Some Very Good Reasons Why Cyclists Should Do Yoga

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in General | No Comments

To celebrate the announcement of our Yoga with Donna Week in June 2020 we asked Donna to write us a blog promoting the benefits of Yoga for cyclists… Do you know your downward dog from you cat-cow? Or your crow from your pigeon?  I am, of course, talking yoga poses, not just calling out random […]

Another 5 Favourite GCH Climbs

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in General | No Comments

5 more of our favorite climbs to be enjoyed on a Greek Cycle Holiday! If climbing is your thing then this is the place for you! 1. Agios Athanasios Distance8.5KmElevation Gain734mElevation Change730mAverage Grade8.6%Maximum Grade15.9%Category1 Another climb on Mount Dirfis, this time starting from the village of Agios Athanasios and finishing at the Agali refuge. Almost […]

Bonking – A non scientific look at the dreaded bonk!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in General | No Comments

No, we are not talking about the rather more pleasant, but rude version of the word, we are talking about a cyclist’s worst nightmare …. So what is it exactly? Well this is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject “In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk is a condition of sudden fatigue and loss of energy which […]

“Happy Easter” – “KALO PASCHA”

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in General | No Comments

For Greeks and The Othodox Church, Easter- or Pascha as its known is the biggest religious holiday of the year..  The lead up to Easter starts in earnest during the holy week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, or as it is known in Greek ‘Megali Evdomada,'(Big week) and Big Thursday sees a mass exodus […]

Double Olympic Medallist comes to Evia

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in General | No Comments

We caught up with double Olympic medallist Bryan Steel following the very successful Bryan Steel training camp to see what he thought of Greece, Evia and GCH…. Hi Bryan,  Now you have had a couple of weeks to reflect on the first Bryan Steel @ GCH training camp we thought it would be good to […]

How fit do I have to be for a GCH?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in General | No Comments

It is a frequently asked question when people are enquiring about our holidays, and one that is pretty difficult to answer succinctly, but that won’t stop me trying…. The answer I generally give is “it depends” So, to elaborate a bit.  It depends on what you hope to get out of a holiday with us. […]

Manilla Presca Training Camp 2019 – A review

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in General | No Comments

Once again Manilla Presca Cycling main man Keith Guest gives us a climb by climb account of their week with us… I have just returned from my 2nd training camp with my team, Manilla Cycling, and after last years successful camp I booked my flights in April and was eager to get out. Unfortunately in […]

A word from Bryan…

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in General | No Comments

GCH is really pleased to have been chosen by Bryan Steel as the host for his first warm weather training camps.  We asked Bryan why he had chosen GCH….. “Over the last few years I have been looking to partner up with a company that offer a warm weather training camp but with a difference, […]

2 Aussies in Greece

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in General | No Comments

Two Aussies went to Greece to go cycling with a Brit. It sounds a bit like the start of a bad joke, but it isn’t. The back-story. Linda had arranged to meet a friend in Switzerland to celebrate a significant birthday. I felt no pressing need to leave an Australian summer for sub-zero temperatures and […]

Tales of a Randoneur…Brevet North Evia

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in General | No Comments

So, here I am again, writing a blog about another one of my silly ideas. The idea this time was the Audax Brevet “North Evia”. A 200km ride with a total of 3500m of climbing. This would be on paper the hardest ride I’ve ever attempted to date. I first thought about this idea only […]