Learn Spanish & family activity vacation in Spain

“What better way to get your kids interested in learning Spanish than to team a language course with an adrenalin-packed timetable of amazing outdoor sports?”

Highlights

Spanish course | Picos de Europa National Park | Canoeing the River Cares or Deva | Via Ferrata | Off-the-beaten-track hiking | Canyoning | Horse Riding | Caving

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2018: 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct
Our top tip:
The minimum age on this trip is more to do with size than age and is open for discussion.
Trip type:
Small group vacation. Max. 6 people (min. age 13).
Activity level:
Moderate. The fitter you are the more fun you’ll have.
Accomm:
6 nights 3* local bed and breakfast. Upgrades available.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available.
Meals:
All breakfasts. Lots of local cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.
Included:
Spanish course, accommodation, listed activities and instruction, transport.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Learn Spanish & family activity vacation in Spain

Environment

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 it's 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.

Community

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.

3 Reviews of Learn Spanish & family activity vacation in Spain

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Reviewed on 01 Aug 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


"The activities were brilliant and the guides helpful. The scenery was stunning - and I especially enjoyed canyoning and the Via Ferrata" (CR, age 11). "The most memorable part of the vacation for me was the hiking we did on our last day. The Spanish lessons were very good. In the lessons they really push you to your limit, they do give you breaks! " (ER, age 15).

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


"Make the most of it. Go out for dinner every night. And don't forget waterproof shoes" (CR, age 11). "Don't worry beforehand! The teachers are so nice and they are not patronising in any way! The lessons may seem long, but the time goes so fast once you start. I would recommend that you learn some basic spanish before you go, just so you can be able to understand more in the lesson. And for those who are more fluent, like myself, review the tenses!" (ER, age 15).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Hopefully we benefited the local population -- the Spanish teachers and guides lived in locally and we supported restaurants in walking distance of the flat we
rented.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


"Spectastic" (CR, age 11). "Surprisingly enjoyable. Good food, amazing teachers, fun activities." (ER, age 15).

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Stunningly beautiful hikes in green valleys, steep mountains and alongside green river banks. Varied scenery and a guide who knew the history, economy
and heritage of the area. I also appreciated the superb Spanish language instruction that gave me the confidence to move my Spanish to a higher level.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Trust that Ana and her team can adjust your vacation to your needs - no matter the age, level of Spanish or fitness.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, the tour operator embodies the values of respect for the environment, culture and local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Superb! I highly recommend this vacation.

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The adventure activities - especially the canyoning in Picos de Europe.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The Via Ferrata is not for the faint hearted. The guide, Jesus, is brilliant but you have to be reasonably fit and be able to pull you body weight up the ladders.


3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - benefitted local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The language learning was a bit hard going. The area is very beautiful and great for outdoor types.

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