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Come along and try new experiences while you enjoy a healthy long weekend in the Mediterranean. Explore through guided walks Mallorca’s unique autumnal Tramuntana Mountains. Try out or deepen your yoga with intense and surprising practice for body and soul, close to the sea and beautiful nature. The rest of your time, you may enjoy and relax in Hotel Espléndido's delightful ambiences or you may walk by the nearby beach and the calm seaside promenade in Port de Sóller.
Hotel Espléndido invites you to a cozy and relaxed home away from home where you won’t miss anything. The hotel is located in the charming Port of Sóller and it is tastefully designed and refurbished in Scandinavian style but with a Mediterranean touch. You may enjoy the beautiful views over the sea and mountains as well as the harbor’s nice sea promenade. You can choose a double room or a single room for your overnight stay.
You will arrive on Thursday afternoon in time for a welcome drink and dinner with the group. The holiday program begins on Friday morning with a gentle meditation and yoga class with Maria to awaken your body.
After breakfast, you will walk for approximately 3-4 hours in the beautiful mountains surrounding the Sòller valley, led by your local guide, Nina who will help you connect with the nature and historical landmarks around you. Later in the day you will enjoy a session of Restorative yoga guided by Maria and round up the day with a tasteful dinner in the hotels bistro restaurant.
Saturday's program is very similar to Friday's, but today you will get a bus transfer from the hotel in the morning up to the viewpoint Mirador de Ses Barques where your walk towards Sa Costera and the Cala Tuent starts. At the end of the walk, you will reach the remote and very tranquil beach of Cala Tuent where you will rest a little bit before getting picked up by a minibus and brought back to the hotel through a very scenic landscape. In the evening, Maria will lead another yoga session.
On Sunday, you will wake up a bit later and enjoy your last breakfast before its time for the final yoga and goodbye session. This time, you will do the yoga practice on the beach. Between the yoga sessions and the hikes on Friday and Saturday, you may enjoy the splendid spa treatments that the hotel has got to offer, seek the sun in the garden or on one of the terraces, or have a refreshing swim in the hotels pool or in the sea.
Nina is Finnish by birth. All her life, she has been involved in outdoor pursuits and already as a teenager, she guided and led scout outings and expeditions. She is now a qualified hiking and mountain biking guide and a qualified outdoor and mountain first aider as well as a licensed Nordic walking instructor by Escuela Española de Nordic Walking. She speaks fluent English, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, and Catalan. She is a passionate sportswoman and regularly spends her free time mountain biking, snorkeling, canoeing, ski-ing, snowboarding, Nordic walking, and horse riding.
Maria is a curious traveler who has found her home on this wonderful island. Being a certified yoga teacher (200 RYT, 120-hour yoga therapeutics, and current Anusara studies), she has been teaching the last four years and has also studied art therapy, culture studies, massage and Reiki. She moved from Sweden to Spain in 2001 and has been practicing yoga since then. Maria has been inspired by Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Iyengar, and now foremost by Anusara.
Port de Sóller is a small village. This little harbor-village charms its visitors with its amazing natural shape (like a "u" letter), stunning nature, and its friendly residents. Surrounded by mountains and turquoise sea, this bay has got a unique Mediterranean feeling and people therefore felt that it is the perfect base for a walking and yoga holiday. It offers a unique insight of the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains, nature, and its history.
The retreat price includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Drinks are provided in the lunch pack and on dinner.
You may enjoy the spacious modern spa. There is a 20% discount on all spa treatments for this retreat’s participants. If you want to enjoy these treatments, you have to book them prior to your arrival. Sauna is also available at the hotel.
Please arrive at Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) before 4 p.m. Mallorca Hiking will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. If you are late, you can travel by public transport to Port d’Sòller by picking bus number 1 from the airport to Plaza de España and from here bus number 211 to Port d’Sòller. You can also take a taxi directly from the airport to the hotel in Port of Sòller. The cost for public transport is not included in the retreat price.