Yoga and Trail Running in Asturias
Asturias is a region of Spain, which lies on the north coast in between Cantabria and Galicia. It is home to many trail and ultra endurance races due to the mountainous terrain and beautiful landscape. With this in mind, I felt it would be the perfect location to hold another yoga and trail running retreat holiday. I came across the Fuentes de Lucia, a small hotel in the Quiros valley, with a purpose built yoga studio. Just an hour from the coast we decided to head there as part of our road trip along the spanish north coast this Summer.
The drive inland from the coast is spectacular, as you wind through the valley and into the mountains. The hotel itself sits high above the Senda del Oso trail, with views across the vast forested mountains. the yoga studio benefits from these impressive vistas, making it a serene space to practise in. In fact the whole hotel has a sense of tranquility, the food is fantastic and the trails are immediately accessible.
The countryside is so beautiful, and so dramatically different to the rest of Spain, it being so green and fertile. It is also the perfect climate for running, and I have been told by the locals that Autumn, followed by Spring are the best times to visit. I will be back to run my retreats there this October and May 2015.