Spanish courses combined with walking and other activities in the beautiful Spanish countryside

Learn

Courses focussing on practical Spanish for adult learners

Walk

All levels of walking are available. We can also arrange a wide range of outdoor activities

Real Spain

In the Picos de Europa, this is not Spain as you know it!

Great holidays

Get your walking gear ready and switch your brain on, we are waiting for you

AS FEATURED IN The Times

“The adrenaline-fuelled way to learn a language”

    THE WALKS

    CHECK OUR COURSES


    What they say about us

    • Laurence & Belinda
      ​Our course for beginners was well tailored to all abilities, with lots of oral practice reinforced by short videos and games. Despite the light-hearted approach, we made surprisingly fast progress thanks to the energy and professionalism of our teachers. By the end of the week we had covered all elementary topics necessary for getting around on our own. Panes is an ideal place for practising your Spanish since very few people speak (or wish to speak) English. After a leisurely lunch the afternoon's physical activity was a great way to complement the morning's mental effort - stunning scenery and a lovely guide with more Spanish for us. Finally, the comfortable small family hotel close to the school is run by a charming couple who couldn't be more hospitable. We would without hesitation recommend this holiday.
      Laurence & Belinda
      (UK, 2017)
    • Niki
      I had a most enjoyable week, nice change of scenery, I hope the Spanish has improved a bit, always good to get some practice, revise and pick up a few tips.
      Yolanda was wonderful as a teacher and walk guide, she was attentive to everyone's needs. Wonderful country for walking, so different to Australia. For me it worked very well.
      Niki
      (Australia, 2017)
    • Carolyn
      The teaching was very well organised and varied in style.  The lessons had a good pace and were always fun, each of the three excellent teachers tackling different aspects of our learning and practice.  We gained an impressive vocabulary in the five days and became reasonably adept at composing short sentences and participating in simple conversations.  It was always fun and there was plenty of laughter and joking. The walks in the late afternoon/early evening were also very enjoyable, if a little challenging at times, but our guide was skilled at making sure that all members of the group were comfortable and coping.  The four walks were very varied in their scope and character and all of them yielded spectacular views of mountains, coast and countryside.  In addition the acquisition of Spanish continued in a light-hearted way as we expanded our vocabulary with names of flora and fauna and learned some of the interesting history of the area. All in all it was a most enjoyable week and I highly recommend it.
      Carolyn
      (England, 2017)
    • Sharrock Family

      Anna (15): There were lots of different things & games we did in lessons... More biscuits!

      Ben (13): Great environment, amazing walks. Everyone was very nice... but more biscuits required!

      Kate (mum):: Time flew by. At no time was I bored. In fact, I was disappointed when the morning lessons were over.

      Sharrock Family
      (England, 2015)
    • Busse Family

      Olivia (13): ¡Muy divertido! ¡Súper!

      Maude (20): We learned a lot of practical things. It was good we played games and the teachers were nice and very helpful. The Picos de Europa are beautiful! ¡Muy divertido! ¡Gracias!

      Alicia (mum): The instructions were very good. The materials used, the content, and the variety of structure and games, all were very good. The hikes in the mountains were especially wonderful since we didn't see many tourists. Along the Cares [river] is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful to see!

      Busse Family
      (USA, 2016)
    • Nicolas
      Excellent value. The mixture of language learning and physical activity is a great idea and worked well for me. The language teaching was professional, thorough, well-prepared and with a good mixture. The walks were great... Beautiful countryside.
      Nicolas
      (England, 2015)
    • Katherine
      Fantastic teachers. The games & lessons plans kept things interesting. The time flew by... The scenery in Los Picos is stunning and I enjoyed the walks.
      Katherine
      (England, 2015)
    • Chris
      A great concept which supports the local businesses and community, and provides an opportunity for people to have an enjoyable week.
      Chris
      (Australia, 2015)
    • Cynthia
      I love Panes! The teachers are excellent. I was pleased to be challenged but treated with kindness. The days were very busy jam-packed. No boredom at all.
      Cynthia
      (USA, 2015)
    • Sarah
      I've really enjoyed my holiday and I'm keen to keep up my Spanish. Brilliant idea for a school, brilliant teachers, beautiful countryside, great company.
      Sarah
      (England, 2015)
    • Jane
      Planning. Sensitivity. Awareness of time & goals but flexible. Excellent knowledge of the area. Accessibility of all needed in village. Feel very well cared for on all aspects (even the most minor).
      Jane
      (France, 2014)
    • Julia
      I enjoyed the informal, friendly atmosphere. The classrooms are comfortable + well-equipped and the lessons were well-prepared. The walking part of the course was fantastic: a real complement to the class and a chance to practise with an amazing guide!
      Julia
      (Wales, 2014)
    • Barbara
      Thank you so much for a really great week. You were very patient with us! It has encouraged me to look for a course this Autumn and to come again to Panes when I have learned a little more.
      Barbara
      (England, 2014)
    • Robbie
      The style of teaching is fabulous. The games really help. I thought at first when you only spoke Spanish I would never learn but it really works. From the hotel to class to hiking, this has been the best part of my holiday. I think you have a wonderful concept and I would recommend this to anyone.
      Robbie
      (Australia, 2014)
    • Louise
      Las clases de español son excelente. Me gusta mucho los métodos diferentes: el vídeo, los juegos, leyendo, escuchando. Tenemos que pensar y hablar en español. ¡Es divertido! ¡Es excepcional!
      Louise
      (Australia, 2016)
    • Dilys
      Clarity, pace, attention to the needs of each person. The room is good for teaching and facilities excellent.
      Dilys
      (England, 2016)
    • Sarah
      Very friendly and helpful staff. The classes were fun and at a suitable level. It was great to have the small classes. The different walkers were accommodated well and the walks were spectacular.
      Sarah
      (England, 2016)
    • Kellie
      A great experience. I’m happy I did it. Great guides… great teachers… And the family I stayed with were super nice.
      Kellie
      (USA, 2016)
    • Lynn
      The whole week has been wonderful. The combination of Spanish & walking has suited me to perfection. I have thoroughly enjoyed the company of everyone I have met this week,
      Lynn
      England, 2016
    • Ann
      Obviously a lot of thought put into content & method. Very refreshing activities to keep students focused. At no time felt bored or uninterested. Wish had another week. Congratulations!
      Ann
      (Ireland, 2016)
    • Mike
      There is so much to see and do, whether you’re the sporting enthusiast or want to brush up on your Spanish (or both!), get to the Picos de Europa and have a jolly good time!!
      Mike
      (Wales, 2013)
    • Amanda & Frank
      Peak Me provided a perfect combination of learning Spanish, exploring the friendly village of Panes and walking in the beautiful surrounding Picos. The whole week was exceptionally well organised and the Spanish lessons meticulously planned, full of variety and taught with skill, patience and humour.
      Amanda & Frank
      (Scotland, 2013)
    • Keith
      Just to let you know that I put my Spanish to good use last night. Went to see the 'Barber of Sevilla' in Bilbao last night. It was sung in Italian but there were surtitles in Spanish projected on to the top of the stage. My vocabulary coped with most of the plot, there were one or two scenes were I had to fill in the missing words from the action on stage.
      Keith
      (England, 2016)

