine. Whenever he is not on the bike, you will find him climbing, hiking, spending time with his daughter or building anything and everything. A true jack of all trades.