Yoga Adventure in Asturias, Spain- Hiking + Yoga

Oviedo, Spain

FY
17 reviews
Jun 4 - 11, 2022
Group size: 5 - 14
Yoga Adventure in Asturias, Spain- Hiking + Yoga
Oviedo, Spain

17 reviews

Jun 4 - 11, 2022
Group size: 5 - 14

About this trip

Grab your hiking boots and your yoga mat and join us on this unique journey in the mountains of Asturias in Northern Spain! 

Each day will begin with a hearty breakfast prepared by our hosts at Fuentes De Lucia. They have lovingly restored a 15th Century farmhouse into a beautiful rural hotel, your home away from home for this wonderful week.

Pack your small day-pack and away we go! We will explore the Asturias area by following local hiking trails along established footpaths, ancient trade routes, through narrow canyons, over mountain passes, along the Senda del Oso (a converted rail track) and into the lake district of Somiedo National Park.  Plan to start your morning with a light yoga practice then to be followed by a new hike every day approximately 3-9 miles each day enjoying the tranquility of the surrounding area.  

OUR VILLA

Our homebase and villa for the week is Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, situated in a spectacular and untouched corner of northwest Spain. The recently converted farmhouse rests on the hillside of a green valley in the hamlet of Faedo and is part of the Parque Natural Urbiñas-La Mesa in the heart of Asturias.

The Inn can accommodate up to 16 people in 8 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and either a balcony or terrace.

Nestled in Quirós Valley, the casa rural is surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges and crystal clear rivers, and ancient forests, a paradise for those who love the great outdoors.

COMMON QUESTIONS

After each day’s description on the itinerary, you will see a number indicating the amount of miles we cover. There are days when we are hiking in the hills and may not have easy access to the support van. We will try to provide an optional hike if you feel that the hiking in the hills maybe too difficult. This is not an endurance race; we want you to have a great time! 


How many miles do we hike per day?  We average between 6-9 miles per day. A lot depends on the group dynamics and how much you would like to walk. I encourage people to ride in the van if feeling fatigued or to walk more miles if they have the energy or simply to kick back at the hotel with a good book if you feel so inclined. With Spanish Steps, we have the luxury of a fully supported van, which can pick you up at certain points on many of the scheduled walking trails. 


What is the hotel like? Our base-camp for the week will be a newly restored farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Faedo located in the county of Quirós, south of Oviedo in Asturias. Visit www.quiros.es for a tour of this beautiful, mountainous area.  All bedrooms have private bathrooms, TVs, phones, and either a balcony or patio.


Is there WIFI at the hotel? Yes, free WIFI is available in the hotel rooms and the main house.


What meals are included? All breakfasts and dinners are included. Please be sure to let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs.  Lunches are at your own expense.  Each day on our hikes we will either stop in a local village to buy picnic supplies to eat on the trail or walk to a restaurant to have lunch.


How does one get to and from Oviedo?  There is an airport near Oviedo (OVD) with regular flights from Madrid, Barcelona, and other points in Spain and Europe. There are international flights from London and Paris. For train travel information within Spain, visit: www.renfe.es.  For bus service, visit: www.alsa.es  

We strongly recommend you sleep one night in Oviedo.  


What equipment is needed? I will supply you with an equipment list of basic items to pack. There is really no baggage limit on this tour since we are staying for one week at our villa. Hiking boots/trail shoes and a yoga mat if you don't want to borrow one here will be your most important items to pack. Please be sure your boots are well broken in.


How much spending money will I need?  Most expenses are already built into Flow Yoga Adventure trips. Extra snacks and beverages at the cafes and stores are additional. A meal in a café will cost you between 8 and 20 Euros.  Most people travel with an ATM card. Money machines are everywhere in Spain but be sure you know your PIN number (not letters) before departing the US or home country. Traveler’s checks are not easy to cash, and are not advisable to travel with.  


