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6 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Altea, Alicante, Spain

Overview

Yoga Retreat Spain

Prepare to bring some fresh air into your yoga practice. Yoga and hiking complement each other perfectly. Hiking is great for the heart and lungs but can create tight muscles and tenderness in the leg joints. With the addition of yoga to help loosen hamstrings, build flexibility, and strength, deepen breathing and improve mobility means that one exercise will fill the gaps left by the other so your health and fitness has an overall boost!

Highlights

  • Two daily yoga practices
  • Coast and country guided walk
  • Hill guided walk with packed picnic lunch
  • 1 mudras, mantras and meditation workshop
  • 3 course vegetarian suppers at the hotel
  • Well-being gifts to help you unwind
  • Daily pre-yoga light breakfast
  • 5 days accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Based at a renovated old olive farm the four star country house hotel will amaze you with peaceful views and wonderful meals at the Michelin listed restaurant. Choose between a half board shared twin room or private room from the 22 spacious bedrooms. Enjoy a swim at the outdoor pool, a visit to the small gym or relax at the sauna.

Twin room

Lovely rustic style with air conditioning and heating twin bedroom designed to enhance your comfort. Equipped with satellite TV, telephone, heating, A/C, safety deposit, free WiFi, hairdryer, fluffy towelling robes, and complimentary toiletries.

Private room

Spacious bedroom with breath taking views. This half board single room is equipped with satellite TV, telephone, heating, A/C, safety deposit, free WiFi, hairdryer, fluffy towelling robes, and complimentary toiletries.

Yoga

Nurture your body with two daily yoga sessions before breakfast and dinner. The yoga sessions combine Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin yoga to improve your strength, flexibility, and range of movement. Morning sessions focus on simple flowing sequences to stretch muscles and open joints whilst we synchronise breath with movement so that your practice becomes a calming moving meditation. Evening classes are more restorative where you will hold postures a little longer using the breath to move deeper within, helping you re-connect with your inner peace. Suited for keen beginners, those with a lapsed practice and intermediate yogis.

Hiking

Stretch your legs and get ready to walk quiet lanes passing orange, lemon, and avocado groves. With a good reasonable level of fitness you can enjoy the moderate hiking. Build your flexibility and strength while enjoying breath taking views passing through stunning mountain scenery and out across the bay with coastal walks.

Schedule

Thursday, October 20 - Arrival day

  • 11:00 - 13:00 Airport transfer from Alicante airport (ALC) to the yoga hotel
  • Yoga session prior to dinner

Friday, October 21

  • Mini-breakfast of fresh fruits and Yogi teas
  • 90 minute yoga class
  • Buffet breakfast/brunch
  • Departing to the first walk through the local countryside
  • Hotel mid afternoon relax
  • Evening restorative yoga class
  • Dinner at the hotel

Saturday, October 22 - Day of leisure

  • Mini-breakfast of fresh fruits and Yogi teas
  • 90 minute yoga class
  • Leisure time
  • Late afternoon mudras, meditation, and mantras workshop
  • Dinner
  • Supper at local restaurant (optional)

Sunday, October 23

  • Hearty breakfast
  • Hill walking day
  • Picnic lunch
  • Hotel late afternoon relax
  • Deeply relaxing yoga session
  • Free evening

Sunday, October 23

  • Mini-breakfast of fresh fruits and Yogi teas
  • 90 minute yoga class
  • Free day (book a massage, relax by the pool or wander into town for an explore)
  • Spanish cookery workshop and lunch (optional)
  • Restorative yoga session
  • Dinner at the hotel

Sunday, October 23

  • Leisurely breakfast
  • Mid-day transfer from the yoga hotel to Alicante Airport (ALC)

Countryside guided walk

14 kilometres coast and country guided walk would be the first hike. Walking the peaceful scenery lanes of the local groves will be the perfect time to meet the group.

Hill guided walk

Classified as moderate, you will be walking off the beaten track along an undulating route passing a local Buddhist community hidden in a beautiful valley locally known as “Valley of the Buddhas”. Enjoy the awesome views while delighting with a nice picnic lunch.

Self guided coastal walk

Walk at your own pace the 17 kilometres of amazing coastal views. Using the provided maps you'll find yourself discovering incredible scenery of the midst of a beautiful bay and the rugged mountains.

