Your Spanish course in the Picos de Europa, Spain
Our Spanish courses start every week and consist of four 50-minute lessons each day (maximum group size of six) plus a two to four hour excursion. The excursions form a key part of the Spanish course where you can apply the words and expressions that you have learnt. There is almost no English spoken in this part of Spain, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice. The excursions vary from week to week and throughout the year (see calendar below). The walks in the mountains are a fundamental part of the course and are carried out in Spanish, there is always loads to talk about and here it is more relaxed than class, giving you confidence to communicate and improve your listening. However all activities are optional, so we won’t be upset if you decide to take some time out!
Our four favourite Spanish courses and activity options :
Walk and talk in the Picos de Europa €325
Our most popular Spanish course. You will have four fifty minute Spanish lessons each morning at our small and friendly school. We cater for all levels of ability and can focus on the Spanish subjects you prefer. In the afternoons we go off to the Picos de Europa national park, here you will use your Spanish and see the amazing mountains and it’s wildlife. Normally you will see vultures and eagles and possibly some of the rarer birds and flora. We know the area and so we will take you to the off the beaten track places, some of the routes can be steep (it is the Picos de Europa) however if you are happy walking 10km in the hills you will have a great time. This course runs every week from Monday to Friday, Saturdays are free for you to explore the area on your own, we are available to give advice and help on what to do.
(Price includes intensive Spanish course and hikes)
Spanish course and Camino de Santiago taster €675
The Camino de Santiago is one of the most famous, and well walked, pilgrim routes in the world. There are several recognised routes, and our school is located on the Northern path. We will teach you relevant Spanish in the mornings and take you to walk some of the classic sections of the Camino in the afternoons. This course is aimed at basic learners who may have no or little Spanish and wish to improve. The sections you will walk are reasonably flat and have some great views of the Picos de Europa mountains. We will take an occasional rest in fantastic places to eat and try the traditional local cider and cheese. Please inquire for dates and availability.
(Price includes full board accommodation, intensive Spanish course and guided walks)
Spanish course and the Wildlife of the Picos de Europa National Park. €750
Learn Spanish in the mornings and see the abundant flora and fauna of the Picos de Europa. Mornings are spent learning practical general Spanish and also specific language relevant to the environment. In the afternoons you will go to some great places to see the amazing flora and conservation projects as well as Vultures, Eagles, Alpine Acentor as well as some of the larger mammals such as rebecos (Chamois) and deer. There are wolves and bears living wild in the Picos, however will will be very lucky to see these. Walks to these areas will be within the abilities of the group, and will be fun, informative and relaxed. Please see calendar below for dates.
(Price includes intensive Spanish course, expert guide, accommodation and entrance tickets)
Extreme Spanish course! €400pp
If you would like a Spanish course mixed with adventure sport we can organise this with a local outdoor activity centre, Canoe Aventura Trophy. You can learn Spanish in the mornings with us and spend the afternoons caving/climbing/canoeing/horse riding/quads and more.
Over the summer holidays we are this aiming this Spanish and adventure course at families, all equipment and local transport is provided. There is a minimum age of 13, as some of the activities are not for the faint hearted and there are some age limits in place.
(Price includes intensive Spanish course, transport, guide and equipment hire)
Each of the activities is superb, and we can mix the week up as the group wishes.
Accommodation can be arranged in rural houses that can hold all of the family.
After September this course will run aimed at adults.
Discounts apply for group bookings. Please contact us for details.
Spanish course for a day €80
If you are passing through and want to learn the basics to have a great holiday or brush up on your Spanish our day Spanish courses are great fun for individuals or families. In the morning you have 4 fun classes and in the afternoon practice while you walk in the Picos de Europa.
A great way to improve your Spanish from the comfort of your own home. Personal tutor, all materials provided and no enrolment fee. €20/hour.
Throughout the year (check the upcomping dates at the bottom of this page) we organise week-long themed courses such as Spanish &Have you got anything else in mind? Tell us what you would like and we’ll arrange it. Get in touch here.
How to book
To secure a space, please complete our on-line form and pay a €150 deposit via Paypal or making a bank transfer (please make sure you provide your name as the reference).
Whatever way you pay the deposit, make sure you fill in the enrolment form so we can get in touch to confirm all the details of your course and accommodation/pick-up if appropriate. If you have any questions at any point, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The full price of the course must be paid 30 days prior the course start date. If you book less than 30 days in advance don’t worry. We’ll give you further instructions via e-mail as soon as we receive your enrolment form and deposit payment.
Some activities are paid for separately (if it applies to your specific course). We will let you know all the details when we get in touch with you.
These are our bank details in Spain:
SWIFT/BIC: BSCH ESMM XXX
IBAN: ES41 0049 5257 5321 9501 4331
Address: Ctra General, s/n
Post Code: 33570
These are our bank details in the UK*:
Address: 2 Triton Square, Regent's Place
Post Code: NW1 3ANIf you pay in pounds, we are delighted to save you a few pennies in the exchange rate, but don’t want to lose out either! So, we are happy to take the best offer our bank makes us, which is £0.03 above today’s exchange rate. You can check it here.
Our small print is BIG
- Prices include all materials needed.
- No enrolment fee.
- 10% discount on 2nd week and beyond
- Courses start every Monday
- Duration: 1 week – 12 weeks
- Activities 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday)
- Discounts are available for group bookings
Once you have registered, we will accept your cancellation if you contact us via e-mail. The amount we will be able to refund will depend on how early you are able to contact us. If you contact us:
- More than 30 days prior to the course start date, we will be able to refund all the money you have paid, except €60 :-)
- Between 30 and 11 days prior to the course start date, we will be able to refund all the money you have paid, except the €150 deposit :-?
- Unfortunately, if you notify us within 10 days of the course start date or have to cancel after the course has begun, we will not be able to refund any money :-(
15th August, 12th October and 1st November 2012 are national bank holidays in Spain and no lessons will take place on those dates. Alternative activities will be arranged by the school.
For one to one lessons contracted on weeks where these holidays fall, hours will be recovered before and/or after the holiday.
The school will be closed over from 15th December to 15th January.
We run Spanish Language courses combined with walking or cultural excursions into the Picos de Europa National Park. Our teachers are native and the excursions give a real world opportunity to use the language. If you want to learn Spanish in Spain this is the definitely the fun way that works.