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Pyrenees Running Retreat Overview

Join us in this soul filled experience where we will explore some of Catalonia’s greatest natural treasures. From stunning beech tree forests to mountain peaks and volcanic landscapes of the Pyrenees, picturesque Romanic villages and a gastronomic menu straight from the garden, this carefully curated running and yoga retreat is sure to take you on a unique journey of self-discovery and reconnection.

Location
Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

Difficulty
Beginner – Intermediate

Price
From $2,050 USD

Days
05

Av. Daily Distance
10km

About the Experience

Unique in its natural beauty and surrounded by countless mountain peaks, the Pyrenees is one of Spain’s most captivating and renowned adventure regions.

This experience has been carefully designed to allow you to regenerate and challenge your body and mind while enjoying healthy cuisine and new friendships, within iconic and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Nestled in the Pyrenees countryside, the village of Molló will serve as your base during this experience. During runs, you will venture on historic trails into a valley surrounded by oak trees and streams to explore a Romanic millenary village and national heritage site. A forest run in the enchanting La Fageda d’en Jordà including the crest of a volcano, located in the natural park of La Garrotxa. A skyrun in the mid-high Pyrenees will leave you speechless as you run at 2,500m (8,202 ft.), taking in all of the beautiful wildlife surrounded by majestic views. A run on ancient transhumance routes (cañadas) will lead you abreast both Spain and France in a once in a lifetime transborder experience.

Each day you will enjoy some of the region’s best organically grown gastronomical offerings prepared by our local chef, reinvigorating yoga and mindfulness sessions led by our top instructor, taking you on a journey of inner peace and self-knowledge.

Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1: Welcome to the Pyrenees

  • Today you will be arriving in the Pyrenees! Between 6.30am – 7am our shuttle service will pick you up from your hotel in central Barcelona (or from our designated pick-up point) and transfer you to our rural country haven.
  • You will be welcomed into your accommodations at our rural country chalet “Can Pletis”, Molló.
  • Rooms have been pre-assigned, all you need to do is check in with our team, get settled and enjoy the scenery!
  • Accommodation at our rural country chalet is included during the entirety of the retreat.
  • Our Soul & Trail week kicks off at Can Pletis where you will meet and greet our team and fellow retreaters.
  • Morning run around 10.30am.
  • Lunch at 1pm.
  • At 6pm our first sunset yoga and light meditation session overlooking panoramic mountainous views.
  • Dinner will be served around 7.30pm by our Chef.

DAY 2: Spain to France Transborder Trail

  • Our day begins at 7:00am with a sunrise yoga session to awaken mind our body.
  • Enjoy a nutritionally integral, breakfast buffet and drink.
  • We will shuttle to Coll d’Ares, where we will begin our day’s adventure with an uphill hike to Coll des Boyrès.
  • Reaching the ridgeline, we will group for a unique transborder photo and enjoy the spectacular mountain views of the Oriental Pyrenees and the emblematic summit of the Canigo.
  • We will run following the undulating ridgeline and ancient transhumance route  to our destination Espinavell, a small valley village with little stone buildings. We will be traversing through varied terrains that include grassy meadows, rocky trails, roots, etc.
  • Run: 9km/5.6miles, 300m/985ft elevation gain (Approx. 2 hour run).
  • We will be picked up by shuttle from Espinavell and taken to Can Pletis.
  • Lunch will be served by our Chef.
  • Spend some time in the company of new friends, take a swim in the pool or just relax.
  • Stretch, strengthen and recover with our afternoon yoga and light meditation session followed by an additional half hour focussed meditation session.
  • Pre-dinner cooking workshop – learn how to prepare healthy vegan/vegetarian tapas
  • At 7:30pm dinner will be served by our Chef.

DAY 3: Forest Trail to Volcanic Crater

  • Our day begins at 7:00am with a sunrise yoga session to awaken mind our body.
  • Enjoy a nutritionally integral, breakfast buffet and drink.
  • We will shuttle to La Fageda d’en Jordà and Natural Volcanic Park of La Garrotxa where we will complete the day’s run.
  • We’ll stop at some breathtaking viewpoints to take in the beauty of this unique landscape.
  • We will convene in the cone of one of the most recognised volcanoes “Santa Margarida”, for a group photo, view an iconic monument, and enjoy the experience. We will be traversing through varied terrains that include forest paths, rocky trails, roots, etc.
  • Run: 10km/6.2miles, 325m/1,065ft elevation gain (Approx. 1.5 hour run)
  • After our descent we will be picked up by shuttle from La Fageda d’en Jordà and taken to Can Pletis.
  • Lunch will be served by our Chef.
  • Spend time in the company of new friends, take a swim in the pool or just relax in the serenity of the Pyrenees.
  • Stretch, strengthen and recover with our afternoon yoga and light meditation session overlooking panoramic mountain views.
  • Relax and allow your body to recuperate with a massage. Massage day/time is pre-assigned, dependant on retreat numbers and is included the retreat price.
  • At 7:30pm dinner will be served by our Chef.

