Retreats / holidays

Throughout the year we offer retreat holidays for small groups of up to 10 people.

Meditation & walking holiday. 29th sept -6th oct

This retreat offers a chance to be outside in the countryside close to nature and time for inner reflection. It is not necessary to have previous meditation experience. We will meditate twice a day in our yoga hall and in the mornings we will trek across the land exploring the beautiful landscape with stunning views of the mountains. Some days we will venture further afield and visit various local beauty spots walking alongside mountainous rivers.  This retreat is suitable for those looking to relax, experience meditation and like walking. We will walk for approximately 2 hours a day.  The afternoons will be free for you to just hang out, siesta  or visit one of the quaint medieval villages a short drive away. There will also be an option to hire a bike and cycle some of  the Via Verde.

This retreat is full board and inclusive of wine with the evening meal.

The price per person is 545 euros based on 2 people sharing  a room. You will stay in stylish comfortable en suite rooms. see accommodation page for more details.

group room
Waterfall

Sample timetable:

arrival day meditation 6pm dinner 7.30pm

day 1 08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast, 11-13.00 walking, 14.00 lunchtime, 15-18.00 resting, 18.00 meditation, 20.00 dinner.

day 2 – as  perday 1

day 3  08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast, 11.00 travel to Beceite to walk El Parrizal following the river, picnic lunch out, 16.00 -18.00 resting, 18.00 meditation, 20.00 dinner.

day 4 08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast, 11.00 travel to Cretas collect bikes and cycle along the via verde with a picnic lunch ( if you prefer not to cycle then you will follow the program of day 1 &2). 18.00 meditation, 20.00 dinner

day 5 08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast, 11.00 walk to the pretty village of cretas and lunch “menu del dia” in the local restaurant, walk home. 18.00 meditation, 20.00 dinner

day 6 08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast, 11.00. travel to El Ports National park. picnic lunch. 18.00 meditation, 20.00 dinner.

day 7  … departure day. 08.00 meditation, 09.00 breakfast. End of retreat

 

 

Harvesting olives. The Spanish experience!

This retreat is offered in November and December only. Dates to be confirmed. It is a 6  day 5 night retreat.

Typical timetable.

Day 1. Arrival from 15.00, dinner 8pm

Day2 . 08.00 breakfast, 09.00 harvesting olives, 14.00 lunch & resting, dinner 20.00

Day 3 08.00 breafast, 09.00 harvesting olives. 14.00 lunch. 16.00 visit the olive mill, dinner 20.00.

Day 4 day off from harvesting. We wine visit a bodega and experience a “menu del dia”

Day 5 we will learn to make a traditional tapas lunch. In the evening we will cook a paella together.

Day 6. Breakfast and departure

During these months we will harvest our olives using traditions methods of nets and a bamboo stick. In the mornings we will work together collecting the harvest and putting them into baskets. On the second or third day ( depending how quick we are!) we will visit the mill to sell / process our bounty for eating by mouth or turning into olive oil. The afternoons will be free for resting. In the evenings we will gather together again for dinner and stories round the wood burner.

This retreat is active and harvesting is only suitable for somebody in reasonable health.  You will be “invited” to help with the harvest but it is not compulsory.  If  you wish to just see how we do it and what happens next to the olives then this is perfectly acceptable.  On our day off there will be a trip to the local bodega ( vineyard) to sample the local wine and learn a bit more about wine production. On that day we will have lunch out with a typical Spanish “Menu del dia”

This retreat is full board and we will mostly be eating Spanish cuisine.  As this retreat is designed at creating an experience  we will cook together as a group & where possible use local products. Delicacies from the area include; ham, homemade goats cheese, honey from our neighbour, truffles (cannot say where from as its secret!… but it is local). We will learn to make traditional Spanish dishes such as tapas, tortilla, empanada, croquetas and of course we will have a paella & a tapas night!

 

Vegetarians will be catered for.

This retreat is full board and is inclusive of wine with the evening meal, trip to the bodega and a “menu del dia” in the village. Price per person based on 2 people sharing an en suite  room is 490 euros.

Getting here!

Ryanair serves Reus 90 minutes away), Castellon de plana, & Zaragoza (1.45 minutes away). If you fly to any of these airports and do not want to hire a car then we can arrange your transfer. The cost may vary depending on the number of people on a flight. However as a guide transfer to and from these airports is approximately 40 euros per person.

Easyjet ( as well as other airlines) serves Barcelona. You would then need to get a train to Tortosa (cost 13 euros and a journey time of 2.5hrs or a bus to Caleceite 11 euros journey time 2.5hrs) we would collect your from there and return you on your departure for 15 euros per person again depending of the amount of people travelling at the same time.

If you wish to arrive before the retreat or stay on after please contact us for a price.