Enjoy a fully catered cycling holiday in the GCH villa, with your friends, club members or team mates.

What to expect

Self-guided routes designed for you, choose to ride with the rest of the group or on your own using the Route provided.

Cycle as much or as little as you like

  • 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
  • Post ride beer or recovery shakes in the GCH garden!

The Cycling

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.

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.

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

When?

Available to hire throught the year. Contact us for availability

Your 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.  For larger groups we have 3 self-contained studios just a 3 minute walk from the villa sleeping a further 6 people. 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 Wi-Fi..

The Villa

  • 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.

Sample menu

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

How Much?

Our private villa hire prices are based on occupancy.  The bigger the group the better the value!

Group SizeGBP per person per nightGBP per person per week
1126
882
2114798
3 – 5101707
6 – 891637

For groups larger than 8, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements, we have options available.

If you are a single traveller or small group, the best value options are our Ladies and Open weeks and these maybe more suitable for you!

Includes

  • 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

Not included

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

An excellent alternative to going to Mallorca year after year. The rides are just as challenging, nice quiet roads and a climate that means you can cycle all year round

Malcolm, Fowler Dec 2017