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 […]

Our Food

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in General | No Comments

Many of our guests are genuinely surprised at the quality of food they get despite the fact that I have been cooking in some of London and Athens top kitchens for over 20 years…. ….They tell us we need to advertise our food more but we have found it difficult as every company say they […]

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 […]

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 […]