Each year, around this time, we start recruiting natural hosts with a flair for superb hospitality to act as trip hosts for the 2022 season.
This year we are looking for several enthusiastic hospitality superheroes to join us in:
- Transylvania (Romania)
- Zagori (Greece)
- The Mani Peninsula (Greece)
If successful, you will work with our local guides to ensure our guests experience exemplary customer service throughout their time with us. You will be expected to commit to hosting a minimum of 8 trips throughout the season. Each trip is 5 or 6 nights. Trips tend to consist of between 8 and 12 guests in private parties.
If you’d like to see what our guests say about us you can do so here.
Hebe, who hosted for us in 2021 (and is now heading to Sandhurst to train as an army officer), says: “Being part of The Slow Cyclist family is so special and to be part of it in such an extraordinary place completely blew me away. I’d do season after season after season. So many memories made with friends for life – it’s hard to think of a moment when I wasn’t smiling.”
Pay – 150 Euros per day
Benefits – accommodation and shared vehicle provided
Based – three possible locations: Sighisoara, Romania; Near Ioannina, Greece; Kardamyli, Greece
To Apply – Sally Hoare (+44 (0) 7407 126 140 or email@example.com)
Applications Close – end Feb. 2022
ABOUT THE SLOW CYCLIST
Since 2015 we have been welcoming guests on imaginatively designed and exceptionally delivered cycling and walking journeys in Europe & Africa. We believe travel is worth taking time over; that a great holiday means getting under the skin of a place and discovering the food, customs, history and people that make it special.
Our guests are discerning travellers with a bit of juice in their legs; those who appreciate our intimate knowledge of some of Europe and Africa’s most special landscapes and cultures. Transylvania was the first place we welcomed guests in 2015 and seven years later we’re still in awe of this magical place, and have added more destinations to our offering.
Our European season runs from April to October and we would prefer you to be willing to undertake an entire season. You must be available for in-country training from April and may be required to move between Romania and Greece.
May, June, July, September and October represent our high season. It is expected that there will be little, if any, travel back and forth from the UK during these periods. Otherwise, there are opportunities for extended time exploring both of these fascinating countries.
- Ensuring the high level of service expected by our guests is maintained throughout the 2022 season
- Hosting our guests throughout their time with us
- Working closely with our English-speaking local guides and acting as a liaison between them and our UK office
- Managing the trip you are hosting (i.e. ensuring all trip elements are ready, organising the guides, driving the support vehicle, ensuring all guest bags move to the next guest house, picking up cyclists who want a break, assisting laying tables for picnics etc.)
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- An ability to deliver world class travel and hospitality experiences
- Strong management and organisational skills
- A genuine passion for travel, hospitality, local cultures and people in general
- An upbeat, ’can-do’ attitude
- A good level of physical fitness
- An ability to get on with anyone, wherever they are from
- A genuine eye for detail and the very best customer service
- The ability to think quickly and problem solve
- Experience in the hospitality/service sector (beneficial, not necessary)
- Once briefed, a clear understanding of TSC brand
- Preferably an EU passport holder
- A valid EU/UK driving licence
- First Aid training (if not, we will train you).
Although this role does not involve any commitment beyond autumn 2022, when we find great people we like to try and find ways to welcome them into our team long-term. For example, Emily, who hosted for us in Transylvania last autumn, is now heading up our search for new destinations. She is based in the UK but spends much of her time on the road, seeking out places we can entice slow cyclists to.