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Yoga & Hiking Retreat Holidays
2019 : March 21-26, October 3-8 & October 17-22 from £745.00
(can’t make these dates? see our other retreats here)
Location: Tranquil country house hotel in Altea with pool & awesome views
Yoga and Hiking together make a super healthy combination. Hiking in the great outdoors gives such a great boost to our heart & lungs added together with some soothing yoga each day to ease out any knots & tension and you’ve just found yourself the perfect yoga retreat!
Location Yoga & Hiking Retreats Spain
Our Yoga & Hiking retreats take place near the sea in the charming town of Altea, an hour from Alicante airport ~ see transfer details below. Altea lies on the Mediterranean sea, close to stunning mountains and with a beautiful ‘old town’ with cobbled streets, white washed houses, alfresco restaurants and little boutiques to explore during your free time.
This is the Costa Blanca region of Spain known for its Moorish influence, quiet mountain villages, spectacular scenery, exceptional beaches and an abundance of underground springs giving life to lush Mediterranean fruits & vegetables.
You’ll stay at a 300 year old Olive farm that’s been owned by the same Spanish family since the very beginning. The farm is now renovated into a traditional country house hotel with 20 spacious double rooms each with hot/cold air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safety deposit, telephone, WiFi, ensuite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, bathrobe, hairdryer, fresh towels and a daily maid service to keep everything sparkling.
There’s a pool in the garden, a small gym & sauna (ideal to ease your muscles post hike!), a restaurant and more recently, a light filled yoga studio with awesome views to the mountains. All solo guests are given their own double room for single use as we don’t ask you to share unless you want to bring a friend to share with.
The hotel has a super location sitting at the very point where the countryside meets the edge of town and so we have peace & tranquility and yet, we’re an easy 10 minute stroll to the very pretty town of Altea and 25 mins to the beach.
“This hotel is so cosy and just a short walk to Altea which is jaw dropping picture perfect. I don’t know if all yoga retreat groups get on so well but my group were wonderfully friendly & fun. For what I was looking for, I can’t imagine I could have found a better yoga holiday.” Cynthia
Our first hike is a great way to get your bearings. It’s an easy 14k route in the quiet countryside close to the hotel. Passing crops of oranges, lemons, olives, figs and avocados as we follow the River Algar on its way towards the sea before a short stroll along Altea promenade on our way back to the hotel. A great opportunity to stretch your legs and get to know everyone.
Our second hike is inland in the stunning Costa Blanca mountains. We’ll take you on one of our favourite hikes where there’s stunning far reaching views. We’ll be out for a good 4 to 5 hours & so you’ll take a picnic lunch to be enjoyed alfresco on the mountain. This hike is classed as moderate to ‘challenging in places’. And, as there will be moments of walking along a mountain path and patches of loose scree, we suggest this hike may not be suitable for those with vertigo or mobility issues.
There’ll also be chance to do a 3rd self guided coastal hike to the neighbouring town of Albir using maps provided by us. All walks are optional.
The twice daily yoga sessions will complement the hikes with a combination of Hatha yoga to open your body with long held stretches and Vinyasa yoga to warm & energise combined with relaxing & restorative Yin Yoga.
Morning sessions focus on simple flowing vinyasa sequences, synchronising breath with movement so that your practice becomes like a calm flowing meditation. Evening classes are a little slower where we’ll hold postures a little longer using the breath to move deeper within and re-connect with our inner peace. There’ll be a Meditation workshop on Sunday evening too.
Yoga classes are suitable for keen beginners, those with a lapsed practice & intermediate yogis. Our teaching style is precise but relaxed and, as safety is important, expect to hear plenty of alignment cues to keep you on track. There’s no ego involved nor pressure to create the ‘perfect’ yoga postures. We’ve all come to yoga with different bodies and different abilities and so what’s more important is that you pay attention to how the yoga ‘feels’ in your body. It doesn’t matter what other people are doing around you, just work with what you have. Be patient, keep practicing and your body will open up & let you back in. Read more about our yoga teachers here
“As this was my first ever yoga holiday I really appreciated your organised & friendly approach. The hotel is lovely, the yoga studio ideal and Nicole, your yoga sessions are reassuring but respectfully challenging at the same time. I’ve so enjoyed my break & can understand why you have so many returnees .. I’ll be back too!” Wendy
Time to Relax
When you’re not doing yoga or hiking, we have a few other activities you might like to do. There’s a guided bike ride, an Aerial Yoga class, healing Therapies and a Spanish cookery class. Or, just head to the pool & laze in the sunshine or venture into town & wander Altea’s little streets.