DAY 4: Sky Run and Summit

  • Our day begins at 7:00am with a sunrise yoga session to awaken mind and body.
    Enjoy a nutritionally integral, breakfast buffet and drink.
  • We will shuttle to the mid-high Pyrenees where our running begins in Vallter, 2,100m/6,890ft high. This will consist of a hike ascending to the upper highlands where we will then run through alpine terrain and spectacular views until reaching the summit of Roc Colom. For those wanting more of a challenge, we offer the option of continuing the day’s adventures and reach the summit of Pic de la Dona or “Women’s Peak” approx. 2,702m/8,865 ft.
  • Run: 11.5km/7.14miles, 540m/1,770ft elevation gain (Approx. 3 hour run)
  • We’ll be stopping at various viewpoints to take in the surroundings of this beautiful mountain.
  • Once we reach the summit, we will meet for a group photo and enjoy being at the top.
  • After making our descent, we will be picked up by shuttle from our original drop off point and taken to Can Pletis.
  • Lunch will be served by our Chef.
  • Spend time in the company of new friends, take a swim in the pool or just relax.
  • Stretch, strengthen and recover with our afternoon yoga and light meditation session overlooking panoramic mountain views.
  • Relax and allow your body to recuperate with a massage. Massage day/time is pre-assigned, dependant on retreat numbers and is included the retreat price.
  • At 7:30pm dinner will be served by our Chef.

DAY 5: Explore Rural Surroundings

  • Our day begins at 7:00am with a sunrise yoga session to awaken mind and body.
    Enjoy a nutritionally integral, breakfast buffet and drink.
  • We run from the convenience of our accommodation, to be absorbed in the natural splendour of our rural country chalet, one last time. This will consist of an undulating run in which we will traverse through varied terrains that include forest paths, rocky trails, grassy meadows, etc.
  • Run: 6km/3.73miles, 150m/500ft elevation gain (Approx. 1 hour run)
  • We will meet for a group photo at a viewpoint to enjoy the moment together.
  • After our return, spend time in the company of friends, take a swim in the pool or just relax.
  • At 12:00pm lunch will be served by our Chef. This is also where we share hugs and laughter over the week’s challenges and adventures.
  • At 2:00pm a shuttle will pick you up from Can Pletis and return you back to the designated drop-off point in central Barcelona with an estimated arrival time of 4:00pm.

What’s Included?

  • An amazing and challenging experience in the renowned Pyrenees!
  • 5 days of activities
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from/to Barcelona
  • Transportation in the Pyrenees during the retreat
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with love from our organic Chef
  • Daily guided runs around exclusively designed trails in the Pyrenees
  • 2 x Daily Yoga + Mindfulness Sessions
  • 2 x Focussed Mindfulness Sessions
  • Yoga mats and yoga props
  • 1 x Cooking Workshop
  • 1 x Nutrition Workshop
  • 1 x Massage per person
  • More surprises throughout the week

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional snack foods
  • Spending money
  • Gear that you may need to buy to bring for the trip (running vest, trail shoes etc)
  • Invoice processing fees

Gastronomy

Our Chef uses seasonally fresh and organic produce to convey passion, creativity and experience so you can inherently enjoy delicious cuisine, where vegetables are the foundation of each meal.

By delicately combining a wide variety of tastes, colours, textures and presentations each meal becomes a unique and complete experience for each of the senses.

Indulge in eating, healthy, nourishing and naturally rich food, without labels or prejudices, and with a commitment and consciousness to the environment.

Accommodation

Comfort is important to us and we strive to be the place you call your home away from home. Our exclusive Pyrenees chalet is representative of the iconic stone clad rural “Masias” dotted around this province.

With its rustic yet contemporary interior, Can Pletis offers you all the modern comforts of home. All rooms are bright and feature stunning views of the valley, forest and mountains. And the outdoor climatized pool, Japanese hot tub and abundant tranquillity allow for optimal relaxation, recovery and calm reflection.

From the clean-lined furniture combined with rough, natural textures, and country accessories our unique Pyrenees country chalet is your perfect down-time sanctuary.

Pyrenees running retreat: 5 days & 4 nights ALL inclusive
ACCOMMODATION
PRICE
ACCOMMODATION
Twin Share (shared WC)
PRICE
$2,050 USD pp
ACCOMMODATION
Twin Share (private WC)
PRICE
$2,150 USD pp
ACCOMMODATION
Double (private WC)
PRICE
$2,000 USD pp
ACCOMMODATION
Single Occupancy (double bed)
PRICE
$2,350 USD

**$500 USD deposit is required to reserve your place
**Payment in full is required 40 days prior to retreat start date

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