Is a gratuity for the local hiking guides expected?  This is a very common question my clients ask.  As a person working hard in the service industry to please the traveler, a gratuity is much appreciated by the staff members at the end of the tour for our guide. Common industry standard is approx. 8 euros per day from each guest per guide. 


What is the terrain like? There will be some long, slow climbs through farming areas but not Himalayan or Rocky Mountain like terrain. The paths are well worn and are not difficult. We walk along a lot of secondary farming roads, through forests of chestnuts, hazelnuts and apple orchards.  


Is a single room available?  All accommodations are priced on double occupancy. Some people would like to be matched with a roommate. I cannot guarantee a match but will try to place you with someone if there are any requests.  Single rooms are limited. 

REFUND POLICY

If the tour is canceled by Flow Yoga Adventures, participants will receive a full refund of money paid. If you must cancel your trip, we will refund your deposit, upon receipt of written notice, less the following fees:

More than 150 days before departure $600

Amended 3/19/20 by SH- 120 days before departure above policy  in effect


1-149 days before departure  100% of the tour price **NO REFUND, NO CREDIT**

All payments need to be received and trip paid in full by August 1, 2020

What’s included

  • Pick up and Drop off
    From Oviedo on 1st and last day
  • Daily Yoga
  • Daily guided hikes
    Our guide is bilingual
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Dinner Nightly w/ Wine
    vegan/vegetarian options offered
  • Daily Room Cleaning
  • 2 Cooking Classes/demos
    optional
  • Lunch
    We will pick up things on our hikes into towns nearby
  • Bike Rental
    12 Euros/day
  • Massage
    50 Euros/hr
  • Laundry
    10 Euros/load
  • Flights

Available Packages

Twin Shared Room
6 left

*Must have roommate to choose this option


Mountain View and Village View available

Shared Twin Bedroom for 2 with private bathroom

Includes: 

*Daily Yoga, Guided Hikes

*Pick up and drop off in Oviedo on Day 1 (5PM) and Day 8 (10am back in Oviedo)

*Wholesome and complete breakfasts

* Gourmet vegetarian dinners with wine

*Transportation throughout the trip when sightseeing and for the daily, guided 

hikes and other activities

*Daily Cleaning

$2000
Deposit: $400
Private Twin Room ( 1 person)
only 2 left

Mountain and Village View available

Private Twin Bedroom with private bathroom for 1 person

Includes: 

*Daily Yoga, Guided Hikes

*Pick up and drop off in Oviedo on Day 1 (5PM) and Day 8 (10am back in Oviedo)

*Wholesome and complete breakfasts

* Gourmet vegetarian dinners with wine

*Transportation throughout the trip when sightseeing and for the daily, guided 

hikes and other activities

*Daily Cleaning

$2500
Deposit: $400
King Mountain View- shared
Sold Out

Shared King Bed with private bathroom for 2

Must have roommate in mind to book this room

Includes: 

*Daily Yoga, Guided Hikes

*Pick up and drop off in Oviedo on Day 1 (5PM) and Day 8 (10am back in Oviedo)

*Wholesome and complete breakfasts

* Gourmet vegetarian dinners with wine

*Transportation throughout the trip when sightseeing and for the daily, guided 

hikes and other activities

*Daily Cleaning

$1850
Deposit: $400
Private King Mountain View (1 person)
Sold Out

Mountain View

Private King bed  with private bathroom

Includes: 

*Daily Yoga, Guided Hikes

*Pick up and drop off in Oviedo on Day 1 (5PM) and Day 8 (10am back in Oviedo)