We like our retreats to be super relaxed so, if you want to skip a yoga class or miss a hike, please do. We just want you to listen to your body & do what it needs.
Watch Patrick’s review of this holiday
You’ll have fresh fruits & herbal teas each morning to help you slowly awaken before yoga and then, after yoga, there’s a lovely large buffet breakfast of fruits, wholesome cereals, Spanish tortilla, yogurts, eggs, local tomatoes, Spanish cheeses & cold cuts, fresh juice, assorted breads, pastries, preserves and homemade breakfast cake. Gluten free & dairy free options are always available too.
Suppers at the hotel are healthy & delicious with 3 course plant based meals using locally sourced seasonal produce. A plant based diet is associated with a higher intake of essential vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants & phytochemicals which often results in feeling lighter, more energised & improved sleep.
We dine at the hotel on all but two evenings when your taste buds are free to explore local restaurants. On one of these free eves we’ll organise a meal at a local restaurant which you are most welcome to join if you like.
2019 Dates & Prices Yoga & Hiking Retreats
March 21-26, October 3-8 and October 17-22 from £745.00
- Option to pay in full or instalments
- 5 nights in a spacious en-suite twin or double room at our country house hotel. All solo guests have their own ensuite double room for an extra £75.00 for the week.
- Welcome gathering with refreshments & tasty snack on arrival day
- 90 minute morning yoga sessions to awaken the body & mind to the day
- Relaxing 90 minute evening yoga sessions to unwind and relax before a great nights sleep
- Meditation workshop on Sunday evening (instead of eve yoga as people tend to be pretty tired after the mountain hike)
- Guided 14k coast & country walk on your first morning
- 4.5 to 5 hour guided mountain hike with picnic
- Maps for a self guided 17k coastal walk – turn back at any time for a shorter walk
- Morning fruits to help you awaken before yoga
- Unlimited herbal teas from our tea table
- Buffet brunch each day after morning yoga .. help yourself to as much as you want
- 3-course wholesome plant based suppers at the hotel x3 eves .. local fish is offered sometimes for those that would like it. Two eves are free for you to explore the local dining options.
- Towels for the pool & your bedroom
- Yoga mats, blocks, belts & blankets
- Guided bike ride & therapies with our wellness team from €30
- Services of our experienced retreat manager to help organise everything for you so you don’t have to lift a finger .. we’re quite strict on this!
- Well-being gifts to help you unwind
- Private group airport transfer service from/to Alicante @ €40 each way – see below
Yoga & Hiking Retreat programme overview
Begin each day with a cup of herbal tea & fruit whilst you slowly awaken. At 8.30am it’s time to open body & senses to the day with a 90 minute yoga session. Ready now for some nourishment from the buffet table with seasonal fruits, wholesome cereals, egg dishes, yogurts, locally grown tomatoes, Spanish cheeses & cold cuts, freshly squeezed orange juice, assorted breads & pastries, preerves and homemade breakfast cakes. Then, depending on the day, you could be :
Setting off on a guided 14k ‘coast & country’ hike
Heading to the mountains for a guided hike with a picnic lunch
Striding out with maps on a self guided coastal hike to the neighbouring town
Exploring the area on our guided bike ride or relaxing with some pampering therapies
Lazing by the pool, curling up with a good book, taking a snooze, easing muscles in the sauna or working up an appetite in the gym.
Late afternoon we regroup for another yoga session to unwind from the day before supper. There is no yoga on Sunday morning as we set off early(ish!) after breakfast for the mountain hike. On return to the hotel there’s time to rest before the meditation workshop.
Mail us with any questions or call us now:
(0034) 620 147 089
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Our private airport transfer service
Operates from/to Alicante airport. Pick up on arrival will be between 11am-13.00 & arrive at airport on final day for midday. Transfers take an hour & cost €40 per person each way. Check your flight options to Alicante here.
Please ensure your flight arrives no later than 12.15 on arrival day & departs no earlier than 13.30 on departure day to allow time to clear customs & collect your luggage.
Flights outside of our transfer service we are happy to book a private taxi for you or book you on a resort ‘hopper’ shuttle bus service from/to the airport.