The Ultimate Adventure, Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Andalusia, Spain, April 14-21, 2019

C L A R I T Y. Such a profound word. Something of high value.

We all yearn to increase clarity since it is an ingredient we all need more of in order to make sensible decisions, discern what is the right way to go about things, when to stop and when to go. This is a week where we aim to nurture space in mind, body and spirit. Where we allow ourselves to take a natural pause in life to digest, rest and rebuild strength and stamina. Where we eat well, spend time in extraordinary nature and meet like-minded people. 

Join Yogamaster Ulrica Norberg and Nature/hikeguide Maria Söderholm for a week of hikefulness where yoga, meditation and hiking is mixed with slow- pace living and organic dining at the beautiful Nature Retreat center outside Cadiz in Andalucia, Spain.

The retreat center is nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema, surrounded by lush mountains and whitewashed villages. Accommodations are complete with a beautiful yoga studio, private tennis court, and magnificent hiking trails. A variety of homes and apartments are available and we have access to 5 beautiful pools, modern kitchens, AC, firewood chimneys, Tennis court and baths.

You will have the opportunity to try horseback riding in the mountains, and varied hiking, in spectacular nature as well as enjoy some excursions. We’ll be taking you to experience the making of olive oil, see amazing 3000 year old architecture, the birth land of Pablo Picasso and the favorite areas for many writers and filmmakers like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells. 

Fresh vegetarian meals will be cooked for you daily. You can savour local organic produce in delicious Mediterranean dishes.

You will practice yoga and meditation twice daily and Ulrica will focus the teachings this week on the topic of CLARITY: how we reduce tension, increase stability and expand our consciousness towards focus, concentration and ease of mind. Ulrica always provide us with a well thought out mix of physical flow, restorative yoga, meditation, breath work and relaxation.

For more information about this retreat and register:

https://www.inshapetravel.com/spain-the-ultimate-adventure-yoga-and-hiking-in-andalucia-with-ulrica-norberg

 

Itinerary

Program

Day 1 – Arrival day – Sunday April 14

17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Welcome dinner at the venue

Day 2 – Monday April 15

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
10:00 We will hike around the mountain El Algarin, It’s a 9km route and 600m difference in altitude. The best views to the provinces of Malaga, Cadiz and Seville where the Zahara reservoir and the top of Torreon in Grazalema stand out. We will finalize visiting “el Tajillo” also known as “White Village Balcony” – a nature mirador
14:00 ca Lunch at the venue
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Dinner at the venue

Day 3 – Tuesday April 16

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
10:00 Today, we will hike to the peak of the Algarin Mountain. It’s a route of 6 km and 900m difference in altitude. The Dolmen of El Charcón is approximately 6000 years old, it is part of the so-called Necrópolis de las Angosturas, located between the municipal districts of El Gastor (Cádiz) and Ronda (Málaga). It is a gallery megalithic sepulcher, about 8.5 meters long and 1.55 meters wide, built on the basis of large limestone orthostats, some of considerable size. Our next milestone is the Grajas peak. From the cut the views are unbeatable.
14:00 ca Lunch at the venue
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Dinner at the venue

Day 4 – Wednesday April 17

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
10:00 Zahara de la Sierra + Hiking to the Castle + Olive Oil Factory Tour & Tasting.
Zahara de la Sierra, the Province of Cadiz, is quite simply a place that takes your breath away.
It enjoys an extraordinary setting at the foot of the Sierra del Jaral, perched on top of a hill and surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Zahara-el Gastor reservoir. It is also the olive oil country and home to some of Andalucia’s best. We will enjoy a tour and tasting at one of the olive oil factories.
14:00 ca Lunch at the venue
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Dinner at the venue

Day 5 – Thursday April 18

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
10:00 (Optional with supplement ca 50 EUR) Today we are exploring Ronda, with an interesting history and a lot of beautiful views. Ronda, sits a top of the spectacular El Tajo gorge and is the largest of Andalusia’s town’s. The fame was also spread further by American literary figure Ernest Hemingway and filmmaker Orson Welles who spent much time within the town limits of Ronda and southern Spain.
Lunch box
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Dinner at the venue

Day 6 – Friday April 19

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
10:00 Rest at the hotel and swim in the pools.
Or take the opportunity to treat yourself with massage at the vendor. Hiking options around the area.
14:00 ca Lunch at the venue
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Dinner at the venue

Day 7 – Saturday Arpril 20

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
(Optional supplement ca 75 EUR) Horseback riding from Olvera Village. Beginners welcome.

Rest at the hotel and swim in the pools.
Or take the opportunity to treat yourself with massage at the vendor. Hiking options around the area.

14:00 ca Lunch at the venue
17:00 – 18:30 Yoga
20:00 Farewell dinner party at the venue

Day 8 – Sunday April 21

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga
Breakfast
Check out and departure.

 

Subject to changes due to local circumstances.

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