Learn Spanish & family activity holiday in Spain
OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE and might be cheaper for families. Available upgrades: #Santander airport pick up #Bilbao airport pick up #Saturday all-day mountain hike
Description of Learn Spanish & family activity holiday in Spain
Learn Spanish in the Picos de Europa and mix it up with a choice of Via Ferrata Climbing, Canoeing, Canoe-raft, White-water Rafting, Caving, Canyoning and Hiking. All equipment is provided.
This trip is for families who like to do something more "sporting" than the norm. We are a small independent language school who want to give you a superb experience of real Spain. We will take you and your family into the heart of the Picos de Europa to experience the wild side few people see. There is a height restriction on some activities.
The Picos de Europa is an adventure sport paradise, our village of Panes is located at the gateway to the Picos de Europa National Park. Within 15 minutes of Panes you can experience:
The price includes:
- Spanish intensive course with a maximum of six people, with enrolment, materials, level test if appropriate, notebook and pen. During the class hours, there is access to the school kitchen, with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits!
- Activities as detailed above.
- Safety equipment and instruction.
- Transport in the area to and from activities.
- 7-night family stay accommodation with breakfast. Please note that OTHER ACCOMMODATION options and available and maybe cheaper. Also, ANY OFFERS ARE APPLICABLE TO COURSE PRICES ONLY UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
The Spanish course is fun and useful. We cater for all levels. There is no English spoken here, and so it΄s a great place to learn and get involved with the culture.
Food and drink is an important part of life in the North of Spain. Local dishes are made with local quality ingredients and generations of know-how, and there are many superb places to eat in the area.
Other useful info:
Our closest airport is Santander and we also provide transfers from Bilbao and Asturias airports and ferry ports (see pricing for more details).
You're welcome to stay as long or short as you want. We recommend you arrive here on the Sunday before at the latest. We'll calculate the accommodation price proportionally to the number of nights you stay.
|Day 0||Timings and activities may change due to weather conditions (This is Asturias!)|
|Day 1||09.00-13.00. Spanish lessons 15.30-18.30 Canoeing the river Cares or Deva|
|Day 2||09.00-13.00 Spanish lessons 15.30-17.00 Via Ferrata, Fixed climbing route into the heart of the Picos.|
|Day 3||09.00-13.00 Spanish lessons 15.30-18.00 Hiking on the off the beaten track routes, looking at some of the amazing wildlife.|
|Day 4:||09.00-13.00 Spanish lessons 15.30-18.00 Canyoning, one of the best things to do in the area, dramatic and great fun!|
|Day 5:||09.00-12.00 Spanish lessons 15.30-17.00 Group choice, we will arrange what the group wants to do, including horse riding/surf/Caving or a repeat of the week's favourite.|
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8 Reviews of Learn Spanish & family activity holiday in Spain
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Reviewed on 04 Nov 2019 by Colleen BanfieldCanoeing in the beautiful Picos de Europa was stunning. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Oct 2019 by Jim OsbornThe most memorable parts of our trip were the opportunity to interact with local folks in small towns of Oiartsun and Panes. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2019 by Davinder GunjalWe were focused on learning Spanish and the language school is great. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Sep 2018 by Cosmo SbiroliThe right mix of study and amusement Read full review
Reviewed on 27 May 2018 by Brian TeddersWalking in the picos mountains was the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2017 by Jane RowleyThe activities were brilliant and the guides helpful. The scenery was stunning - and I especially enjoyed canyoning and the Via Ferrata. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Apr 2017 by Veena SiddharthStunningly 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. Superb! I highly recommend this holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jul 2014 by Kate WykesThe adventure activities - especially the canyoning in Picos de Europe were the most memorable part of the holiday Read full review
PlanetWe 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 its 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.
PeopleWe 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 neighbours 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.
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