GCH Ladies Week
Spend the week cycling, relaxing and socialising with like minded Lady cyclists at Greek Cycle Holidays
Your spring/summer 2022 start dates
- 23rd April
- 7th May
What to Expect
A week of cycling and relaxation regardless of your cycling ability and motivation. With no performance criteria or expectations you can cycle to your heart’s content with routes specifically tailored to you!
- Self-guided routes designed for you, choose to ride with the rest of the group or on your own using the Route provided.
- From the moment you arrive you will be looked after by your Host with everything taken care of from transfers to meals and route planning.
- Enjoy amazing cycling on quiet roads with epic scenery and varied terrain.
- Top class food cooked by your host and award winning chef using fresh local ingredients, many of which are sourced from the GCH garden
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 passes. 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.
The week’s itinerary will be made especially for you based on your requests.
Obviously in a social week there may be difference in abilities and wishes between guests, but don’t worry we have this covered with longer, shorter, harder or easier versions of the same routes. Ride together for some, or all of the ride, join up with the others for coffee stops, or meet for a post ride beer by the sea and compare your Strava stats!
The choice is yours
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.
Whether you are a serious cyclist wanting some strenuous training in the mountains (the island tops out at 1743m), or prefer to do some more leisurely riding and taking in the numerous sights and attractions Evia has to offer, then this is a holiday for you. With rugged barren mountains, lush forests, km’s of coastline, wonderful beaches, a pleasant climate, ancient monuments and traditional Greek villages there is a lot to enjoy about Evia
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
- Spacious Garden and Sun Patio
- Secure Bike Storage
- Workshop and tools
- Laundry facilities
- Vegetable garden
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.
Away from the cycling…
The villa is situated in Eretria, a small summer resort popular with Athenians, just 2 km away from the seafront and beach and numerous selections of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Also there are other numerous extra activities that can be arranged upon request including:
- Athens Day trip
- Winery tour and wine tasting
- Guided Walking or hiking tours
- Archaeology tour
- Reflexology massage
- Sailing tour
Our routes and itineraries are designed specifically for each person and there is complete flexibility day to day, so will never have to do more than want to.
All this for a fantastic £630 per person!!
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £340
7 Nights’ accommodation based on sharing a twin room
- Airport transfers for you and your bike
- Customized cycling itinerary
- Self-guided rides with Preloaded GPS with route and maps
- Buffet style breakfast
- 3 Course quality home cooked evening meal
- Well stocked “help yourself” bar including Wine, lager on draught and spirits
- Energy drinks and snacks
• Emergency van support
- Optional bike hire
- Extra activities and day trip
• Travel insurance
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 throughout the year from the UK. Low-cost Airlines; Wizz Air (Luton), RyanAir (Stansted and Dublin) and EasyJet (Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh) all fly regularly into Athens. Other options include Olympic and Aegean from Gatwick and Heathrow.
Greek Cycle Holidays give you the training rides. They can be as easy or hard as you like. The food is cooked by a top Chef. Our fitness really improved and kicked started our training for LEJOG”Anne Bulmer, Open Week March 2017