Cycling & Yoga Retreat Girona
CYCLING & YOGA RETREAT GIRONA
PEDAL. STRETCH. BREATHE.
19 to 26 September 2020 - Book Early Offer Available!
Soulfit Adventures is thrilled to be heading back to Girona in 2019 with our signature cycling and yoga retreat.
Why Girona? Because the city and it's surrounding areas are some of the most romantic, gorgeous, unspoilt places in Europe. The ancient Catalan city Girona, with its warren of winding streets, perched on a hillside in northern Catalonia is all we could ask for. The roads are quiet, the landscapes are to die for and the city is alive with culture and art.
It's a place where you can spend your days cycling alongside rugged pink rocks with the teal-coloured Mediterranean glimmering below, framed by grand, arabesquing pines on the Costa Brava or, on near deserted roads in gloriously wild parts and tastefully manicured in others. The region is also foodie’s paradise, not to mention superb, locally produced wines!
Leaving the world behind a picture postcard setting awaits you, settled in boutique farmhouse accommodation in the Catalan countryside, creating a glorious backdrop for morning or evening yoga after fantastic day on our bikes. Arriving home to fresh local produce prepared lovingly by our own in house cook, and who could forget the wine!
Setting off on our bikes to cycle the quiet back roads and discover places steeped in history and nature, you will absorb the sights, scents, tastes and atmosphere of Spain at handle bar level. We love cycling at Soulfit Adventures; we feel that by cycling, you get social, you get to chat (or not…), you get to have fun and be active in the outdoors. You get fitter. You get more toned. You get healthier. You get happier.
When you’re not getting behind the handlebars, or on your yoga mat, you’ll be in retreat-mode. And our main priority is your enjoyment, meaning you’re always in control of your level of participation.
Our yoga and cycling retreat in Girona offers those precious quiet moments that fill us with awe and gratitude. On the sweeping landscapes of northern Catalonia as the sun rises, the day begins, and we feel that sense of awe, appreciation, or gratitude. It’s as though everything is right with the world. And for that moment while we are on two wheels, we feel a sense of fun and happiness.
Worried that the cycling and/or yoga might be too difficult? Don’t be. The cycling is moderate but designed to challenge you and the yoga is suitable for all levels, even the stiffest body! No yoga experience is necessary, just a willingness to try something new. If you are more experienced on the bike, don’t worry we can definitely challenge you! For more information on the cycling, see the cycling section below.
Whatever you seek on your Catalan adventure you will go home fitter, happier and healther with a sense of vitality and a restored approach to life.
Magnificent, extraordinary, breathtaking - words cannot fully describe what you will receive from your experience in Girona!
Eight centuries of history lie hidden amongst the stones which have always been linked to the tending of the land and the raising of animals at our charming country house in the Catalan countryside. The year 1295 saw the first reference to this family. Ever since then, generation after generation of occupants have dwelled in this ancestral home. Especially noteworthy is this traditional farmhouse’s unique architectural feature: the square tower, built at the end of the 19th century.
Alongside this ancestral home, and as an annex to the main building, is our accommodation, dating from the middle of the 19th century and which, until recently, was inhabited by tenant farmers. Our home away from home in the Spanish countryside has been restored to a high standard to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of nature of the area at any time of the year.
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this farmhouse is the large garden surrounding it, with its different species of trees and shrubs, the results of the botanical leanings of some of the family members. It contains an oak and a palm tree which are more than one hundred years old. Set in this garden, and surrounded by trees, there is a barbecue and a swimming pool, for you to enjoy and laze away your afternoons. Close to the pool, a large nettle-tree temps us to snooze under the shade of its leafy branches.
The house is located in the El Pla de l'Estany region, near the Alt Emporda and around the small rural village of Orfes. It is an environment that has little population but is still very close to the city of Girona, making it the perfect location for a cycling and yoga retreat!
Book Early Offer - €2320.00 per person twin/double share with ensuite for all bookings prior to 30 November 2019
Book Early Offer - €2620.00 per person single share with ensuite for all bookings prior to 30 November 2019
Soulfit Adventures Retreat Leader
7 nights luxury boutique accommodation
All linen and towels supplied
Sumptuous breakfast everyday with fresh juices
Dinners at Cal Rajoler five nights
One dinner inclusive at a local restaurant with local wine
Celebratory dinner at the villa on the last night
One lunch at villa
*Meals include fish, meat, and vegetarian options and either vegetables, salad, bread, local cheeses or fruit
Daily sports focused yoga/stretch classes with fully qualified yoga teachers
6 days hire of carbon fibre road bike + helmet, pump, spare tube. Road e-bikes available on request and subject to availability. Additional fee may will apply.
5 x days guided cycling with experienced local guide, mechanical support, and assistance. (Additional cycling day available, additional fee will apply)
One luxuriously soothing 60-minute massage per person
Unlimited fruit, water, herbal teas, and coffee throughout the day
Use of the swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the estate
Return transfers on the first and last day of the retreat at specified time at a designated location.
Does not include:
All airfares (the nearest airport to Cal Rajoler is Girona)
Meals not listed in the above package
Yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, etc.
Additional excursions or activities not listed in the above package
Additional massages or other treatments not listed in the above package
Incidentals and other travel related expenses
A minimum number of 6 are required to run the retreat. The retreat is limited to 10 places so book early to ensure your place! Private rooms are strictly limited and incur an additional fee.
Soulfit Adventures cycling have been designed for people with a reasonable level of cycling fitness, and anyone with a good base level of fitness should be able to complete all of the cycling. Our itineraries are designed to show the best that Girona has to offer - from rolling hills flanked by fields of gold and vineyards to seaside towns and ancient hilltop villages, as well as some climbing. We grade our rides by the level of difficulty which relates mainly to the distance and terrain. However, it is also largely influenced by an individual’s cycling experience and level of fitness.
If you are not a regular cyclist and you would like to participate in the cycling, that's awesome! We really want you to make the most of your holiday and to do this, we would recommend that you do some training on a bike, on the road at least 3 months prior to the retreat. Road e-bikes available on request for those after a little extra assistance!
Non-cycling/yoga friends and spouses
Non-cycling/yoga participants are always welcome and all activities are voluntary. Girona is the perfect destination for non-cycling partners to enjoy whilst you’re out on your ride. There are a plethora of cafes and restaurants, cobbled streets, fabulous shops and museums all within easy reach. Not to mention the pool at Cal Rajoler which one could laze around for the day, and the Costa Brava with it's glorious coast line is close by. There is enough to do on most of our trips to keep non-yogis and riders happy, and we are only too happy help guests not participating in the organised activities with optional excursions at their own expense.
"I had a wonderful time. The holiday exceeded my expectations in every way. I will be back!
"Elaine Aiken, Scotland
Average daily distance
1000 - 1400 metres
Average daily elevation
NB: Exact cycling routes will be confirmed at the time of the retreat based on the groups cycling experience, interests and fitness levels.
Book Early Offer - €2320.00 per person twin/double share with ensuite for all bookings prior to 30 November 2019.
€2620.00 per person single share with ensuite for all bookings prior to 30 November 2019.
Additional discount available for bookings of 2
or more - contact us for more information.
Payment plans available.
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Non refundable but transferable deposit to hold space: €700.00 per person
NB: Please specify which date you are booking when making payment.