High quality training camps run by double GB Olympic Medalist, Bryan Steel and hosted by GCH

When?

13th -20th March 2022

Join Olympic cycling legend Bryan Steel for a full week, where you will ride with and learn from Bryan’s extensive experience. Bryan will share his knowledge and skills of riding at the world’s highest level for 17 years so that you become a more effective, efficient, safe and confident rider. Bryan will support you in your goals for the year ahead with a structured and varied week of cycling and recovery strategies all backed up with the usual high standard of hosting from GCH.

THE CYCLING  ” A HIDDEN GEM ”

Evia really is a cyclist’s paradise, A true hidden gem. The 2nd biggest of the Greek islands and joined to the mainland via a bridge or short ferry you have access to unlimited and selection of routes from flat coastal roads to Epic Mountain climbs. You will find everything here. Evia has been largely untouched by mass tourism so here you will see the real rural Greece with many routes passing through tiny villages and deserted roads.

ITINERARY

APPROXIMATE DAILY TIMETABLE

08:00 Breakfast Served

08:30 Ride Briefing

09:40 Cycling Prehab and Muscle Activation

10:00 Ride Start

16:00 Return to Villa

16:30 Recovery Routine

17:00 Ride Review and Debriefing

18:00 Evening Meal

The goal of the camp will be focused around building your FTP with sustained climbing and endurance with high volume.

Before the camp you should try to get more volume in especially on back to back days to prepare you for the demands of the camp and enable you to get the most from it. Schedule a recovery week before and after the camp to enable you to come in fit but fresh and then to allow your body to recover from a large spike in training load afterwards.

WHERE ?

Evia is the second largest island in Greece. Athens, the Greek capital is only an hour’s drive away. With a small population it is not hard to escape the crowds!

The villa is located 1.5km from the center of Eretria, one of Greece’s most ancient towns, with evidence of human activity as early as the Neolithic period (3500-3000 BC) found on the Acropolis as well as in the surrounding areas. Now a modern seaside resort with all the attractions you would expect, nice beaches, bars , restaurants and tavernas it is popular with Athenians looking for an escape from city life.

ACCOMMODATION

Your home for the week is the GCH Villa, Spacious and equipped with everything you need for relaxing time off the bike to The GCH villa comfortably sleeps 8 people in 4 twin rooms and 2 bathrooms.  With a spacious living room and kitchen there is ample space to be comfortable.  As with traditional Greek life most of the time is spent outdoors and the GCH Villa has fantastic outdoor space and the dedicated BBQ & bar area is ideal for relaxing on an evening and into the night. For those that enjoy a cool beer the bar Is equipped with a draft beer chiller. Especially refreshing in a frozen glass!

At the bottom of the garden you will find tranquility and recovery from your days ride a with a hot tub and relaxation area. Finally, for all you Strava and Facebook addicts, the house is equipped with WiFi..

  • 4 Twin Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen and Living Room
  • Outdoor BBQ and Patio Area
  • Hot tub
  • Wifi
  • Spacious Garden and Sun Patio
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Workshop and tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vegetable garden

THE FOOD

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…. Menus are prepared prior to your arrival based on your likes and requests, so you can be assured you won’t be served dishes you will not want to eat. As all the food is home-cooked from fresh ingredients we can also take any dietary requirements in our stride.

PRICE

£750 Per Person Per week

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £340

Includes

  • 7 Nights’ accommodation based on sharing a twin room
  • Airport transfers for you and your bike
  • Customized cycling itinerary
  • Guided rides with Olympic medalist Bryan Steel
  • Preloaded GPS with route and maps
  • Buffet style breakfast
  • 3 Course quality home cooked evening meal and drinks
  • Energy drinks and snacks and recovery drinks
  • Emergency van support
  • Personal training plan by Bryan

Not included

  • Flights
  • Optional bike hire
  • Extra activities and day trips
  • Travel insurance

Getting Here

Eretria is approx. 1 hour drive Athens Airport with a short 15 minute ferry.  We will be there to collect you at Arrivals.  

There are regular flights through Out the year from the UK.  Low-cost Airlines; Wizz Air (Luton), Ryan Air (Stansted and Dublin) and EasyJet (Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh) all fly regularly into Athens.  Other options include Olympic and Aegean from Gatwick and Heathrow.

We had a fantastic time the villa had everything and more that we could have needed

Donna Hall Sept 2018 Ladies Week

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