Nicole

Yoga teacher and founder of Blissful Retreat, Nicole never imagined yoga would become such a big part of her life. Having spent her 20’s and 30’s in fast paced corporate environments her stress ‘relief’ was to pound away at the gym. Then, after accompanied a friend to a yoga class purely as a change from her regular gym routine. She was blown away and completely hooked after that first yoga session, realising peace was something missing from her life.

She found in yoga a profound change on all levels -inside and out. Now with a yoga journey that spans for over a decade with countless hours of training, studying and practice; she aims to share the endless benefits yoga brings to the body and mind. From the unlocking of physical tension to the deeply calming inner peace that comes from just being still and simply breathing.

This retreat will take place at the unique country setting scenery of a former olive mill hotel located on the heights of the town of Altea, Alicante. Altea is a lovely Spanish town, considered to be one of the prettiest in this region. Sheltered by coast hugging mountains that tumble to the sea, the weather here is warm all year. You will be staying near to the ‘old town’ of Altea – the historical heart of the town with it’s breath-taking views out across the bay, cobbled streets, and delicious selection of tapas bars, artisan studios, and boutiques. This really is the perfect location for a yoga and hiking retreat holiday.

Nearby activities

  • Albir beach, 3 kilometres
  • Altea concert hall, Palau Altea, 400 meters
  • Church of the Virgin de Consuelo, 1,1 kilometres
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer

The Michelin listed kitchen creates delicious vegetarian and fish dishes for you whilst the lovely hotel owner, Vincenta, brings fresh eggs from her hens and bakes a fresh cake each morning to add to the fantastic buffet breakfast spread. During this retreat, you will be served with pre-morning yoga light ‘breakfast’ of fresh fruits and herbal infusions. A three-course vegetarian suppers at the hotel with refreshment. During your stay, you will have two evenings where your taste buds can explore local restaurants. One of these evenings a group meal would be organised at a local restaurant, your attendance is not compulsory nor complimentary, join if you fancy. In case of food allergies, you will need to advise Blissful Retreat so arrangements can be made to accommodate special dietary needs. Please note that the meals that are not mentioned will be on your own.

  • Guided bike ride & horse trekking (35 EUR)
  • Pampering therapies (35 EUR)
  • Spanish cookery workshop and lunch (35 EUR)
  • 1 mudras, mantras, and meditation workshop
  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • 3 three-course vegetarian suppers
  • 5 days accommodation
  • Guided hill walk with packed picnic lunch
  • Guided coast and country, 14 kilometres walk
  • Maps for self guided coastal, 17 kilometres walk
  • Unlimited herbal teas throughout your stay
  • Welcome gathering and refreshments
  • Well-being gifts
  • Airfares to and from Altea, Alicante, Spain
  • Dinners on 2 evenings
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Therapies

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Alicante Airport (ALC). A group transfer service is offered. They will aim to leave the airport between 11:00 and 13:00 on arrival day and arrive back at the airport on the final day for midday. The transfer takes an hour and costs 40 EUR per person.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Blissful Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "“This was my first ever ‘activity’ holiday and I felt I was taking a bit of a leap of faith booking it with no personal recommendation and solely what I read online. I was really impressed by it all from the first yoga session and right through the whole programme my expectations were surpassed. The retreat is professionally run but maintains a really friendly, personal approach. I loved the hotel, the ambiance, character and individuality of the rooms, the beautiful courtyard and the delicious food. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. By the end of my stay I felt my body was more flexible and whether its my imagination, stronger too. I have come home feeling I want to make a real effort to change my diet, read more about mindfulness and look for a good yoga and pilates class.”"

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "“The hotel was gorgeous and had a great atmosphere with lots of lovely areas to chill. I really enjoyed the yoga and the food was fresh and interesting, full of flavour.” "

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    ""Amazing! Everything about this trip was so relaxing and enjoyable. It was everything I imagined and more. Nicole & Gary were beyond accommodating and helpful.""

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "“Gary and Nicole, you strike just the right balance between being absolutely attentive to everyone’s needs and allowing us space to enjoy the holiday in our own way. That makes for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. The yoga I found challenging – it has made me want to get out of the gym class rut and find a teacher who offers me more variety and stimulus. Thanks for a great holiday!”"

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "“It’s been calming, liberating, a sense of well-being throughout and full of personal touches. You clearly care about and are genuinely interested in people and giving them a good time and service. I’ve come back home and feel ready to ‘commit’ more to yoga and come back to see you again for more.”"

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