COVID-19 Update – 7/5/2020

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in General | No Comments

First of all we hope you are all safe and keeping as well as possible under the circumstances. We would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to you all for your continued support and understanding, it has given us the motivation to keep going and plan ahead to welcome you all as and when […]

Trapped – a COVID-19 Story

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in General | No Comments

 A tongue in cheek story of coping in “isolation” on a Greek island, based on real life events….. As I lay there looking up at the stars in the night’s sky, contemplating the situation, the same thoughts going through my mind over and over like a stuck record I am legend… I am a survivor… […]

An update from us – 25/3/2020

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in General | No Comments

We are all coming to terms with a prolonged period of staying at home to curtail the spread of this virus and help keep everyone safe. Id like to think we are all doing what we can to ensure that once the pandemic is under control, the things we had before will remain, both economically […]

GCH – Business as usual

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in General | No Comments

Greek Cycle Holidays – Business as usual… The political, social and medical impact of the Corona Virus continues to dominate the news and, rightly so, the thoughts of most of us.  Here at GCH we are not experts in any of those things and we will continue to be guided by the local policies and […]

GCH Recipes 2 – Chocolate Mousse

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in General | No Comments

Who doesn’t like a good pudding after dinner, and who doesn’t like chocolate mousse!! This is one of our most popular desserts and is a main stay on the menus; making use of the oranges growing in the GCH garden. Of course other seasonal fruit can be substituted depending on the time of year, such […]

Its a weight off my mind…

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in General | No Comments

In a break from our usual style of blog, GCH’s Peter gives an insight into his current mood… As I sit here now, I’m feeling pretty good about myself.  GCH is slap bang in the middle of a solidly booked 6 weeks towards the end of the season and 2020 is filling up nicely with […]

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 […]