Our 2018 Partners – Chia Charge, Lykos Winery, Bike! Sale & Academy, Seven Day Cyclist, Bio Figs Evia, Bike Box Hire Durham Tees
We are gearing up for our first guests of the year in a couple of weeks so preparations at GCH HQ are well underway. As we enter our third year our customer base continues to grow and we become more established both locally around Evia and with our existing and potential customers in the UK. This year we have added to our list of “friendly” companies who match our ethos, of small independent companies with the same interests as GCH; namely food and drink and cycling and who all bring some added value to our guests. Afterall making our holidays as good an experience for the best value is the whole point.
Chia Charge continue to support us for the second consecutive year by supplying their delicious flapjack energy bars keeping you well fuelled whilst out on the rides.
Unsurprisingly Chia Charge energy products embrace the power of Chia seeds into tasty energy products designed to fuel your activities.
The founder of Chia Charge, Tim Taylor, believes being active is a positive lifestyle choice and you should be rewarded with good stuff to eat that makes you smile, not grimace.
His duel passion for food and exercise are well suited. Last year he completed 12 marathons and although he expects the demands of Chia Charge will mean he is able to enter fewer events in total, he is hoping to go for longer. It is rumoured he has also been seen out on a bike!
He believes that food – in particular sports nutrition – should be more than just fuel to keep the body going. Having tried a few sport nutrition and energy products he came to the conclusion that whoever makes these things was at the back of the queue when taste buds were handed out! Sitting down to a delicious meal is easy enough, so why shouldn’t sports food be delicious too?
With Tim’s Chef and NPD food technology background he was well positioned to do something about it. He started developing formulations in his kitchen at home to create food that tastes delicious and helps you perform, the result of which was Chia Charge. We at GCH look forward to you trying the Chia Charge products whilst visiting us
BIKE! Sale & Academy
Bike Sale & Academy is an innovative bike, spare parts and accessories store, created by Mr. Giannis Papanikolaou. Giannis is a man who has devoted much of his life to cycling. He was very young on the bike, which made him an international cyclist taking part in cycling races all over the world with the National Cycling Team and is Champion of Greece & Balkan Champion in Cycling.
Specializing in the sale of bicycles and the development of bike training programs for high performance professional athletes for National and International Speed Racing (eg MTB, BMX, Road and TRACK RACES) as well as lessons for children and beginners.
If you attend any of our Train Like a Pro or ladies weeks then you will get to meet Giannis on the training days
Bio Figs Evia
Bio Figs Evia are young producers of next generation organic dried figs on the island of Evia with over 100 acres of land with 2,500 organic fig roots.
Using the figs also to produce a variety of high quality produce such as organic energy bars
As well as the bio figs the company also owns the XRYSSI AMMOS (GOLDEN SAND ) Beach bar and restaurant in Agios Dimitrios ,Evia
Find them on Facebook; @xrusiammos
Lykos Winery was founded in 1991 by Apostolos Lykos and is located in 2KM form the GCH Villa. The idea of its creation came as a sequence of the family`s restaurant which produced its own wine to serve its customers. The restaurant is still running next to the Winery and both coexist for wine tourists. Lykos family is second generation winemakers, who give respect to winemaking tradition while complimenting these traditions with the utilization of cutting edge technology.
The winery tour of the underground cellars with oak barrels and the tasting room is a unique experience combined with the tasteful suggestions of the homonymous family`s restaurant. The winery is open for visitors all year around and welcomes private oenotourists and organized groups. At the premises there are available for buying all the winery`s wines as well as traditional local products. Also, wine seminars, business presentations and other events can be supported. Its location, so close to Athens and its offerings makes it a wine destination on its own.
A visit to our winery in Malakonta, which overlooks the main road of wines of Evia is the ideal trip to the countryside which can be combined with its archaeological sites and diamond tastes!
A selection of Lykos wines are available in our help your self bar.
Seven Day Cyclist
Seven Day Cyclist is a website for those who love to ride but don’t necessarily want to achieve a new personal best every time the bike comes out of the shed. Perhaps you’re a lifelong enthusiast with an eclectic fleet, a returnee keen on tackling sportives, taking the family out to share the joy of the open road or have just discovered the joy of two wheels.
Whatever your experience or ability we’re here with a mix of features, products/bike tests, news, rides and grass roots events to captivate and inspire.
Seven Day Cyclist is a for people who enjoy riding bicycles of all sorts for all reasons, but would probably put the fact that it is fun pretty high up the list. It aims to be grassroots and to take cycling for all seriously, but not too seriously. It looks at cycling from the perspective of the participant, be they riding a challenging audax, a long tour, having a weekend camping trip with the kids, visiting a castle or going to the beach, sitting in the café or riding home from work.
Inclusivity and openness are its watchwords, cycling the message and intelligent writing and good-humour the tone.
Bike Box Hire Durham Tees
A small family business based in Teesside they hire out Bike boxes so your precious cargo arrives safe and sound. Like us at GCH they believe you will enjoy your holiday more riding your own bike. If you live in the North East an exclusive discount is available for GCH customers.