Courses

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 & Talk in Picos de Europa €720

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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. 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!
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis 3*** Hotel
- Santander airport, ferry port or Torrelavega train station return transfer
- Guided walks, Monday to Thursday
- Transport in the area to and from walk destinations
- Map of the area
- Advice on extra outdoor activities, travel, things to do over the weekend, etc.

There is a “low cost” version which costs 350€ (get in touch for more details).

Spanish and Camino de Santiago Taster €720

Great views of the sea from the Picos de Europa

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.

The price of the course includes:

- Spanish intensive course with a maximum of six people, with enrolment, materials designed around the Camino Pilgrimage route, notebook and pen. During the class hours, there is access to the school kitchen, with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits!
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Hotel Covadonga (3***)
- Santander airport, ferry port or Torrelavega train station return transfer.
- Guided walks on Camino routes (Monday to Thursday) and visit to Llanes (Friday)
- Transport in the area to and from walk destinations
- Map of the area
- Advice on extra outdoor activities, travel, things to do over the weekend, etc.

There is a “low cost” version which costs 350€ (get in touch for more details).

Spanish and the Wildlife of Picos de Europa National Park €750

robecos

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

via ferrata La Hermida

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.

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Skype.

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.

  • Other Options

    Throughout the year (check the upcomping dates at the bottom of this page) we organise week-long themed courses such as Spanish &

    • Gastronomy
      • food and drink of the Picos
        The food of Northern Spain relies on simple, quality ingredients and generations of know how. Taste fabada, pote asturianu, chuletón al cabrales and a long list of desserts to die for... especially delicious in the winter. Water it all with the Asturian cider or discover some stunning wines from a little further away. Food is an extremely important part of life in North Spain, from traditional family cooking to superb restaurants. The most innocent looking place to eat can be amazing. €565 (all meals included).
      • 30 Cheeses in a Week
        Almost every village produces their own cheese. We’ll take you to the places where they are made, to taste them in bars, restaurants and wineries. The local cheeses in Asturias are famous throughout Spain and some are still traditionally matured in caves. €450 (cheese tasting and tickets included).
    • Wildlife photography
      Capture the autumn colours and improve your photography skills in the woodlands and dramatic coastline on our doorstep. The local photography is varied and dramatic. The peaks of the Picos de Europa create a stunning backdrop, vultures and eagles circle locally and there is a plethora of river and mountain wildlife. Photographic equipment is NOT included. €775
    • Fauna and Flora of the National Park
      With dozens of endemic species such as wild daffodils, orchids, birds or butterflies, you will discover the natural world of the Picos with a specialised guide. Some groups have been coming from the UK to this area for 20years just to study the diverse wilderness €775
    • Climbing & Caving in the Picos
      Challenging climbs and great formations in the karst under the Picos for seasoned cavers and climbers only! €800 (includes material rental).
    • Camino de Santiago taster
      We are lucky to be on one of the paths of the Camino, so we offer you the chance to brush up on your Spanish and check out some routes walked by pilgrims for centuries. If you are considering doing the Camino, this course will put you in good stead. €475
    • Mountain biking
    • Golf
    • Cave Paintings
      Discover or learn more about the jewels of paleolithic cave art. Visit the caves of La Loja, El Pindal, Chufín, Tito Bustillo y El Castillo in Asturias and Cantabria. Cave entrance tickets included in the price. The cave art in this area is the oldest in Europe and has recently been dated over 40,000 years old. Find out more here. €525
    • All sorts week (food, drink, cave painting, hike)
      Instead of our usual walking focused courses, this one has a mixture of activities to get a feel for the place. And we’ll make sure you can get a bit of your Christmas shopping done if you want to! €570
    • Half & Half: Spanish lessons with activities in English, for a super-relaxed time
      Spanish lessons with walking in English, for a super-relaxed time. €425
    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 (a link to our shop will be shown once the form is submitted).

    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:

    Bank: Santander
    SWIFT/BIC: BSCH ESMM XXX
    IBAN: ES41 0049 5257 5321 9501 4331
    Address: Ctra General, s/n
    City: Panes
    Post Code: 33570

    These are our bank details in the UK*:
    Bank: Santander
    BIC:ABBYGB2LXXX
    IBAN:GB83ABBY09013250611481
    Address: 2 Triton Square, Regent's Place
    City: London
    Post Code: NW1 3AN

     If 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.
    • Courses start every Monday
    • Duration: 1 week – 12 weeks
    • Activities 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday)
    • Discounts are available for group bookings
    Cancellation Policy

    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 :-(
    Holidays

    On Spanish national holidays, no lessons will take place, but 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.

 

Why learn Spanish in Spain? There are many ways to learn a language, however it’s a fact the the best way to do it is to travel, immerseyourself in the culture and learn Spanish in Spain.
Peak Me Languages is located at the gateway to the Picos de Europa National Park. The Picos de Europa are an awesome mountain range rising straight off the Atlantic coast, brimming with wildlife and relatively untouched by tourism. Within the Picos de Europa there is still a traditional way of life, that gives our students who want to learn Spanish in Spain an opportunity to practice with real people who have an amazing heritage.The Picos de Europa are wild, rugged and beautiful, with limestone canyons and crystal blue waters.

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.

 

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