Five Night Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Altea, Spain
Escape to Spain for a four or 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.
The twice daily yoga sessions will complement the hiking with a combination of deep Hatha stretches and the warming flow of Vinyasa to open the body and joints in a sensitive nurturing way.
Morning classes will be uplifting to energize and open the body and senses to the day whilst evening sessions are more restorative, slow and calming to help soothe our bodies and minds from the activities of the day.
The level is suitable for keen beginners, those with a lapsed practice and intermediate yogi’s.
Our teaching style is precise but relaxed but, as safety is important, expect to hear plenty of alignment tips to keep you on track.
There’s no pressure here to create the ‘perfect’ yoga posture practice. We’ve all come to yoga with different bodies and abilities and so what’s more important is that you pay attention to how the yoga ‘feels’ in your body regardless of whether you manage the final version of the posture. Slow and steady, your body will open up and let you back in.
We’ll also be hiking out exploring this beautiful area at a nice relaxed pace. First morning we’ll take you on an orientation 14k ‘Coast & Country’ hike to help nudge your body into action and explore the area close to the hotel so you get a good feel for what’s on your doorstep which will help you when you want to venture out on your own into town or the beach.
On Sunday we jump into the minibus with a picnic lunch and head into the hills beyond the hotel with a 4.5-5 hour hike in some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever get to see in this area.
Then, if you’re ready for another hike, we’ll provide you with maps and our local’s knowledge for a 3rd self-guided (easy) 17k coastal hike to the neighbouring town of Albir and its ancient lighthouse on a safe rocky peninsula from where schools of dolphins have often been seen.
If you’re still feeling energetic, you can take this opportunity to join our guided biking excursion through mountain villages, have fun in the aerial yoga workshop or join Chef in his kitchen to help him prepare some traditional Spanish dishes which you’ll then eat for lunch or of course, visit our super beauty and holistic team for therapies, life coaching or nutritional advice.
Naturally, everything is optional. We prefer our retreats to be super relaxed. So if there’s a morning when you want to sleep in, please sleep in.
If there’s an afternoon where you’d rather stay by the pool, that’s ok! Whatever your soul needs, please do that.
You can look forward to delicious, freshly prepared Mediterranean vegetarian menus that uses the very best local fruits and vegetables that grow so abundantly in this region.
Fish is offered some nights too. As this isn’t a strict retreat, wine is available for those that would like a savour a glass or two.
Based at a 300 year old peaceful Olive farm on the edge of the ‘old town’ of Altea – considered to be one of the prettiest in the area. Now converted into a cosy 4-star country house hotel with pool, sauna, small gym and 20 en-suite spacious double bedrooms.
Set in breath taking scenery with awesome views to the mountains and the sea. All solo travellers are given their own rooms as we don’t expect you to share.
Prices are in British pounds
4 nights from £575
5 nights from £720
* 4 or 5 nights accommodation in a superbly equipped double en-suite room
* Note: Oct 29th to 2 Nov 2018 is a 4 night break @ £575.00 with £60.00 extra for all sole guests in their own double ensuite room
* Welcome gathering and refreshments day one – chance to get to know everyone
* 3-course vegetarian suppers at the hotel x 3 with refreshments
* Pre-morning yoga ‘mini-breakfast’ of fresh fruits and herbal teas
* Hearty and healthy buffet breakfast spread each day after morning class
* Twice daily yoga sessions x 90 minutes
* Mudras, mantras and meditation workshop
* One full day hill guided walk with picnic lunch
* One half day country guided walk
* Maps for self guided coastal walk
* Services of a Retreat Manager to help organise your stay
• Unlimited Yogi Teas throughout your stay
• Well-being gifts to help you unwind
Does not include
* Airport transfers from/to Alicante at selected times (€40 each way). We aim to meet guests between 11am-1pm on arrival day and arrive back at airport on final day for midday. Transfers must be pre-booked.
* Dinner x 2 evenings where your taste buds can explore local restaurants. One of these evenings we will organise a group meal at a local restaurant, your attendance is not compulsory nor complimentary, join us if you fancy.
* Guided biking
* Horse trekking
* Therapies and Spanish cookery workshop
* Life Coaching
* Nutritional services
What past guests have said
“What a fantastic yoga and hiking retreat. Every detail was well thought out and exceptional quality. Altea is a beautiful town and the restaurants superb value. Our hotel couldn’t have been any more relaxing. Nicole is a wonderful yoga teacher and managed both the experienced pupils and the novices (like me) perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other guests as well, such a friendly bunch. A truly inspiring experience and one I look forward to repeating.” Richard & Kate
“Everything about my yoga and hiking retreat was great! The yoga instruction given by Nicole was excellent and she was able to support those with little experience while challenging others to go further. The hotel was lovely and I got to meet a great bunch of people from different parts of the globe. Nicole, who was running the course, made sure everyone was enjoying their experience. Along with the yoga there were various optional activities on offer which really added to my experience. I chose to do a guided bike ride and a sunset kayak trip- both stunning!! In summary, a great location, excellent tuition, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere -what more could you ask for?!”. Lynn
How to get here
Fly to Alicante airport where we will arrange transfers.
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