bacchus travel
Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our founders may be your first point of contact, but there are many more characters we hope to introduce you to that bring a Bacchus tour to life. From Andalusian winemakers reciting Winston Churchill at lunch to Catalan farmers challenging guests to electric bike races around vineyards, no tour is quite the same.

Bacchus Travel Meet the Team Gareth Davies

Managing Director & Host

Gareth Davies

Having spent a number of years in Spain and South America enjoying the culinary delights and landscapes of each destination, Gareth takes care of organising and hosting Bacchus’ guided cycling tours in Catalonia and horse riding holidays in Andalusia. His unquenchable thirst for adventure, which has taken him on charitable expeditions from Patagonia, to Sierra Leone and Scotland, means he is always discovering new places and people to visit on a Bacchus tour. Favourite part of a tour – a paella lunch out in the wild after a morning exploring by mountain bike.

Bacchus Travel Meet the Team Tony Wallington

Co-founder & Chairman

Tony Wallington OBE

An Olympic bobsleigher for Team GB in the Lake Placid and Sarajevo Olympics, you’d think Tony likes to go fast. But put him on a bike in the Empordà and he is more than happy to potter along country lanes from one vineyard to the next. There you will find him with a glass of wine in hand, savouring the moment and enjoying life in the slow lane. Don Antonio, as the locals call him, is a bonafide bon viveur and first conceived the idea of Bacchus as the perfect opportunity to feed his appetite to explore and drink good wine.

Bacchus Travel Meet the Team Josep Maria

Co-founder & Guide

Josep Maria Codina

Josep Maria and Tony’s Empordàn escapades in 2015, following the DO Empordà wine tasting trail on two wheels, was the recipe for Bacchus on Bikes first bicycle tour in Catalonia. With a passion for everything the region has to offer, from hiking and cycling to eating and drinking the best of local Catalan food and wine, Josep Maria’s intricate local knowledge will ensure you have a memorable time in Catalonia. A native Catalan and indefatigable local guide, he leads our group walking holidays and electric bicycle tours.