*Wholesome and complete breakfasts

* Gourmet vegetarian dinners with wine

*Transportation throughout the trip when sightseeing and for the daily, guided 

hikes and other activities

*Daily Cleaning

$2215
Deposit: $400


Itinerary

DAY 1
QUIROS

Day 1  QUIROS Spanish Steps will meet you in Oviedo at 5PM at the bus station. We recommend you sleep one night in Oviedo to enjoy this beautiful city.  Upon meeting you in Oviedo, we will then head south through the Trubia river valley basin in the Ubiñas Mountains, part of the massive Cordillera Cantábrica Mountain range. There we will walk along part of the Senda del Oso (Bear Trail), a 30-kilometer footpath recently converted from rail tracks into Via Verdes, or Greenways, for the pleasure of walking in nature. The Casa Rural de Fuentes de Lucia, a recently converted farmhouse, in the hamlet of Faedo, will be our home for the week. It is set on a hillside of this lovely, green valley.  (light walk this day)

*If you arrive in Oviedo Thurs night, check out Hotel Fruela.  The van can easily get you from here too!  

Your Organizer


FY
Flow Yoga Adventures
17 reviews
Flow Yoga Adventures is based in Flow Yoga Studios, Colorado. We love taking our passion of yoga, and meeting like minded people who want to see the world and the amazing people that we share it with. Yoga is our common link, but adventure is our passion! Join us for a combination of rest, active opportunities, and culture along with delicious food.

Reviews

This trip exceeded my already high expectations. The itinerary was planned and crafted with such care to allow for an immersive experience filled with yoga, healing treatments, once-in-a-lifetime ceremonies, interactions with locals, delicious meals, and adventures to remember. This trip attracts people ready to relax, grow, and recharge. It is a must-do. Suzanne is an incomparable leader, and Guatemala is an unparalleled country to visit.
By Julie I for Yoga Adventures in Guatamala 2021 on 19 May, 2021
This was a trip of a lifetime! Suzanne is an amazing leader - an experienced traveler and well-connected with locals to provide unique experiences (we hiked, kayaked, toured, and more!) and beautiful accommodations. She communicates really well so you feel safe and ready to travel and is really talented at creating community amongst the group. I love her yoga teaching style... you take that to a place like Lake Atitlan and it is magic. Life changing, soul changing! I truly enjoyed every aspect of this adventure - Suzanne, the other attendees, the staff at Villa Sumaya, those Suzanne invited to join who shared their talents (photography, trip advising, and more), an itinerary that allowed for personal space and freedom to explore, the excursions offered (in which Suzanne joined and had already vetted the experience!), and the spiritual journey facilitated. Not one complaint... I can't wait to plan the next trip with Flow Yoga Adventures!
By Meghan D for Yoga Adventures in Guatamala 2021 on 18 May, 2021
Loved having you join me Meghan and meeting your sister. So excited to have you on future trips!
By Flow Yoga Adventures on 18 May, 2021
FY
Amazing! Unlike any place I've every been before. Food and lodgings were incredible. Highly recommend!
By Jamie S for Yoga Adventures in Guatamala 2021 on 06 May, 2021
Thank you Jamie! We are so happy you enjoyed your retreat.
By Flow Yoga Adventures on 06 May, 2021
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JD
I am so glad I took this trip, such a great way to decompress, connect with others and spend time with yourself. Each day of the trip was planned well and there was plenty of variety and options. The yoga classes were phenomenal with the view and level of difficulty as the week went on. The view and location of the retreat was fabulous. Food, amenities and services were amazing. I would take the opportunity to go on a retreat with Flow Yoga Adventures, you will be happy you did!
By Jamie D for Yoga Adventures in Guatamala 2021 on 06 May, 2021
Grateful you joined us Jamie; thank you for your review!
By Flow Yoga Adventures on 06 May, 2021
FY
Individual paces encouraged. Individual personalities flourished. Personal limitations discovered and then bent. Space, rest, nature, good health, healthy spirit, exploratory minds and solid relationship connections. Exactly what a retreat should be.
By Tiffany E for Yoga Adventures in Guatamala 2021 on 04 May, 2021
Love this Tiffany! Thank you for taking the time to share your beautifully articulated thoughts and what you enjoyed.
By Flow Yoga Adventures on 05 May, 2021
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