Private Villa Cycling Holidays
“This place has it all. Stunning scenery. Long alpine esq climbs. Lovely flat coastal roads. Fantastic weather. Quiet roads. Superb Villa and amazing hospitality and great food at the start and end of each day.” Adam Brooks – Team Principal Manilla Cycling
Enjoy a fully catered private villa cycling holiday with your friends, club members or team mates.
Book a cycling with GCH and you will get the exclusive use of our 8 person villa for you and your cycling mates. Not only will you get to enjoy the spacious amenities, all the catering will be taken care of for you by your host and experienced executive Chef, Steven.
Cycling tailored to you
Evia really is an ideal destination for a cycling holiday, with a huge variety of routes available to suit all keen cyclists.
If you are looking for a serious alternative to the well worn paths of the Alps, Pyrennes or Mallorca, then the quiet mountainous Island of Evia perfectly fits the bill. Several of the routes on offer provide over 1500m of ascent and typical distances for our medium graded routes are approx 100km. For the king of the mountains enthusiasts then there are routes available with over 3500m climbing. If you can still appreciate the stunning views then “chapeau”
Circular routes start straight from the Villa, starting the day off nicely with the 10km climb out of Eretria into the heart of Evia right at the end of the road!
If you wish to explore further parts of the island or even the mainland then optional vehicle support is available on request at additional cost.
There are also a multitude of easier routes to be taken at a pace that allows you to soak up the sun while enjoying the sights, history and culture of the Island. Take a break for a swim at the beach or sample locally produced wines at one of the vineyards with one days excursion of your choice included in the price. Pick from a days guided walking, a Vinyard tour or a tour of Athens.
Everything you need for a stress and hassle free Cycle Holiday! Just bring Euros for the Cafe stops and Ice cream!
Exclusive Villa hire, bespoke cycling…
To ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from your time with us, I will tailor the routes for your cycling holiday based on your desires. Distance, destination, elevation gain (or loss) and sightseeing opportunities will all be taken into account when selecting from the range of personally tried and tested routes. The plan for next day’s cycling can be discussed during the evening over a glass of wine, or a cold beer and the GPS loaded with the required route waiting for your departure the next day. The additional route guide will give our recommendations of places for a coffee stop, spectacular views or other points of interest.
Special Event Weeks
Throughout the year we run special event weeks where we open up the villa to individuals and smaller groups to join together for specific themed weeks. Our Ladies weeks combine excellent cycling in a relaxed and social environment whilst our training camps are aimed at those wanting to build fitness and conditioning ahead of the summer. Finally every once in a while we open up weeks for cross bookings, aimed at bringing single travellers or smaller groups together to enjoy the full GCH experience and making new friends.
|Year||Dates||Name||Description||Max Places||Places remaining|
|2018||18/2/2018 - 25/2/2018||Train Like a Pro||Structured and Intensive week with a professional cycle coach||8||6|
|2018||1/4/2018 - 8/4/2018||Train Like a Pro||Structured and Intensive week with a professional cycle coach||8||7|
|2018||26/5/2018 - 2/6/2018||Ladies Leisure||Ride, Relax and Socialise in a warm and friendly environment with other like minded ladies||8||SOLD OUT|
|2018||1/7/2018 - 8/7/2018||Ladies Leisure||Ride, Relax and Socialise in a warm and friendly environment with other like minded ladies||8||6|
|2018||2/9/2018 - 9/9/2018||Open Week||Experience GCH with new friends||8||8|
|2018||23/9/2018 - 30/9/2018||Ladies Leisure||Ride, Relax and Socialise in a warm and friendly environment with other like minded ladies||8||3|
|2018||21/10/2018 - 28/10/2018||Ladies Leisure||Ride, Relax and Socialise in a warm and friendly environment with other like minded ladies||8||6|
There are regular flights to Athens from the UK throughout the year. Easyjet operate flights from Manchester, Bristol and Gatwick, Dublin and Ryan Air fly from Stansted. There are also several scheduled flights from Gatwick and Heathrow.
Good quality mountain or road bikes are available to hire for the week.