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“Travel is the discovery of truth; an affirmation of the promise that human kind is far more beautiful than it is flawed. With each trip comes a new optimism that where there is despair and hardship, there are ideas and people just waiting to be energized, to be empowered, to make a difference for good.” Dan Thompson, Following Whispers
SPAIN YOGA & HIKING RETREAT
Hotel Fuentes de Lucia in Faedo, Asturias, Spain: $2195 pp
Join Jeni & Rocky Martinez as they explore the majestic beauty of one of their favorite places in the world: Northern Spain. Stay in a charming 700-year-old beautifully converted farmhouse, Hotel Fuentes de Lucia. Nestled into the Quiros Valley, the hotel is surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, crystal-clear rivers and ancient forests: a paradise for those who love to hike and explore. spanishsteps.com
The knowledgeable local guides will lead you through an intricate system of footpaths that take you from one remote village to the next, climbing up and through mountain passes and river valleys. This trip is ideal for the avid hiker and nature lover who also likes yoga and wants to be immersed in Spanish culture, food and history. No yoga experience required.
*Pick up and drop off in Oviedo on Day 1 at 5 pm and Day 8 at 10 am (leaving hotel at 9am).
* 7 nights in a double occupancy bedroom with full bath as well as a balcony or terrace
*Healthy breakfasts with coffee or tea
*Gourmet dinners with wine (vegetarian options available)
*Transportation throughout the trip when sightseeing and for the daily, guided hikes and other activities
*Use of the yoga room and all props (yoga mats, blankets, belts, blocks, eye-pillows)
*Daily guided hikes with bilingual guides
*Daily cleaning service (bedrooms)
*Jeni’s Global Yoga Trips will offer daily yoga classes before breakfast and a few afternoon or evening yoga practices during the week that complement the daily hiking/sightseeing schedule. All yoga classes are optional. An effort will be made to accommodate all levels of practice.
Hotel Fuentes de Lucia features three buildings. The main lodge has been beautifully upgraded and modernized while keeping some of the charming character of the original farmhouse like thick stone walls and wooden beams where the dining room is located. Steps from the main lodge is a gorgeous stand-alone yoga space with an inspiring view of the Quiros Valley. Watch the sun rise over the valley during your morning yoga classes. Across from the main lodge you will find 8-bedrooms, all with full bathrooms, as well as a balcony and /or terrace.
Cost: $2195 Double Occupancy only. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with a suitable roommate.
$500 non-refundable deposit holds your place in this retreat. Limited to 14 guests.
Price does not include: airfare, trip insurance (recommended), lunches (not included but are available in various locations during our sightseeing and hiking trips). Wine is included with dinner but no other alcoholic beverages are included. Gratuities are not included for guides or any service personnel. Please plan accordingly as this is a tipping culture.
http://upanddowndog.com/the-road-less-traveled/ (visit this blog post about our first trip to Hotel Fuentes de Lucia in 2017)