Barcelona: Urban Retreat
Urban Retreat | 3 nights | £500pp
23rd - 26th March 2017 | 9th - 11th November 2017
During this long weekend Urban Retreat you will feel, taste, touch and embody the nature, physicality and healthy gastronomic delights that this oceanic city has to offer. We will show you that, regardless of the urban environment, there are endless ways to get moving, enjoy nature and simultaneously cross paths with a city's famous landmarks.
The 3 days will consist of a balance of movement and challenge with rest and relaxation as well as a truly authentic experience of Barcelona that you won't find in any guide book. Wildfitness have collaborated with local specialists and guides to offer the best of movement, food, venues and experiences this city has to offer.
The Urban Retreat will leave you inspired to look for the awe in yourself and your environment to help create a sustainable, healthy approach to living or visiting a big city.
Thursday evening - We will meet at Parc de la Ciutadella. Here we will introduce the concept of Wildfitness, the Urban Retreat and enjoy the first session of the retreat with Wildfitness coaches to help you tune in to the environment and each other. Later in the evening expect well-crafted tapas based on classic Spanish and Catalan recipes made with the freshest of ingredients from the local markets at Illamber.
Friday - We will meet on the beach in the morning for some structural hygiene to prepare ourselves for the day and to enjoy the morning light before cycling to various spots around the city. We will practise a medley of wild movement ranging from crawling patterns, low locomotion, vaulting, balancing and we will also make good use of Barcelona's hills for a bit of intensity and incredible views. For dinner, we will be eating at La Paradeta, a fun concept restaurant where you get to choose fresh fish off the counter before it is cooked and served just for you.
Saturday - To ease muscle tension we will be back down on the beach for a flow and mobility session before enjoying some games. You will also have a chance to cool down in the sea before having a fulfilling brunch. Following this there will be a contemporary dance class which aims to develop flow and fluidity while exploring a functional, efficient physiology.
For our last evening together and after a busy morning we will visit AIRE spa, inspired by roman baths, to soak and relax. Finally, we will enjoy an authentic Catalan style meal with the group.
Sunday - This morning will be a late start but we will finish the retreat with an efficiency and skills session at the Chris Sharma Climbing Centre. We will then head out for a farewell lunch to share ideas and tips on how you can incorporate all the experiences into a sustainable practice once you return home.
On booking you will receive an Evenbrite confirmation and Wildfitness will be in touch closer to the course start date with further details such as the final schedule and packing list.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
There are plenty of airlines including EasyJet, Ryanair and BA flying directly to Barcelona-El Prat (BCN).
For our Urban Retreat series, we do not include accommodation so you are more in control of your budget (or perhaps you have friends or relatives you can stay with).
Here are a few recommendations:
http://www.chicandbasic.com/hotel-barcelona-born/en/ (opposite meeting point, Parc de la Ciutadella) most affordable and closest to meeting point.
http://casabonay.com/ (16min walk, 6 min bike ride from main morning meeting point) Inner city, quirky mid-high end, recommended by locals.
https://www.sohohousebarcelona.com/en (13 min walk, 5 min bike ride from meeting point) the Soho house brand recently opened in Barcelona with its usual high standards inc roof top pool.
http://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/Hotel (19 min walk, 7 min bike ride from meeting point) high end overlooking the sea.