The Best Yoga and Hiking Retreats For Mountain Lovers

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by Editor

Yoga and hiking retreats offer the perfect combo for those who love the mountains along with a daily yoga practice, delicious healthy food and outdoor adventures in nature to invigorate the soul and rejuvenate the body.

Yoga and Hiking Retreats in Croatia and Montenegro

Breathtaking Hiking and Yoga holiday in Montenegro

hiking and yoga holiday in Montenegro

If you are a lover of the great outdoors then this hiking and yoga holiday in Montenegro is for you. We have planned a week to showcase all that this untouched area of the world has to offer!.

You can expect a relaxed yet exhilarating itinerary, with breathtaking hikes, water sports, boat excursions, beautiful day trips and more, with 3 hours of yoga per day.

We are based in a beautifully renovated olive mill 10 minutes from the spectacular coast, a short walk from the traditional old town and with its cosy restaurants and shops, so if you choose to have a day to relax by yourself, this is fine, too!

If you haven’t visited Montenegro before, you are absolutely in for a treat. Unlike its neighbour Croatia, Montenegro is relatively untouched by tourism but shares the same stunning coastline, scenery and friendly people, we have planned a week for you exploring all that Montenegro has to offer!

Montenegro is half the size of Wales, but in a relatively small area you will be lucky to find an incredible coastline with unspoilt beaches, clear lakes in the national parks for wild swimming, rivers fit for kayaking, and mountains that are begging to be conquered. We can arrange day tours, hiking, cycling and more for you so that you can take in all there is of this incredible country.


8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia

This 8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia will nourish, nurture and inspire your body, mind and spirit in 2019. It will create a platform on which you will be able to build on once when your return home, so that you can continue implementing positive changes and healthy life style in your daily life.

During this retreat you will experience the joy of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises. The healthy cooking classes are led by our macrobiotic chef whose love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic food is truly exceptional. You will also join hiking trips with stunning views of the island, lakes and sea and to Odysseus’ cave.

You will be spoiled and nurtured by our chef who will cater for your needs with love and care. Our holistic wellbeing yoga retreat is a short training that will help you start a balanced, healthy lifestyle and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

During this retreat we will accommodate a small number of participants, in order for us to be able to serve you in the best possible way and to care of each of participants needs as well as to give everyone the personal attention that is needed during yoga classes as well as cooking classes.

The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. At the evening tea time, you can discuss and reflect on the experience that you had throughout the day.


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in France

Yoga and Hiking Holiday in Isère, France

Join us for an unforgettable yoga and hiking holiday, dedicated to improving your sense of self and wellbeing, located in the beauty of nature and surrounded by mountains.

Lauvitel Lodge is the location for this magical retreat, resting in the picturesque hamlet of La Danchère, Venosc, France, which sits at the doorway to the splendours of the Ecrins National Park, in easy reach of Bourg d’Oisans, Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpe.

You will Lauvitel Lodge an idyllic place to be, with a wealth of wellbeing activities for you to enjoy. Your haven in the mountains, well known for their warm welcome and amazing food. Caroline and her team will make you feel immediately at ease, with the freedom to enjoy all that is offered at Lauvitel Lodge in your own way and the knowledge that you will be well looked after. Read reviews.


Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps

alpine yoga and hiking retreat

Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking retreat. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home!

If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.

The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilarate and enliven body and mind.

Stay in our beautiful rustic Chalet style accommodation nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs, and soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage.

Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.

After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels.

Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book.


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in Spain

7 Day Hiking and Wellness Retreat at Finca Parrilla, Andalucia

The hiking and wellness retreat at Finca Parrilla is designed to allow guests to experience nature’s healing elements in a stunning mountain landscape, in a unique and peaceful atmosphere.

Expect guided mountain hikes in Andalucia with spectacular views, afternoon yoga classes and delicious organic plant based cuisine with local food – all a perfect starting point for active experiences and better health.

You will hike every day in the beautiful mountains of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, located in the province of Malaga / Granada. The Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park is a mountain group filled with mountain peaks, streams, rivers, beaches, trails and cart roads.

The retreat is suitable for those who are in good physical shape and enjoy an active and experiential holiday. It is required that you have experience walking in hilly and rugged terrain with ascent. Not suitable for beginners or if you are very scared of highs

The yoga practice will be inspired by Ashtanga and Hata yoga. We will work through the whole body. In the end of the practice, you will be invited to a guided relaxation to release tension.


Five Night Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Altea

Escape to Spain for a five night yoga and hiking retreat, and immerse yourself in warm sunshine, ‘drink’ fresh clean sea air, feast on delicious tasty food, open your body in twice daily amazing yoga and hike in stunning natural scenery.

And, if you fancy exploring further, you can go biking and horse trekking, cook up a delicious paella lunch or simply chill in the sun. Our yoga and hiking retreats in Spain are the perfect blend of two complementing exercises.

Whilst hiking is great for the heart and lungs it can create tight leg muscles and an aching back but, with the addition of delicious yoga to lengthen, open and strengthen your posture, you’ll loosen your hamstrings, build strength, mobilise joints and deepen your breathing.  The simple fusion of yoga and hiking on one retreat means you receive a complete boost to your health and fitness.

Our yoga and hiking retreat takes place in the coastal town of Altea, an hour north of Alicante. Altea is surrounded by coast hugging mountains that tumble to the sea and is considered to be one of the prettiest towns in this area with little white washed houses lining narrow cobbled streets, interesting artisan shops a stunning blue domed church and a gorgeous coastline. According to the World Health Organisation this is one of the healthiest places to on Earth!


Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Cádiz

Nominated by Yoga Journal as the best retreat in Europe, Suryalila Retreat Centre, nestled into the rolling hills of Andalusia, is the perfect retreat from the hurry and worry of everyday life.

We have prepared a unique Five Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat for all nature lovers. Discover all the local treasures in Sierra de Grazalema with the help of very experienced guides while nurturing yourself at Suryalila Retreat Centre.

Our local eco tourism organisations, O-Live and Sierra Vida, will lead you on some magical hiking, birdwatching and biodiversity tours. The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the Spanish countryside through outdoor activities here in the breathtaking nature of Andalusia.

The nearby mountains of Sierra de Grazalema boast with more than 200 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, outstanding Mediterranean flora (including more than 30 species of orchids and the unique Spanish fir), 18 species of reptiles and 9 species of amphibians.


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in Jordan

8 Day Yoga and Hiking Trip in Jordan

Expand and deepen your awareness in an ancient land: An eight day retreat in Jordan where you will enjoy hiking, horse sessions, meditation and yoga with magnificent views in the world heritage sites Petra and Wadi Rum.

The vastness, beauty and stillness of the desert allow for a courageous and gentle unfolding of your heart’s truth. Yogini, artist and horse soul coach Sandra Jelly invites you to connect with the stillness and beauty of the desert, the sacred wisdom of the elements, and the expanded energy of yoga and meditation. Expanding your awareness and integrating more of your self is gently supported by interacting with horses.

They reflect our state of being in the moment and allow us to transform limiting beliefs in order to become fully present.  Your hiking guide, Brenda van den Brink, has been living and roaming around like a nomad in the deserts of Jordan for the past ten years and will take you to live in their footsteps temporarily: gathering wood for the fire, discovering stones and herbs.

Be moved by the wild, harsh and lovely desert, listen to the sounds of the universe and explore within during guided meditations. When you leave, the desert will remain in your heart as a treasure to unfold again and again.

The amazing rock-cut city of the ancient Nabateans, Petra, is inspiring to behold. You will have a day to explore this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site: visit The Royal Tombs and make the climb to the viewpoint to look down onto the Treasury as the sun hits it. Experience the treasures Jordan has to offer to your mind, body, soul, and spirit.


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in the UK

Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

hiking and yoga retreat in the Lake District

Grab your walking boots and join us for a spectacular three night, four day hiking and yoga retreat in the Lake District at our luxurious venue. Awaken yourself with energising and restorative yoga with our expert yoga teachers, enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast and then bundle up for a guided hike to discover breath-taking and panoramic views of the Lakes with our qualified mountain guides.

On the second day of your activity and hiking yoga retreat it is up to you – enjoy one of the many activities available in the area: more hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, or perhaps visit Lake Windermere for the day?

We also recommend getting cosy and enjoying the magnificent grounds, before treating yourself to an indulgent massage – it is your yoga retreat, so it’s up to you!


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in Romania

Transylvania Hiking the “OM” Peak & Yoga Retreat


If you like outdoor activities this hiking the ”OM” retreat is packed with them—plus some added relaxation, which you will definitely need! The retreat overlooks the Piatra Craiului Mountains, a range in the Southern Carpathians that forms a narrow and saw-like ridge, about 25 km (16 mi) long. The highest elevation in the massif is the “Vârful La Om” at 2,238 metres (7,343 ft): the “OM” peak. We’re going to try to summit the “OM” peak in one day.

This is a challenging and rewarding climb, done at a steady pace with an experienced mountain guide. On your way up you may spot some wildlife! These mountains are quite famous for their incredible scenery—you may have seen them in the movie “Cold Mountain”, which was shot nearby. If it’s good enough for Nicole Kidman, it’s good enough for us!

As a guest you’ll have unlimited access to a Swedish Spa and infra red sauna + outdoor jacuzzi hot tub, both with views of our mountains. On arrival you can also book on demand body therapies, energy healing and massages.


Yoga and Hiking Retreats in Morocco

Autumn Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Atlas Mountains

Ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a Moroccan Castle in the Atlas Mountains? Now’s your chance! Located only 90 minutes away from Marrakech, stay at a 1820m altitude with spectacular views of the valleys and in the distance Jbel Toubkl which stands at 4167m – the largest mountain in Northern Africa.

With day temperatures around 23 degrees at this time of year, allow your body to relax again in the warmth of the sun and let summer last a little bit longer. Enjoy breathing in the fresh mountain air at our luxury kasbah accommodation in the Atlas Mountains.

On our autumn hiking and yoga holiday in the Atlas Mountains, everything is included once you arrive so switch off, enjoy the scenery, the food, the culture, the hammams, hikes and of course, the yoga!

Start your yoga holiday mornings with 1.5 hours of a dynamic yoga class with asana, pranayama and meditation practices in the morning followed by a delicious breakfast.

A guided hike each day with qualified mountain guides will show you around the surrounding mountains and explore local berber culture at nearby villages.

After lunch relax with a mint tea and a good book whilst enjoying the stunning mountain views, enjoy one of the two hammams or relax with an in-house massage. Follow this with another two hour restorative yoga practice and then a delicious vegan/ vegetarian dinner in the cosy and beautifully styled Moroccan dining room.

All dietary requirements can be met just let us know beforehand. An intimate group of 10 guests, meet like-minded people looking to relax and revive in the stunning Atlas mountains.


Having trouble choosing? Email us at and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Check out our new Wellness Travel Shop for all your what to pack for a yoga and hiking retreat.

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