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YOGA & WALKING RETREAT HOLIDAY 2017,  
RHODOPE MOUNTAINS (BULGARIA)
 
A reviving, relaxing holiday in the beautiful nature of the Rhodope mountains. Come and enjoy a relaxed schedule of morning and evening yoga classes; guided walks in the undiscovered Bulgarian mountains; fresh, locally sourced vegetarian food; time to rest and breathe.
 
 
About the Holiday
Yoga and walking are a wonderful combination and complement each other perfectly.
 
This is a chance to combine daily yoga classes with exploration of a rarely visited area of the Balkans, and also experience Bulgarian hospitality and delicious Bulgarian cuisine.
 
The holiday consists of two yoga classes per day, morning and afternoon, combined with a variety of daily walks in the locale that include local sites of interest as well as stunning nature.
 
Although not a retreat in the traditional sense, the idea is that by blending yogic practice with walks in nature people will be given the real opportunity to de-stress and recharge. To this end Yoga Nidra or deep relaxation will always be a component of the afternoon sessions.
 
Dates 2018
 
COMING SOON! :)
 
Cost
(All rates are per person)
 
750.00 € - single room (1 double bed)
675.00 € - shared room (2 single beds)
 
Included in the price
  • Transport to and from the venue
  • All other group transfers as per planned itinerary
  • Meals (6 Breakfasts, 7 Picnic Lunches, 6 Dinners)
  • Accommodation (6 nights in Banite village)
  • All yoga classes
  • English speaking guide for the walks
 
Not included in the price
  • International airfare
  • Overnight stay (if required) in port of arrival (Sofia or Plovdiv)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs, etc.
 
Location
Banite (literal translation ‘the baths’) is a small village, located in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Rarely visited by Western Europeans, the Rhodope Mountains are the greenest and most picturesque of the Bulgarian mountain ranges. Being the oldest mountains in the Balkans Peninsula, the Rhodope Mountains combine physical beauty with pure spirit and soul and so act as the perfect location for a yoga and walking retreat holiday.
 
The Yoga
Various styles offered, for more info, please contact us. 
 
Minimum number of participants: 10 people
 
Accommodation
Guesthouse “Kadishevi” is located in the village of Banite, deep within the Rhodope Mountains.
Comfortable single rooms are provided, with two rooms sharing a bathroom.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
 
Food
Traditional Bulgarian vegetarian meals will be provided and you will have the chance to experience regional specialities made using fresh, and mainly organic, local produce.
 
Additional Facilities
Located close to the guesthouse is a hot mineral spring which, according to legend, dates back to Roman times. This natural spring's unique healing capabilities define it as one of its kind in Bulgaria. The local bath centre, which is the largest one on the Balkan Peninsula, offers different spa treatments ranging from bathing to full massage. Appointments can be arranged at additional cost.
 
Travel
You can arrive in either Sofia or Plovdiv.
You should plan to arrive at least the day before the holiday begins (a list of suitable hotels/hostels can be provided if required). You will be picked up on the first day of the holiday as per the schedule below from a pre-arranged location and then taken to Banite village. The exact location for the pick-up will be provided once reservation is confirmed. For the return journey, you will be dropped off at the same location. 
 
City                                     Time
Sofia                                     9.00 - 9.30 in the morning 
Plovdiv                                13.00 - 13.30
 
Deadline for bookings 2018
 

COMING SOON! :)

Payment 
For all bookings we require a non-refundable deposit of 100.00 € per person. 
The remainder being due 2 weeks before arrival. 
We accept payment via Paypal or Bank Transfer. 
The price is NOT inclusive of any fees or bank charges, you are responsible for these.  
 
 
Daily Schedule
 
    7.30 – 9.00    Morning Yoga Class
 
  9.00 – 10.00    Breakfast
 
10.00 – 15.00    Walk (including picnic lunch)
 
15.00 – 17.00     Free Time
 
17.00 – 18.30     Afternoon Yoga Class
 
19.00 – 20.00    Evening Meal
 
 
The walks - overview
/For detailed itinerary click here./
             
Day 1: Transfer from Sofia / Plovdiv to Banite, short afternoon walk
 
Day 2: Eco Trail Vishevo - Galabovo - Devil’s bridge
 
Day 3: Soskovcheto Reserve / Eco Trail Waterfall Canyon
 
Day 4: Zagrazhden Eco Trail 
 
Day 5: Monyak Medieval fortress 
  
Day 6: Yeni Khan Baba - Peak Freedom
 
Day 7: Wonderful bridges, transfer to Plovdiv / Sofia