Hiking Retreat

(8th-12th Sep 2020)

Details

Price: €1000 €700 All Inclusive (Exc. Flights)

Payment Structure: Pay all at once OR pay an initial €140 deposit and then split the remaining payment over 4 months (4 x €140).

Duration: Five days, four nights.

Dates: 8th-12th September 2020 (Click here to see other dates)

Location: French Pyrenees

Nearest Airports: Perpignan, or Barcelona

Summary

Itinerary: Three days, two-night hike, with great food and great people, in stunning untouched mountain scenery. Come on an adventure!

Ideal for: Adventurous Traveler, Solo Traveler, Adventure Lover, Keen Hiker, Training for Kilimanjaro, Digital Detox Enthusiast, Passionate Foodie.

2 in stock


A wellness retreat immersed in nature.

Are you ready to escape the city to restore and replenish your mind, body and spirit? I set up Connect Retreats so that I could share with you my passion for fitness, the great outdoors and adventure – something that has changed my life for the better, and seen me quit city life for good. This year, I will be hosting my first Fitness Retreats down in the Pyrenees. It’s one thing to listen to what people say on social media and try and implement it on your own, but if you really want to be the best version of you and take your understanding of training to the next level… then come and join!


What’s Included?

✓ Two night’s stay in off-grid “Eco Yurts”
✓ Two night’s stay in traditional Pyrenean “refuges”
✓ Climb the sacred Catalan mountain Le Canigou (2800m)
✓ Explore abandoned mining villages and mines
✓ Mobility, hiking and more…
✓ Immerse yourself in nature
✓ Meditation and stargazing
✓ Cold Water Therapy
✓ Meet like-minded people
✓ Locally sourced, seasonal food.

The Venue

Can Tillet

Mas Can Tillet is a renovated sheep and endurance horse farm set in a beautiful isolated, rural area in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

The farm is perched above the picturesque Catalan village of La Bastide at an altitude of 950m.

Occasionally at dusk, you can catch glimpses of the local wildlife including wild boar, deer and hares. If you don’t see some of the wild animals, you will certainly be surrounded by some of the farms many, dogs, cats, horses, sheep and cows.

Located between the snow-capped mountains of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean beaches of Canet, Collioure and Argelès this is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors looking to “get away from it all” and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this stunning countryside.

We have built “off-grid eco yurts” for this year’s retreats. All are situated with stunning east-facing views where you will see the sunrise over the Mediterranean Sea every day.



Hiking Retreat Itinerary

Day 1

Morning: Picked up from Perpignan airport or train station by Max Lowery.

Midday: Lunch at Can Tillet prepared by Max Lowery, exploring the local land, stretching and mobility session.

Evening: Dinner at Can Tillet, prepared by Max Lowery.

Day 2

Morning: Prepared breakfast (optional) set off for the hike.

Midday: Packed Lunch at an abandoned mining village.

Evening: Cooked dinner on an open fire at the first refuge.

Total Distance: 18km
Total Ascent: 1150m

Day 3

Morning: Packed breakfast – Continue Hike.

Midday: Packed lunch somewhere incredibly scenic!

Evening: Arrive at Refuge des Cortalets for traditional French meal, sleep in beds, hot showers (included in price).

Total Distance: 12km
Total Ascent: 600m

Day 4

Morning: Hike up Le Canigou to watch the sunrise, return back to Refuge des Cortalets for breakfast.

Midday: Walk back down the mountain, packed Lunch somewhere incredibly scenic!

Mid Afternoon: Picked up by minibus, taken back to Can Tillet for naps and relaxation.

Evening: Restaurant Dinner in the local village (included in price).

Total Distance: 18km
Total Ascent: 600m

Total Descent: 2000m

Day 5

Morning: Drop off at Perpignan Airport or Train Station by Max Lowery



FAQs

When should I book?

I offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!

Do I need to book my own flight?

You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send me the itinerary before booking if you want to double-check it’s correct!

Where do I fly into?

Fly into either Perpignan Rivestaltes Airport (preferable) or Barcelona International Airport to then take a train to Perpignan Train Station. There will then be an airport or train station transfer to the farm. Any further questions? Email: info@connectretreats.co.uk

What fitness level do I need to be?

I welcome all levels of fitness, from beginner right to advanced. There are an infinite amount of progressions and regressions for every exercise in each one of the sessions we will do. I have 7 years of experience training men and women of all ages, sizes and fitness level.

I am travelling alone, will there be other guests travelling solo?

Yes, 80% of my guests travel on their own. It’s a really nice way to meet like-minded people and also to spend quality time on your own.

Do you cater to specific dietary requirements?

Yes, I can cater for Vegans, Vegetarians, Pescetarians, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free.

Is there alcohol served on your retreats?

Yes, I source locally produced beer and wine to be enjoyed in the evenings.

What does a typical day of eating look like?

We enjoy three meals a day prepared by my amazing handpicked chef. The meals are mainly plant-based, with most of the produce grown on the land, or within a 50km radius. I do also offer locally sourced meat (sometimes reared on the land and always within a 50km radius). I cater for all dietary requirements so please let me know if you have any on the booking form.

Your retreats look very active, do I have to join in on every activity?

No, everything is optional but I recommend you join in the fun and try new things.

What’s included in the price?

All food, accommodation, activities, classes and transfers are included in the price. The only thing that isn’t included is your flights.

Do I have to pay the cost upfront?

I require a 25% deposit on booking and the remaining 75% 60 days after booking. Alternatively, I can help set up a payment plan for you.

Do I share the yurt with anyone else?

Each yurt will contain 2-3 single beds, so you will be sharing each yurt with one or two other people. Each bed will have its own privacy curtain. If you are a couple, there will be the option of putting the single beds together and hiring the whole yurt.

Need more information?