We offer Yoga, Hiking, Painting and Language retreats at our hotel, Fuentes de Lucia, nestled in the mountains of Asturias, Spain.
Your center for retreats, reunions, classes, conventions and workshops or vacation in Northern Spain.
If you enjoy the outdoors, or simply want to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and tranquility, why not combine your passions and join one of Spanish Steps’ Retreats for Yoga, Hiking, Painting and Language.
We can also design a customized getaway for you and your friends at our rural hotel and yoga center in the heart of Asturias, in the mountains of Northern Spain. With the only sounds being those of rural life; bleating goats, bird song, the occasional tractor, gushing creeks and the wind through the leaves, here you can truly escape from it all.
Ask us about our uniquely designed workshops and let us plan one especially for you. We have designed and re-built our restored farmhouse, specifically with your needs in mind so it is the perfect place for groups, retreats or individuals. All you have to do is unpack, relax and let us take care of the rest.
For our travelers who love to discover their environment on foot, our most popular retreat involves daily guided hiking and exploring in Northern Spain. Unpack, unwind and relish in the comforts of home each morning and night, while enjoying the extensive mountains trails of Asturias each day. We are situated in a small rural hamlet, inside the Urbina's La Mesa Natural Park and there is a large selection of routes many of which leave right from our back door. Whatever your level, ability or desires there are trails to suit you.
As with any great vacation, food is an integral part of what we offer to you. A hearty breakfast, freshly prepared by your hosts, Judy and Juan Carlos, will set you up for your day’s activities. Pack your small daypack and away we go! We will follow gentle hiking trails along footpaths and ancient trade routes, through narrow canyons, over mountain passes and into wildlife reserves. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges and crystal clear rivers, there is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and stretch your limbs than right here.
Hiking between 8-12 miles each day, we will find solitude in Spain's natural spaces and inspiration its untainted villages and rural architecture, where it feels like we have stepped back in time.
After a day of trekking, we'll unwind with a glass of delicious locally made wine and dine on traditional fare using local ingredients and produce from our bountiful organic garden. Let us share with you how best to make paella, tortilla de patata or our secret recipe for sopa de ajo (garlic soup).
Namaste from the mountains of Asturias; Spain's best kept secret and home to Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, your perfect mountain retreat. Our dynamic retreats, which combine yoga and hiking, will include twice daily yoga classes with certified instructors from around the globe and local hiking guides who all share their passion with us here in our oasis of serenity and calm. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges and crystal clear rivers, there is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and stretch your limbs than at our tranquil restored farmhouse and purpose built yoga studio.
Begin the day with an early morning yoga practice followed by a hearty breakfast in the main dining room, formerly a mill, before the day's hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 15 kilometers per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food. Savor local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturianu, a cider made from locally grown apples. Trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.
In the late afternoon we journey deep into yoga's restorative practice to rejuvenate our trekking legs before enjoying lovely home-cooked dinners prepared by the owners of Fuentes de Lucia. No matter what your level of fitness and yoga experience you are welcome on this active holiday.
Come express your creative self under the tutorage of artist Mary Padgett and in the scenically inspiring landscape of the Quirós Valley. Here at Fuentes de Lucia, our cozy restored farmhouse, we are located in one of the most pristine and least touristed areas of Spain so it is easy to find the peace and inspiration to allow your imagination to run.
Spend a week of walking and artwork with us. Unpack, unwind and savor the comforts of home each morning and night, while sketching and painting the beautiful Asturian countryside on this eight-day holiday. We have the flexibility to go where the mood takes us according to light and weather.
With mountains, rivers, and fertile farms as our backdrop, we travel daily by foot, stopping to paint or sketch under the guidance of artist and art teacher Mary Padgett, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. We are proud to partner with her on this venture. Our subjects will be as diverse as the landscape that around us: sleepy village plazas, a farmer moving his cattle from pasture, impressive pre-Romanesque churches, alpine lakes, ancient country mills... maybe even an open-air mercado on a busy morning.
Chat your way around in Español! From the verdant, picturesque mountains of Spain, enjoy a laid-back, eight-day language learning holiday with hiking, cooking, and sight-seeing as part of the fun mix of activities. A fantastic way for you to increase your confidence outside of the classroom and use Spanish in a real-world setting. With the guidance of a Spanish language teacher you will put your anxieties at ease and learn to use your newly acquired skills in everyday settings.
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Gear & supplies
Yoga- mats are provided if it is one of our sponsored retreats. If booked by another group, they need to bring their own mats.
Art-bring your own supplies.
Total number of rooms: 8
Room(s) Description: 8 rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and either a balcony or terrace. 2 kings & 6 with twin beds (share)
Food types available:
- Vegetarian with fish
- Traditional (non vegetarian)
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? No
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: Oviedo
Travel time to closest airport: 1 hour
Transportation from airport to venue:
Airport Transfer can be arranged for an additional fee (unless coming on a planned retreat)
For a planned retreat, pick up and drop will be at the Oviedo bus station in our van. Taxi service can also be arranged.
For an individual on a personal retreat
Hiking - 800 Euros - transportation to & from Oviedo, hotel stay for 7 nights, all breakfasts & dinner. 300 Euro single supplement
Yoga - 1200 Euros - transportation to & from Oviedo, hotel stay for 7 nights, all breakfasts & dinner, mats provided for yoga, Yoga twice a day, daily guided hikes with support van. 400 Euros single supplement
Painting - 1200 Euros - transportation to & from Oviedo, hotel stay for 7 nights, all breakfasts & dinner, guidance by art educator and award-winning artist, Mary Padgett, daily guided hikes with support van. 200 Euros single supplement
Language - 1200 Euros - transportation to & from Oviedo, hotel stay for 7 nights, all breakfasts & dinner, hiking and cooking with language teacher. 200 Euros single supplement
For teachers leading a group retreat
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
Price Description & Conditions
Our pricing is based on an 8 day-7 night retreat, 1200 Euros per person for a double occupancy room for Yoga, Painting, and Language, 800 Euros for Hiking. This price includes guides & teachers. Deposit of 500 Euros is due to hold spot with balance due 60 days before retreat.
Organize your own retreat, bring your own teacher (Yoga & painting), with a minimum of 12 participants, the organizer comes for free. 1000 Euro booking fee, 500 Euros deposits per person with balance due 60 days before retreat.
Spanish Steps and Roman Roads reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants (tour minimum is 7 participants). If the tour is canceled, participants will receive a full refund of money paid by Spanish Steps. If you must cancel your trip, we will refund your deposit, upon receipt of written notice, less the following fees:
More than 90 days before departure 200 Euros
60 - 89 days before departure 300 Euros
30 - 59 days before departure 50% of the tour price
Less than 30 days before departure 100% of the tour price
I wanted to write to say thank you for a really fantastic time at the yoga retreat I just experienced. Fuentes de Lucia is a very special place. You and Juan-Carlos have created a fantastic destination in a beautiful setting. The food is pretty great too! Lu and Pablo were both truly fantastic on the tour. They were very patient and went far beyond the call of duty to accommodate everyone in the groups’ wishes. The process of booking and the transfer were very smooth, too: impressive given that I booked so last minute!
Thanks for a wonderful experience.