        'Peak Me' is an invaluable language course tailored for individual abilities. With two excellent teachers for 4 students, the 5-day course of 3-hourly sessions was gently challenging, fun and rewarding. The intense learning of the morning sessions, interspersed with much appreciated coffee and biscuit breaks(!),...More

      thumb Nan S
      4/19/2018

        Peak Me offers brilliant courses, combining great language classes in the morning with beautiful walks in the afternoon. The languages classes were interesting and fun, with much variation, alternating grammar and exercises with a short video, a song or a game. Ana and Celina are...More

      thumb JJF_NL
      6/12/2018

        Fantastic way to learn Spanish and walk in the Picos. Small classes to learn Spanish in the morning with very experienced teachers and beautiful walking in the afternoon with friendly guides. Loved every minute.

      thumb Patricia B B
      6/12/2018

      review rating 5  We loved our week's Spanish language course and stay in Panes. We chose to combine our daily four lessons of Spanish with hiking and Pilates, also mainly in Spanish. The lessons were great. They very accurately met our needs and level of Spanish. Our teachers used a combination of teaching styles to engage and progress our learning. The afternoon sessions were great fun, bringing students together and creating a real sense of togetherness. Ana looked after us brilliantly making sure we were comfortable in our accomodation and answering all our questions before, during and after the course. A quality learning experience. We will return! Judith and Stephen

      thumb Stephen potter
      7/24/2017

      review rating 5  A fantastic week for my 13 year old son and he learnt plenty of Spanish. We as a family enjoyed the incredibly beautiful, well led walks and fabulous food. Ana and her team are terrific. We will repeat this holiday!

      thumb Tom Lidstone
      8/31/2017

      review rating 5  Excellent classes and fun hikes with a wonderful group of people from all over the world. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Spanish skills. Outstanding value as well as an interesting experience in a beautiful part of Spain.

      thumb Debra Packard
      10/19/2017

      review rating 5  Great few days learning Spanish in the morning with great teachers and walking beautiful mountains in the afternoon with a fab hike leader. Highly recommend this holiday! Leaves you mentally and physically feeling exercised, but lots of fun too!

      thumb Ed Green
      8/12/2015

      review rating 5  We rate the week a 5 out of 5, and recomend to others considering it.

      thumb Cheryl Lee
      9/28/2016

      review rating 5  Thanks to Inigo, Celina, Jesus y Diego for a great week :) Learning Spanish creatively in the morning and to actively enjoy the beauties of the mountains in the afternoon, a great choice how to spend your holiday! Hope to see you all next year:)

      thumb Jarmila Stremenova
      9/05/2016

    News on our Blog

    09/10/2017
    Medusa

    For Deed Doers (On Subjunctive)

    This is meant for advanced (really advanced) learners. Once a Spanish learner becomes upper-intermediate, the use of subjunctive becomes an obsession for him/her. This is more […]
    15/09/2017

    COMEDY, DRAMA AND A WEIRD NAME

    The extensive use of audiovisuals (particularly short films) is inadvertently becoming Peak Me’s trademark. We love films, in the first place. And, secondly, who wouldn’t feel […]
    16/08/2017

    COLORES

    DE COLOR (PARA PROFES Y ESTUDIANTES) Nos gustan los colores, incluido el blanco y negro, claro. Esta es una actividad adaptada de la que puede encontrarse […]

    ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    feel free to ask


    +34 985 41 43 69


    Peak Me is owned by Ana. You can get hold of her on +34985414369 or by email
    hola@peakme.es

    Enquire

    This image is Copyrighted. Contact us if you want to use it :)