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. 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:
RENÓVATE – Spanish & Yoga+Pilates Course – €415
More than a spiritual retirement, this holiday is a chance to re-energise your mind and body in the heart of Green Spain. The intensive Spanish course will awake your mind… as well as enable you to better embrace the local culture! The Yoga+Pilates course will energise your body, with the guidance of our expert teacher, in a unique, tranquil spot in the middle of a native woodland in Socueto… And with a maximum number of six people per group, you will feel special from the moment you get off the plane! The course includes: Spanish intensive course with a maximum of six people, with enrolment, materials and level test if appropriate. During the class hours, there is access to the school kitchen, with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits! The course comprises three 50-minute lessons per day. – One and a half hours of Yoga+Pilates sessions, plus half an hour chill out time afterwards, with refreshments, in the loveliest setting. – Transport to and from Yoga+Pilates sessions. – Map of the area. – Advice on extra activities, travel, things to do over the weekend, etc.
Talk & Taste – Gourmet Food Tour of Picos de Europa & Beyond €1290
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This is our newest course! A nine-day holiday your brain and your taste buds will not forget. Enjoy practical, fun classes in the mornings (9.00-12.00, Monday to Friday) and afternoons full of foodie experiences. Check out the mouth watering itinerary we have carefully picked for you: a pintxos evening in Bilbao, visit to Guggenheim museum in the morning, tapas in Panes, cheese day in Bejes, fish and seafood day in Bustio, orujo day in Potes, cider day in Navia and honey day in Alles. Saturday is a free day for you to explore the local area, before returning to Bilbao on Sunday. The trip includes: -Spanish intensive course (3 hours/day). -Food and/or drink at tasting venues. -Airport transfers. -Transport to all food tasting visits. -Accommodation in boutique hotel in Bilbao (1 night). -Accommodation in self-catering, fully-furnished, rural apartment (7 nights). -Guggenheim Museum entrance ticket with audio guide. -Please note that activities and transport on free day (Saturday) and all other meals are not included in the price. *Option with no Spanish classes: -150€ **12% discount on 2nd person’s booking (2425€ for two people).
Walk & Talk in Picos de Europa €810
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 400€ (get in touch for more details).
Spanish and Camino de Santiago Taster €810
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 400€ (get in touch for more details).
Spanish and the Wildlife of Picos de Europa National Park €850
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. (Price includes intensive Spanish course, expert guide, accommodation and entrance tickets)
Extreme Spanish course! €800pp
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. The 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. Do get in touch to find out more. Those who try it, really love it!
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 (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:
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.
- 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 :-(
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.