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Our top tip:
You’ll have free time to explore the fantastic Picos de Europa walking if you like, so bring good shoes
Small group vacation. Max. 6 people.
Leisurely. No previous yoga experience needed.
Local hotels selected to your taste and budget.
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available.
Not included. Lots of local cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.
Spanish course, yoga sessions, transport and map.
Responsible tourism: Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
We are serious about maintaining the natural beauty of the region and take steps to ensure that the environmental impacts of our activities are kept to a minimum.
In order to reduce vehicular traffic in the area, we prefer to pick up all visitors from the airports, ferries and train stations that service the area.
We promote local environmental projects and initiatives, and use these as a point of interest in our walks. This improves knowledge, awareness and allows a positive transfer of ideas.
We take litter home with us (whether it’s ours or not).
We walk responsibly, minimising soil erosion and disruption to animals. We use lesser known routes to halt over exploitation and damage.
We are knowledgeable about the environment we live in and its rich history. One of our passions is supporting people who respect their environment by taking an active interest and helping out with work when things are busy, for example at our friends traditional farm.
We want our business to have a socially positive impact locally and beyond. We visit local businesses and promote traditional practices that do not abuse the environment.
We take an active interest in other local businesses, for example helping out when things are busy at one of our neighbour’s traditional farms. We organize cinema nights at the school for the locals, as well as conversation exchange opportunities (such our "Menage a three" nights where Spanish, English and French are spoken over a glass of wine). We also work with local projects to promote sustainable development.
One of the great things about the area is that everybody helps each other when needed and money is never mentioned. We really like this and support these values. We treat the traditional ways of life and the local people with respect. We make a point of showing these to our groups as a way of promoting the area and creating interesting points of discussion.
We use a local taxi minibus service for our trips to the National Park, allowing us to be dropped off and picked up in different locations. This also minimises pollution and creates employment locally.
The Picos have some very old and traditional villages high in the mountains, these often have combined bar/shops which we use whenever we visit, helping keep them alive for the local people. This is really important as many of these villages are remote and inaccessible during winter.
We use local produce and workforce whenever possible.
Reviews of Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2016 by Ann Potter
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Loved the yoga in a lovely old farmhouse with a great teacher. The Spanish school was excellent with the lessons at the right level for us.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
The school was in Panes where virtually nobody spoke English so we had to speak Spsnish virtually the whole time.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes through using local hotels /bars and restaurants.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent teaching and yoga which was really enjoyable